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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE NOVEMBER 28, 1996
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Bradenton Beach charter to voters Tuesday
Electors in Bradenton Beach will have one lone item
to vote on come Dec. 3: a revised charter for the city.
Bradenton Beach City Council members unani-
mously approved the final language for the charter last
The only stumbling block that brought forward any
discussion was the filling of vacancies on the council.
Revised charter language calls for the drawing by lot
if a majority of the council members cannot reach
agreement on selecting a new council member if there
is a vacancy on the board.
City Attorney Alan Prather suggested that,
"choosing by lot is not appropriate. That does not
give a reasoned approach to selecting a person who
city duty: MPO
By Paul Roat
Anyone who looks at the Key Royale Bridge
knows it's in bad shape. The pilings are patched, the
decking is crumbling and the railing is tattered.
But what is the degree of disrepair on the small
Holmes Beach bridge? Will it fall down tomorrow?
Next week? Next century?
Answers to the question of the bridge's life expect-
ancy will have to come from ,ity-retained bridge en-
gineering consultants paid with city dollars, regional
transportation planners agreed Monday.
The bridge is a city structure on a city street, members
of the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organi-
zation agreed, and is therefore a city responsibility.
The two-county group of elected officials recom-
mended the city hire a bridge engineering consultant to
project how long the span will remain standing after it was
learned that neither the city nor Manatee County had a
qualified bridge engineering consultant who could inter-
pret Florida Department of Transportation bridge engi-
neering reports in language that made any real sense.
"A deterioration model to determine the life span
of the bridge needs to be done," MPO Executive Direc-
tor Mike Guy said.
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner had re-
quested Manatee County transportation officials review
past DOT bridge engineering reports to offer a translation
for how long the bridge could be expected to stand. Mana-
tee County Commissioner Stan Stephens said county
transportation officials used consultants to determine sta-
tus of county bridges but no one was currently retained.
"We would have to go out to bid and get request for
proposals on the matter," Stephens said with the implica-
tion that it could be a lengthy process if county funds were
used and county commission approval were granted.
VanWagoner said he would proceed with finding a
bridge consultant to review the state bridge inspection
Although the Key Royale Bridge isn't high on any
official lists for problem structures it's ranked 39th
on state bridges to be repaired, 26th regionally -
VanWagoner said the state consultant who annually
has looked at the span for the past 46 years said it was
in "very serious" condition.
Perhaps in recognition of that assessment, former
DOT District Secretary David May several years ago
agreed to fund design drawings for replacement of the
Key Royale Bridge. Those drawings will be offered at
a public forum Dec. 11.
VanWagoner said it would cost $970,000 to replace
the bridge. No funding sources have been identified to pay
for a new bridge. The most optimistic estimates put the
money coming through in the year 2001.
And, of course, no one yet knows just how long the
bridge will continue to stand.
will serve on the council."
Council members agreed that flipping a coin to select
between two candidates may not be the best means, but
seemed to reach a consensus that the chances of a coun-
cil split for filling a council vacancy were slim.
"The odds of that happening are so small that it's not
worth considering," Councilman John Kaufmann said.
"One of the problems we have is getting people to
run for office," Councilman Gail Cole said.
Charter review committee member Harry Brown said
the matter "was not an issue that anyone is willing to fall
on their sword about. We choose that method of selecting
a person if there is a split on the council as an expediting
tool, and there was precedent in other charters."
Revisions to the charter, which is the enabling docu-
ment that allows the city to function, were made by a char-
ter review committee during the past seven months.
Major areas of change in the proposed charter
over the current document involve term limits for
Currently there is no limitation on the number of years
a council member may serve. The new charter proposes
limiting council members to three two-year terms.
Another change involves the election of mayor.
Currently, the city charter calls for a simple majority of
votes to elect officials in Bradenton Beach. The new
PLEASE SEE VOTE, NEXT PAGE
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4 VERY SPECIAL SECTION NOVEMBER 28, 1996 our Wish Book
In our fourth annual Islander Wish
Book, we've taken a moment to
Present stories and pictures about
organizations in our community who
deserve attention the community
service organizations dedicated to
providing assistance to families and
individuals, teaching and mentoring
our children, helping the elderly and
less fortunate, making Anna Maria
Sd1Island a better place to live for
everyone. This special section is The
Islander Bystander's way of saying
thanks for the support we've received
for the past four years and a chance
for all of us to give something back to
our community. We hope you receive
something from the Islander Wish
Book ... the joy of giving.
Island officials cool on pool
By Pat Copeland
At a sparsely attended meeting of Island elected
officials there was only one request consideration
for a community swimming pool.
Mike Stahr, chairman of the Anna Maria Commu-
nity Pool Committee, said he wanted to open the lines
of communication with city officials.
"Our mission is to put together a self-sustaining
community pool," he explained. "I'm not here to make
a sales presentation, but to let you know what we're up
to, what our wants and needs are and to see what we
can do to help each other."
He said the committee asked the City of Holmes
Beach to consider a site on the land at city hall. The group
has 600 signatures on petitions in support of a pool. It did
an exit poll of about 100 people during the November
election and found 75 percent in favor of a pool, he said.
Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard said liability
is one of the key issues.
Stahr said some of the group met with an insurance
representative of the Florida League of Cities, which
insures the Island cities. The representative said if it is
a City of Holmes Beach pool, it could fall under the
city's insurance policy.
"We discussed it in Holmes Beach and we have
plans for much of that property," Holmes Beach Mayor
Bob VanWagoner said. "We don't hear a lot of support
for a pool right now. The city administrative staff feels
it would take a long time to look into it and the respon-
sibilities have to be shared on the Island."
VanWagoner said if it's a community pool, a com-
mercial insurance carrier would have to cover the
policy and it would be costly.
Stahr asked if the other cities have any acceptable
locations for a pool.
Shumard said the lack of public parking in Anna
Maria would be a problem. He suggested that people
use the swimming facilities at G.T. Bray Park on 59th
Street in Bradenton.
"The drive is a deterrent," Stahr said. "To go for a
half-hour swim it takes a three-hour commitment."
Shumard submitted a letter on the issue from
Holmes Beach Councilman Don Maloney.
Maloney commented "...until we can be certain
there is a place for such a pool on our Island."
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II3 PAGE 2 0 NOVEMBER 28, 1996 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Emergency building ordinance expected
By David Futch
Anna Maria City commissioners are debating an or-
dinance change that would allow contractors to perform
certain work without applying for a building permit.
In a Monday, Nov. 25, meeting with city Public
Works Director Phil Charnock, eight Island contractors
asked Charnock to lobby commissioners to change a city
ordinances that require a permit for all construction.
The contractors asked that if they built anything for
$2,000 or less, they would not need a building permit.
In addition, contractors wanted the city to change
an ordinance requiring architectural drawings and an
engineer's seal for construction.
Homeowners and contractors had complained at
a meeting two weeks ago that they were being forced
to get a building permit even for projects as simple
as building a box to hold garbage cans or putting
grout in a bathroom.
It is anticipated that any changes that come about,
would allow contractors and residents to do simple
maintenance like painting or laying new carpet with-
out getting permits.
It is also anticipated that Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency officials will review the city's ordi-
nance. FEMA must approve of the change or the city
could lose its ability to qualify for federal flood insur-
Joe Ungvarsky of Joe Ungvarsky Construction said
the $2,000 limit is fair because of the high cost of do-
ing business on the Island.
"A $500 limit might work well in town but out here
everyone charges more and $500 doesn't go far,"
Ungvarsky said. "You can't do much construction for
$500. If you did, it would be something very simple."
Anne Beck, Anna Maria City public works admin-
istrative assistant, said FEMA official Brad Loar
agreed at a meeting two weeks ago that some limit
would be fine with his agency.
"The contractors proposed the $2,000 limit with
the idea they would start high and negotiate a lower
amount," Beck said. "We're also going to have to re-
define what a structure is. The contractor's intent was
that minor structural repairs and all non-structural
maintenance under $2,000 are exempt from architec-
tural drawings and engineer's seal."
If work is under the proposed financial limit, the
emergency ordinance still would require homeowners
and contractors to report what they are doing, Beck
said. That would allow the city to track even minor
construction and maintenance, Beck said.
Mark Kimball of Kimball Construction said the
Monday meeting with Charnock went smoothly.
Charnock listened to all issues in an effort to reach
common ground, he said.
"We asked for a $2,000 limit," Kimball said. "If
the limit is set at $500, that's too lean. You can't paint
the inside of a house for $500 and that would be a small
"Our meeting (with Charnock) was the result of
FEMA coming here. Loar opened some doors. This is
something to accommodate FEMA, the city, contrac-
tors and homeowners."
City taking bids
to fix storm drains
The City of Holmes Beach is currently taking bids to
repair this storm drain by the city yacht basin at
Back Bay Steakhouse and another one at the BP
Station on the corner at Gulf and Marina Drives.
The storm drain by the yacht basin has been barri- .
caded since an accident Nov. 9 in which a car .
plunged into the basin. Islander Photo: -
Public works building improvements
OK'd in Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat
"Spiffication" will be taking place at the public
works building thanks to Bradenton Beach Marina
owner Allan Bazzy.
Bazzy was granted permission to add landscaping
and beautify the building adjacent to the marina by
Bradenton Beach City Council members last week.
None of the council members appeared to have a
problem with the landscaping and improvements to the
city garage at Church Avenue. Placement of a trash
receptacle on city property, though another element
of the request was the contentious item that had sev-
eral neighbors and two council members up in arms.
Mayor Leroy Arnold said it was the principle of
having city property utilized by private interests that
bothered him about the trash receptacle on the public
works site. "It's setting by example that any restaurant
The 9th World AIDS Day will pay tribute Sunday,
Dec. 1, to the 42,000 U.S. citizens who have died from
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
For 24 hours, every two seconds, AIDS Watch will
generate a different name in a television tribute to those
who have fallen to the disease.
Producer David Reid, a former Bradenton Beach
resident and a 1970s candidate for mayor there, says,
"This is a remembrance and a reminder that AIDS is
still very much a part of our lives."
AIDS is the No. 1 killer of Americans between the
ages of 18-44. Its toll on that generation will be years
in the reckoning.
"Confronting denial is a certain first step. We're all
can park a Dumpster on city property and it's OK,"
Arnold said. "I like everything about it except the
"I'm afraid others will plead hardship and ask to use
city property, too," Councilman John Kaufmann said.
"The Dumpster has been there for years," Bazzy,
told council members. "We have made the marina a
premier facility, we've made it pretty, and there is that
one corner [adjacent to the public works building] that
looks shabby. It all looks like one site, and three-quar-
ters of it looks pretty and there is that one corer that
is unsightly it's a mess."
Council members eventually voted to go along
with Bazzy's request, with Arnold and Kaufmann vot-
ing in opposition and Vice Mayor Connie Drescher,
Councilman Gail Cole and Councilman Dan Goodchild
voting in favor.
in this together," says Reid.
The program is produced by Reid and Steve Eng
for CommuniTV in West Hollywood, Calif., to com-
memorate the Ninth World AIDS Day. You can con-
tact them at their "edress" is
AIDSWATCH1@aol.com, or P.O. Box 69991, West
Hollywood, Calif. 90069-0991.
For satellite dish owners, AIDS Watch names may
be viewed on Galaxy 6, Transponder 17, from midnight
to 8 a.m. on Dec. 1, and at 1:15 p.m. on Dec. 1 to 3 a.m.
on Dec. 2.
Local cable systems are expected to pick up the
feed. Viewers are encouraged to lobby their cable com-
pany to bring this tribute on line.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
charter calls for a simple majority of votes to
elect a council member, but requires the mayor to
receive 50 percent plus one of the voters to take
Charter committee members argued that
since the mayor represents all the citizens, while
council members represent citizens in their re-
spective wards, a majority of the voters should
endorse the mayor for him to take office.
Other highlights of the proposed city charter
include the following.
A commission rather than a council would
govern the city. The change is in name only: du-
ties would remain the same, but "commissioner"
is a gender-neutral title that avoids the unwieldy
use of "councilman" and "councilwoman" in
addressing elected officials.
Elected official compensation pay raises
for elected officials would go into effect one
full fiscal year after the group votes itself a raise.
There are no waiting periods for salary increases
in the current charter.
Election dates would change from a special
election in December to council and mayoral
candidates running during the general elections
in November in an effort to save money. City
elections currently cost about $2,050; under the
proposal that cost would be greatly reduced.
Elected officials would still take office in early
December under the charter proposal.
Copies of the proposed charter are available
free at city hall.
Polls at city hall open at 7 a.m. and will re-
main open until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3. Only the
charter revisions will appear on the ballot, and
election officials expect a light turnout.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 28, 1996 0 PAGE 3 EG
Cortez Bridge collisions injure
Bradenton Beach officials
Three Bradenton Beach notables are bruised, sore
but otherwise OK after a Friday afternoon four-car ac-
cident on the Cortez Bridge.
Vice Mayor Connie Drescher, Building Official
Bill Sanders and his wife, Linda an active partici-
pant in the city's "Green Dream Team" were the
number two car in a four-car pile-up on the bridge.
Drescher, who was driving, told The Islander By-
stander the Sanders were joining her to assist in her
purchase of a personal computer when they were
stopped by the bridge. When the draw lowered, they
progressed across the span.
She said traffic stopped when she noticed a car
approaching from the Island in her rear-view mirror.
"I said, 'They're going to hit us!' and they did,"
Drescher said. She and the Sanders were all wearing
The trio were buffeted around before striking the
'car in front of them, which then bounced off the next
car in line.
Peter Michalyna, from British Columbia, was the
driver of the car behind Drescher's. He was charged
with careless driving by Florida Highway Patrol troop-
Damage to Drescher's vehicle was confined to the
bumpers and was judged to be minimal. Damage esti-
mates were not available for Michalyna's car, but
Drescher said they were probably more severe air
bags in the car were activated in the collision. No sig-
nificant damage was reported to the other vehicles in
The three Bradenton Beach officials were awaiting
FHP troopers when they witnessed a second accident
in Cortez. Carol Malcolm, of the Cortez Trailer Park,
was crossing Cortez Road when she was struck by a
passing motorist. Malcolm, 57, was taken to Columbia-
Black Medical Center. She was judged to have been at
fault in the accident.
Police chief warns of scam letter
By Pat Copeland
"If it sounds too good to be true, it is," Holmes
Beach Police Chief Jay Romine warned residents.
Romine was speaking of a scam letter that an alert
resident brought to the police department this week.
SThe envelope was addressed by hand and showed no
"When you get a piece of mail without an address
or forwarding address, be suspicious," Romine cau-
tioned. "And never give money to someone who
The letter is titled Request for Urgent Business
Relationship" and the first paragraph urges the reader's
"strictest confidence" concerning this "top secret trans-
action" of "great magnitude."
The writer, Engr. Laylo Sado, of Lagos, Nigeria,
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calls himself a top official of the "Federal Government
Contract Review Panel" who is seeking the reader's
help as a partner in liberating $21 million in funds
trapped in Nigeria. The letter recipient's share is to be
20 percent, with 70 percent for officials and 10 percent
for taxes and expenses.
The reader is asked to call one of two telephone/
fax numbers with his "banker's name, company's
name, address, account number and fax number."
The letter closes by again urging the reader's confi-
"It's encouraging people to invest in a scam,"
Romine said. "If any residents get this letter or a
similar one, please call the police department at 778-
7875 or bring the letter to us. We will be taking ap-
propriate action through the FBI and the postal in-
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Residents living near the wooded area across
from Manatee Public Beach are complaining
about roosters crowing and waking them in the
early morning hours.
Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Officer
Bill Kepping said he caught two of the trouble-
some roosters in June but two got away. The fu-
gitives are the ones resident are hearing.
Kepping said he hasn't received complaints
from any residents recently, but if he does he'll
most likely be sent on another rooster-napping
Anna Maria City
12/2, 6:15 p.m., Citizens' Advisory
Task Force, CANCELED
12/3, 7 a.m. 7 p.m., City election, City Hall
12/5, 7 p.m., Council meeting
12/3, 7 p.m., Council meeting
12/5, 10 a.m., Planning commission
All city offices on the Island will be closed
Nov. 28-29for Thanksgiving.
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Ij PAGE 4 NOVEMBER 28, 1996 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Winter resident Feeney writes way
into Baseball Hall of Fame
By David Futch
Charley Feeney was there when Bobby Thomson
hit "the shot heard 'round the world." He saw Willie
Mays make "the catch." When Don Larsen pitched the
only perfect game in World Series history, Feeney
wrote the story.
Now Feeney's hit a home run of his own.
For his contribution to baseball, the long-time
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter was awarded the J.G.
Taylor Spink Award and will be enshrined in the writ-
ers' wing of the Baseball.Hall of Fame next summer.
As Roger Maris once told him, "Charley. You're
one of the good ones."
The Spink award, which has been given every year
since 1962, is the highest honor for a baseball writer.
Among those who have won it are legendary writ-
ers such as Grantland Rice, Damon Runyon, Red Smith
and Jim Murray.
Feeney, who winters in Holmes Beach, covered the
Pirates for the Post-Gazette from 1966-86. Prior to that,
he covered the New York Giants for the Long Island
Star-Journal and Press and the Yankees for the New
York Journal-American. He also covered the New
York Giants football team.
"I'm the luckiest guy. I started covering baseball in
1951 (Giants) the year Thomson hit the dramatic home
run Then when I came to Pittsburgh in 1966 I was cov-
ering the Pirates when they were in a three-way pen-
nant race with the LA Dodgers and the San Francisco
Giants," Feeney said. "People would compliment me
about my writing about the pennant race. Well, who
couldn't. It was a pennant race. I told them I hope they
compliment me the next year when I'm writing about
the Pirates being in sixth place."
Feeney, 71, remembers games and plays as though
he were at the park yesterday.
Growing up in Glendale, N.Y., in Queens, Feeney
was an ardent Brooklyn Dodger fan. It was heresy for
a Dodger follower to root for the Yankees. Still, Feeney
looked to the Bronx Bombers for his favorite player.
"Joe Dimaggio. He was the best I ever saw,"
Feeney said. "He was the most graceful athlete. Every-
thing he did was effortless."
He also praised Pirates second baseman Bill
Mazeroski, calling him "a gem to watch. People re-
membered him for the three-run home run he hit to beat
the Yankees in the seventh game of the 1960 World
Series. He wishes he had never hit it because he prided
himself on his defense. But people only remember him
for the home run. He owns or is in second or third place
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Hall of Famer
Charley Feeney, voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame
in the record books in defensive categories."
Feeney also recalls his former major-league-play-
ing buddies Birdie Tebbetts, Fred Hutchinson, Tony
Bartirome and Steve Ridzik, all of whom found the
allure of Anna Maria Island and Bradenton too good to
"They liked the quiet of the island," Feeney said.
"Birdie and Hutch in particular loved the place. The
reason we came down here was because of the island
and the people on it. It was so low key."
It was a long road for Feeney who started his news-
paper career in 1940 as a messenger for the New York
Sun. He would run advertising proofs to agencies for
$15 a week.
He joined the Navy in 1942 as a radio man and
learned to type. In 1946, he joined the Star-Journal.
"There were two editors and me," Feeney said. "By
1950 we had eight or nine people. It was an exciting
time because there were eight dailies in New York City
and a lot of competition but I got a lot of people to help
me. Red Smith for one. I was very lucky.
"My first spring training was the year after Bobby
in August, loves Holmes Beach. Islander Photo:
Thomson hit the home run. I met the cream of the crop
of writers at that time. I grew up reading these guys and
that's where I learned to write sports, reading these
Of the baseball games he wrote about, the no-hit-
ter was the one event that piqued Feeney's interest.
The intensity of a no-hitter is beyond belief when
you get to the ninth inning. Every pitch increases in
magnitude, Feeney said.
Another of his favorite moments was the final
game of the 1971 World Series between the Baltimore
Orioles and the Pirates.
The Orioles had four 20-game winners that year. The
Pirates' Steve Blass, who rarely pitched more than five or
six innings before being pulled, went the entire nine, get-
ting Boog Powell to ground out, Frank Robinson to pop
up and Merv Rettemund to hit one up the middle that
Hemandez snagged and threw to first for the final out.
Pirates win 2-1 and are World Champs.
Feeney said, "Blass pitched like Bob Gibson that
It was a classic pitching duel, one you don't often
see in these days of starters, middle relievers and clos-
So what's wrong with baseball today? Where
people used to deify the game, it's now looked upon
with mixed feelings by fans who see million-dollar cry
babies who aren't interested in team goals, only per-
sonal statistics and what's in it for me.
"I relate it to Pete Rose," Feeney said. "How would
you like to see 18 guys play a game like Pete Rose
played, running as hard as he could to first base even
when he was walked. If that could happen, baseball
would be No. 1 again. There's also another problem
with baseball. The owners have the market cornered on
Feeney loves talking baseball and scatters the
phrase, "I tell ya" whenever he wants to drive home a
"The Mays catch of the Vic Wertz drive to center
was a good one but I tell ya the best one I ever saw was
when Mays made a diving catch at Ebbets Field and he
hit the wall in left center.
"In those days they didn't have padding on the
walls. It was a cinder track and he dove head first.
