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ANNA MARIA ISLAND'S FREE COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


ISLANDERS I Ii


Disaster office seeks 500 percent budget hike


By Pat Copeland
Islander Bystander
Discouraged by the snail's pace at which their re-
quests are met by the Island cities, as well as their
small budget, Island Emergency Operations Center
(IEOC) members agreed some changes are overdue.
The IEOC wants each member agency the three
cities and the fire district to budget a more signifi-


By Joy Courtney
SEditor
Business at the Sandbar restaurant in Anna Maria
City seems to be going very well. So well, it's laying
a foundation to expand.
Neighbors of the restaurant, who reside on the
Gulf end of Pine Avenue, got wind of the rumor that
Ed Chiles, owner of the restaurant, is buying the
Gulffront property directly north of the facility at 101
Pine Ave. to add parking. The commercial lot, which
at present has a house on it, is currently owned by Ren
and Ramona Glanz of Anna Maria City.
According to Dr. Coyne Knight, 110 Pine Ave., the
neighbors arranged a meeting with Chiles. They wanted'
him to address their concern over increased traffic on the
dead-eid street if the entrance to the supposed parking lot
were located at the end of the avenue.
Chiles confirmed he was working to purchase the
property in order to add additional parking and a park to
the present establishment He assured the group he did not
plan to have ingress or egress from Pine Avenue. Dr.
Knight said that as long as Chiles sticks with his plan of
no vehicle access via Pine Avenue, the neighbors prob-
ably would have no problem with the idea.
Knight did walk away from the meeting wonder-
ing why someone would pay the amount of money
necessary to procure Gulffront property on Anna
Maria just for a parking lot and a park. (Due to the fact
negotiations are private, no figures are available).
In a discussion with the Islander Bystander, Chiles
stated the restaurant needed additional patio seating for
70 patrons, because, at times, there is a two-hour wait.
Also, the extension of the patio would be in addition
to the parking lot and the park. According to Chiles,
the deal is not a "done deal," but he and the Glanzes
are in negotiations. Neighbors confirmed they under-
stood the deal to be an option-to-buy contingent on


cant amount for hurricane preparedness and streamline
the processes of spending funds and making decisions.
To date, each agency has committed $1,000 to the
IEOC. The center is in its third year of operation.
The current decision-making process is cumber-
some. The representative of each city must take re-
quests to his/her council for consideration and bring
the reply back to the IEOC. Using this process, some


Chiles being able to follow-through with his plans.
Chiles stated he was glad to hear the neighbors he
met with were with him and reiterated, "Unless there
is some larger government body that insists there must
be ingress and egress off of Pine, I have absolutely no
intention of doing so."
The restaurant has also applied to the Anna Maria
City Planning Commission to have an alley in its existing
parking lot vacated. Research indicates the vacation of the
alley is part of the puzzle Chiles' must pull together in
order to complete his plans once 101 Pine Ave. is part of
the Sandbar. The alley must be vacated before Chiles can
apply to the state for permits to add construction.
The state permits are required because the restau-
rant as well as 101 Pine Ave. are located within the
Manatee County Coastal Construction Control Line.
If the residents in the 100 block of Pine Avenue
should have a problem with the Sandbar expanding, it
would pose an interesting question as to what they
could do to stop it. All the properties on the south side
of the avenue, including 101 Pine Ave., are zoned
commercial (C-1).They've been zoned commercial for
many years but, according to state guidelines, since
October 1991 when the city adopted its land develop-
ment plan. The Glanzes' purchase of 101 Pine Ave.
was recorded in March of 1992.
The homes and multiple-unit buildings occupying
the commercial lots are non-conformities in use (i.e.,
a residence on a commercial lot), which can remain
and change hands until their use as a non-conformity,
due to damage, has lapsed for a one-year period. Ac-
cording to the city's land development code, if the resi-
dence on 101 Pine Ave. is demolished, another home
can never be built unless the owners are able to have
the property re-zoned or win a variance. Plus, all of
Chiles' ideas fall under the land-use criteria for a com-
mercial piece of property.


