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Vol 5 No. 16 - January 5, 2005

Finally! A bakery on Anna Maria

By Laurie Krosney
sun staff writer

HOLMES BEACH – There is hope for people who have suffered muscle or connective tissue injuries and want to take charge of their recovery.

Island Chiropractic Center, at 3612 East Bay Drive in Holmes Beach, is now offering a program by Synergy Therapeutic Systems to help people recover from their injuries with the goal of taking charge of their recovery.

"There are three phases to the program," said Dr. Kathleen Goerg, owner of Island Chiropractic Center. "Stretching, gentle strengthening and resistance strengthening."

Baker Barb McNelis, Jane E. and sous boulangerie chef, Barb Beckwith, show some of their artesianal breads and a quiche.

Jane E.'s bakery is finally open, and what a bakery it is. You can get fresh-out-of-the-oven scones to go with your freshly ground coffee in the morning. Or for afternoon tea, try some of their custom made biscotti with just a hint of citrus.

Barb McNelis, a retired clinical psychologist, is doing all the bread baking.

"It was always my dream to bake bread, so after I retired, I went to the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan. I took courses in Italy and in Paris," McNelis said as she kneaded the day's supply of boules — round, rustic French loaves with a hard, chewy crust and some real substance.

"I love making the artesian breads," she added.

You can sample those boules any day but Monday at Ginny's and Jane E.'s at the Old IGA in Anna Maria.

Try the sourdough, the organic wheat, the rye or the regular. You can't go wrong.
There are also baguettes, hand-formed bagels, several kinds of foccacias and different quiches each day.

They also offer fresh muffins, cookies, cakes, brownies and berry pies. Or try the crostadas, which are free-formed individual tarts filled with peaches, strawberries or mixed fruit.

To go with your baked goodies, you can have a cappuccino, a latte, a macchiatto or a great cup of coffee or tea — regular or decaf.

Other offerings are chai, herb teas, smoothies and organic juices.

"It is a dream come true," said Jane E. "It finally all came together here in this place, and I'm just so happy."

Jane E.'s bakery is also a dream come true for a lot of Island residents who don't want to go a long distance to get fabulous baked goods.

You'll find Jane E.'s in Ginny's and Jane E.'s at the Old IGA at the corner or Gulf Drive and Magnolia Avenue in Anna Maria.

They're open from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. or so Tuesday through Saturday. Sunday hours are from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.-ish.

Call a couple of days in advance for special orders.


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