Monte Irvin is playing left and he comes over and sees
Mays is stunned but doesn't want to touch Mays be-
cause the umps might say he put the ball in Mays'
"The bases were loaded and all the runners had
scored and the second-base umpire runs out, sees the
ball in his glove and calls the batter out.
"I tell ya. I remember a pop up by Mickey Mantle.
He hit it to shortstop and it went so high that when Pee
Wee Reese caught the ball, Mantle was running in front
I tell ya.
Expect some boating delays
Workers place limestone rocks at the base of the pedestrian walkover bridge next to the humpback bridge
in Anna Maria City. Gene O'Dell, Florida Department of Transportation public information officer, said
the $171,393 construction project that began Sept. 6 is expected to be completed by Jan. 30. Islander
Photo: David Futch
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 28, 1996 0 PAGE 5 Ii3
Tampa jury hears spa suit against Longboat
By Frank Cunningham
Colony Beach and Tennis Resort owner Murf
Klauber is getting his day in court more than eight
years after the town of Longboat Key revoked his
building permit for a luxury spa called the Reserve.
The jury trial began on Nov. 18 in Tampa Federal
District Court and is expected to continue for another
The town issued Klauber a building permit on Feb.
3, 1987, to build a 57-unit luxury spa on eight acres in
the 2400 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive the site of
the former Far Horizons resort. Klauber removed the
old buildings and erected 500 pilings on the land in
On May 10, 1988, the town warned Klauber that no
"substantial work" had been completed in several days
and gave him until June 5, 1988, to accomplish sub-
stantial work warning that the permit would be re-
Royal Construction supervisor Tom McDermott
testified, "After the town's warning we capped eight
pilings and were ready to pour concrete on more pilings
on June 6, 1988, when I saw the project had been red
tagged and the permit revoked. In my 30 years in con-
struction, I have never been on a job where the permit
Klauber's attorney, Don Hemke, disputed the
town's revocation in a June 22, 1988, letter but did not
appeal the town's decision. Klauber later removed the
pilings and sold the land to a condominium developer.
In 1990 and in 1992, Klauber filed two multimil-
lion dollar lawsuits against the town alleging he had
vested right in the building permit and his civil rights
were violated when the permit was revoked.
A U.S. District Court judge dismissed four counts
of the suit in 1992, but a Federal Court of Appeals in
1994 said there was "record evidence of retaliation
against Klauber by the town" and the case was re-
manded to the Tampa court for trial.
In his opening statement this week, Hemke said
Klauber's Reserve spa was a viable and economically
sound project that would have attracted an elite clien-
tele to the exclusive resort community. Hemke said the
town revoked the permit because of past political and
business differences with Klauber.
Former Longboat Key Town Com-
missioner Woody Wolverton testified Former J
that he had asked former Town Man- commiss
ager Al Cox, "'Why did you jerk Woody
Klauber's permit?' and he told me it
was the desire of the commissioners." said towl
But Longboat Key's trial attorney, Al Cox ti
Ed Ryan, said Klauber's spa "was a was under
dream, not a reality. This is a blame
game and Klauber is blaming the town from the
instead of himself." commiss
Ryan said Klauber had not secured the devei
financing for the project. "The savings prmi.'
and loan crisis had caused banks to be per
wary of financing without 30- to 40-per-
cent deposits from investors for the
$300,000 units," he said.
The Tax Act of 1996, which limited investors'
losses to the amount invested, was also a factor in the
spa's financial feasibility, Ryan said.
Ryan said Klauber of failed to exhaust his admin-
istrative remedies by appealing the town decision and
reapplying for a permit because it was
tngboat a failed project.
ner Former spa director Fred Quirk, who
verton managed Elizabeth Arden's Maine
Chance spa in Maine and Arizona for 30
manager years, testified Klauber made him an ex-
d him he ecutive officer and paid him $84,000 to
pressure assess a spa's economic success on
re Longboat Key. Quirk compared the ven-
Wln ture to spas in the south and southwest
n to 'jerk and said the Reserve would be profitable
her'ss in five years with 80 percent occupancy.
Questioned by Ryan on cross exami-
nation, Quirk said he did not think the
Reserve's limited acreage of eight acres
would affect its success.
Testimony continues this week when
Klauber is expected to testify. The town will present its
case the following week.
Residents of Florida's 16 disaster-declared
counties have until Dec. 14 to register with the
Federal Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA) if their homes or businesses were dam-
aged Oct. 7 during Tropical Storm Josephine.
"A number of programs are available to
help storm victims recover from economic
losses caused by the storm and they all start
with a toll-free call," said Edward Thomas, fed-
eral coordinating officer for recovery opera-
The number is 1-800-462-9029. For the hear-
ing or speech impaired the number is 1-800-462-
7285. The lines are open every day from 8 a.m. to
Shirley Collins of the Division of Emergency
Management said it's vital that everyone harmed
protect their right to federal assistance by register-
ing with FEMA even if damage was covered by
"These programs can fill gaps in insurance
coverage and give residents some protection
against unpleasant surprises in making repairs,"
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Josephine deadline for
Island residents Dec. 14
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IE PAGE 6 E NOVEMBER 28, 1996 U THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Vote in favor of charter changes
in Bradenton Beach
Bradenton Beach voters go to the polls Tuesday to
decide on revisions to the city charter.
Charters are the guiding documents that mold and
implement municipal forms of government. In short,
the charter is what allows a city to be a city.
Bradenton Beach last reviewed the charter more
than 20 years ago. With changes in federal, state and
local laws, revisions in what governments can and can't
do and other governance alterations, a charter review
was obviously long overdue for the city.
A charter review committee has spent the last
seven months going over the Bradenton Beach charter.
The group researched Florida law, pored over other city
charters and had some vigorous debates on government
and its role. The committee has produced a document
that is a reasoned, logical approach to future govern-
ment in Bradenton Beach.
We approve of a December to November general
election change, a move that the supervisor of elections
hopes other Island cities will emulate to both save
money and encourage greater voter turnout.
And we like the change from electing a mayor
from a simple majority (most votes) to more than 50
percent plus one of the votes cast. We believe that if a
mayor is elected to represent all of the people, he or she
should have been elected by more than half the people.
In short, we believe the charter committee and the
council soon to be commission, hopefully have
done an excellent job of reviewing and revising the
Bradenton Beach City Charter and recommend a "yes"
vote, in favor of the revisions.
Plenty to wish for
Our fourth annual Islander Wish Book is published
with the newspaper this week and there's a very good
chance all the community organizations and groups
listed could see all their wishes come true.
There's a good chance if each reader takes a mo-
ment to add at least one item from any of the many lists
to their holiday shopping list.
While you're out shopping for family members
and friends, shopping for just one item from the wish
lists could mean a big difference to the school, the com-
munity centers and the service clubs in fulfilling the
needs of Islanders.
Some items are small, inexpensive and simple to
shop for and you're sure to pass them by in stores wher-
ever you go. Calculators, sporting goods, games,
plants, tools, paint and more.
Please find the spirit of giving in your heart. The
joy of giving will be your reward.
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Thanks for the gifts
Thank you Anna Maria Island. The Anna Maria
Island Community Center wishes everyone a Happy
Holiday Season and New Year filled with love, joy,
peace, patience, hope and kindness. May these vir-
tues fill the hearts and minds of all parents, children
and every person who is part of our community -
Thank you so much for your generosity and gifts
this past year. Because of your love and support we
served more than 1,100 children and more and 2,000
adults while providing more than $1.5 million hours of
programs and services.
Special thanks to all our volunteers. More than 400
individuals contributed his or her time to support our
Last year you helped us light the way for future
generations. Your gifts established the Endowment
Trust and expanded the Family Foundations program
to help us reach 65 teens and 50 new families.
-v field lights now provide safety to more than
dren who participate in Center programs after
u-.... A new bus is on the way thanks to the Florida
Department of Transportation and matching funds
from the Rex Hagen Foundation.
All of these gifts bring service and joy to fami-
lies today, tomorrow and will continue to do so in
Executive Director Pierrette Kelly
Now about that FEMA meeting
I buy no insurance not required by law. And if no
laws required insurance, I would have none. I am a
prudent person, careful by nature, but I do not fear risk
because without it, there can be no reward, no freedom.
Flood insurance is required by law if you borrow
money from a federally insured bank. That is today,
1996. But in 1972, when I bought my first house in
Tampa on the bay, it was not required. So how did I
manage to live and survive without it? Quite happily.
I had no one telling me stupid stuff like Mr.Loar told
us last week at the FEMA meeting.
Now I have less freedoms with my home because
of the never-ending rule changes FEMA keeps coming
up with to meet their goals. To hell with my goals.
And it all happened in the early 1970s because
the whiners wanted their cake ... and that other
thing, too. They wanted the government to pay for
their folly of living in a place that floods. "Please, oh
please, Mr. President, declare our home a disaster
area and give us money."
Now, the government may be many things but for-
ever stupid it is not. Even an idiot (prodded onward by
the insurance lobby) will eventually conceive of the
idea of federally subsidized insurance to pay for these
"natural disasters." First came fire, then wind, then
flood. Next will come mandatory earthquake insurance.
And then follows what always comes with a gov-
ernment handout: The Rules.
In our case the rule is build the new stuff higher
;o it won't flood in the future and do whatever is nec-
essary to get rid of the old stuff that floods.
What? So we can save some money and hire some
Every year since 1974, the rule to get rid of the old
stuff that floods gets more harsh. Wonder why we're
in such a hurry? Save that money; hire some more gov-
We can't starve in America anymore (Social Secu-
rity) and we can't die in America (Medicare); we can
only live on forever in our ground level island homes
as they crumble over our heads ... even though Loar
said that was not the intent of the rule and hoped this
was not the case."
Hoped! Be still my beating heart as hope springs
And all this because the whiners wanted something
for nothing. And we are cowards not to take the risks.
And too stupid to build correctly.
Of course, you know that before 1974 it was
against the law on Anna Maria Island to build an el-
Doug Dowling, Anna Maria
For more of
see page 8
THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 12, A Soldier's Story
by June Alder
Poison gas and high explosives took a terrible toll on the American divisions
along the Marne.
From the day they reached the River
Marne sector in June 1918 there was
nothing but hard labor for Anna Maria
Islander Clair Jones and his outfit. His
fellow engineer Will Austin barely had
time to jot down brief notes in his diary
June 15: The first platoon went to
work digging more trenches near the
June 16: Dug trenches and made
June 17: Working in woods near
camp getting out materials for dugouts.
Came upon two hogs, a cow, and big
bunch of fresh onions. These items were
June 18: Getting out pit props and
June 22: The detail constructing
our headquarters dugout was shelled.
Casualties were: Private Gordon Lind
killed. Sgt. Christenson hit in left arm.
Farrel wounded in the stomach. Clinchy
hit on helmet with shrapnel, cutting hole
in it but not injuring him. McGuire got
badly sprained ankle when he jumped
into a hole.
Similar entries were repeated over and
over in Will's diary throughout June and
July. The Fourth of July holiday passed
unnoticed and on July 6 all that Will re-
corded was, "Something doing, don't
know what. Everybody making up packs."
That week Clair dashed off a letter
to his sister, Kathleen ("Kit Kat" he
called her). "The French Blue Devils
making a big offensive this morning at
10 o'clock," he commented. Perhaps
this was a hint to Kathleen about what
was ahead for the American troops.
The other main news item was about
catching a glimpse of Gen. "Black
Jack" Pershing when he visited Com-
pany E headquarters.
July 14: French holiday, Bastille
Day. We had found a wine cellar in the
ruins of a house. We finished it off with
That night, after the revelers had
sacked out, the sky lit up with shellfire
over their heads from American
guns. Some German prisoners had
tipped off the Americans about a mid-
night attack by the Boche. The shells
were aimed at the German trenches,
crammed with men awaiting the signal
Exactly at midnight on July 15 the
Germans unleashed their barrage. It
was a gas attack. More than 17,500
rounds of gas shells, adding up to 35
tons of explosives, rained down on the
American divisions along the Marne.
SThe slaughter on that fateful Friday
was horrendous, on both sides. When
Company E assembled next day, Will
Austin wrote, only 133 of the 250 men
in Company E answered roll call.
Nearly half the company had been
killed or wounded.
One of the casualties was Clair
Jones. He had been gassed while trying
to help two wounded comrades.
Next: Don't worry,
Back in the States school children were celebrating the Fourth of July with pride.
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on convertible cover
I am compelled to respond to the individuals who
have been lamenting the fact that someone on the Is-
land catches and kills roaming cats. I strongly suggest
that unless an individual has a fenced yard that is ines-
capable, no resident should just open their door and let
their pet out to roam.
I am the proud owner of a 24-year-old Mercedes
Benz convertible. Several months ago I had a new
German canvas top installed which cost in excess of
$800. One morning I came out to go to work and wit-
nessed a cat with a collar standing on top of my car
sharpening its claws on my new top. If I could have
caught that cat, it would be in cat heaven right now.
To suggest that people who catch roaming cats
"should live somewhere else" as one of the letter writ-
ers stated, is asinine. We should have respect and con-
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George Mendez, Bradenton Beach
Nolan expresses thanks
It's been a busy few months at the Nolan house-
hold! Ashley starting kindergarten, Madelyn's birth, oh
yeah, and that election thing!
Running for Florida House of Representatives
proved to be one of the most frustrating as well as one
of the most invigorating events of my life. I am most
grateful to all of those people who supported my can-
didacy. Of special note are the wonderful endorsements
I received from a variety of sources, not the least of
which was from The Islander Bystander.
The article about our forum and the subsequent
endorsement of my candidacy was more than I could
have asked for. I salute you for your journalist integ-
rity and your excellent reporting.
I would also like to publicly thank the Bradenton
Herald, Manatee Education Association, Southwest
Florida Police Benevolent Association, Florida
League of Conservation Voters, AFSCME Florida,
to name a few. And, of course, my thanks to the
more than 20,000 individuals who put their faith in
me with their vote.
I further thank the Democratic Party of Manatee
County for its tireless efforts, especially the coopera-
tion of county chair Kathleen Lawyer, and to Wilma
Warren, David Rose, Dave Beaton, Vicki Waters and
Thanks to Greg Milenkevich for his unyielding
optimism and energy. And to Lynn, Toni, Ashley
and Madelyn for the "loss" of husband and father
over the past several months, I apologize and trea-
I am very proud to have had the opportunity to
offer myself for this office and I pledge to continue to
work for my community and this district. I will also
spend all the time I can with my family and try to make
up for lost moments.
See you in two years!
Bob Nolan, Bradenton
Bike thief robs working student
I have a wonderful young woman working at my
pre-school and she also works a second job to allow her
to attend school.
She comes to work on her bicycle her only
means of transportation. Today, while she was looking
after her group of two-year-olds, a mean thief rode off
on her bike. What a pity he couldn't have shown the
same strength of character and worked to buy his own
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By Jim Hanson
A i-hoiiime development on the north edge of
Cortez is alive again after languishing for eight years.
Harbour Landings, north of 42nd Avenue West and
east of 126th Street, has been reactivated by
Krizmanich Holding, a Tampa Bay area developer.
Workmen have been improving the site, said Norm
Luppino, principal planner with Manatee County. It is
zoned residential and must go through the county approval
process before more work can go on.
Manatee County Commissioners did just that
Tuesday afternoon, approving unanimously the site
plan for the tract.
The site is regarded as one of the more desirable
around Cortez, with finger canals running in off Palma
Sola Bay. Development was begun in the 1980s but
work was interrupted, approvals lapsed in 1988 and the
property wound up in the Resolution Trust Corp., the
federal agency that handles properties of failed savings
and loan businesses.
Krizmanich bought it at an RTC auction a couple
of years ago, Luppino said.
The company's agent, Ed Wolf, planner for the
Bradenton engineering firm Zoller Najjar & Shroyer
Inc., said roads, water, sewer, some docks, seawall and
sidewalk all were built by the original developer. They
will be brought up to standard, he said.
Artist Rosemary Fleck displays some of her most recent creations. "Essence of Time is an artisan's workshop.
Every piece reflects the essentialities of nature," explained Fleck. Many Islanders enjoyed an evening of
artistic inspiration last week at the grand opening of Fleck's new shop at 5306 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
Islander Photo: Michelle Timpanaro
Holiday trolley tour Wednesday
features Island galleries
On Wednesday, Nov. 27, from 5 to 8 p.m., the
Anna Maria Island Trolley will offer free service be-
tween the Island's eight art galleries for an evening
of fine art and holiday refreshments.
The festivities will allow folks to meet local art-
ists, view a variety of demonstrations, enjoy free
holiday refreshments and win door prizes from local
Participating galleries include: Artists Guild of
Anna Maria Island, Phoenix Frame, Island Gallery
West, Anna Maria Island Art League, Essence of
Time, Autumn's Whims, Heron's Watch and M.
Rees Marlatt Studio.
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By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach City Council learned last
week that contractors do not qualify for home oc-
When contractor Joe Ungvarsky came to council
with a request for a home occupation license, City Clerk
Leslie Ford brought to light a 1989 council decision.
"The city council determined that contractors no
longer qualified for home occupation and a number of
contractors' licenses were taken away," Ford ex-
plained. "They were told they would have to obtain
She said the 1989 council said that subcontractors
used by contractors could be considered employees.
In minutes from the September 14, 1989, council
work session, Chairman Pat Geyer said she received
a complaint from Hugh Holmes Jr. on the issue. She
felt that if council required some contractors to obtain
commercial locations, all of them should. She also
said home occupation licenses were meant for "mom
and pop" businesses.
Councilman Aaron VanOstenbridge agreed with
Geyer and noted that it would be difficult for those
with commercial locations to compete with those who
had home occupation licenses.
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore asked why the
request was brought to council.
"They requested to come before city council,"
Council Chairman Luke Courtney replied. "They are
entitled to their day in court. A home occupation is a
small business and no employees are allowed, A con-
tractor has a number of employees working for him as
By David Futch
More than three-quarters of the people who re-
sponded to The Islander Bystander poll regarding re-
cycling said they were for curbside service.
The majority of respondents were from Anna
Maria City where residents now recycle by taking
newspapers, glass, aluminum cans and plastic to four
bins on Pine Avenue. Bradenton Beach does not have
Holmes Beach residents, who have curbside ser-
vice, are charged 96 cents a month.
For Anna Maria residents, curbside recycling ser-
vice would cost between $1 and $1.25 a month, ac-
cording to Waste Management of Manatee County
Assistant Manager Bub McKinney.
C.J. Coury of Anna Maria City said he recycles at the
Pine Avenue bins but would like to have curbside service
Councilman Ron Robinson asked if it's a docu-
mented policy or done on a case-by-case basis.
Ford said it was an action taken by the legislative
body at the time.
"I don't know if you can do that as a blanket
policy," Robinson said. "We shouldn't have a loose
policy that's not documented."
"You can change the policy but you will create an
inequity which has been closely held these several
years," Mayor Bob VanWagoner said. "I think it makes
sense after reading the minutes of 1989."
Whitmore noted that Ungvarsky qualifies for the li-
cense based on the criteria in the city's code and added,
"We're denying him one because of his profession, not
because he doesn't meet the criteria. Legally subcontrac-
tors are not employees. They pay their own taxes."
Council plans to vote on the request Dec. 3
members sought in
Applicants are being sought for the
Bradenton Beach Board of Adjustment.
The board hears appeals on zoning matters
and other land use issues. Prospective board
members have to be residents of the city.
Applications should be submitted to city
hall by Wednesday, Dec. 4. Information, call
as long as fees did not increase more than $5 a month.
Edna Tiemann of Anna Maria City said she moved
to the Island three weeks ago from Connecticut and re-
cycles at the Pine Avenue bins.
"I moved here from the Connecticut shoreline
where recycling was mandatory," she said. "I'm
blessed to be here and it is a privilege to contribute to
the Island by recycling."
One Anna Maria City resident claims he recycles
at both the Pine Avenue bins and the Holmes Beach
bins behind city hall on Marina Drive.
However, the person wrote that they were against
"As a winter resident (six months) we have to pay
12 months fee," the anonymous respondent wrote.
"Enough is enough."
The questionnaire is published again this week for
those who have not had an opportunity to reply.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 28, 1996 0 PAGE 11 I]
By Frank Cunningham
Noting four citations in one day for, illegal parking,
landscaper Jeb Stewart demanded relief from Anna
And Stewart was not alone as other lawn service
providers and residents went to the podium to voice
displeasure with what they called discriminatory cita-
tions from Manatee County sheriff's deputies for lawn
maintenance trucks parked in the streets.
But Sgt. Jim Tillner said, "The tickets are not dis-
criminatory because delivery trucks and service trucks
making short stops are exempted from the state statute
prohibiting blocking the roadway. Landscapers should
park in a driveway or off the right of way."
Stewart said in many cases his clients do not have
driveways or his truck is too big for the driveway. "And
many times the rights of way have stones or obstruc-
tions which prevent me from parking off the roadway.
Often the rainwater on the right of way prevents us
from parking off the road."
Charles Terrell, who owns Terrell Lawn and Main-
tenance Service, said it's impractical and burdensome
to park a great distance from the lawn being serviced
and lug the cuttings back to the trucks.
Tillner agreed to meet landscapers to attempt to
work out an acceptable compromise. No meeting has
been scheduled and Tillner says all the tickets issued
were based on citizen complaints.