requests have taken more than a year to be resolved.
Fire Chief Andy Price stressed, "If we are really
going to start looking seriously at disaster prepared-
ness, we need to set a goal of $5,000 per agency. That
will give us $20,000 per year. Eventually we'll be able
to get the equipment we need. It's hard when you have
a storm breathing down your neck, and you don't have
the resources."
The discussion grew out of a suggestion that the
center take an active role in advising homeowners how
to prepare their homes for hurricane protection. This
role would include having sandbags and plywood
available for the use of residents as suggested by Anna
Maria Commissioner George McKay.
"That's something we could do, because the plywood
and sand are not going to be available when we need
them," offered McKay. "But it seems like we'll talk an-
other two years getting it to that point. We've got to start
putting our house in order. We're all one, and we've got
to pool our resources physically and monetarily."
Anna Maria Commissioner Max Znika said the
four agencies should put a line item in their budgets for
supplies and equipment. McKay said they have, but
the amount is "peanuts."
Price added, "If we do put in a line item, we should
give the representative the authority to spend some of
those funds, so we can get on with our business. If we
looked at it as a committee and made the request as a com-
mittee to the individual cities, rather than each member
taking it to the city, it would speed the process."
The group will revise the procedure for selection
of essential services providers. At the next meeting,
members will develop criteria for application, identify
what types of providers are needed, develop an iden-
tification card and review current applications.
A representative of GTE will be invited to the next
meeting to discuss the problem of IEOC emergency
phone lines. Seven lines are in place at the fire station
in Holmes Beach, where Island elected officials meet
to make decisions in an emergency; however, they are
only activated during an emergency. During the freak
March storm, the delay in having the lines activated
was a serious problem.
"The small emergencies like the March storm are
the ones that catch us," said Price, "because there's not
much warning. When we had one storm, I called to get
them activated and nobody down there (at GTE) knew
what to do. They said if we don't call between 8 a.m.
and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, we may not get
them turned on."
Price said that unless GTE gives the center a price
break, it will cost $500 to turn on the phones and about
$300 per month to keep them activated.
Holmes Beach Councilman Don Howard noted,
"People have to make a choice, too. It's easy to want
services, but they have to pay for them."
Members agreed that during hurricane season
there should be two meetings a month. Meetings are
scheduled for 10 a.m. the second and fourth Wednes-
day of the month at the fire station in Holmes Beach.
The next meeting is June 23.


Maritime exhibit opens in Cortez


Photo: Betsy Reed
"Vanishing Culture: Image and Voice of Cortez Fishing Folk" is the title of an exhibit featuring the history
of Cortez Village currently displayed on an appointment-only basis. Pictured is the interior of Neriah
Taylor's boatworks featuring a 1935-era "donkey" boat. For more pictures and the story, see page 6.



Sandbar going for expansion


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Meetings .................................... Page 3
Letters ........................................ Page 4
Those were the days .................Page 5
Bike Rodeo ...............................Page 9
Picturebook.............................. Page 12
Streetlife ................................Page 14
Fishing ..................................... Page 17
Real Estate Transactions ........Page 18
School Daze ............................Page 19
Classifieds ............................... Page 22


JUNE 17, 1993






[in THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I JUNE 17, 1993 0 PAGE 2

AMC code board enforces clean-up ordinance


By Joy Courtney
Editor
Profanity hissed through Anna Maria City Hall
during the code enforcement hearing of William and
Kathleen Shafer of 214 Gladiolus St.
The Shafers were accused of having an inoperable
and unlicensed auto on the city right-of way, enough
dead Australian Pines limbs to create a breeding place
for rodents, building materials piled alongside the
house and a predilection to storing their trash cans on
the street.
All these problems were outlined in a certified let-
ter signed by Frank Tyndall, the city's code enforce-
ment officer and superintendent of public works, after
he made a personal inspection. When non-compliance
became the issue, Tyndall sent the matter to the Code


Enforcement Board. The process began based on com-
plaints filed by neighbors.
The file on the Shafer property indicates this is the
third time the city has had to motivate the Shafers to
clean up their property, purchased in October of 1991.
During the hearing, witness and neighbor Gary
Deffenbaugh stated some of the problems had been
corrected, but there was more to be done.
Kathleen Shafer, who appeared with her brother
Mike Culhane, started her defense by accusing
Deffenbaugh of being a nosy neighbor who went out
of his way, "Peeping Tom" style, to keep tabs on the
condition of her property, especially by peeking over
her back yard fence. Her verbatim description of
Deffenbaugh is unprintable.
She stated she is the single mother of five children,


ranging in ages of 2 to 17 years-old, and works two
jobs. She said she did not have the financial means or
the time to keep her property up to the satisfaction of
her neighbors and, if they (her neighbors) were as
Christian as they touted themselves to be, why didn't
they offer to help her? She had done everything she
could to comply with the current summons, she added.
The Code Enforcement Board decided Tyndall
would do another inspection. If Shafer's property com-
plies with city ordinances, the board will issue an or-
der of compliance. If it does not comply or falls into
non-compliance again, the board will reconvene to
establish a fine.
Tom Turner, re-elected chairman of the board,
advised Shafer that the board could impose a fine from
zero to 250 dollars a day.