The commission also reviewed requests by Fran
Jackson of Galati Marine and Ken Peterson of Five
O'Clock Marine to lower their annual occupational li-
Jackson said, "My fees have increased 600 per-
cent since 1993 with the imposition of a $15 and $20
per slip tax. I'm now paying $2,460 a year while Can-
nons Marina on Longboat Ket, Gulf Wind at City Is-
land and the Holmes Beach Marina are all paying
Peterson said his license tax has increased 700
percent to $1,500 per year.
Jackson cited a state statute which restricts a mu-
nicipality from raising fees more than 100 percent.
But Commissioner Bob McElheny said the stat-
ute does not apply if the city had an equity review
board study the increases. "We did that and the ordi-
nance was approved in October 1995 in full compli-
ance with all laws."
In other action, Commissioner George Mckay
said he has received citizen complaints concerning
impositions of $200 fines for failure to have building
Public Works Director Phil Charnock cited a lo-
cal ordinance which empowers him to impose $200
fines. "Failure to enforce the code with these fines
would jeopardize our flood insurance ratings with the
Federal Emergency Management Agency," Charnock
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Trailer ordinance to be hauled
back to Holmes Beach council
By Pat Copeland
The first case of a violation of the city's new
trailer ordinance left the Holmes Beach Code Board
in a quandary last week.
Vera Sierra and Patricia Hart of 518 Key Royale
Drive were cited for parking their motor home in
their front yard. They told the board they would have
to remove $4,000 in landscaping in order to park the
vehicle in the side yard.
According to the ordinance, passed in July, trail-
ers and recreational vehicles cannot be parked in
front yards or driveways. The ordinance offers one
exception to parking in the side yard if there is no
other alternative available due to the configuration
of the property.
Ernie Lisch, attorney for Sierra and Hart, fo-
cused on this exception in his argument.
"There's landscaping that includes a berm and
trees and sprinkler lines that have been in place for
over six years," Lisch said. "It was installed at the
cost of $4,000. We feel that's part of the configura-
tion of the property."
Lisch read the definition of "configuration" in
Webster's Dictionary: "The external form, figure or
shape of a thing as resulting from the disposition and
shape of its parts."
He said accepting that definition "would prevent
the parking of that vehicle anywhere but in the drive-
Sierra told the board that the motor home is her
main vehicle which she uses daily and to move it in
and out of the side yard several times a day would
be difficult and dangerous.
Code Enforcement Officer Bill Kepping con-
firmed that it would be expensive to move the land-
scaping and difficult to move the vehicle in and out
of the side yard. He cautioned the board, "It's a situ-
ation that will keep coming up and others in the same
situation are in the process of complying."
Mayor Bob VanWagoner told the board that he
became aware of many similar cases and asked the
council to consider exemptions but "they were most
emphatic that they didn't want to. They wanted strict
enforcement and to follow that to the letter of the or-
dinance, so that's what the city has been doing. To
be just about it, we feel this vehicle can be parked on
"The issue is whether there is no other alterna-
tive available due to the configuration of the prop-
erty," City Attorney Patricia Petruff pointed out.
Board member Alfred Howblitzel asked Petruff
for the council's interpretation of "configuration."
"It is not defined in the ordinance," she replied.
"That is left to what reasonable people would deem
it to be, and you would look to other sources to as-
sist you in determining what that word means. The
case could create some question of precedent in the
future. You could choose to send the ordinance
back to council for further direction."
Resident Herman Borstelmann said he is in the
same situation with his motor home and has been
served with a notice by the code enforcement officer.
"I was on city council in the 1970s and at that
time whenever we considered a restrictive ordi-
nance, we always considered grandfathering. I
think it should be considered now. You are not
going to have two or three of these cases. You're
going to have scores of them."
"I don't see the advantage if that vehicle is
parked on the side of the house," said Board Chair-
man Art Ballman.
"People in the community felt we had an on-
slaught of RVs and other types of vehicles on all
our streets," VanWagoner replied. "They brought
the issue before the council and this ordinance is
The board voted to table the case and ask coun-
cil to define configuration and consider
grandfathering vehicles purchased prior to the pas-
sage of the ordinance.
vote set Dec. 5
The Holmes Beach City Council re-
viewed a site plan from Bill Shafer for a res-
taurant named the Bamboo Raw Bar at 5906
Marina Drive. The restaurant will have 29
In addition to a raw bar, sandwiches and
beer and wine will be served. The restaurant
will be a casual family-type restaurant with
no live music or outdoor seating, Shafer said.
Council will vote on the site plan Dec. 3.
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Planners to send ordinances back to council
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach Planning Commission recently
recommended approval of ordinances establishing out-
door dining and governing rental periods in three resi-
Planners suggested a few changes to the outdoor
dining ordinance and will have another meeting to for-
malize suggestions on the residential rental ordinance.
Both ordinances will go back to city council for final
Outdoor dining ordinance
The outdoor dining ordinance states that restau-
rants could offer dining on open or outdoor patios,
decks, porches, courtyards, gardens or similar areas,
Planners felt the language excluded those who plan
to offer dining on sidewalks in front of their businesses.
Normand suggested adding "or private sidewalks ad-
jacent to restaurants."
Planner Bruce Golding said the word "adjacent" is
unnecessary, because "they won't stray too far from the
restaurant to set up their tables and chairs, and they
can't block the right of way or impact public access."
Planners agreed to keep the word "adjacent."
Planner Frances Smith-Williams said she didn't
like the words "similar areas, however designated"
because they are too vague. Planners agreed to strike
Planning Chairman Sue Normand suggested add-
ing a provision that the restaurant's doors and windows
must be kept closed if there is entertainment inside.
"I find that restrictive," Planner Gabe Simches
said. "Don't they have to meet all the requirements of
the noise ordinance? If the music gets loud, the police
come and shut it down."
"Our noise ordinance has been difficult to en-
force," Normand replied. "We've had problems in the
Council Chairman Luke Courtney pointed out that
in the city's present ordinances, if an establishment
sells alcoholic beverages, the doors and windows must
be kept closed.
Golding agreed with Simches and no change was
In order to offer outdoor dining, restaurant owners
cannot serve alcoholic beverages outdoors, increase the
allowable capacity of the restaurant or have outdoor en-
tertainment or loud speakers. They must bring the
tables and chairs indoors at night or anchor them, shield
lighting and install buffering if adjacent to a residen-
Residential rental ordinance
The ordinance will limit residential rentals to 30
days in the R-1 and R-3 districts to 14 days in the R-2
district. According to other ordinances, seven-day rent-
als are permitted in the R-4 district and 30-day rentals
are permitted in the R-1AA district.
The property cannot be rented more than once dur-
ing the designated rental period, but the rental can be
of any length. This provision will also apply to the R-
4 district. The ordinance makes renting in a residential
district a permitted accessory use. Grandfather status is
included in the ordinance but will be eliminated after
Simches said he doesn't think the ordinance is in
compliance with the comprehensive plan; specifically,
Goal 1 of the Future Land Use Element which is to
"ensure the residential/family character of the city is
maintained and protected..."
"Turning the R-2 district into resort housing (two-
week rentals) has the potential to alter that district dra-
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Golding disagreed and noted, "I live in R-2 and I
don't think we'll be overwhelmed with seasonal or
short term rentals. Look at reality. There are presently
no restrictions and this will put controls on unregulated
Simches said he thought it was the intent of past
councils to have 30-day residential rental limitation
city-wide; however, enforcement was lax creating
problems with rental periods.
"If there were 30-day restrictions, there would have
been no need for the R-1AA ordinance," Golding re-
"I don't feel this is in compliance with the compre-
hensive plan," Smith-Williams said. "If we wish to be
a residential community, this is usurping that right. The
instability of the turnovers concerns me."
"They can do it (rent for shorter periods) now,"
"Because of lack of enforcement," Smith-Williams
"It's a two-edged sword any way you slice it,"
Normand said. "On one hand you have rights of the
property owners to do what they want. On the other
hand you have the people in the neighborhood who
have the right to feel they're protected from renters
coming and going."
Smith-Williams said she wants 30-day rentals in all
residential districts with sunsetting phased out in three
Simches suggested uniform rentals in all districts,
including R-1AA and A-1, with grandfathering permit-
Golding said he likes the ordinance currently be-
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County to replace playground equipment at beach
By David Futch
Call it the case of the missing monkey bars.
Playground equipment that was removed from the
Manatee County Public Beach is expected to be re-
placed by mid-January.
Danny Hopkins, county parks and recreation direc-
tor, said the county removed the equipment because of
pitting in much of the metal.
Replacing the large jungle gym is expected to cost
$20,000, he said.
"We deemed (the old equipment) a safety hazard
and we didn't have the money in the current budget to
replace it so it's going to take 60 to 90 days to find the
money and go to bid on a new one," Hopkins said.
"When the integrity of the metal is compromised,
equipment deteriorates quickly."
Shoreline park equipment deteriorates much faster
than the equipment at inland parks because of salt in the
air, he said. The equipment that was removed was 14
years old, Hopkins said.
"We're getting a number of calls regarding this
piece of equipment and we're making inroads into find-
ing money for a new one," he said. "Originally we were
going to put a new one in over a three-year period, but
we've had so many phone calls about it that we're go-
PLANNING, FROM PAGE 12
"I have a problem with sunsetting non-conformi-
ties," Courtney said. "There's no provision for it in the
"It doesn't say you can't do it," Councilman Ron
Robinson noted. "Does the comprehensive plan pre-
clude everything it doesn't speak to?"
Rental ordinance OKs
At a second meeting on the ordinance, planners
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Only a swing set remains at the Manatee County Public Beach where once there was a large woodjungle
gym. The county is working on a replacement after it was found that metal supportsfor the gym were deemed
unsafe due to pitting. Islander Photo: David Futch
ing to try to do it right away."
A safety check on equipment at Bay Front Park in
Anna Maria City shows the playground is safe,
"We just didn't feel comfortable about leaving that
made these recommendations to council:
Be aware that creating overlay districts through-
out the city could be in conflict with people's percep-
tion of the city as a residential community.
All residential rental properties should be regis-
tered at city hall and licenses renewed annually. Each
property owner should be given an information form
listing his residential district and rental period.
Repeal ordinance 92-1, which established 30-day
minimum rentals in the R-1AA district (Key Royale),
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piece of equipment at Manatee County Public Beach,"
he said. "It has been more difficult to budget for this on
a barrier island because we didn't expect this. I've been
in contact with the budget director and we're trying to
work something out."
Hopkins said he has the specifications for the new
equipment and expects to put the job out for bid soon.
"The type of equipment we're going to try to get
is a wood structure," he said. "That's what we want
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Luminaries available at
The Islander Bystander is assisting in the sale of
luminaria kits, a benefit for the Manatee Branch of the
American Association of University Women. The cost
is $4 for each kit including: 12 candles, bags, sand,
matches and instructions. If you would like to light up
your drive or walkway this holiday season, pick up
your kit at The Islander Bystander, Island Shopping
Center, 5408 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. For infor-
mation call 778-7978.
Community Christmas tree
Roser Memorial Community Church invites the
community to attend its annual Christmas Tree Light-
ing Celebration to be enjoyed on Sunday, Dec. 1, at
5:30 p.m. in front of the sanctuary.
The Roser Choir, the Roser Handbell Choir and the
Community Youth Chorus will perform and a Christ-
mas message will be delivered by Pastor Wayne Kirk.
The church is located at 512 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria City. The phone number for the church office is
Griffith-Cline to help
Griffith-Cline Funeral Homes in Holmes Beach,
Bradenton and Ellenton, are serving as corporate spon-
sors for the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve's 1996 Toys
for Tots campaign.
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than 180 cities throughout the country. All toys are
distributed to needy children in the same area where
they are collected.
Island residents are encouraged to participate by
bringing a new, unwrapped toy to any of the Toys for
Tots collections centers. Toys for children aged 3 to 7
years old are especially needed.
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be on display at the Island
Branch Library in Holmes
SBeach during the month of
Monday, Dec. 2. Starting
with a prismacolor ofa
*.e nutcracker she drew in
1984, Smith's collection
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Pieces. The library is
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Drive, Holmes Beach.
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located at 6000 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Toys
may be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Mon-
day through Friday, by Friday, Dec. 20.
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Haas as vice chairman and Mary Stephens as secre-
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Woman's Club to sponsor
charity pot luck
Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island, Inc., will
hold a Christmas Charity Pot Luck Luncheon for Ha-
cienda Girls Ranch on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at noon at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
The Hacienda Girls Ranch is a charitable, indepen-
dent foster home dedicated to provide a safe haven for
girls ages 6 to 18 who have been orphaned, abandoned,
neglected and/or abused.
The program will include a performance of Christ-
mas music by the Anna Maria Island Repertory Sing-
ers. A membership drive will also take place.
Members and guests are requested to bring their
Contact Margaret Art, president, for club informa-
tion at 778-3624.
American West novelist to
speak to writers' group
Cheryl Anne Porter, American West novelist and
writing teacher, will be the guest speaker of the Gulf
Coast Writers Group at their meeting to be held Mon-
day, Dec. 2, at 10:15 a.m. at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Visitors are welcome.
Call 778-6879 or 792-5295 for information.
Key Royale Association to
The Key Royale Resident Owners' Association
will hold its annual general meeting at 7:30 p.m. on
Monday, Dec. 2, at the Key Royale Club.
The program will include an update on the beauti-
fication program, plans for the replacement of the Key
Royale bridge and the presentation of the association's
first Key Citizen of the Year award.
Christian Scientists join in
First Church of Christ, Scientist, of Holmes Beach
will join in a Thanksgiving morning service at 10:30
a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28, at the church located at
6300 Marina Drive.
A selection to be read at the service by readers,
Jean Muncy of Bradenton and Eugene Martineau of
Holmes Beach, will be from the book of John in the
New Testament. Time will be given for testimonies of
healing by members of the congregation.
All are welcome to participate.
MCC Choirs & UF Chamber
'Songs for the Holidays'
Manatee Community College Choirs will welcome
University of Florida Chamber Singers to a shared pre-
sentation of "Songs for the Holidays" at 8 p.m. on
Tuesday, Dec. 3, on the Neel Auditorium stage, 5840
26th St. W., Bradenton.
Some selections to be sung include "Sing Noel,"
"Twelve Days of Christmas" and "Jingle Bells."
For ticket information, call 755-1511, ext. 4240.
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Dead man's stone crab traps block dock
By David Futch
John and Mollie Sandberg thought it was a little
strange when two fishermen showed up at their
Bradenton Beach dock and surrounded it with a dozen
stone crab traps.
Now for the really strange: The traps belonged to
a dead man, according to Florida Marine Patrol com-
puters in Tallahassee.
The Sandbergs saw the men pitching the traps
Thursday, Nov. 21, next to their dock. John Sandberg
went to find out why.
"My husband told them, 'Aren't you guys a little
close?' and that's when one of them said, 'That's where
the crabs are.' And they left."
Some of the styrofoam buoys and lines hooked to
the traps were far enough away from the dock not to be
a bother, but others were right next to it.
When the traps were still there the following day,
the Sandbergs called the Florida Marine Patrol.
State law allows fishermen to put the traps any-
where except in a navigable channel or waterway, ac-
cording to the Marine Patrol.
What happened next wasn't pretty.
The Sandbergs called the Marine Patrol and gave
an officer the X number that is required on every stone
When the Marine Patrol checked X-5702, they
found it belonged to a man who died in 13 years ago.
That's when the Marine Patrol sent Officer Pamela
Hoback to investigate.
As Hoback pulled up to the dock at 402 S. Bay
Drive, her boat propeller tangled with a stone crab trap
line, John Sandberg said.
Hoback pulled in four of the traps and each one
was different, he said. One was made of an old milk
crate, now illegal to use. Another was a typical wood
trap, another was a small wire one and the fourth a large
wire trap, Sandberg said.
Most of the lines attached to the traps were illegal
because they were too long.
"About that time the guy who owned the traps
came up and asked if there was a problem and the of-
Stone crab buoys surround a Bradenton Beach dock, preventing the owner from mooring his boat. Islander
Photo: David Futch
ficer said yes there was," Sandberg said. "The officer
found several violations but cited him for the most se-
rious one which is stone crabbing without a license.
"He asked her what the ticket would cost and she
said 'Anything from don't do it again to $500, but then,
I'm not the court.'"
Hoback charged Robert Dale Goodman of
Bradenton Beach with crabbing without a current salt-
water products license.
Hoback said Goodman showed her his license that
has the required restricted species endorsement allow-
ing him to sell stone crabs. However, the license ex-
pired in 1995, she said.
In addition, Hoback said she issued Goodman five
warnings. State law requires that traps be built with
safeguards that allow crabs to escape should the trap
Hoback issued warnings for no degradable panel
and for not having the required three escape rings on
Goodman also was warned about having more than
five feet of line floating on the surface, failure to mark
buoys properly (only three had X numbers) and failure
to put X numbers on his traps, Hoback said.
"The man (Goodman) saw us messing with his
traps and he came up and was helpful and apologized
to the Sandbergs and said he would remove the traps,"
Hoback said. "He had a lot of things wrong and wasn't
up-to-date on what he needed to do. In commercial
fishing, the rules change as fast as the weather."
A Marine Patrol duty officer said the man inherited
the traps from his father who owned a restricted spe-
cies license when he was alive.
The man's mistake, the duty officer said, was
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State wants Terra Ceia land, needs your help
Anyone who fishes in Terra Ceia Bay or ever
wants to should write to CARL.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion buys sensitive lands, wetlands and watersheds
throughout Florida under the state's Conservation and
Recreational Lands (CARL) program.
And CARL wants 2,900 acres of private lands in
the Terra Ceia Aquatic Preserve, an area along coastal
Manatee County from Snead Island to Port Manatee.
The area is surrounded by backwaters that are fre-
quented by anglers because of the abundance of snook,
redfish, spotted trout and sheer beauty.
Because money is tight, CARL needs -people to
write or FAX a letter to CARL in an effort to drum up
support for the purchase.
CRABS, FROM PAGE 16
thinking that he also inherited the restricted species li-
cense along with the traps.
"The longer he talked to the officer, the more of a
web he weaved," Sandberg said. "She asked to see his
driver's license and found the address on the license is
not where he lives. Then he said he gets his mail at
another address. The officer kept saying, 'Now tell me
that again' and then she would look at me and smile.
He talked with her for 45 minutes. Enough time to in-
Goodman faces a misdemeanor charge that could
cost him up to $500, Hoback said.
"But it will probably be court costs," she said.
John McDonald of Snead Island is spearheading
the drive to buy the land. He's done this before when
developers were readying to build an eight-story con-
dominium on Emerson Point in 1980.
As a result of a letter-writing campaign, McDonald
and scores of Manatee County residents were able to
convince CARL to buy Emerson Point.
"The Emerson Point purchase took place because
CARL said they had never seen such grassroots sup-
port," he said. "One of the things we hope CARL rec-
ognizes is that this is the last pristine area left on Tampa
Bay and it acts as a buffer zone for the aquatic preserve.
It's a large tract of land available to a lot of people. This
is a valuable piece of property that will be developed
unless it's bought."
CARL has four lists that include 105 pieces of
property statewide. The Terra Ceia property is included
in a list of 32 properties that CARL has $50 million to
spend on next year.
If CARL puts Terra Ceia in the top 10 out of 32,
the agency will start negotiating with landowners to
buy the property.
"We're in competition with other areas of the state,
places like Cape Haze on the Peace River where Arvida
owns 7,000 acres," McDonald said. "That's why we
need to help ourselves by writing letters to CARL."
Those interested can write Dr. Greg Brock, DEP
CARL, 3900 Commonwealth Blvd., Mail Station 140,
Tallahassee, FL 32399 or FAX him at 904-922-6233.
The Terra Ceia land likely would take years to buy.
If successful, CARL would entice the Southwest
Florida Water Management District to hand over an
adjacent 1,745 acres it bought in December to bring the
total project to 4,691 acres.
Swiftmud, as the water management district is
called, does not have money to manage lands it owns
and generally lets them lie fallow, McDonald said.
CARL has money to manage and preserve the land,
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Family of H. Ray and Isabel Whitehead cel-
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To share in the event, family members came
from Maryland, Virginia and California. The
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SLANDERY S I SIO OR
,. AVERY SPECIAL SECTION NOVEMBER 28, 1996
EDITOR'S NOTE: As kindling for your holiday spirit,
we offer the following story to share the outcome of a
holiday gift from one Island family to another less for-
tunate Island family.
Although they choose to remain anonymous, this
Christmas Story offers inspiration and demonstrates
the rich rewards of giving.
We share it with you in the hope you'll keep the
spirit of giving in your heart when you read the 1996
Islander Wish List and find inspiration to make a wish
come true for helpful Island organizations.
We ask each reader to add just one item from the
1996 Islander Wish List to their holiday shopping list
and in so doing, all Islanders will benefit.
Wishes do come true
I've been wishing for many things for lots of "pet"
projects over the years. I've seenThe Islander By-
stander and our community help the Anna Maria El-
ementary School library project, TV station and with
computers. They've helped with Anna Maria Island
Community Center fundraisers including funding
"Cracker's Crumbs," the book by Gib Bergquist to
benefit the endowment fund.
Always, the community has come through for me
and others who strive to support equally important
Last year, my family and I decided take part in the
"giving" side of the holidays and the events that un-
folded subsequently changed our lives.
We were inspired by friends who shared their giv-
ing experiences with us and the rewards seemed as
though they outweighed the joy of receiving.
We began our giving experience with a call to
Pierrette Kelly, executive director of the Community
Center to ask if she knew a family we could help with
Christmas. She provided us an outstanding family in
terms of need and, as it turned out lifelong friend-
ship and commitment.
We adopted Pierrette's suggested family and
agreed to give up presents to family, friends and each
other. We wrote a poem a modified version of
"'Twas the Night Before Christmas" and sent it out
early so everyone would know we wouldn't be ex-
changing presents but would instead be giving on
everyone's behalf to someone very deserving.
Then the fun started. We learned about our family -
with a mother so seriously ill it would very likely be her
last Christmas. There were four children. There was a
wonderful man who had been helping take care of them
for quite a while. What started out to be an idea to buy and
wrap a few presents turned into a huge family project
which eventually extended to some special and close
friends who wanted to participate in our "giving."
I met with the mother and we made lists. She was
reluctant at first but I persisted. She and I became
friends as we organized the kind of Christmas her fam-
ily could really enjoy and cherish as a memory forever.
Our adopted family was in serious need of trans-
portation, particularly for doctor's appointments. I
Save the Manatee Club Inc. is a non-profit organiza-
tion founded in 1981. Its Adopt-A-Manatee program is the
primary funding source for the club with proceeds dedi-
cated to manatee awareness projects, education programs,
research and rehabilitation efforts, as well as lobbying for
the protection of the manatee and its habitat.
Save the Manatee Club is encouraged by the work in
progress to clean up Tampa Bay a very important area
for manatees. It is important to the manatee because the
power plants in 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 population within the bay.
To help the Save the Manatee Club continue its
American Red Cross volunteers provide emer-
gency food, clothing and shelter to victims of disaster;
teach health and-safety courses including CPR, first aid,
HIV/AIDS education, water safety and others; transmit
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 per-
cent of every donated dollar directly to programs and
services. Once again this year, the chapter's resources
have been strained by a growing demand for services.
The Manatee Community Blood Center has
been providing the blood resources of Manatee
County for 45 years.
The center is the sole supplier of blood to
Manatee Memorial Hosptial and Blake Memorial
Because the center is an independent non-
profit agency, it relies on the generous donations
of the county's residents and businesses. It is
called Pierrette and asked what she thought the chances
would be of finding a car.
Pierrette just said, "We'll pray." So we did. Next
thing you know, six of our dearest friends had found a
car and the money to pay for it! Our prayers were
answered and we were very excited about our surprise
My family shopped for our newly adopted family
and quickly discovered that every store on the Island
and in Bradenton that knew of our project wanted to
participate. My children and their friends wrapped the
gifts beautifully. They worked hard to disguise the
obvious ones in fun and creative ways.
We decorated the car with holiday ribbons and
garlands and on the day, Christmas, Pierrette and
Deana Reemelin (Center employee) and their hus-
bands, loaded up the car with all the gifts and food.
Pierrette's husband took my children along in his
car to wait across the street from the adopted family's
home unseen. They watched as the family came out
to receive their gifts.
The details are too personal to describe, but I can
tell you that my family has never had such a reward-
ing experience. The kids agreed, saying, "Mom, this is
the best Christmas we've ever had."
The story had a happy ending on that day. What
happened after is not important although the story
work to protect the manatee and their habitat, the club's
Islander Wish List includes:
Micro-cassette player and recorder.
Table-top display board.
IBM compatible computer (486 or higher) and a
Plain paper fax machine .
Pens, paper clips, correction fluid.
Two two-drawer letter-size file cabinets.
Six eight-foot banquet-size folding tables.
Contact: Save the Manatee Club, Inc., 500 N.
MaitlandAve., Maitland, FL 32751, 1-800-432-JOIN.
The Islander Wish List of Manasota 88 is:
For elected officials, here and around the
world, to realize a good environment, the economy
and public health are closely related.
For the Florida Legislature and local govern-
ments to address growth management.
For local governments to utilize zoning ordi-
nances to protect our environment and quality of
Contact: Gloria Rains, 722-7413.
The Islander Wish List of the American Red Cross is:
Office equipment including a paper shredder, laser
printer, copy machine, computer, adding machine, paper
cutter, heavy duty three-hole punch and a display case.
Carpet and landscaping for chapter office.
Base and hand-held radios (digital).
27-inch television sets for classrooms.
Coast Guard approved life jackets.
Contact: Mike Kamp, Manatee County Chapter,
dedicated to providing an adequate supply of the
safest possible blood. To meet the needs of the
county, 70 units of blood must be drawn daily.
The Island Wish List of Manatee Community
Blood Center is:
Donations to the building fund.
Contact: Valerie Vale, 746-7195.
goes on still with many special people continuing to
lend a helping hand to the children.
My wish for this year is that those of us who are
fortunate enough can do some giving. It doesn't nec-
essarily take money to give. Giving happens in many
ways. My family learned from Pierrette Kelly and our
adopted family that giving is really receiving. And
there is no greater feeling of joy.
We would like to thank everyone involved and
they know who they are for making us better people,
for being our friends and loving us as we love them, not
just at this time of the year, but throughout every year.
This experience changed our priorities and allowed us
to focus on what is really important in life.
The Island provides us a special opportunity to
make a difference as there are many deserving
people. A lot of people give but there never seems to
be enough. We're so grateful for the chance to be
among the "givers" and I wish that everyone will one
day get the chance to feel the way we do.
Anna Maria Island is special for a lot of reasons but
the people here and the way they care about each other
and take care of each other is a lesson the rest of the
world could learn from.
I am so proud to be part of this wonderful place.
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and thank you!
The Island family with a big heart
CONTINUED FROM THE SPECIAL SECTION
Save the Manatee Club
Manasota 88, an environmental health organiza-
tion, has spent 27 years fighting to protect the envi-
ronment. Their commitment to safeguard air, land and
water quality is aggressive and uncompromising.
They have successfully worked to reduce millions of
pounds of pollutants emitted into the air and water.
Volunteers are unpaid and 100 percent of its
operating revenues are contributions received from
private individuals. Manasota 88's attorney is the
only person to receive compensation.
American Red Cross, Manatee County Chapter
Manatee Community Blood Center
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VIM PAGE 20 0 NOVEMBER 28, 1996 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Center elects new
By David Futch
Three new members were elected Wednesday,
Nov. 20, to the Anna Maria Island Community Center
Little League Board of Directors.
With the election of Bob Gibbons, Elmo Torres
and Sam Sato, the new board has nine members.
The board now consists of President Scott Dell,
Vice President Torres, Treasurer Gibbons, Secretary
Gib Bergquist and Player Agents Millie Torres, Allen
Bobo, Gerald Bowes, Andy Price and Sato.
More than 40 people showed up for the meeting in
which only Little League members who pay $5 to join
are allowed to run for the board and vote for board
A group of citizens with ties to Roser Memorial
Community Church attempted to fill the three open
seats by nominating church members. None of those
affiliated with the church were selected.
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Andy Price, Gerald Bowes, Sam Sato and Treasurer Bob Gibbons. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
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The Board of Directors of the Anna Maria Island
Community Center welcomed three new members
Jim Meena of Holmes Beach taught school for
30 years in Michigan and officiated in high school
sports for 20 years. Meena came to Holmes Beach in
1986 and was active in music at the Island Baptist
Church until retirement.
He is a volunteer chaplain at Blake Medical Cen-
LITTLE LEAGUE, FROM PAGE 20
According to Dell, Little League is interested in
good volunteers and good role models.
"We've had dedicated hard-working people in the
past. There should be no question about what they've
given to Little League," Dell said. "As long as the kids
are having fun, that's what it's all about. With the wel-
fare and well-being of children at stake, my feeling is
there needs to be a strong core of people running the
league, people who have have been actively involved
in Little League."
ter and a member of the Anna Maria Elementary
School Advisory Committee, the Holmes Beach
Board of Adjustment and the Holmes Beach Person-
Gary Wooten of Anna Maria is the general man-
ager at the Sandbar restaurant. He is involved in the
business partnership program at Anna Maria El-
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Linda Sanders of Bradenton Beach is on the
Bradenton Beach Beautification and Grant Commit-
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building official for the City of Bradenton Beach.
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Allen Bobo, vice chairman; Yvonne Shook, trea-
surer; and Linda Loken, secretary. City representa-
tives are Anna Maria Commissioner Robert
McElheny, Bradenton Beach Vice Mayor Connie
Drescher and Holmes Beach Vice Mayor Luke
Courtney. Members at large are Gib Bergquist, Lee
Edwards, Sue O'Connor, Andy Price and Richard
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Busy times ahead
There's much happening on Anna Maria Island
now that tourist season has "kicked in" and the holidays
are upon us.
Art shows and parades on land and sea are coming
up on the calendar very quickly. Others, like bazaars
and pancake breakfasts at St. Bernard and Roser
churches and many other happenings are back on the
calendar following a summer hiatus.
The Privateers' Christmas Parade and the Christ-
mas Lighted-Boat Parade have coordinated their calen-
dars and both events promise excitement for "children
of all ages" on Saturday, December 7.
First, the Privateers go into action. Beginning at
Anna Maria Bayfront Park, the parade heads south on
Bay Boulevard, west on Pine Avenue to Gulf Drive,
and south again through Holmes Beach on Palm and
Marina to the intersection with Gulf Drive.
From there, the parade heads south on Gulf Drive
to Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach.
There, Santa holds court on the Privateer ship, lis-
tens to children's wishes and hands out gifts to children
12 and under.
The kids also get free Cokes and hot dogs. What a
Meanwhile, the Privateers are reported to be
-searching out fresh mullet to smoke the night before the
parade. Whatever they can find will be on sale at Co-
quina during the "Gifts from Santa" party.
The purchase of smoked mullet "eat there or
take home" is the only cost for the day of Privateer
Veal Oscar, Pecan Grouper, Stone Crabs,
Sesame Crusted Salmon, Oysters Rockefeller,
Escargot Appetizer, Fresh Fruit Sabayon
Just a sample of our ever changing
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The Marvins Sundays 8-midnight
"That Jazz Band" Mondays 8-11pm
Celebrating the new grape
Andre Gotti, owner and chef of Chez Andre, Holmes Beach, serves Beaujolais Nouveau flown in from France
to Rolf Nordstrom, Jennie Coburn and Jane Fitzgerald. The limited bottling from new grapes renders an
effervescent taste that has is an annual tradition on Nov. 21. Andre says, "Get it while it lasts." Islander
Photo: Bonner Presswood
Anyone with a cast net and the desire to pitch in
with some mullet for the sale can contact "Big John"
Swagger at 778-1238. All the proceeds go to Privateer
funding of youth sports and scholarships.
Light 'em up
Boats that is.
Although continuation of the American Cancer
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Society's Great American Smoke Out from Nov. 21 is
recommended, in this case we're referring to lighting
up your boat with as many strands of Christmas lights
as you can find.
Last year, and I speak from experience as a former
judge, all the judges were impressed by huge quantities
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of lights. Themes played good, too. Leaping dolphins.
A revolving carousel. Who knows what will catch the
judges' eye this year.
Perhaps the host of trophies and prizes collected by
this year's chairmen, Chuck Stealey and Frank Derfler
worth more than $500 will catch the eye of boat-
ers. More entries are welcome.
The skipper and crew of all the entries are invited
to a reception at Back Bay Steakhouse on Sunday night
for the awards.
There's an entry fee for the boat parade, $10; which
helps defray costs. Call 778-1136, the boat parade
hotline, for tips on decorating, information on the pa-
rade route and to request a registration form. To speak
to Derfler or Stealey, call 778-5374 or 778-3907.
Entry forms are also available from this newspaper
at the editorial and sales office in the Island Shopping
Center, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
As if you needed any help getting started on your
holiday shopping, along comes the Anna Maria Art
League with their eighth annual Fine Arts Festival on
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8.
The league announced winners this week of its
contest for the festival poster and T-shirt design. Win-
ner of the poster award, $100 and five poster prints, is
Julie Claudel Stewart with a Prismacolor pencil work
The motioning palms against a night sky will pro-
mote the festival on full-color posters and in advertise-
The T-shirt contest winner is Richard Thomas for
his watercolor, "Window Pane." Thomas will receive
$100 and five T-shirts for his contribution to this years
Thomas's view through a window of palms and a
harbored sailboat will be printed with a new, "luxuri-
ous" five-color technique that is promised to do the
Festival-wear and posters will be offered for sale
at the main Art League booth at the event.
This will be the first special event for the league's new
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 28, 1996 0 PAGE 23 I]
Look who went to Budapest
Charles and Joey Lester, Holmes Beach, traveled
afar to show off a copy of their favorite newspaper,
er, favorite edition of the newspaper, featuring a
cover photo of their friend Snooks Adams. No word
on whether Snooks got a T-shirt. ("Myfriends went
to Budapest and all I got was ...")
director, Ginger White. Stop at their booth to say hello.
Cause to celebrate
To the French, a new crop of grapes is reason to
To the wine lover, the new crop is accompanied by
an annual event.
There are no excuses at Holmes Beach's French res-
taurant, Chez Andre, owned and operated by Chef Andre
Gotti and his wife. So far as we know, theirs is the only
restaurant on Anna Maria Island to fly-in Beaujolais
Nouveau for the traditional tasting on Nov. 21.
It's become a popular custom in the U.S. and many
restaurants in Sarasota celebrate the Beaujolais Nouveau.
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Island show sets fashion trend
Nancy King of Holmes Beach models an outfit for
Island fun at the recent Island Style Show sponsored
by the office volunteers of the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce. Held at Leverock's Restau-
rant with a backdrop of Tampa Bay, volunteer
director Carolyn Whitney said the show attracted
125 Islanders making the event a great success. The
afternoon also included door prizes donated by many
Island businesses. Islander Photo: Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce
Beaujolais, a light and dry, fruity red wine comes
from a hilly region in southern Burgundy. The
Beaujolais Nouveau is new wine, bottled right after
fermentation without aging. It is very light and fruity
and should be drunk within a few months of its release
on Nov. 21.
We heard it through the grapevine that Andre's
Beaujolais Nouveau, J. Claude Boisset, is still available
(but not too much of it) for $15 a bottle.
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Island/key sons headed to football big-time
By David Futch r
Islander Reporter ;_- ._
Billy DiPaola of Anna Maria City and Eric
Christensen of Longboat Key Village get a lot of fan
College football coaches throughout the country
keep the U.S. Postal Service busy in an attempt to
stay in DiPaola's and Christensen's good graces.
When you're 17, still growing and weigh 245
pounds like DiPaola or 320 pounds like
Christiansen, coaches dream about you anchoring
their offensive or defensive lines.
"Florida, Florida State, Central Florida, Univer-
sity of South Florida, South Carolina, West Virginia,
Georgia, N.C. State and a lot of other schools I never
heard of have sent me letters," DiPaola said. "I even
got letters from two Heisman Trophy winners. I like
the University of Florida a lot and I'd like to stay in
Florida. South Carolina has been real personable."
Billy's father, Vinnie DiPaola, who owns Dips
Ice Cream in Anna Maria, said Manatee High School
head coach Joe Kinnan has been instrumental in his
son's development as a blue-chip athlete and in
helping find the right college.
"Kinnan really helps in the process," Vinnie
said. "Billy is high on Kinnan's list and it's probably
because Billy hasn't missed a practice or a
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FOOTBALL, FROM PAGE 24
weightlifting session since he was in ninth grade. We
owe Kinnan a lot. He guided Billy right along."
Ninth grade was the first year DiPaola played or-
ganized football. Before that he was too big.
"When he was 10," Vinnie said, "coaches
wanted him to play on teams with 15-year-olds."
DiPaola said he just turned 17 and expects to put
on another 30 or 40 pounds when he reaches college.
"I've put on 30 pounds in the last year."
At Manatee High, DiPaola played both ways as
an offensive and defensive tackle. The six-foot-two-
inch senior also played center and linebacker during
his Manatee High career.
His junior year he threw a 12-pound shot put 44
feet and tied the school's clean-and-jerk weightlifting
record of 300 pounds. He bench presses 345 pounds
and runs a 4.9 second 40-yard dash.
"I'll probably major in physical education be-
cause I want to coach," DiPaola said. "I'd like to
play defense. I've been recruited as a defensive end
at USF (South Florida in Tampa)."
Cardinal Mooney offensive tackle Christensen
said the university he chooses will have to offer
good things on and off the field.
"I'm still trying to figure out what I want to
major in and that will play a part in my decision," he
said. "It may be business, restaurant and hotel man-
agement or marine biology."
Let's see. The University of Florida has a good
On the other hand, Christensen's father Harry is
the owner of the popular Longboat Key restaurant
Harry's Continental Kitchens, and Florida State has
a good restaurant and hotel management school. And
Christensen's brother Hal goes to FSU.
Then again, the entire Christensen family likes
to scuba dive and the University of Miami has a
good marine biology department.
Tough decision for a young man to make.
"Oh, gosh. So many schools have written let-
ters," he said. "Vanderbilt, Clemson, Miami,
Florida, FSU, Syracuse. They're the main ones."
And six-foot-five-inch Christensen should have
no trouble getting into any of them. He has a 3.49
grade point average and a SAT score of 1,010.
Christensen credits Cardinal Mooney teachers
with his success in the classroom and Coach Mike
Dowling on the field.
"We have teachers who care about kids and want
to see us succeed," he said. "Mooney has a reputa-
tion or image from the point of view of other schools
that we're rich kids who don't want to learn. It's not
true. We're mostly from middle-class families who
want us to get a good education."
Christensen said he wants to play offense in col-
lege "because I'm doing the hitting and not getting hit."
Right now, he'll take some time off.
"I love being out on the water. I'm a diver," he
said. "The whole family dives. That's what makes it
neat. We all like to go to the Keys diving."
Maybe Christensen will go fishing with friends.
Think about what the future has to offer. How he got
to this point in life.
For DiPaola and Christensen, maybe it was all
the rich ice cream cones from Dips or the wonder-
ful food from Harry's Continental Kitchen that did
SA Community Carnival featuring games, enter-
tainment and food for the entire family in observance
of National Alzheimer's Month will be held on Satur-
day, Nov. 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cabot Pointe
of Bradenton, 5325 26th St. W., Bradenton. All pro-
ceeds are dedicated to benefit the Alzheimer's Associa-
tion. Information: 739-0730.
Senior Friends of Columbia Blake Medical Cen-
ter will hold an indoor Flea Market and Craft Sale on
Saturday, Nov. 30, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Senior
Friends Club House, Cortez Road West and 66th Street
West in the Cortez Village Shopping Plaza. Informa-
World AIDS Day will be commemorated on Sun-
day, Dec. 1, at Christ Episcopal Church, 4030 Mana-
tee Ave. W, Bradenton, with a service to begin at 6:30
p.m. A reception will immediately follow in the
church's parish hall.
The 29th annual Mistletoe Ball, to benefit the
New College Library Association, will be held on Sat-
urday, Dec. 7, at College Hall on the Bayfront of the
New College/USF Campus, Sarasota. Early reserva-
tions are necessary, as this event is always a sell-out.
Ticket information: 351-3700.
The 18th annual Street Fair, to benefit the Mana-
tee County Schools Foundation, will be held at Rossi
Waterfront Park, 9th Street and Manatee River,
Bradenton, on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 30 and Dec.
1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entertainment, food, arts and
crafts, and games for family fun will be featured. Ad-
mission is free. Information: 741-7424.
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Wit and wisdom b' native
Floridian Gib Bergquist
The Cracker talks turkey
When this Florida Cracker was growing up over in
Polk County during the Great Depression, the prepara-
tions for Thanksgiving were a bit more complicated
than they are today.
In that era of no TV and no FT (frozen turkeys), we
brothers would come home from school a few days
before Thanksgiving to find a big tom turkey tethered
to a tree in our backyard.
When the time arrived to prepare this magnificent
bird for the oven, he had become an instant pet, hand-
fed daily with kernels of dried corn. This was very
much akin to feeding the condemned his last meal be-
fore hanging, and the moment of dispatch was dreaded
In the Cracker's young mind, he figured that
grownups had things a little backwards. One didn't dress
a turkey for the oven, one obviously undressed him, strip-
ping him of his glorious iridescent plumage right down to
his birthday suit. He still thinks he's right.
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He has a vivid recollection of his mother going
over the turkey carcass with a fine-toothed comb, so to
speak, looking for any stray pin feathers that might
have escaped the feather plucking.
One of the consoling by-products of the undress-
ing was the instant supply of beautiful tail feathers that
qofd.pn Sp..oon wad qo .V 4 c wa I
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quickly became a part of our Indian headbands. A
brave or a squaw wore one feather, more if you were
a chief. You guessed it. We always had more chiefs
than we did Indians.
Now that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has
officially given a guarded approval to resume stuffing
our birds much as we have done since the days of
Squanto and the pilgrim fathers, the Cracker is much
For some reason, stuffing always tasted a smidgen
better than the dressing prepared from the same recipe
- at least this held true for his mom's famous
cornbread-oyster stuffing that was a meal in itself.