Island fishing Moose nixes

tourney offers Bradenton Beach

$5,000 prize road roundabout

If you haven't called Island Discount Tackle to The Anna Maria Island Moose Lodge, represent-
get the details about its "Fishing the Islands Tour- ing over 1,200 members voted unanimously on June 8
nament" this Saturday, June 19, then stop reading not to sign an easement for the construction of a round-
this and phone now! about in Bradenton Beach.
First prize for this point-system tournament is It is the position of the Moose board of officers
$5,000; second place, $2,000, and third place, that the roundabout proposed for the intersection of
$1,000. Fourth and fifth place winners will receive Bridge Street and Gulf Drive is a separate project from
merchandise prizes. Special prizes will be given the $500,000 grant project, which they support.
for Largest Pinfish (youth under 12); Catfish According to a statement from Moose, the round-
Award (for the team with the worst luck); Best about project would cause serious damage to the nor-
Offshore Fish and Best Backwater Fish (deter- i mal business operation at the lodge due to flooding
mined by points for adults and youths under 16) resulting from poor drainage; loss of parking and loss
and Best Trout or Redfish on Fly Tackle (deter- of access for delivery trucks.
mined by points, winner receives a $1,000 value i The Moose membership is requesting the mayor
a Bahamas Cruise for two.) George O'Conner (left), chairman of the Board of and council members reconsider and rescind their ap-
The entry free is $125 per boat. Entry forms Anna Maria Island Community Center, and Bill proval for the joint city and state project. It also rec-
and details about the Captains' meeting to be held Lawman (right), owner of Island Discount Tackle, ommends that the state Department of Transportation
Friday evening, June 18, are available by calling show offthe "Fishing the Island Tournament" tee- consider a caution light and pedestrian crossing sign
Island Discount Tackle at 778-7688. shirt. Guy Harvey T-Shirts has agreed to print a limited with reduced speed limits approaching the intersection
All proceeds will be donated to the Anna edition ofHarvey's "New Snook" design, the official on Gulf Drive, sighting success with a similar solution
Maria Island Community Center. tournament shirt. Information, call 778-7688. at the "S-curve" in Bradenton Beach for the past sev-
eral years.


Island emergency officials give hurricane advice


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
"Get out when we tell you and go as fast and as far
as you can."
It was a significant message that was delivered to
Islanders at last week's series of hurricane prepared-
ness meetings.
About 175 Islanders attended the series of three meet-
ings, jointly sponsored by the American Red Cross (ARC)
and the Island Emergency Operations Center (IEOC).
Held in each of the three Island cities, the meetings fea-
tured speakers on meteorology, emergency management,
pet and boat safety and ARC shelters.
The Island Emergency Operations Center
An Island representative explained the purpose of
IEOC, a coalition of officials from the three Island
cities and the fire district, formed to provide coopera-
tion with Manatee County EOC and give Islanders a
role in the decision-making process.
According to plan, during a disaster, IEOC head-
quarters at the fire station in Holmes Beach is manned
by Island elected officials and fire district personnel.
Seven phone lines, activated in an emergency, are
available for Islanders to call for storm updates and
evacuation information. City hall phones are set to
forward to IEOC when the plan is activated. The emer-
gency lines are accessed by calling any of the three city
halls or the fire district directly.
Once the call for evacuation is made, police and fire
personnel will drive up and down Island streets, making
the announcement using bullhorns. After residents are
evacuated, emergency personnel will evacuate.
"It's better to be safe than sorry," emphasized
Bradenton Beach Police Chief Jack Maloney. "If you
haven't gone by the time the emergency personnel
have gone, it's too late. We won't be able to come back
and get you."
The National Weather Service
Dan Nurkala, meteorologist with the National


Weather Service (NWS) in Ruskin, explained that the
National Hurricane Center in Coral Gables uses satel-
lites to seek out potential hurricanes. Once a promis-
ing area of storm development is located, a reconnais-
sance plane is sent to fly through the area to take read-
ings of surface pressure and wind fields.
"As the storm develops and gathers strength, its
position will be plotted on an hourly basis," said
Nurkala. "The NWS will transmit a tropical weather
outlook four times a day on NOAA Weather Radio -
5:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Once
a true hurricane gets cranked up, they could be issued
as much as once an hour."
As conditions worsen and a storm approaches the
U.S., a full radar network watches the coastline. Radar
is supplemented with flights by planes based along the
coast. As the storm approaches the coastline, local
offices issue local hurricane statements on the weather
band and to local media.
"Keep yourself informed," stressed Nurkala. "Listen
to a responsible station to get the information you need
and follow the advice and recommendations of your lo-
cal law enforcement and emergency authorities."
Radios with the weather band 162.55 MHz in
Tampa and 162.475 MHz in Ft. Meyers are avail-
able for about $40. Other stations recommended by
Nurkals are, 970 AM (WFLA) and 1420 (WBRD) on
radio and Channel 40 (WWSB) on television.
Manatee County Emergency Management
Don Reed, planner with Manatee County EOC, said
it will take 17 hours to evacuate the Island. "Getting off
of this Island is going to be a problem, so what we're say-
ing is when the storm comes, get off the Island immedi-
ately. When it does happen, you're going to be sitting in
lines for a long period of time. Once you get onto the
mainland, it's not going to be a piece of cake there either.
If we get a big blow, you're going to have to get in line
with the rest of the people along the coastline."
Those who leave during the voluntary evacuation,


precursor to a mandatory evacuation, will save a lot of
time and trouble.
"Go early; don't wait for us to tell you to leave,"
Reed said. "Anything west of 1-75 is probably not
going to be safe. Go someplace out of the county into
the middle of the state. Get out of the state if you can.
Don't go to the Georgia coast, because it might come
there. Go to one of those states that starts with a vowel
- Ohio, Illinois, Iowa."
He also noted that all six lanes of 1-75 can be made
one way going north, but the entrances onto the high-
way floods during storms. Those who wait, may not be
able to get onto 1-75. If there is a lot of rainfall preced-
ing the storm, officials expect Manatee Avenue and
SR. 70 to flood also.
Develop a plan for evacuation now. When you
leave, fill you car with gas and take irreplaceable
items, some cash, non-perishable food and water.
"If you do go to a shelter, which I'm hoping none
of you do, be sure not to take your pets, firearms or
alcohol," said Reed. "You may have to wait a couple
hours to get something to eat or go to the bathroom.
When the electricity goes off, it will get hot, and the
lift station will stop working. Sewage may start back-
ing up onto the floor where you're sleeping. There
won't be any lights, television or radio."
He told residents not to be too anxious to return
after a storm. There is a county re-entry ordinance
which allows utility workers on the Island first. They
are followed by search and rescue personnel and es-
sential service providers. The last allowed to return are
residents.
"We're here to tell you how to survive and that
should be foremost in your mind," he stressed. "You
can replace almost everything except your life."
Pet care
If you are going to a shelter, make other arrange

SEE HURRICANE ADVICE, PAGE 8






U THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JUNE 17, 1993 M PAGE 3


Two killed in

weekend water

mishaps
Water-related accidents took the lives of two
people during the weekend.
A Oklahoma man visiting Longboat Key was
killed after the vessel Bay Runner allegedly struck
him while swimming at mid-Key Saturday.
And a Bradenton woman was found dead
Monday after her personal watercraft struck an-
other boat in the Manatee River.
Combined with the dozen string ray "stings" off
Anna Maria Island and a hammerhead shark encoun-
ter off Coquina Beach Thursday, all swimmers are
urged to be wary when entering the water.
Daniel Mowrey, age 38, of Hinton, Okla. was
swimming about 300 feet from shore off the Holiday
Inn on Longboat. The 48-foot Bay Runner, one of the
crew boats for the Key's beach renourishment
project, allegedly struck him, according to police.
Mike Hulse was the captain of the vessel.
Florida Marine Patrol spokesmen said Tues-
day they are still investigating the incident. No
charges have been filed in the accident.
Kristine Newcomb, age 28, of Bradenton, was
found dead Monday after her Waverunner personal
watercraft collided with a 21-foot boat near Hooker
Point in the Manatee River. The collision occurred
Sunday evening.
Officers are still investigating the accident to
determine the particulars of the incident. An au-
topsy will take place later this week.
On Coquina Beach, near-shore sting rays have
plagued swimmers of late. More than a dozen
people have been treated for the painful stings
since last week, lifeguards say.
Rays move close to shore to mate during the
summer months. Swimmers are advised to shuffle
their feet when they move through the shallows to
move away the skittish sea creatures.