The pumpkin and sweet potato pies could be baked
the day before Thanksgiving. If you haven't peeled a
pumpkin lately, it isn't easy. The aroma of nutmeg and
cinnamon emanating from the kitchen on pie-making
day was a cause for instant salivation.
Now comes the "piece de resistance" the cran-
berry sauce. The little wooden box of fresh berries from
the bogs of Maine was carefully sorted at the grocery
for the ripest and plumpest berries. These were boiled
with sugar until they popped open to make the sauce.
If you preferred cranberry jelly, you strained off the
skins and cooked the sauce some more.
Each Thanksgiving, mom's treasured crystal com-
pote would be carefully lowered from the top shelf of
the China closet and filled with cranberry sauce to be-
come the table centerpiece.
As a child, the Cracker viewed this cranberry com-
pote with its beauty, charm, color, reflections, refrac-
tions and symmetry as magical the epitome of el-
egance. It became his benchmark by which to measure
the elegance of all other things and does to this day.
Today, mothers have been largely liberated from
the kitchen on Thanksgiving since all of the makings
now come frozen, pre-packaged or table-ready -
which is a great improvement, particularly for mom.
Perhaps it's the sounds, sights and smells of
Thanksgiving preparation (that which can't be pack-
aged) that he misses the most.
The Cracker wishes you a bountiful and happy
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the Week" at Anna Maria Elementary Schoolfor the week ending Nov. 18. Corn, Salad, Sherbet
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Nov. 13, trespass warning, 512 Spring Ave.,
Castaways Resort. A trespass warning was issued to a
tenant who had been evicted.
Nov. 13, threats, 300 block of Hardin. The com-
plainant reported receiving phone threats from a per-
Nov. 18, domestic battery, 600 block of Rose
Street. Two subjects were involved in a violent domes-
tic argument, said the report.
Nov. 15, retail theft, 100 Gulf Drive N., Circle K.
The complainant reported a juvenile suspect entered
the store, took a five-pack of cigarettes valued at $8.99
and began to leave the store. The complainant told him
to put down the cigarettes, but he left the store and got
into a car with other juveniles and left the area.
Based on the complainant's description, two sheriff s
deputies stopped the vehicle on Cortez Road. They called
the complainant who gave a description which matched
one of the juveniles in the vehicle. The suspect was taken
back to the store for a positive identification. The officer
released the suspect to his parents.
Nov. 16, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victim reported a person unknown entered
the vehicle and removed $139 in cash.
Nov. 17, burglary to an automobile, 2500 block of
Avenue B. The victim reported that when he delivered a
pizza he saw three males subjects in a car in the driveway.
On his was back to his vehicle, he heard one of the sub-
jects shout, "Come on, let's go." When he got to his ve-
hicle, he found that a pizza hot bag valued at $50 and a
pizza valued at $8.55 were missing.
Nov. 17, burglary, 2200 Gulf Drive, Seaside
Motel. The complainant reported a person unknown
entered the open sliding glass door and removed a
watch valued at $8,000, $180 in cash from a wallet and
a change purse valued at $15.
Nov. 19, criminal mischief, Coquina Beach con-
cession stand. The complainant reported a person un-
known forced open three soda machines and removed
approximately $45 in change. Damages were $600.
Nov. 19, burglary to an automobile, Coquina Beach.
The complainant reported a person unknown punched out
the door lock and ripped out the back seat to gain access
to the trunk and removed $1,314 in cash, a camcorder and
case valued at $800, three purses valued at $30, $525 in
Canadian currency, credit cards, eyeglasses, car keys, a
bank book, $250 in makeup and driver's licenses.
Nov. 19 criminal mischief, Coquina Beach. The
complainant reported a person unknown punched out
the door lock but made no entry.
Nov. 20, theft, criminal mischief, Coquina Beach.
The complainant reported a person unknown broke the
lock on a vending machine and removed an unknown
amount of change. Damages were $500.
Nov. 20, theft, 200 block of Bay Drive South. The
complainant reported a person unknown removed a
dog kennel valued at $100 from his yard.
Nov. 21, criminal mischief, Coquina Beach. The
officer on patrol observed a soda machine pried open.
An unknown amount of change was missing.
Nov. 15, traffic, 200 block of 81st Street. The officer
stopped the subject's vehicle which had a cracked wind-
shield and found the tag was expired and the driver had
no proof of insurance or registration. The officer issued a
citation for the tag, a written warning for the windshield
and a verbal warning for the insurance violation.
Nov. 15, suspicious person, 4700 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria Elementary School. The complainant reported that
a male subject that was hanging around the school in the
evenings talking to small children had been told by school
officials not to be on the property but had returned. The
subject was gone upon the officer's arrival.
Nov. 15, found property a pair of ladies' shorts
with the price tag attached, 6600 block of Gulf Drive.
Nov. 15, noise, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. The
complainant reported loud music coming from the bar.
The officer noted that he could hear drums and bass out-
side the bar. The band was asked to turn down the volume.
Nov. 15, noise, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. The
complainant reported loud music coming from the bar.
The band was asked to turn down the volume.
Nov. 16, found property a plastic card holder
containing three bank account cards, 5900 block of
SNov. 16, vandalism, 3015 Gulf Drive, Citgo. The
complainant reported that he observed two male sub-
jects come out of the bathroom carrying markers. When
he checked the bathroom, he found graffiti on the walls.
The subjects were not found.
Nov. 17, disturbance, 5424 Marina Drive,
Jessie's. The complainant reported the subject was in-
toxicated and swearing at him after he refused to sell
him some items. The subject was not found.
Nov. 18, theft of a boat trailer tag, 400 block of
Nov. 18, found bicycle, 5800 block of Flotilla.
Nov. 20, traffic, Manatee Avenue and Gulf Drive.
The complainants reported a van ran them off the road
and almost hit them. Another officer located the van
which was involved in an accident.
Nov. 20, DUI with property damage, 5508 Ma-
rina Drive, Island Package Liquors. Sharon Williams,
46, of Holmes Beach, hit a motor scooter with her van
in the parking lot. The officer noted that Williams ap-
peared to be very confused, mumbled her responses,
had no concept of time and could not perform field
sobriety tests. She was placed in custody.
Nov. 21, disorderly intoxication, 4500 block of
Gulf Drive. The officer, responding to a domestic call,
found the subject sitting in a lawn chair outside the
carport. The officer noted the subject was unable to
understand anything he said due to being intoxicated.
The complainant said the subject had been throw-
ing furniture throughout the residence. The subject
became abusive to the back-up sheriff's deputy and
began throwing lawn chairs. He was placed in custody.
Nov. 21, disorderly intoxication, 3610 East Bay
Drive, Dry Dock. The officer found a female subject
being restrained by patrons who said she had become
violent and physically abusive and started throwing
things. She was placed in custody.
Nov. 21, theft of a bicycle valued at $250, 5354
Gulf Drive, Dolphin Day Care.
Nov. 22, disturbance, 5600 block of Carissa. The
officer was dispatched in reference to an abandoned
911 call and was met by the subject who said the com-
plainant called because the subject wanted to leave the
residence. The subject said he wanted to go to a motel
to get some rest because the complainant was drinking
and keeping him awake. The officer requested the sub-
ject get his clothes and go to a motel.
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Hurricane party fare, fish for all, too
By Bob Ardren
Hurricane season is about over, even though
there's still one of those pesky storms rumbling about
down south of Cuba, last I heard. Marco.
So here's a new idea for munchies you can lay in
now that will still be ready for next season assum-
ing we don't have a storm between now and then. The
idea is called MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) and you can
find them for sale in military surplus stores and some
MREs are what the military uses these days to feed
troops in the field. Suppliers also bag up civilian ver-
sions widely used by backpackers, and they should be
dandy for emergency supplies during tropical storms.
So step right up and you can choose from chicken
a la king, tuna and noodles, corned beef hash and, well,
you get the idea. Complete meals totally sealed in plas-
tic bags retail for $4.50 to $5.50 each. The government
says they'll keep for 11 years.
Included are the main dish, dessert such as dried
pears or applesauce, cocoa, drink powders, a condi-
ment package, packet of jelly or cheese spread, chew-
ing gum, matches, a spoon, a handwipe and toilet pa-
per. Is that complete or what?
Actually, I remember when k-rations included a
small package of Camels, but that's politically incor-
rect these days.
So next year when you lay in a fresh supply of
bottled water and flashlight batteries, you might want
Sto join the Department of Defense and lay in some
My only question: If they keep for 11 years, how
come they're being sold in military surplus stores, and
how old must those be? Think I'll opt for the civilian
versions sold by outfitters.
Net ban Dec. 5 showdown
Organized Fishermen of Florida will take their ar-
guments to the Florida Supreme Court Dec. 5 in what
could be their final hope of overturning the net ban
As usual in the case of commercial fishers, a few
Winners in the Nov. 23 horseshoe games
were Al Ryan of Bradenton Beach and Bill
Starrett of Anna Maria. Runners-up were
George Landraitis of Anna Maria and J.C.
Phillips of Bradenton Beach.
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with their "tarp nets" and just plain defying the law and
continued use of gill nets. But every group has its bad
apples, including the sport fishers.
Officials of the Florida Conservation Association
tell me they're confident they'll win in Tallahassee, and
if they do, another way of Old Florida will be gone.
Saving the flats
Between growing numbers of fishing tournaments
and the more usual mad-dawn dash to the flats es-
pecially on weekends sport fishing's become a truly
competitive sport at times. And, as a result, the resource
is suffering in some areas.
Locally, we've seen areas of Cockroach Bay be-
come off limits to motor boats, and a bit farther north,
the same thing is true at Fort DeSoto Park as attempts
are made to protect the seagrass beds.
Things have gotten bad enough in even
"unpopulated" areas such as Charlotte Harbor that lo-
cal guides there are calling for no-motor zones in areas
especially popular for trout, redfish and snook. The
newest fad in fishing, flats boats, seem to be the cause
of much of the problem.
Designed to run in very shallow water to get up
next to the flats and pole the grassy area lots of these
operators just go ahead and run their flats boat right up
onto the flats. Then, when they want to move, they just
crank up and roar away.
Leaving bad prop scars in seagrasses all over the
flats. The scars can take as long as 10 years to heal.
So now a group of guides in Charlotte Harbor are
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While the boat does not have to be in perfect shape,
Scientists expressed guarded optimism following
the fourth annual scallop search in Tampa Bay. They
found a total of 75 live scallops this year, up from three
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Scallops are usually thought of as an indicator of
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asking the Florida Department of Environmental Pro-
tection to create no-motor zones there. As I understand
it, fishers want corridors where power boats can be
used, but areas outside those corridors would only be
open to poled or rowed boats or boats with electric
Of course, the areas would also be open to wade
Keys go farther
Down in the Florida Keys they've taken things one
step farther. One area of the National Marine Sanctuary
there is going to be closed to all fishing, even catch and
release. And that's causing some shrieking down there.
Granted, less than one percent of the 2,800-square-
mile sanctuary is off limits for fishing, but fishers see
it as a growing trend and they don't like it. The closed
area is the nine-square-mile Sambos Ecological Re-
serve a few miles north of Key West.
Just to make the fishers even more upset, the govern-
ment plans to allow scuba and skin diving in the reserve,
although divers won't be able to take any fish either.
Locally, as the saying goes, if you ask five guides
about creating closed areas, you get eight opinions.
Most of the more experienced ones I've chatted with
about it see some merit in the idea, but admit it would
be hard to enforce and also hard to "sell" to the general
As the pressure on the resource climbs, you can be
sure there'll be some changes made. If we want to con-
tinue to have a productive fishery, that is.
See you next week.
it should be usable. Unfortunately, Mote just can't use that
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Mote's boat donation program has been a success.
Boats donated and then sold for research funding raised
more than $50,000 in 1996.
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Mote will provide the donor with all the necessary
information to substantiate the donation for tax purposes.
Scientists were quick to point out that the increase
in the scallop count may be due to a different means of
gathering them this year the 200 volunteers targeted
only the lower bay for the search rather than the scat-
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N NOVEMBER 28, 1996 I PAGE 31 JI
Calm sends grouper, kingfish into feeding frenzy
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Beautiful chamber of commerce weather allowed
fishing guides to run offshore last week and come back
with plenty of grouper and kingfish.
Indeed, anglers were able to land a variety of Gulf
fish including tuna, cobia, mackerel, red and black
grouper and kingfish.
Inshore fishermen reported catching snook, red-
fish, black drum and sheepshead.
After the current cold front passes, fishing should
take off again.
Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet Sue said the fishing
has finally picked up. She said their four-hour trip av-
eraged 100 head of Key West grunts and porgies. Their
six-hour trip yielded 75 head of Key West grunts, por-
gies and a few red and black grouper. Their nine-hour
trip averaged 30 head of black grouper, mangrove
snapper and porgies.
Rod & Reel Pier Joseph said anglers are catch-
ing a lot of black drum, sheepshead, redfish and a few
Anna Maria City Pier Gary said they're catch-
ing a lot of mackerel with white jigs and silver spoons.
Redfish 27 to 33 inches with snakefish and shrimp and
a few snook at night between 20 and 30 inches.
Annies of Cortez Sue said Capt. Zack
Zacharias of Dee-Jay II told her that overall action was
hot and cold along with the weather. The Gulf is still
giving up mackerel and cobia. Bay fishing is produc-
ing snook to 30 inches, reds to 28 inches, sheepshead,
trout and flounder. Juvenile reds from 12 to 16 inches
Capt. Dave Pinkham with Annies of Cortez -
Fished 12 miles out on Wednesday and Thursday and
caught several nice kingfish. Marty Ferris caught
plenty of grouper, three of them keeper black grouper
22 to 26 inches and kings to 15 pounds.
Galati Yacht Basin Chris said kingfish action
was good. During the Suncoast Kingfish Association
Championship a number of 30-pound-plus kings were
turned in at the St. Petersburg Boat Show. Chris said
the kings were caught off Clearwater Beach.
Capt. Rick Gross --Rick said he has been doing
well on snook and redfish on warmer days with snook
to 15 pounds and reds to 10.
On my boat Magic we've been getting redfish to
30 inches on the flats and mangrove snapper and sheep-
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Donald Clark of Woodbridge, Virginia, holds the 25-pound blackfin tuna he caught fishing with Capts. Phil
Shields and Keith Barnett aboard the Reef Reacher. While bottom fishing for grouper, Shields and Barnett
hooked a blue runner through the nose and let him swim around behind the boat. The tuna spotted the strug-
gling bait and nailed it, Shields said. Islander Photo courtesy of Phil Shields
fish to three pounds.
Capt. Mark Bradow Mark said there's still
white bait around and he has been nailing snook and
redfish on the flats.
Capt. Joe Webb Using gold bombers on
planers, Webb and Matt Bowers of Island Discount
Tackle slayed black grouper to 20 pounds. The grou-
per were so hungry that one tripped a planer and
came back and hit the bomber while it was dragging
on the surface.
Island Discount Tackle Bill said there are
good reports on snook fishing on the flats and kings
offshore, and also mangrove snapper on the three
and seven-mile reefs. In deeper water, grouper fish-
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DAY AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Nov 28 12:16 2.3 7:45 -0.2 3:36 1.4 6:15 1.3
Nov 29 12:58 2.2 8:27 -0.1 4:10 1.4 7:16 1.2
Nov 30 1:44 2.0 9:10 0.0 4:50 1.5 8:30 1.2
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By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Nov. 14, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report that a 75-foot fishing vessel
had struck the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. A Coast
Guard vessel responded and checked the vessel and
bridge for damage. There was no damage to the bridge.
The captain of the boat was taking medication for an
injury he had sustained the day before.
Nov. 14, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a distress call from a 140-foot cargo
vessel off Egmont Key. A Coast Guard vessel re-
sponded, but the call was determined to have been false
and the vessel was testing its radio.
Nov. 14, Boarding. A 47-foot power boat was
-boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Nov. 14, Boarding. A 17-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Nov. 14, Boarding. A 17-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Nov. 16, Boarding. A 22-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Nov. 17, Boarding. A 30-foot power boat was
boarded in the Gulf of Mexico. The vessel operator
received a written warning for not having any flares on
board and not having a pollution placard.
Nov. 17, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 30-foot sailboat overdue
from Sarasota to Venice. A Coast Guard vessel re-
sponded and located the vessel anchored safely off
Nov. 17, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 23-foot power boat an-
chored in the channel near Stickney Point Bridge with
no one on board. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
22084139 responded and located two people sleeping
on the boat. There were no problems, and the boat got
underway shortly thereafter.
Nov. 17, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 14-foot canoe unable to
make way due to wind. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
20084171 responded and towed the vessel to safe
Nov. 18, Boarding. A 24-foot fishing boat was
boarded in the Gulf. The Florida Marine Patrol cited the
vessel's operator for having undersized stone crab claws.
Nov. 18, Boarding. A 25-foot sailboat was boarded
in the Gulf. The vessel's operator received a written
warning for having expired flares and having improper
spacing on the hull registration numbers.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 28, 1996 0 PAGE 33 M
Islanders win fifth straight soccer match
By Kevin P. Cassidy
The Island Football Club ventured into south-
side St. Petersburg on Sunday and came away with
a narrow 1-0 win over the Southside Jammers.
The Islanders were led by men-of-the-match
Richie Bell, Ian "Ramblin Man" Fairweather, Matt
Bowers, Neil Fellowes and goalie Lance Bieker,
who made several key "saves" in the latter stages of
The game itself was not as close as the final
score indicates as the Islanders looked like the bet-
ter side for the majority of the game. They were con-
stantly on the attack throughout the first half but
came away empty-handed as their shots went either
harmlessly high, wide of the goal or were turned
away by great plays from South Side's goalie.
The Jammers had their best scoring opportunity
with two minutes left in the first half. They were on
a counter attack deep in the Islander's end when they
were awarded a "free kick." They sent a handful of
"runners" into the goal box. One of the runners went
to the far post and headed the ball toward the goal.
As defender on the play, I panicked and
"handed" the ball giving the Jammers a penalty
kick. Nine times out of ten, a penalty kick finds its
way to the back of the net but the "luck of the Irish"
was with the Islanders and the penalty kick sailed
over the goal. The whistle sounded and the half
ended with the score knotted at 0-0.
The second half started out pretty much like the
first with the Islanders controlling the ball and pres-
suring the Jammers defense. Time after time, the Is-
landers found themselves in position to score but the
opportunities were never realized.
Time was running out for the Islanders who
could not afford a tie if they hoped to win the divi-
sion title so they pushed forward with fervor.
The extra effort created several good scoring
chances for the team but it also left them prone to
swift counter attacks by the Jammers. This is when
the "men-of-the-match" earned their Foster's oil
can. They were seriously out-numbered on a few of
the Jammers offensive pushes but came up big each
The "luck of the Irish" surfaced again to help the
Islander's with less then two minutes left in the
Kenny Bowers made a run down the right wing
and sent the ball across the penalty area towards Neil
Fellowes who was set up on the far post. A jammer
defender, in a moment of anxiety or desperation,
handed the ball and the Islander's had their turn at
a penalty kick. Andy Smith calmly knocked the ball
into the upper right corner of the goal for a 1-0 lead
- with seconds to spare.
The win improves the IFC record to 9-1-1 with
three regular season games left to play. The team is
off this week for the Thanksgiving holiday but fans
can look forward to a first-place showdown with
SFC Slovakia on December 8 at G.T. Bray Park in
Brett Mclntosh moves the ballfor the Island Football
Club. Islander Photo: Courtesy Patty Wheeler
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walled for privacy and more. Endless open
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offers Gulf views from the roof-top sun
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pet, breakfast bar, walk-in shower, low
maintenance fees. Priced at $99,900.
Call Ed Oliveira at 778-1751.
SUMMER SANDS BAYFRONT DUPLEX
Enjoy a direct Gulfview and beautiful sun- With fabulous view, spacious floor
sets from this 2BR/2.5BA condo. Amenities plans and a short walk to the beach.
include pool and Jacuzzi. Unit just refur- Turnkey furnished. 2,736 sq. ft. total liv-
bished and is in "as new" condition. Too ing area. Large deep water dock. Of-
many extras to list. Offered at $154,900. fered at $389,000. Call Dave Moynihan
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=:I71 /j Greenway and Davidson
Levins now Wagner management training
on Longboat Jeff Greenway, manager of the Coldwell Banker
Kevin Levins Realty has become a part of the Anna Maria Island office, and Bill Davidson, vice
Wagner Realty offices as of Nov. 1. Wagner Realty has president and district manager of Coldwell Banker
offices located in Bradenton Beach, on Cortez Road, West Central Florida, recently completed Coldwell
Palmetto and now Longboat Key. Currently there are Banker's growth management program.
32 sales associates at Wagner Realty. Services include This three-day training introduces key manage-
clioc rPntalsc annrl rortv mananornpmnt ment personnel to a growth management program.
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Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate is pleased
to announce the addition of Realtors Don Murphy and
Sharon MacDonald to its Cortez office located at 3915
Cortez Rd. W., Wildewood Springs Plaza.
1BR/1BA, apartment $1400 mo
Key Royale, 3BR $3300 mo
2BR/2BA, Sarasota $2000 mo
2BR/2BA, Brd. Condo $1400 mo
2BR/1BA, Beachview $1600 mo
2BR/2BA with boat dock $850 mo Julie Gilstrap
matching p1 Ej eiI l ties since 1949
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
BAY PALMS. Charming 2BR/2BA pool home
with many upgrades and renovations. Choice
large corner lot in Holmes Beach. Fenced yard.
Home Warranty included. $164,900. Call Susan
Hatch 778-7616 eves.
DIRECT GULF FRONT CONDO with sweeping
views of the Island. 2BR/2BA with views from most
rooms. New heated pool, tennis, elevator, secured
lobby, covered parking, quiet, tropical setting.
$279,000. Call Carol Williams 778-1718 eves.
BRIDGEPORT. Bayfront condo, 2BR/2BA fur-
nished. Steps to beach, covered parking, eleva-
tor. $114,900. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
EXCELLENT INVESTMENT OR VACATION
GETAWAY! IBR/IBA turnkey furnished condos
close to beach, shopping, restaurants and trans-
portation. Complex on canal. Assumable mort-
gage for first time buyer. $29,500-32,500. Call
Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.
BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX lot. $54,900.
Call Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MALS I: 1
Young travels to mainland
Islander Vicki Young is now a travel consultant
with Travel Design Center, Inc., located at 7423 A
Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
Young has been in the travel industry for the past
PERICO BAY CLUB
ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS VIEW from this
3BR/2BA upper unit at Perico. Garage and new
floor coverings ..................................... $184,900.
TURNKEY FURNISHED VILLA AT PERICO
BAY. Private deck, garage and wheelchair
accessible.................................... Only $114,900.
LIGHT, BRIGHT END UNIT. Villa at Perico offers
a 2-car garage and privacy galore. ....$131,900.
BEST LAKE VIEW ON WATERSIDE LANE. 2BR/
2BA with glassed lanai, deck and garage.............
Reduced to $113,900.
2BR/2BA UPPER WITH TERRIFIC BAY VIEW.
Furnishings negotiable. ........... Only $137,900.
"THE ACCENT IS ON SERVICE"
Julie & Jim Warrender
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3007 MANATEE AVE W.,
DISTINGUISHED KEY ROYALE RESIDENCE.
Amid lush tropical setting offering wonderful island
style living. 3BR/3B, pool, dock and davit. $350,000.
Traute Winsor, 727-7074. R18284
SPECTACULAR ELEVATED GULF-FRONT RESI-
DENCE with.panoramic views. 3BR/3B, fireplace in
great room, 55' wraparound deck. Professionally land-
scaped. $795,000. Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. R68328
BEAUTIFUL TOWNHOUSE. 3BR, eat-in kitchen,
combination living/dining rooms. 1BR/1B on first
floor. Master and second suite upstairs. Elevator, 40'
slip on sailboat water. Workshop. $269,900. Kathy
Marcinko, 792-9122. C11680
PRIME, CONVENIENT LOCATION. Duplex plus lot.
2BR/2B and 2BR/1B. Gulfside, short walk to beach.
Zoned C2. $390,000. Anne Miller, 792-6475. D15844
EASY STROLL TO THE GULF. Spacious 3-story
townhouse. 2 heated pools, tennis, docking privi-
leges. Situated on a lovely lagoon leading to the bay.
$139,900. Dick Ring, 748-7937. C13626
GORGEOUS VIEW OF ICW. 2BR/2B 1st floor cor-
ner unit. Many quality upgrades including electric
storm shutters. Tennis, heated pool and spa.
$155,000. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. C15381
On Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 28, 1996 0 PAGE 35 IE
A group from Playa Encantada recently took a
cruise on the Royal Caribbean's Monarch of the
Seas to celebrate the 60th birthday for Islander Fran
Smith. Smith sailed into her big day with a bunch of
friends who brought along a copy of The Islander
Bystanderfor good measure. From left to right, first
row are John Hechard, June Hechard, Nancy Mink,
Dora Heil, Linda Wallander and Troy Graves.
Second row are Al Mink, Gil Wallander, Fred Hill,
Les Smith, Birthday Girl Fran Smith, Scott Neilsen,
Mike Mikolajewski, Maxine Mikolajewski and May
Griffin. Third row are Jack Gulden, Ruth Gulden,
Richard Lewis, Kathi Katz, Judith Stepp, Jim Stepp,
Tammy Stewart and Tim Stewart. Not pictured,
Walter Katz. Islander Photo: Courtesy
of Fran's Friends
2BR/2BA condo fully updated and decorated. Light,
bright, open floor plan with ceramic tile. Enjoy cul-de-sac
location with tropical landscaping and pool. $119,900. Call
Diana Kaeding / Realtor Owner (941) 388-4474, eves.
383-3053, fax (941) 383-1739 ROYAL PALI REALTY
Anna Maria Canalfront Home By Owner
ANNA MARIA BAYFRONT LOT -
Spectacular Views Build your dream
home. See us for details on this new
Island listing just reduced in price.
Call Horizon Realty of Anna Maria, Inc.
r-, (941) 778-0426
\ HORIZON REALTY
of Anna Maria, Inc.
420 PINE AVENUE BOX 155
ANNA MARIA, FL 34216 FAX 778-1929
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CHARMING BAYFRONT HOME Lovely 3BR/2BA home with
clear views of the Skyway, city pier and pristine nature.
DEEDED BOAT DOCK *MVP Seller will entertain offers between
$130,000 $160,000. 2BR/2BA, lushly landscaped backyard, en-
closed lanai, garage, potential for duplex. #TDY16062.
GULFFRONT MOTEL 22 units, heated pool, private beach, desir-
able location. $1,895,000. #TDY16859.
PALMA SOLA *MVP Seller will entertain offers between $130,000
-$160,000. 1/2 block to Bay. 3BR/2BA, 2-car garage, caged pool,
large lot. Citrus, quiet street. #TDY17901.
T. Dolly Young, REALTOR/IMS
Leading Edge Society 778-5427
S*MVP Seller will entertain offers
between $130,000 $150,000
on this 2BR/2BA with 2-car ga-
Srage. Great Gulffront view.
j 4Owner will finance. #57185
Carol S. Heinze
Certified Residential Specialist
NEW LISTING 2BR/2BA condo on Sandy Pointe. Bayviews, upgrades with wood cabinets in kitchen. Fire
sprinkler system. Customized closets. #18399. $93,900. Call T. Dolly Young eves. 778-5427.
ANNA MARIA Immaculate home on natural canal. Updated kitchen, breakfast bar, Florida room with fire-
place, barrel tile roof. Very quiet with citrus trees. #15937. Call Roni McCuddin-Price anytime 778-5585.
TIFFANY Enjoy Gulf beach, white sand and sunsets. 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished. One of the Island's most
popular condominiums. #15658. Call T. Dolly Young eves. 778-5427.
m Karin Stephan
Fax: 941- 778-3035
ANNA MARIA Brand new Key
West style home in the City of
Anna Maria. Gulfview from the
bedroom. Steps to the beach.
3BR/2BA with pool. Call for
your private tour today.
#KS16988. Call Karin
Stephan eves. 388-1267.
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224 OAK AVE: 3 bedroom, 3 bath, elevated home. Open
and airy, great room/living room with wood burning fire-
place and oak floors. Master suite has his and her walk-in
closets and whirlpool tub with separate shower. Screened
deck overlooks the boat ramp and dock with electric and
water hook-up. No bridges. Ample parking and storage
under 2,100 sq. ft. of air conditioned living space.
Asking $349,000 Please call 778-0217.
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ENTERTAINMENT CENTER glass with mirrors,
lights and shelves. Asking $300. 778-8306.
NEW DOUBLE MATTRESS box spring, frame, and
new chest of drawers (4). $150. Call 794-5359.
QUEEN MATTRESS & BOX SPRING in very nice
condition. Asking $37.50. Call 778-3027.
BLACK EAGLE 4000 full featured vehicle security
system with remote door locks and trunk release
$169. Installed at your home or work. 742-0654.
DINNERWARE 60 PIECES made in USA. Rose
pattern, 22k gold edge. 41 years old. Asking $75.
Call 778-3336 after 6 pm.
GOLD EMBOSSED GIFT CERTIFICATES $15 off!
1 hour deluxe massage therapy. Health Works 792-
7647 or 748-0475. Karin Hollorn L.M.T. License #
MA0015568, expires 12/5/96.
ONE LOT FURNITURE FOR 2BR/2BA with lanai.
Includes all wood bamboo style living room, twin
beds, bedroom furniture and dining. Also washer/
dryer, queen bedroom, recliner, linens, towels, cook-
ware, etc. Call 795-1419.
WATERBED QUEEN SIZE waveless mattress,
lighted headboard with mirror, glass door cabinets,
heater, many extras, great condition. $375 OBO.
PATIO TABLE AND 4 sling chairs. Beautiful new
'Woodard." Charcoal textured frames; white/gray fab-
ric. $1,000 value $500, includes cover. 792-3403.
COUCH 72" COLORFUL "Florida print" polished cot-
ton, step end tables, Mr. & Mrs. upholstered compan-
ion chairs, orange and marble coffee table. 792-3403.
OAK DINETTE TABLE, 4 chairs. Beige seats, like
new $100. Sofabed loveseat, beige tweed, like new
$275. Call 778-9410.
HOLIDAY LUMINARIES: 12 white bags, candles
and sand. $4. All money benefits American Associa-
tion of University Women Scholarship Fund. Pur-
chase at the Island Bystander, Island Shopping Cen-
ter, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 778-7978.
BY OWNER DEEP CANAL
Light, bright, airy waterfront home in beautiful Key
Royale. Ready to move into at 606 Gladstone Lane,
Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA, 2,194 sq. ft. newer air condi-
tioning, large kitchen with canal view. 319 sq. ft. screen
or window enclosed porch overlooks canal, newer boat
dock and lift with electricity and water. 536 sq. ft. 2-car
garage. Newer double-pane windows, carpeting and
ceramic tile throughout. Inside laundry room. $269,000.
PLEASE CALL GLENN BLACK, 778-4880 FOR APPT.
WILLS, LIVING WILLS Give your loved ones a
gift certificate for a will for Christmas $75. Horn
Paralegal Services 798-9649.
PECAN SALE MAMMOTH HALVES, new crop.
Holiday bags. $6.50 lb. Island Players Box Office
778-6956 for information or delivery. Also available
at The Islander Bystander 5404 Marina Drive,
YARD SALE Sat., Nov. 30, 9 2. Furniture, clothes,
household and more. 518 67th Street, Holmes Beach.
VENDOR SPACE AVAILABLE for the 1997 Anna
Maria Island Privateers' Thieves' Markets, Jan. 11,
Feb. 8 and Mar. 1. Call 778-5777 for information.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Nov. 30, 8 1. TV, sleep
sofa, woman's clothes, dishes, miscellaneous. 309
Tarpon, Anna Maria.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Nov. 30, 9 am. Over 300 new
and used children's books, toys, carseat, child bike
carrier, clothing, gift items, antique oak table, more.
502 75th Street, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Nov. 30, 9 2. Tools, boat
stuff, books, bike, kitchen items, records, music, mis-
cellaneous. 409 74th Street, Holmes Beach.
LORD'S WAREHOUSE 1/2 OFF super sale. Sat-
urday, LBK. Thrift Shop. Hours: Mon., Wed., Sat.,
9:30 3:30. 6140 Gulf of Mexico Dr. 383-4738.
LOST CAT Neutered, long haired, smoky colored.
Please call and let me know he's OK if nothing
BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. (House calls)-We
come to you Cats or dogs. (Island only). 778-1012.
WENDY'S TLC PET SERVICE 778-9289. Experi-
enced pet care in your home for dogs, cats, birds, etc.
MAGIC IS BACK. He wants to thank all the people of
Anna Maria Island who looked for him, especially the
Sheriff's Department. Thanks for all your prayers too.
The Best Just Got Better!
Bob and Lu Rhoden,
Coldwell Banker and Neal &
Neal Realtors, are experi-
enced, proven producers.
Whether buying, selling or
S investing, Call us for results!
'Bob & Lu Toll free 1-800-422-6325.
REALTORS" f- M I.
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc.
941-778-2692 605 Manatee Ave W Holmes Beach
1995 CADILLAC DEVILLE loaded. Champagne color
with cappuccino color leather interior. One owner.
15,190 miles. Can be seen at 726 Key Royale Drive.
CHRYSLER LEBARON CONVERTIBLE 1982. Low
mileage motor and top in good condition. Real buy at
$1,990. 113 51st Street, Holmes Beach. 778-7334.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
A STEAL! 25' CHRIS CRAFT CRUISER. Inboard
225, sleeper, head, galley, dinette, radios, compass,
fish-finder. Fully equipped, clean, runs great. Sacri-
fice at $9,500. See at Holmes Beach Marina. (941)
GALVANIZED DOUBLE AXLE trailer, excellent con-
dition. New tires and wiring. Also old Thunderbird
boat with Mercury OB that needs some work. Asking
$1500 OBO for the package. Call 778-5777.
BOAT DOCK FOR RENT deep water, easy access
water and electric at dock. Holmes Beach. 778-5963.
WANTED FIBERGLASS sailing dinghy, 6' 9'
length. Call 778-2832.
BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting
applications for part time cooks and full and part time
servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge St.,
CIRCLE K ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for full and
part time cashiers. Excellent benefits, great opportu-
nities for advancement. Retail experienced preferred.
Apply in person.
TIP OF THE ISLAND is now accepting applications
for breakfast cook/waitress. Call 778-3909.
MAINTENANCE POSITION at drug free workplace.
Positive attitude required. Energetic, motivated indi-
vidual with ability to maintain and improve landscape
and maintain, repair and improve interior facility.
Values and ethics a plus. Call Scott at 778-9511.
BUCCANEER INN now hiring bussers, broilers, saut6.
595 Dream Island Road, Longboat Key. 383-5565.
PERICO BAY CLUB
Beautiful bay and inland waterway
views from this large ground floor
3BR/2BA condo. Many expensive
upgrades include sliding glass
doors around screened lanai.
$210,000. Dick Rowse 778-2003.
Ask about other Perico Bay listings.
5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
ON TWO BEAUTIFUL LOTS! JUST LISTED
Charming two bedroom home offers potential to Stunning canalfront home with 212 feet on the water.
create a lovely family home with two lots which Cathedral ceilings, wrap-around deck and total pri-
front two streets! Lovely Anna Maria neighbor- vacy. 2BR/2BA, close to beaches in the city of Anna
hood and open view of Anna Maria Basin. Maria. Don't miss this one! $269,000.
Close to Bay beach. Asking $175,000. Call Agnes Tooker eves. 778-5287
or Ken Jackson eves. 778-6986
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BREEZY KEY WEST STYLE CANALFRONT
308 Tarpon, Anna Maria
3 bedrooms, 2 bath, over 2,000 sq. ft. living
area with vaulted ceilings and master bed-
room suite on the 3rd floor. Offered at
Doug Dowling Realty
1,1aI a 4 )aT W I aI I I ra Ic ia al
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Planning to SELL or RENT your property? Please call an ISLAND REALTY GROUP
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P A t I V C i M P V EN-i
COUNTERPERSON NEEDED part time hours.
Good "people person", must be flexible. Call Cindy
at Paradise Bagels 779-1212 or 778-7105.
MOTHER'S HELPER NEEDED for busy mom with
very active toddler. Looking for pre-teen who loves
kids for supervised babysitting. Afternoon hours. Call
Cindy at 778-7105.
QUALIFIED HOME HEALTH CARE all phases. 20
years experience, excellent references. Nights avail-
able. Call 778-2085.
CAREGIVER FOR YOUR loved ones. Experienced,
compassionate woman will prepare meals, Dr. vis-
its, shopping. Whatever suits your needs. Refer-
ences. Maureen 778-0690.
JEWELRY REPAIRS custom designs. We can turn
your old gold into beautiful new jewelry. Tue. Sat.,
10 5. Closed Sun. & Mon. Golden Isle Jewelers
401A Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 778-4605
MAN WITH SHOVEL Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, shell, odd jobs. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222..
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., air-
ports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab. Serv-
ing the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.
GENERAL CLEANING & REPAIRS Apartments,
condos, homes, rentals. Weekly, monthly, hourly or
one time. Dependable Island residents. Trustworthy,
"THE PERFECTIONIST"- cleaning with perfection!
Offices, homes and condos. Call Sharon at 778-0064.
IRONING DONE sheets to shirts. Fast service. Is-
land pick-up and delivery. Smoke free environment.
References available. Phone 778-2085.
PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICE. Weekly
or occasionally. No job too big or too small. Local
references, satisfaction guaranteed. Will also
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HAULING, SHELL DELIVERED and spread, trash
removal, tree trimming, pressure washing and paint-
ing. Free estimates. Larry 778-0119.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE HOUSECALLS minor re-
pairs and maintenance in your driveway. For esti-
mate or appointment call 778-0373.
DOLPHIN DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL Full and part
time places available now for 18 months through 5
years. Also, limited after school care. 778-2967.
HOUSE CALLS HAIR & NAILS, tips and wraps,
pedicures. Insured, licensed and well experienced.
For appointment call 756-5669, leave message,
name and phone.
DOLPHIN DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL Important
notice to parents. Hot meals served daily, naps now
optional. Come by and check us out. 778-2967.
SECURITY OFFICER trained and experienced in full
range of security functions. Master of Social Work
degree. Available for patrolling, spot checks, traffic
control, crowd control, etc. For homes, apartment
complexes, businesses, special events and commu-
nity facilities on Anna Maria Island. Call 778-7462.
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free
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.
JIM TRAVIS CONSTRUCTION Remodeling, room
additions, decks, baths, kitchens, repairs. License
#RR0066842. 779-2129, Jim.
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"Happy Thanksgiving and many warm memories."
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My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of sales
means I can offer you a qualified service to help
in the disposition of your fine antiques, art, and
household furnishings. I will be happy to send
you a resume and references.
Member of Appraisers Association of America
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and refer-
ences. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
R.T. (Bob) HILTON CONSTRUCTION. Residential
and commercial. Remodel and new construction.
Island and Mainland. References. CGC012191.747-
1098. (Don't say how, say Hilton).
ISLAND AUTO TRUCK repair. Mobile service. All re-
pairs, AC service, low rates. ASE certified, free esti-
mates, all work guaranteed. 778-6979 or 778-1560.
RELIABLE HANDYMAN Small jobs and odd jobs
are my specialty. Licensed and insured. Call Tom
the Handyman at (941) 761-8182.
HOME MAINTENANCE REPAIRS over 35 years
experience in all phases for residential, condos and
mobile homes. Small jobs preferred. Bill 778-2409.
PROFESSIONAL PAINTER 12 years experience.
Interior/exterior, excellent Island references, no
mess. Call Don at 778-3456.
SEAWALL MAINTENANCE joint sealing, weep
holes, back-fill, commercial diving, erosion control,
dock repair. Local references, work guaranteed.
Call Cliff at 778-7367.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco,
tile. Lic. #MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183.
FULLY FURNISHED beach cottage. 1BR/1BA, pri-
vate lot and parking. Available weekly from Nov. 26
to Dec. 29 at $300 wk., includes phone and cable.
Also available Mar. & Apr. at $1,300 mo. 778-2832.
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ANNA MARIA GULF/BAY views. Furnished 1BR
apartment. Private patio, pool, washer/dryer. Off
season $700 mo., season $1,100 mo. 211 South Bay
ANNUAL RENTAL Spacious, unfurnished 2BR/2BA
plus Florida room offering 1,400 sq. ft. living area.
Panoramic Gulf view! $950 mo. plus utilities. Anna
Maria Realty, 778-2259.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL RENTALS 2BR/1BA
$625.2BR/2BA $650. Nice, quiet locations. No pets.
WANT TO TRADE HOMES for 1 or 2 months. Mine
in Dana Point, CA for your Gulffront. 778-2092 until
Dec. 1 or (714) 493-3537 after Dec. 15.
CHARMING 2BR GULFFRONT apartment. Walk to
shops, ground level, lovely furnished interior. Sea-
sonal, no pets. (941) 778-3143.
BEAUTIFUL GULFVIEW small 2BR/1BA on traffic-free
dead end street along Gulf. Walk to shops. Quaint,
quiet, cozy. April $1,200 mo., $600 wk. 778-0990.
BEACH HOUSE 3BR/3BA, carport, wrap-around
porch, dishwasher, washer, dryer, steps to beautiful
beach. Available Dec. 1 through Dec. 30, week or
month. Call 778-4468.
HIDEAWAY COVE SEASONAL perfect bayview
between bridges. One block to beach. Nice quiet
dead end street. First floor, 2BR, fully furnished with
dock. Available Dec. through Apr. No smoking or
pets. (941) 778-7107.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL 3BR/2BA, steps to
beach. $1,750 mo. includes utilities, washer/dryer.
Available Dec. and Mar. 106 77th Street. 778-3267.
COZY QUIET CLEAN 2BR/1BA annual in
Anna Maria. Ground floor, carport, utility with
washer /dryer hook-up. No smoking or pets. $700
mo. plus. (860) 355-3009 or 778-3119.