Last day of
P_, school,
., L scHO BUS -L unfortunately
Unfortunately for the
; driver of the Suziki, an
overzealous, last-day-of
school-reveler tossed a
soda can from the bus,
shattering his windshield
as the bus passed him
near Kingfish Ramp.
Remember the stories
your well-mannered kids
brought home about the
antics on the school bus?
Photo: Bonner Presswood



Planning commission tackles comp plan


The Holmes Beach Planning Commission has a
Herculean task in its review of the city's comprehen-
sive plan.
Commission members Gabe Simches, Bruce
Golding, Francis Smith-Williams, Frank Davis and
Michael Faarup met last week to get organized. Simches
was elected chairman and Smith-Williams vice chairman.
After reminding members they must abide by the
Sunshine law, city attorney.Patricia Petruff explained,
"One reason the planning commission was re-formed
about a year and-a-half ago was that Florida statute
requires that cities regularly review and evaluate its
comprehensive plan."
She said the commission should go through the
plan element-by-element. The group has about eight
months to complete the process and make recommen-
dations to council.
Priority elements in the plan are the future land use
element and coastal management and conservation.
Another issue the group should deal with immediately
is the resort housing overlay district ordinance, accord-
ing to Petruff.
"This is the ordinance dealing with short-term
rental problems," noted Petruff. "It created the ability
to have short-term resort housing rentals within the


city. Now it applies only to the R-4 district, but it is
established in such a manner that it could be applied
to other areas of the city. This is a question for the
commission to grapple with."
The commission will meet at 9 a.m. on June 15,
July 13 and Aug. 3. The public is welcome to attend.


Anna Maria City
Tues., 6/22: 7:30 p.m. Commission Meeting

Bradenton Beach
Thurs., 6/17: 1 p.m. Council Meeting
Mon., 6/21: 10 a.m. Island Transportation
Planning Organization

Holmes Beach
Thurs., 6/17: 7:30 p.m. Council Workshop

Of Interest
Thurs., 6/17: 7:30 p.m. Anna Maria
Historical Society, Island Museum,
402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City


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Some cost-cutting
ideas for Island cities
Officials have the onerous duty during the next
few months of working out how to make do with little.
It's budget time for the Island and beyond.
Every summer, tax appraisers give the cities and
counties the assessed evaluation of property within
their jurisdictions. Using that total as a base, our
elected officials begin to work out the math to deter-
mine how much money they have to spend for the next
fiscal year, which begins October 1.
Since we have the dubious distinction of living in
an area known for growth, and since growth spurs
increased property values, most years the cities and
county have more money with which to work without
raising the millage rate taxes, most call it.
However, as a growth area, the needs of the
people for governmental services often outstrip the
increase in evaluations, and either tax increases or
some other means of raising money has to take place.
Impact fees caused by growth to pay for growth, spe-
cial fees like garbage and sewer and water rates, or
charges to pay for cleaning up stormwater runoff are
examples of these so-called "user fees."
And sometimes the elected officials use the time-
honored method we all use when times cause us to
become financially lean: we cut back on expenses.
We have a suggestion for cutting back expenses
for the Island cities a way to consolidate and save
money yet retain each Island city's unique ambiance.
Each city has its own planner and its own attor-
ney. These services are unique for each city, but simi-
lar enough to cause some overlap.
Conflict of interest is moot for these services.
An Island-wide legal firm on a monthly retainer
basis would be a means to cut costs for Island taxpay-
ers, yet maintain the level of legal service that seems
necessary in these ever-litigious times.
Another cost-cutter would be to consolidate planning
services within the three cities. Comprehensive plans,
those long-range tools to guide development and growth
that are mandated by the State of Florida, are coming up
for review. One planning firm handling all three city's
comprehensive plans would be another way to save a
bundle. If effective, the consolidation could also encom-
pass regular zoning and planning needs.
And if city officials were smart, they'd try to get
Manatee County to pick up the tab for the planner as
a way to offset the dual taxation dispute that appears
to be coming to a head again.
Consider these consolidations when the budget
wrestling matches continue during the next few
months.


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THE FREE VOICE OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND
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Will the sun come up tomorrow?
Calls, calls, calls.
When the power goes out, two nights in a row for
over an hour, people on the island call their weekly
newspaper to find out what the problem is. A lot of
Islanders, individuals and businesses call.
The answers were not easy to attain, unfortunately.
Last Wednesday, our inquiry was returned rather
promptly considering it was after business hours.
More phone calls to Florida Power and Light dur-
ing business hours proved to be slightly more tedious
to accomplish.
We entered into voice mail hell, where you listen to
recorded options, press the number for the last option, then
more options, before you lastly hear of a customer service
representative. Just press 5.
Next you hear the length of time and the number
of phone calls ahead of you. The longest wait was
seven minutes.
We called back several times because not one cus-
tomer service representative could give us all the in-
formation we needed.
Finally, Jack Button, FPL customer serviceman,
gave us real information. According to him, on
Wednesday night, a couple of "feeders" were out, af-
fecting 2,857 customers beginning at 6:06 p.m. At 6:40
p.m. approximately 40% of the customers were re-
stored, with full power back at 6:50 p.m.
On Thursday night, the power was out from 7:02
p.m. to 8:40 p.m., affecting 445 customers. The blame
goes to a cable that "faulted out" between the Palma
Sola sub-station and a switch, location unknown, along
Manatee Avenue, resulting in the replacement of 1,000
feet of cable, some of it under the bridge.
No wonder then that one of our first calls reached
a service representative who blamed the outage on a
submarine (!) working on cable under the Cortez
Bridge. He said the work was being done by a contrac-
tor for the state Department of Transportation. Calls to
DOT revealed otherwise, and we were sent back to
FPL voice mail.
When we inquired whether we could expect fur-
ther sustained loss of power on the island, Button re-
plied, "Will the sun come up tomorrow?"
At least for the callers, rest assured, it was not a
planned brown out.