AVAILABLE DEC./APR. Quaint 2BR/2BA home in
Anna Maria. Close walk to beach, sunny screened
porch. $800 mo. or $400 wk. 792-8274.
APARTMENT FOR RENT IN December, near
beach. $225 wk. Call 778-3359.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA, garage. $700
per month. Call 778-1952.
HAVE FABULOUS CONDO IN Smokey Mountains
Gatlinburg, TN. Would like to swap for house or
condo in Feb. Can use my condo anytime for skiing,
fireplace, view. 778-3532 or (513) 941-7377.
SUNBOW BAY CONDO 2BR/2BA for rent and
house for rent, 3BR/2BA, pool, fenced, 2 lanais, just
remodeled. Both for Dec., Jan. 792-1554.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA detached elevated du-
plex apartment in Holmes Beach. No pets. $750 mo.
plus utilities. Washer and dryer included. 778-2993.
SEASONAL 2BR/1BA & EFFICIENCY apartment.
Nice and clean. Walk to beach. Small pet OK with
deposit. (941) 778-5057.
BEAUTIFUL PANORAMIC GULFFRONT 3BR/2BA
elevated home. Carpeted, huge deck. All rooms
overlook Gulf. Available Dec. 8 31 and month of
March. (813) 920-5595.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Seasonal rental. Gorgeous,
totally remodeled, canalfront with dock. Short 1+ block
to beach. 3BR/2BA with large, sunny Florida room for
entertaining. (941) 688-9281 or (941) 683-4703.
UNFURNISHED ANNUAL charming North Longboat
home on canal with dock. Easy walk to beach.
Vaulted ceiling in great room, open kitchen, lanai,
nice landscaping with citrus trees. 3BR/2BA. $1,500
mo. Michele Lynn Knuese, Broker/Realtor, the
Longboat Connection (941) 387-9709.
SEASONAL AVAILABLE for winter season. Effi-
ciency and 1BR apartments starting at $1,200 mo. 3
mo. minimum. No pets. Holmes Beach. 778-2071.
1BR MOBILE HOME for rent in Bradenton Beach.
Turnkey, across from beach. Available Dec. 1
through Dec. 31. $800 mo., $300 wk. Call 778-4436
or (614) 457-0398.
NEWLY REMODELED DUPLEX 2BR/2BA, one block
from beach. $650 mo. Phone 778-8368 or 778-4751.
RENTALS ANNUAL duplex, Holmes Beach. 2BR/
2BA, garage, on lake near beach. Recently refur-
bished, deck. $700. Seasonal beautiful 2BR/1BA
near beach. Jan., $1,200. Call 779-1070 or (941)
QUAINT GULFVIEW HOME directly across form
beach. 2 units available Dec. Apr. 2BR/1BA $1,500
mo., 1BR/1BA $1,100 mo. 778-8200.
BRIGHT AND CHEERY! Turnkey furnished 3BR
home close to Gulf and tennis on beautiful beach.
January only. 778-4473, leave message.
ON THE GULF Two 1BR apartments, $1,800 and
$2,200 for the Jan. Feb. season. 778-5959.
GROUND LEVEL 2BR/2BA cottage, less than a
block to beach no roads to cross. January weeks
or month available. $1,700 mo. book multiple
months and rate may be reduced. Call Island Real
SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA villa with den in Village Green
with community pool. Annual $850 mo. Call Island
Real Estate 778-6066.
ROOMMATE WANTED to share furnished 2BR/2BA
duplex. Close to Gulf beaches. $125 wk. no utilities.
EFFICIENCIES FROM $140 WK for one person from
$175 wk. for two. Excellent off season vacation and
temporary relocation rates until Dec. 15,1996. Haley's
Motel, 8102 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-5405.
ANNA MARIA GULF/BAY views. Pierside apart-
ments, 4-units furnished. Large lot with pool.
$449,000, by owner (in apt. #1). 211 South Bay Blvd.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE condo for sale by owner.
Priced for quick sale. $143,000. 3BR/2BA. Call for
IRONWOOD CONDO 5th floor, on golf course. 1BR/
1.5BA, partly furnished. $55,000. By owner, 794-3687.
PERICO BAY CLUB Waterside Lane. Single story
end unit, 2BR/2BA, Bayside. Excellent condition,
professionally decorated, many upgrades. $114,900.
792-5218 for appointment.
COMMERCIAL/RETAIL SPACE AVAILABLE for rent
in Holmes Beach. Call Dennis for details. 778-4461.
PROPERTY FOR SALE Oriental, NC. 1/2 acre
waterview, deeded boat slip, septic installed. $40,000
or trade for 1955 57 T-Bird. (941) 778-0315.
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3BR/2.5BA KEY WEST STYLE executive home
with Gulf view and large great room. Master suite
with loft. Many amenities. $395,000. 108 72nd
Street, Holmes Beach. For information or to view
call (941) 778-2277 (Coconuts Apartments).
2BR/2BA VILLAGE GREEN. Must sell. Please call
LOCAL FAMILY WISHES TO BUY Island motes/
guest resort up to about 16 units. Please call 778-
9315. No Realtors, brokers or agents.
OPEN HOUSE 1 -4 DAILY. Waterfront showplace,
1 year new. Spacious 5,900 sq. ft. under roof, 4BR/
4BA, cathedral ceiling, 7 person spa, boat dock.
Will consider offers below appraisal. Appraised at
$485,000. 130 Hammock Road, Anna Maria. Bro-
TRIPLEX BRADENTON BEACH great invest-
ment. Close to beach and Bay. Fully leased. Call
Jack McCormick broker, Wagner Realty, 383-5577.
PALMA SOLA SHORES Mobile home just re-
duced $59,900. 2BR/2BA,.fully furnished. Land
owned park. Fee only $100 mo. Call Marilyn
Trevethan, Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.
631 FOXWORTH 3 OR 4BR/3.5BA, 3,000 + sq. ft.
with 263 ft. of exquisite, panoramic view, sea wall
protected. 30 x 28 living room with natural brick fire-
place, 18 x 23 kitchen and eating area. $575,000
as is. 778-7837.
624 FOXWORTH, Key Royale. 3 large bedrooms,
2.5 baths, split design with southern exposure, liv-
ing room, dining room, eat-in kitchen. 1,880 sq. ft.
with new seawall and boat dock. $279,500 as is.
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION For sale by
owner. 4 apartment complex, 200' from Gulf.
Beach side of Gulf Dr. Quiet area, close to pub-
lic beach, food store, Anna Maria Island center,
Manatee Ave. High ground, flowing well, lush
grounds. Owner operated for 27 years. $350,000.
111 -113 36st. St. 778-2071.
WATERVIEW HOME on the Island. 2/3BR/2BA, 3
years old. Open house Sunday, 1 4 pm. 2202 Av-
enue A, Bradenton Beach. 778-2960.
3BR/2BA Ground floor steps to beach, excellent con-
dition. 106 77th Street, Holmes Beach. Call 778-3267.
KEY ROYALE FOR JUST $184,900!
A VALUE LIKE THIS seldom comes on the market.
2BR/2BA home with Florida room that overlooks a
wide canal. Room for pool or house expansion. Don
& Karen Schroder, Re/Max Gulfsteam 778-7777.
DUPLEX WITH PERSONALITY very clean, pri-
vate yard, many fruit trees, gazebo, easy walk to
beach. $169,000. Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max
PERFECT FOR SMALL BUSINESS Industrial
condo only $49,900. Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max
A BOAT OWNER'S DREAM
SPACIOUS & IMMACULATE 2BR/2BA plus den.
Open floor plan surrounds lovely Florida room. Large
kitchen. On deep water canal with dock and davits.
$223,500. Don & Karen Schroder, Re/Max
GULFFRONT 2BR/2BA CONDO totally furnished
plus electric hurricane shutters. Owner assisted fi-
nancing. $199,000. Also secluded 2 acres with 300'
frontage on Manatee River in a park like setting with
3BR home plus part time canoe rental business and
boat launch. Towne & Shore Realty 778-7980.
OPEN SUNDAY 1 4 Rare opportunity to own a
2BR/2BA island home on a canal with boat dock and
davits. Walk-in closets, carport and interior laundry
room. $125,000. Call Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner,
Re/Max Gulfstream 778-7777.
ONLY 71,900 BUYS an Island condo in the center
of Holmes Beach with a garage. Great rental po-
tential. Call Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner, Re/Max
ESCAPE THE WINTER BLUES Turnkey furnished
home in Paradise Bay near the waters of Sarasota
Bay for only $73,500. Call Sandy Greiner/Barb
Turner, Re/Max Gulfstream 778-7777.
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advertising herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act,
which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limi-
tation or discrimination based on race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or inten-
tion to make any such preference, limitation or discrimi-
nation." Familial status includes children under age of
18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant
women and people securing custody of children under
18. This newspaper will not knowing accept any adver-
tising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our
readers are hereby informed that all dwellings adver-
tised in this newspaper are available on an equal op-
portunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD
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home on Key Royale. 240 feet of water front, 55- waterway. Pad and boat davits on canal-side. home is almost indescribable. 2,000 sq. ft. of
foot dock and heavy-duty boat lift. New premier Cul-de-sac. Very private. Large lot. Call Helen luxury living space includes a loft, artist's retreat
kitchen and indoor pool. Call Dick Maher or White 778-6956 and new kitchen. Exceptional price for water-
Dave Jones 778-6791. front. Call Bob & Penny Hall 506-2239
KEY ROYALE WATERFRONT $199,500
Well-maintained and decorated canalfront home
on prestigious Key Royale. Private dock only
minutes away from Tampa Bay. Call Dick Maher
or Dave Jones 778-6791.
RIVERFRONT $222,000 100 feet of the
Manatee River at your back door. Set back from
the road for privacy. This 3BR/2BA is a country
hideaway. Convenient to schools and shops.
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t's the holiday time of year time
to take an extra moment to give
someone a smile or send a greet-
ing ... pause to give a quiet hug or
a word of praise. The holidays are
a very special time of year for
friends, family and Islanders.
In our fourth annual Islander Wish Book,
we've taken a moment to present stories and
pictures about organizations in our commu-
nity who deserve attention.
They are the community service organiza-
tions dedicated to providing assistance to
families and individuals, teaching and
mentoring our children, helping the elderly
and less fortunate, making Anna Maria Island
a better place to live for everyone.
These organizations offer an opportunity
for you to share in the holiday spirit. We've
included a list of needs wishes from
each one. Your donation, however small or
grand, will be deeply appreciated.
Please take a moment to select a gift from
this wish book to add to your shopping list.
This is The Islander Bystander's way of
saying thanks for the support we've received
for the past four years and a chance for all of us
to give something back to our community. A
small contribution can make a big difference.
We offer a special thanks to the sponsor
advertisers for making this project possible.
We hope you receive something from the
Islander Wish Book ... tihejoy of giving.
Happy Holidays! Best wishes for 1997!
The Wish Book is made possible due to the extra effort of Islander Bystander staff members
including June Alder, Jan Barnes, Pat Copeland, Frank Cunningham, Joy Courtney,
Janice Dingman, Joan Giannini, David Futch, Jim Hanson, Jennifer Heisdorf, Laura Ritter,
Paul Roat and Michelle Ruiz del Vizo. Special thanks go to the advertiser sponsors.
Publisher Bonner Presswood
Anna Maria I
T he Anna Maria Island Privateers was .
established as a nonprofit organization in
1971 by a small group of men interested
in being a support group for Island youth
programs. Its goals are to promote activities for i "
the betterment of youth and to render altruistic .
services to the community.
Funds raised through the Privateers' July
Fourth picnic, Thieves' Markets and smoked- :. ,q
mullet sales support youth programs at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, the
Rubonia Youth Center, the Privateers' scholar-
ship programs and various other community The Privateers were all smiles as they "captured" Bradenton Beach Mayor Leroy Arnold in February
The Islander Wish List for the Anna Maria during the Bridge Street Festival.
Island Privateers is: Horton Memorial Scholarship Program. Thieves' Markets.
Donations for Island youth programs, the Participation and support for the annual Contact: President John Swager, 778-1238, or
Privateers' Scholarship Program and the Whitey Christmas and July Fourth parades and Treasurer Norm McKelvey, 778-5934.
Anna Maria Island Elementary School is tops with kids
By Joy Courtney
I have a wish to tell the community how I
feel about our Island School.
I've been in and out of Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School for years as the school beat reporter,
popping in and out of here and there most
often unannounced. I can relate to school
activities much the same as the proverbial "fly
on the wall."
By blending into the surroundings I've seen
what goes on at our Island school from inside
classrooms to the cafeteria pantry.
As the parent of a former student (first-fifth
grade), former PTO treasurer (two years) and
school photographer/reporter for the former
Island Sun and now The Islander Bystander (six
years total), I can say unequivocally that Anna
Maria Elementary School is one of the finest
.. and school library
The Library Committee of Anna Maria
Elementary School has made great
strides in upgrading the school's
1950s library into an information and
technology base for the 1990s and beyond.
The school's library now boasts a
colorful, welcoming environment for study
and research and is full of up-to-date non-
fiction and fiction books.
The library's TV broadcast center has
expanded to its own portable classroom.
Every school day the broadcast center
lights up the school airways with pro-
grams and videos to educationally en-
hance subject matter for teachers as well
as broadcasting student-produced morn-
Anna Maria Elementary School con-
tinues heavily into the use of technology
elementary schools to be found anywhere.
I've seen it all. I've seen it over and over
again. And all I've seen is good.
The principal, teachers and staff of Anna
Maria Elementary are great educators. Their
students produce the test scores to prove it. But
what is more noteworthy and keeps me in awe
is their ability to motivate the children through
respect- day in and day out, hour by hour -
to want to learn and want to do better.
They do all this within a daily din created
by 400 volcanicly active little people, in the
"me-me-me" stage of their lives with attention
spans shorter than the life of a snowflake.
What pushes our Island school over the top is
the day-to-day involvement of volunteers. At any
given time, you'll find parents, grandparents and
other adults who want to help dotted all over the
campus doing tasks that not only provide assis-
leads technology trek
with its kindergarten to sixth-grade
students, especially as it relates to dis-
The Library Committee's Islander
Wish List for the Anna Maria Elementary
School Library is:
Modem equipment to connect with
Funds to increase the reference
collection with both electronic and print
Camcorder for use by student
television production crew members.
Large plants for the television
Contact: Warren Phillips, media
specialist, Anna Maria Elementary School,
tance but also send a real message to our children:
"You are important so important we are here."
We're always told we can make a difference
and the people dedicated to the Anna Maria
Elementary School have done that.
Only you can help make the school's wishes
Anna Maria Elementary School's Islander
Wish List includes:
Playdough, games, puzzles.
"It's a Big Big World Atlas."
Addition and Subtraction Bingo.
Newberry Award Books (15 copies per
Two basketball backboards.
Math puzzles/Mighty Mind Puzzle
Contact: Jim Kronus, principal, 778-1125
Youth Chorus keeps
Island in song
Over 15 children throughout the commu
nity in grades 1 through 5 meet weekly
on Wednesday at Roser Memorial
Community Church in Anna Maria City to sing
under the guidance of Elaine Burkly, youth
Known throughout the community as the
Community Youth Chorus, the children learn
fun, patriotic and spiritual songs and perform
for civic organizations and community events.
The Islander Wish List for the Community
Youth Chorus includes:
Cans of fruit juice or powdered drink
mixes, especially lemonade.
Events and organizations the chorus
can perform for.
Contact: Elaine Burkly, 778-0720.
Jim Mixon Insurance, Inc.
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Holmes Beach 778-2253 .*
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with Every Good Wish for
the New Year.
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Associates: Agnes Tooker, Pat Jackson, Kenneth Jackson,
Rosemary Schulte, Mike Schulte, and Stephanie Bell.
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Anna Maria Island Community Center benefits all
Established in May 1960, the Anna Maria
Island Community Center has provided
programs and services to Islanders and
visitors of all ages for the last 36 years.
To meet the needs of our community, we
offer: cultural, educational, family support,
personal development, recreational and social
activities which promote self-esteem and de-
velop leadership skills. Our programs also teach
the values of respect and responsibility.
The Islander Wish List from the Anna Maria
Island Community Center is:
Technical assistance for computers
Field maintenance and help painting.
High-speed buffer to clean and shine
Tools hedge trimmers, saws, hammers,
wrenches and volunteers to use them.
Two Macintosh computers and a color
Additional parking spaces.
Classroom space with adequate parking.
Volunteers for many different projects.
Contact Pierrette Kelly, executive director, 778-
Cortez Community Center
The Cortez Community Center oper
ates an extensive after-school pro
gram for children in the village.
The program includes tutorial help and
supervision of homework, which the
youngsters have to complete before they
can take part in sports, watch movies, play
games or enjoy other activities the center
Ryan Green is athletic director there
and his wish list starts with a new home for
the center. It is housed now in a home that
is being reclaimed as a residence by its
owner. The center hopes to use the old fire
station or possibly even acquire the old
schoolhouse. It also could use any junior-
Tingley Library keeps
The Tingley Memorial Library in
Bradenton Beach is privately-funded and
membership is open to anyone who
wishes to join.
Two years young in February 1997, Tingley
Library already has a strong following of pa-
trons from all three Island cities, the north-end
of Longboat Key and from the mainland -
more than 1,200 cardholders who enjoy
reading the library's collection of fiction, includ-
ing best sellers.
Tingley also offers three Macintosh comput-
ers for public use and a growing number of CD-
ROM programs for adults and children. The
library's equipment also includes a television
and VCR for showing educational programs
and for use in the conference room.
The Tingley Memorial Library's Islander
Wish List is:
Volunteers to scrape and paint the railing
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size athletic equipment, Green said. It has
seen one early wish granted with receipt of
a new TV and VCR to replace the ones a
burglar stole earlier this month.
Green is in charge while the center's
director, his grandmother, Dr. Mary Fulford
Green, is in Utah welcoming a great-grand-
son into the world "a big strapping
baby," said Green, "and that's her personal
Christmas wish already fulfilled."
The Cortez Community Center Islander
Wish List includes:
New location for center activities.
Athletic equipment, junior size.
Contact: Dr. Mary Fulford Green,
Tingley Memorial Library volunteers gathered
to show off some of the collection of books for
sale during the annual book sale last March
at the Bradenton Beach library.
$200 to fund shelving for supplies.
Volunteers to assist in the maintenance of
the Xeriscape site.
Educational CD-ROMs suitable for per-
sons 6 to 18 years of age.
Hard-bound recent novels.
Contact: Carol Sandidge, library clerk, 779-1208.
Age Has Its Benefits
Unforgettable Servicefor over 58 years
Ben Bryant and Mike
Wojculewski both got
their "mugs" in the
paper in May. They
participate in the
Anna Maria Island
Little League program,
organized by the
Anna Maria Island
All games are played at
the Center field, which
received new lights last
year through many
According to Executive Director Sherry
Fideler, the Recreation Center was
formed to provide affordable and
wholesome recreation for the community.
About 1,000 persons participate in activities
ranging from table tennis and bridge games to
The Longboat Key Recreation Center Is-
lander Wish List includes:
Learning tools and educational toys
Any type of tennis equipment
Contact Sherry Fideler, 4052 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, Longboat Key, Fla. 34228, 316-1980wo
Friends of the
friends of the Island Library is a volunteer
organization formed to lend additional
support to the Manatee County Island
Branch Library through the purchase of books
and equipment along with various forms of
educational programs for children and adults.
The Friends of the Island Library sponsors
an annual Program Series on the second Tues-
day of the month at 3 p.m. in the Walker-Swift
Meeting Room. A schedule of dates and pro-
grams is available at the library.
The Islander Wish List of the Friends of the
New or used cookbooks for the Jan. 25,
1997 fund-raising cookbook sale.
Contact: Mercedes Thornburg, 778-2424.
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The purpose of the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce is to unify the
Island business community.
The chamber's job is to communicate and
cooperate with federal, state, regional and local
governments 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
center for Islanders.
The Islanders Wish List for the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce is:
Personal computer, either 386 or 486, IBM
Two printers: adjustable carriage tractor
feed for labeling and inkjet or laser, for
membership lists, letters and accounting.
he Bradenton Beach Business Owners
Association was formed a year ago to
bring together businesses in the city. The
association is working closely with the "Green
Dream Team" to beautify and landscape the
One of the association's first efforts is instal-
lation of memorial benches at the street ends of
the bay and Gulf, according to association Chair
Emily Anne Smith. The benches may be used to
commemorate individuals or businesses in the
city. Cost of the benches, which is tax deduct-
ible, is $350. A commemorative plaque, which is
not deductible, is about $25, Smith said. Checks
may be made out to the City of Bradenton
Beach for the benches.
The association is also working with the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce on
the annual Bridge Street Festival, scheduled for
Feb. 8-9 on Bridge Street. The festival is a two-
day event with live music, arts and crafts and
The Islander Wish List for the Bradenton
Beach Business Owners Association is:
Volunteers to assist with landscape
Donations for plantings.
Tent, 10-by-10, heavy-duty "hut" style
with zippered sides for use at festivals.
Three-hole paper punch.
Paper products cups, napkins, paper
Volunteers helped landscape Bridge Street in
Bradenton Beach in October.
Donations for commemorative benches for
the city's street ends.