Bridge questions continue
Now that the hard fight to have a true public hear-
ing on the proposed Manatee Avenue Bridge is as-
sured, please use your influence to ensure that the fol-
lowing questions are put to DOT/DER, and more im-
portantly, ensure that the answers are furnished to you
for publication prior to that hearing so the public can
be forewarned of the plans.
1. What is the plan to place the spoil which will
result from the widening of the Anna Maria Sound
Channel from the current 75 feet to the proposed 150
feet? How many cubic yards of spoil do they estimate
to result from this dredge operation?
2. What will be the condition of the lagoon com-
monly know as Roseate Spoonbill Lagoon, at the end
of this project?
3. Of the stated $14 million total cost, how much is
for the bridge? The causeway? The channel widening?
4. Are there any restrictions on the development of
any of the yet undeveloped land to the east of the easterly
shore of the Anna Maria Sound bank and its estuary-type
land? Does DER plan to require an "undisturbed" condi-
tion for that area? Please ensure that we do not have a
repeat of the Boca Ciega Bay fiasco of Pinellas County!
5. On what date did the current engineering plans
for this project begin? On what date did the prior en-
gineering plans begin? Who initiated these two re-
quests? Were the requests verbal or in writing? I don't
ever recall hearing of DOT "forcing" a project on this
magnitude on anybody.
6. Will DOT now re-assume the maintenance re-
sponsibility for City 789 north of Manatee Avenue?
Palm Avenue/Marina Drive? If yes, maintained to
State Road 64 specs?
This project has the potential for massive impact
on this Island and Manatee County. Far more than so
far revealed. Let's bring the rest of the rats out of the
nest of this project!
Mary Duffy, Holmes Beach

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WAITING FOR THE

CORTEZ BRIDGE


"The Isle of Destiny," the picture
made by the Character Picture Corpo-
ration at Anna Maria last spring, has
just completed a run of several weeks at
the Broadway Theatre in New York
City. According to Mr. Paul Gilmore,
head of the movie company, the picture
was received with enthusiasm, and
press notices have been outspoken in
theirpraise of the photography and the
beautiful scenery that is shown.
The storyportrayed in thepicture is a
very pretty romance that takes place in the
Philippine Islands. Mr. Gilmore, who
plays the leading role, is shown as a
wealthy plantation owner. He is entangled
in a romance and rescues the heroine from
a burning ship and he and his rescued
lady are washed ashore on a desert island
and are attacked by savages.
Mr. Gilmore has the offer of con-
tracts for several other pictures but he
will be unable to fulfill them until the
bridge to Anna Maria is built. The mak-
ing of these pictures will require a num-
ber of workmen as well as a corps of
artists, and it means much to
Bradentown to get behind the bridge
and see that it is built without delay.
Let's make Anna Maria the studio
for the picture people and Bradentown
their home.
Manatee River Journal,
March 21, 1921

SIn the November 1920 election in
which they helped put Warren Gamaliel
Harding into the White House, the vot-
ers of Manatee County also made an
historic decision. By a vote of 231 to
122 (the county was gigantic in area but
Lilliputian in population then) the elec-
torate endorsed the sale of bonds to pay
for a bridge to Anna Maria Island. The
Anna Maria Island precinct went solidly
for the bridge 11 to 0.
Yessir, this was no time to be timid.
Tampa Bay had been "discovered." By
Hollywood and by the Yankee tourists.
By the thousands they were streaming
into the state to vacation, buy new
homes and invest in real estate. There
weren't enough accommodations to
hold them. Steamers running from
Tampa and Bradenton to Anna Maria