Contact: Emily Anne Smith, 778-3113 or city
Crawford said he
was having a
during the Anna
Flavor of the
last March, as
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Copy paper, letter size, any color.
Frames, 8-by-11 size.
Office supplies, including file folders,
new or used.
Contact: Mary Ann Brockman, 778-1541.
organized 10 years ago to preserve the
village. It is most proud of its success in
getting Cortez designated as a historical district,
which hopefully will keep condominiums and
other undesirable "modern elements" out.
President is Ralph Fulford, a descendent of
"Capt. Billy" Fulford, one of the founders of the
community. The society is trying to save the old
Bratton's store/post office/hotel, he said, but
"we don't have anywhere to move it."
As for the big wish this year, it is repeal of
the net ban, he said, "for old-time Cortez
people and new residents too. Then Cortez
can take care of itself like it always has."
"And stop the hurricanes, while we're at it."
The Islander Wish List for the Cortez Village
Historical Society includes:
Land donation for relocation of Brattoi/'s
Repeal of the net ban.
Contact: Ralph Fulford, 794-1844.
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Anna Maria Island Historical Society keeps Island history alive
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society is
a non-profit, educational organization
dedicated to the study and preservation
of all materials relating to the early history of
Anna Maria Island.
Volunteers man the Island Museum at 402
Pine Avenue in Anna Maria City. Constructed
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in the 1920s as an ice house, the museum
includes displays of old photos, maps, news-
paper clippings, records, books and video-
tapes of interviews with early residents.
Admission to the museum is free. Adult
membership in the society is $10 per year.
The Islander Wish List of the Anna Maria
When it comes to service,
^^ everything matters.
First Union National Bank
5327 Gulf Drive
Island Historical Society is:
Paint for the museum and a painter.
Plants for the museum and a gardener.
An old music cabinet.
Contact: President Cathi O'Bannon,
778-4198 or the Island Museum,
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Island Players pack 'em in during shows
The Island Players Theater at the corner of
Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in Anna
Maria is now into its 48th season. This
charming playhouse hosts five shows each year,
seating 137 theater-goers for each performance.
The theater has evolved in a small house
that came over by barge from the mainland
more than 80 years ago and served as an
office for the developers of the City of Anna
Maria. During the ensuing years it served as a
city hall and as a community center, woman's
club, church and garden club before it became
the community theater with the first produc-
tion in 1948.
The Players is governed by a participating
board of directors including actors, directors,
set designers, production workers and costume
designers. Shows are directed by rotating guest
directors. The theater is supported by local
subscribers, the Off-stage Ladies support group,
ticket sales and grants.
The Islander Wish List of the Island
The Island Player's performance of "The Dining Room" received rave reviews during its March run.
Donations for the building fund to enlarge and a lobby.
the theater and add handicapped bathrooms Contact: President Linda Davis, 778-6155.
The main goal of the Players is to give
persons of all ages an on-stage and back-
stage experience a chance to try their
theatrical wings and to grow in confidence.
The Chapel Players' Islander Wish List
Portable phone for ticket sales.
Hats, vintage or typical of a particular
Sturdy clothes racks on wheels.
Contact: Joy Courtney, vice president,
All Island Youth fills gap for teens
ince its inception in early 1994, the All A VCR, television and use of a video
Island Youth Ministry has involved camera for special events.
more than 100 teens from all three Island Contact: Stacey Bellows, Roser Church, 778-0414.
communities as well as Longboat Key and the
mainland. The focus of the group is to pro-
vide youth from grades 6 through 12 with a CoIT unity
All Island Youth is geared to teens in grades Orchestra, Chorus
9 through 12. Its counterpart, All Island
Middlers, is for younger students in middle he Anna Maria Island Community
school grades 6 through 8. Both groups meet Orchestra and Chorus was con
every Wednesday evening at either the Island's L ceived for the advancement of
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church or Roser Memorial musical education and the appreciation
Community Church. The programs provide and enjoyment of music with an emphasis
food, fun, games, discussion and worship. The on music from the baroque and early
groups also participate in various fundraising classical period.
activities, service projects, special trips and The orchestra and chorus welcomes
events. singers and instrumentalists who can
The adults who keep the groups going are attend weekly rehearsals from October to
Pastor Dan Kilts of Gloria Dei, Stacey Bellows of May. Current participants are from vari-
Roser Church, Terry Dingler, Susan Headrick, ous musical backgrounds.
Haley Sunquist, Tim Horton, Jerry Perry and The Islander Wish List of the Anna
Doris Willis. Maria Island Community Orchestra is:
The Islander Wish List for All Island Youth More singers and instrumentalists.
and All Island Middlers is: Donations to purchase music.
Lots of canned sodas. Contact: Willem Bartelsman, 778-6517.
Help with gas money for special events.
- HHappy Holidays To All
Family Care Center
Accepting New Patients! 778-0711
503 Manatee Ave. W., Suite E, Holmes Beach
Off Stage Ladies
keep lights bright
at Island Players
T he Off Stage Ladies is a support group for
Island Players in Anna Maria City. The
ladies are a talented and gregarious
group who help paint sets, act as costumers,
make-up artists, lighting assistants, stage man-
agers and who do any task to help a director
produce a good play.
Improvement of the theater is a goal of the
Off Stage Ladies who raise money by sponsor-
ing card parties, luncheons, street fairs and,
currently, selling holiday-packaged pecans.
A very important endeavor of Off Stage
Ladies is to prepare and serve dinner for the
cast of a show during "Long Sunday." The
Sunday before a show opens becomes a long
day for the technical crew while getting their
part of the show set.
The Islander Wish List for the Off Stage
12-cup coffee pot.
Paper plates, napkins, pre-packaged
utensil sets, and Styrofoam cups.
Local restaurants to help with catering for
Tea bags, powdered cream, coffee.
New members are welcome.
Contact: Marilyn Moroni, president, 778-0030.
voice spirit of Island
Anna Maria Island Repertory Singers is a
group of men and women who for the
past year have enjoyed performing in
the spirit of friendship and with a love of music.
The Wish List for the Anna Maria Island
Repertory Singers is:
Portable, full keyboard to enable the
company to share its special sound of music.
Contact: Pat Hoefig, 778-4672.
As Independent As The Island Itself.
First National Bank
SMember FDIC waw
5324 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach (813) 794-6969
Chapel Players set stage for
he Chapel Players, a community-
outreach theatrical company at Roser
Memorial Community Church in
Anna Maria City, is in its sixth year.
Chapel Players sponsor one major
theatrical production per year in the church
chapel to fund a summer theatrical work-
shop for children. More than 100 Island
children have participated to date.
Chapel Players is working on the intro-
duction of Christian-theme theater to the
community this winter.
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Organized Fishermen of Florida was
launched in 1967 by active commercial
fishermen and associate members.
During peak fishing years the Cortez chapter
had 102 members. It is down to a handful now.
Blue Fulford was president of the statewide
OFF in its early years and then became its
executive director. He is now president of the
Cortez unit. He was an apt choice, as grandson
of "Capt. Billy" William Fulford, who arrived
in Cortez in 1890.
OFF would like most of all to see the net ban
The Christmas Wish List is short and sweet
for most Cortez organizations, and, without
doubt, for most individuals there. And the state
Supreme Court could be Santa Claus.
Gillnet fishing was banned as of July 1995 as
Florida Institute for
The Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage
is dedicated to "preserving what is left of
Cortez, working with other organizations
to keep young people out of trouble and trying
to maintain some kind of industry here, and it's
very hard with the net ban."
That is the assessment of FISH president
Thomas "Blue" Fulford.
The organization is made up of Cortez
residents and others "who have roots and ties
here and have some affection for Cortez," he
said. It is trying to acquire the old volunteer fire
station for a fishing museum and community
center, and is working on rebuilding a 1940s net
camp just off the Cortez shoreline.
The old village "lost most of its spirit when
the net ban took the heart out of the commu-
nity," Fulford said. "If the Supreme Court rules
favorably, we will have our Christmas gift."
The Islander Wish List from FISH is:
Repeal of the net ban.
Contact: Blue Fulford, 794-2455.
Anna Maria Hi-12
The Anna Maria Island Hi-12 Club is a
Masonic club that meets every week on
Tthe Island. Hi-12 supports the Masonic
Home and the Wolcott Foundation which
sponsors college graduates to go on and earn
advanced college degrees to enter positions in
the United States government.
The Islander Wish List for the Anna Maria
Hi-12 Club is:
New members to meet every Thursday at
Back Bay Steakhouse in Holmes Beach.
Contact: Jay Barbour, president, 778-3519.
John P. Huth
5203 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
941 778-2206 Fax 778-2392
"Facemakers" Tom Sellers and Charles Keller were on hand for last year's fishing festival in Cortez.
the result of a statewide referendum. Its result
has been a drastically changed Cortez, once the
vibrant center of a big fishing industry on the
Southwest Gulf Coast.
The gillnet-dependent economy has taken
a nose-dive, lifelong fishermen are on the
beach and their upcoming replacements, often
as not their sons, are having to leave to find
Fishermen challenged the net ban in court,
and there is where the Florida Supreme Court
could be Santa.
The court has scheduled its ruling on the
matter for Dec. 5.
The number one Islander Wish List item for
Repeal the net ban.
Contact: Blue Fulford, 794-2455.
The Anna Maria Turtle Watch is a not-
for-profit organization whose goals
are to protect and preserve sea turtles
which nest on Anna Maria Island.
The group is in service during the May-to-
October nesting season. Volunteers walk the
beaches in the morning to locate turtle nests,
then are present during the hatching period to
ensure that the tiny turtles don't stray into
traffic or become endangered by man-made
obstacles on their way to the Gulf.
The Islander Wish List for the Anna
Maria Turtle Watch is:
Anna Maria Garden
Club plants wishes
Founded in October 1951, the Anna
Maria Garden Club's goals are to
stimulate knowledge and love of
gardening, aid in the protection of native
trees, plants and birds, and to encourage
civic planting and conservation.
The club meets the third Wednesday
of the month, October through April, at 1
p.m. in Fellowship Hall at Roser Memo-
rial Community Church.
The Islander Wish List for the Anna
Maria Garden Club is:
Donation of native Florida plants for
the club's monthly raffle and March
Contact: Marguerite Thompson, 778-5728.
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ADCHITECTUDE PLANNING LANDSCAPING
129 bridge street post office box 333
bradenton beach, fl. 34217. (941)778-3113
on historic anna maria island -
People willing to volunteer their time
to walk the beaches to identify and mark
Cellular phones (and money to pay
Hardware cloth to build turtle nest
Wooden stakes to mark turtle nests.
Flashlights and batteries for volun-
Financial assistance for printing of
flyers to describe the turtle plight.
Contact: Suzi Fox, 778-5638.
Wildlife Rescue Service
Wildlife Rescue Service is a nine-year-
old facility located in Bradenton
Beach. It is responsible for the care
and well being of native wildlife. The nonprofit
volunteer organization also provides educa-
tional presentations at schools and for other
groups and organizations.
Rescue and rehabilitation over the years has
included species such as white-tail deer, otters,
woodstorks, sandhill cranes, Everglades kite,
bobcats and pelicans. The organizations has also
helped a variety of owls, hawks, kestrals and
Caracas as well as squirrels, raccoons, ducks,
gulls, loons and cormorants.
The Islander Wish List for Wildlife Rescue
Contact: Michael Conley, Gail Straight, 778-6324.
5340-1 Gulf Drive
.Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Over Sixy On es Serving Fonda Statewide
An Independently Owned and Operated Member of The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates. Inc.
Anna Maria Turtle Watch
Emily Anne Smith
Tom Eatman AIA
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Anna Maria Fire
The Anna Maria Fire and Rescue Volun
teers are a group of volunteers who use
their skills to aid the community and
make it a safer place to live. Volunteers run fire
and rescue calls, teach cardiopulmonary resus-
citation classes and organize fundraisers.
Funds are raised through the group's an-
nual Halloween Dance, Haunted House and
other fundraisers. Funds are used to purchase
equipment and supplies needed to supplement
the Anna Maria Fire District.
The Islander Wish List of the Anna Maria
Fire and Rescue Volunteers is:
Five helicopter landing zone kits.
Five master glasscutters.
Equipment such as a chain saw, a chain
hoist and a K-12 saw.
27- to 32-inch color television and a VCR
for training classes.
CPR books and masks.
Eight to 12 bar stools.
Contact: President Jane Maddox, 794-2599.
fhe Anna Maria Art League is dedicated
to making art an active part of the
Island community. The league is an
education and networking resource for artists
of all ages and levels of ability. It allows them
to meet fellow artists, utilize classrooms and
take advantage of gallery exposure to reach a
wider audience whether it is to teach or
The Islander Wish List of the Anna
Maria Art League is:
Easels/drawing horses/drawing tables.
Model podium (an elevated/portable
stand for models to stand or recline on).
Portable, one-pane, standing partition.
Donations to the league's scholarship
program to provide class-fee assistance to
more children in grades kindergarten
A covered display case for protection
of small art pieces such as jewelry.
Contact: Ginger White, 778-2099.
Longboat Key Art Center
Founded in 1952 as a non-profit
educational organization, the
Longboat Key Art Center provides studios
for instruction, galleries for exhibiting works of
art, scholarships for students and children's art
The Art Center has 1,100 members, a faculty
of 35 and 60 volunteers.
Director Beth Cunningham said her Islander
Wish List for 1997 includes:
Easels and cushioned stools
Contact Beth Cunningham, 6860 Longboat
Drive S., Longboat Key, 383-2345.
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Willey for his
service to the
Island Garden Club creates beautiful Island
The Island Garden Club is dedicated to the
beautification of civic, business and
residential property on Anna Maria
The club meets once a month for dinner and
a program related to lawns, gardens and plants.
It sponsors several fundraising projects to
support an annual contribution to the Anna
Maria Island Community Center's scholarship
fund, Anna Maria Elementary School, Island
Branch Library and the Tingley Library.
The Island Garden Club's Islander Wish List
Residents to join the club's beautification
program for yards or gardening.
Plants and books of all kinds for the club's
February Plant and Book Sale.
Contact: Jon Thornburg, president, 778-2424.
Annie Silver Community Center
The Annie Silver Community Center, on
the corner of 23rd Street and Gulf Drive
in Bradenton Beach, is a nonprofit organi-
zation founded by Annie Silver in the 1950s.
The purpose of the group is to promote friend-
ship and entertainment for neighbors and
friends in the city and on the Island.
During the winter season the center's activities
include monthly potluck dinners with music and
singalongs, weekly bingo games, Saturday morn-
ing shuffleboard and an annual yard sale.
All work in and around the center is done
by volunteers. Membership of the center con-
sists of residents and out-of-state winter visitors
ranging in age from the "over 90" group to
"youngsters" in the 50s.
The Islander Wish List for the Annie Silver
Community Center is:
*Door prize donations from area businesses
for potluck dinners and bingo with guaranteed
recognition of the business.
Contact: Vera Chaffee, 778-1442.
Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island
he Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island
was established in 1989 to bring together
artists and writers on the Island to share
experiences and expertise. In 1990 the guild
opened its sales gallery in the Island Shop-
The group sponsors art programs, adult
art classes, art education for children,
children's workshops, poetry nights and
chamber music recitals at its gallery, 5414
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. The group also
sponsors the Annual Heritage Week Festival
held at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center each November.
The Islander Wish List for the Artists
Guild of Anna Maria Island is:
A spacious building to house the Anna
Maria Island Center for the Arts including
galleries, a meeting room, class rooms and a
Contact: Artists Guild Gallery, 778-6694.
Celebrate the season and experience
the joy of giving. Add items to your
Christmas Shopping List from
The Islander Bystander Wish Book.
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Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island seeks goodwill
Rotary, the world's first service club, is an
organization of business and profes
ional men and women who provide
humanitarian and community services, encour-
age high ethical standards and help build peace
and-goodwill in the world. There are more than
1.2 million members in 27,000 Rotary Clubs in
almost every country in the world.
Recent local projects included generous
funding for new lights for the athletic field at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center;
The Episcopal Church Women of the
Church of the Annunciation in Holmes
Beach contributes to various organiza-
tions and projects locally, nationally and inter-
nationally with money they earn at their annual
Holly Berry Bazaar and White Elephant Sale.
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. In addition to contribut-
ing to church related societies, the ECW partici-
pates in the Angel Tree Ministry which pro-
vides 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 Thursday
of the month, October to May. There is an
annual ecumenical luncheon with the women of
St. Bernard Guild in May.
The Islander Wish List of the Episcopal
Church Women is:
Space to enlarge the Christian education
More voices for the choir.
Contact: Faith, office administrator, 778-1638.
Anna Maria Island
Low Vision Group
The Anna Maria Island Low Vision Group
is a support group for legally blind
persons residing on the Island.
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. Due to low vision, most
members are house bound so the group also
provides a social environment.
The group meets the fourth Tuesday of the
month at 1:30 p.m. at the Island Branch Library
in Holmes Beach.
The Islander Wish List for the Anna Maria
Island Low Vision Group is:
Sighted persons to come and join the
group to exchange helpful ideas.
That Santa Claus is good to the group's
generous volunteer drivers.
Contact: Doris Hunter, facilitator, 778-3391.
providing a new bicycle for the Holmes Beach
Police Department; supporting selected young
professional adults for group study exchanges
in foreign countries and providing and main-
taining the "Anna Maria Welcomes You" sign at
the Manatee Avenue entrance to the Island.
The Islander Wish List for the Rotary Club
of Anna Maria Island includes projects needed
in the community which Rotary hopes to be
able to support as personnel and resources
he purpose of the Woman's Club of Anna
Maria Island is to support the civic,
educational and cultural life on the
Island. The club promotes friendship.
A member of the General Federation of
Women's Clubs, the club meets the first
Wednesday of each month, October to May, at 1
p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Kid Prints a database of vital informa-
tion for children at Anna Maria Elementary
Donations earmarked for a scholarship
Donations earmarked to help support
high school students' participating in the an-
nual Seminars for Tomorrow's Leaders.
Historical and scenic markers and monu-
ments at points of interest on the Island.
Contact: Gene Moss, president, 778-2006.
Pancakes are hot for Roser Men's Club
oser Men's Club is a social-service
group that holds two fund-raising
ancake brunches during tourist
season. Proceeds are used to support a
variety of activities and organizations
including summer camp scholarships,
church needs and community organizations
including the Pelican Man, Southeast Guide
Dogs, Sheriff's Youth Ranch, Loving Hands
Ministries, Jim Russo Prison Ministries and
All Island Youth.
Roser Men's Club meets on the third
Tuesday of the month, October to April.
Luncheon is served and guest speakers talk
on a variety of subjects. All men of the
community and guests are invited.
The Islander Wish List of the Roser
Men's Club is:
Good attendance at the pancake
New members and good attendance at
Contact: Roser Memorial Community
The Islander Wish List of the Woman's Club
of Anna Maria Island is:
Donations for the Hacienda Girls' Ranch,
a safe haven for orphaned, abandoned, ne-
glected or abused girls ages six through 12; the
Island Library and the club's scholarship fund
for an Island student to attend Manatee Com-
Contact: President Maggi Wilkinson, 778-1670.
St. Bernard Women's Guild
The St. Bernard Women's Guild is a Catho
lic women's organization that adheres to
Catholic principles. The group meets the
second Thursday of the month in Welsmiller
Hall at 12:30 p.m. for a light lunch, followed by
a business meeting and program. New mem-
bers are welcome.
The Guild raises funds through an annual
Christmas Bazaar and dinners. Funds are donated
to the Anna Maria Community Center, Hospice of
Southwest Florida, Habitat for Humanity, SOLVE,
Mother Theresa and former pastor Father
Welsmiller's orphanage in Colima, Mexico.
The Islander Wish List of the St. Bernard
Women's Guild is:
Participants for the church's giving tree
which includes buying Christmas presents for a
Donations for Father Welsmiller's orphan-
age. Donations may be sent to St. Bernard
Church, Box 1036, Holmes Beach, FL 34218.
Contact: President Virginia Downey, 756-8168.
AIDS Council of Manatee, Inc.
he AIDS Council of Manatee Inc. serves
people with HIV disease and AIDS who
reside in the Manatee County area or
The council's mission is to act as a commu-
nity consortium to assist in the development of
a continuum of health care for AIDS patients
that is easily accessible, cost effective and
promotes a quality lifestyle. Additionally, the
council sponsors prevention and education on
HIV and AIDS in the community.
The council operates a pantry for its clients
which provides non-perishable foods and
Wishes you and
your family the Merriest Christmas
and the Happiest New Year EVERI
CACO 44365 778-9622 Holmes Beach
The council's address is P. O. Box 1014,
Bradenton, FL 34206.
The Islander Wish List of the AIDS Council
of Manatee is:
Complete computer setup.
Art for office and lobby walls.
Refrigerator and upright freezer for food
Microwave for volunteers.
General office supplies.
Contact: Daniel Lunger, office manager,
1edebroc "RVea Company
matching pej erties since 1949
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 941-778-0700
6350 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key 941-383-5543
7366 Cortez Road Bradenton 941-794-0007
Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island
from our staff
"Mr. B" Al & Marie
Mary Jimmy McGowan
Reid Frost Tony Pam Lisa
10002 Gulf Dr Anna Maria 778-9884
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