Island were so crowded people some-
times had to wait three or four hours to
get on board.
No question about it. Anna Maria
with its dazzling beaches was the big
drawing card, the key to the future pros-
perity of the Manatee section, said the
fortune-seekers. The bridge couldn't be
built fast enough to suit them.
It took time to decide on the loca-
tion. Not surprisingly the site that won
out was from Hunter's Point (Cortez
Village) to Cortez Beach (Bradenton
Beach). The most influential
Bradentown businessmen had their
money concentrated there. The opinions
of the handful of homesteaders on the
Island didn't count for much.
In April, down the Manatee River
from Bradentown came a barge bearing
a 50-foot-high derrick and another with
the first load of thick creosoted pine pil-
ings for the understructure of the long
span. Day after day the rhythmic thuds
of the pile driver rang through the air
and the shallow bottom of the sound
shuddered with each impact as the huge
logs hit bedrock. By the end of June, the
concrete caissons that would support
the drawbridge were in position, and as
soon as the steel girders were laid across
them the decking crew went to work.
By October 1 everything was ready
except the installation of guardrails.
Plans were set for a big dedication cer-
emony before Christmas just in time
for the start of the 1922 tourist season.
But Mother Nature had other plans.
There was to be no celebration in
December. Lumbering up the Gulf from
its birthplace in the Caribbean was a mon-
ster hurricane the likes of which hadn't
been experienced in Tampa Bay for 73
years. It would strike without warning and
strike hard. And when it had gone there
were those who doubted that the bridge
ever would be completed. Or that there
would be need for one.

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First maritime exhibit opens in Cortez


The first in a series of maritime exhibits opened in
historic Cortez Fishing Village as part of the Florida
Institute for Salt Water Heritage's (F.I.S.H., Inc.) an-
nual meeting.
Assisted in part by the Florida Humanities Coun-
cil, F.I.S.H., Inc. is working on a project entitled
"Vanishing Culture: Image and Voice of Cortez Fish-


'Cortez can act as a
model for conserving
a part of Florida's
cultural history which
is undergoing rapid
change and is in des-
perate need of help.'


ing Folk." The
project included
exhibits and lec-
tures highlight-
ing the rapidly
disappearing
maritime tradi-
tions of Cortez
and Florida's
fishing folk.
The first of
these exhibits
featured the


Michael Naab, maritime
director National Trust
for Historic Preserva-
tion, Washington, D.C.,
reviews exhibit litera-
ture.


1923 boatworks of Neriah Taylor, including a 1930s
workboat built by Taylor for a fisherman from Cortez.
"The on-site details found in Neriah Taylor's shop
display a rare authenticity and teaches us of the impor-
tant role boat builders play in maritime communities,"
said Wayne Nield, F.I.S.H., Inc., director.
The annual meeting was held on the docks of the
Fulford Fish Co., where 100 guests enjoyed fresh lo-
cal seafood and the traditional sounds of the Cortez
Grande Ole Opry. Michael Naab, maritime director of
the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Wash-
ington, D.C., gave the keynote address and spoke en-
thusiastically about the significance of Cortez, point-
ing out that such an extensive collection of boats,
buildings and fishing folk is "rare in this country."
"Cortez can act as a model for conserving a part of
Florida's cultural history which is undergoing rapid
change and is in desperate need of help," added mari-
time anthropologist Michael Jepson.
The exhibit is open to the public on an appoint-
ment basis by calling 795-7593. It is located at the end
of 123rd Street at the docks in Cortez.


Pictured clockwise from top left:
an interior shot of Taylor's Boatworks featuring a
display of boat-building tools and historic photo-
graphs.

Betty Taylor (back), wife of Alcee Taylor, son of
Neriah Taylor, examines family photographs with
Dr. Joan Bragginton (front) of the Florida Humani-
ties Council.

F.I.S.H., Inc., board members Vice President Sheila
Mora and Director Wayne Nield enjoy a part of the
Cortez maritime exhibit.


Photos: Betsy Reed










PUBLISHER'S NOTE: The demise of
the cat Baysea must have struck a chord
among readers if the volume of mail on the
subject is an indication. Below is a sam-
pling of responses. By the way, we are
closing the matter with this issue and will
publish no further letters on the topic.
Galene Shorter replied that she had
a roommate looking after Baysea while
she was away for the weekend.

For Rev. Hutchison
This letter concerns the letter writ-
ten by Galene Shorter printed in your
June 10 edition.
In a society where we tend to hu-
manize our pets, it is understandable as
to why the writer is grieving over her
dead cat.
However, her attack on Rev. Frank
Hutchison, who reportedly ran over the
cat, is unconscionable.
Since I have not spoken to Rev.
Hutchison, I certainly don't know all the
facts, but I was an eyewitness to a part.
On Sunday, May 30, while enjoy-
ing a cookout at Bayfront Park, I ob-
served the reverend park his car and
walk to the door of the residence at 311
North Bay Blvd., Anna Maria City.
When his knock went unanswered,
he penned a note, tucked it in the door
and departed.
"What a dedicated man of God," I
mused to myself. "Out making home
visits on a holiday when he should have
been with his family and friends burn-
ing hamburgers and hot dogs with the
rest of us."
I can now only conclude that he was
there to offer condolences and sympa-
thy to the owner over the loss of a pet,
which certainly speaks well of the
man's character.
In a similar situation, how many of
us would stop, inquire as to the owner
of the pet, remove the carcass so that it
would not be pancaked by on-coming
traffic and later call on and console the
owner? Not many of us, I'm sure. Most
road kills are "hit and run."
Placing a dead animal in a dumpster
is a viable solution to our disposal of dead
animals and is an everyday occurrence.
Also, how many of us responsible pet
owners would allow a pet to roam free
while away from home over a weekend?
The good reverend deserves an
apology rather than a vitriolic, non-for-
giving condemnation.
Gib Bergquist, Holmes Beach

Condolences
As a long-time cat lover and owner,
I was very moved by Galene Shorter's
letter in last week's issue about the un-
fortunate death of her cat Baysea and
the callous treatment Ms. Shorter (and
Baysea) received from Rev. Frank
Hutchison. He accidentally killed the
cat and then tossed it into a dumpster.
Yes, Baysea was "only an animal,"
and, yes, a lot of human concerns in our
society desperately need to be ad-
dressed. But for those of us who include
animals as important parts of our daily
lives, the emotional bonds are strong,
and when one of those animals dies,
grieving is an inevitable and natural
process, one that may be eased some-
what, as with human deaths, by giving
the loved one a proper burial.
Surely a minister, a major element of
whose profession is comforting the be-
reaved, should have been able to under-
stand that and act accordingly in his per-
sonal life.
I give Rev. Hutchison credit for no-


tifying Ms. Shorter that he had killed
the cat with his car, rather than leaving
her in limbo, wondering what had hap-
pened to Baysea and if the cat would
ever come home. But, since he took the
trouble to pick the cat up to throw it into
the dumpster (he says), surely he could
just as easily have taken its body to an
animal shelter or veterinary office, or
even put it into a box and left it on Mrs.
Shorter's property for her to dispose of
as she wished.
You'll probably hear from admirers
of Rev. Hutchison who consider all this a
tempest in a teapot, but from one animal
lover to another, my sympathies, Ms.
Shorter I know exactly how you feel.
Cathy Ciccolella, Sarasota

Un-cared for?
To the writer of "Unforgivable"
which appeared in last week's issue of
the Islander Bystander:
Why try to crucify a man who has
been honest? I do not see where Rev.
Hutchison has done anything wrong
except maybe admit to you that he had
accidentally killed your cat. He didn't
have to let you know anything about the
incident.
Most responsible pet owners board
their pets while they are away. Conse-
quently, you are the fault of your pet's
death. Itis your responsibility, as this pet's
owner, to make sure she was properly
cared for while you were away. We have
far too many stray cats on this Island as it
is and irresponsible people such as your-
self are to blame. I believe we have a leash
law which prohibits cats and dogs form
running free outdoors.
Let me assure you I have never met
Rev. Hutchison, but I feel he acted more
responsibility than you did. Pets are not
humans. Pull the noose from Rev.
Hutchison's neck and get another cat. This
time I hope you properly care for it!
Stephen Bell, Holmes Beach


Only safe way?
I applaud Rev. Frank Hutchison's ac-
tion in bothering to stop and leave a note
for the absent owner of the free-roaming
cat who ran into the reverend's tires.
The only "safe place" to place a
dead animal for an indeterminate period
of time is in a body bag in a freezer.
Perhaps the church's kitchen has one
of sufficient capacity and in penance for
this misdeed, perhaps Rev. Hutchison
could offer the church's services to all fu-
ture victims and perpetrators.
Carol "Roadrunner" Kostic,
Anna Maria City

Christian responsibility
I feel the attack on Rev. Frank
Hutchison by Galene Shorter in her let-
ter to the editor, June 10, Islander By-
stander, was completely irresponsible
as was her care of her "beloved" cat. I
feel Rev. Hutchison showed Christian
and civil responsibility.
As a Christian, he notified her of his
responsibility in the demise of her cat.
He showed civil responsibility by dis-
posing of it. What else was he to do?
Dig a hole in her yard to bury it? Dig
a hole in his yard to bury it? Both illegal.
Leave the cat on her doorstep? Leave her
cat in the street? Bill her for having it bur-
ied in a pet cemetery? Put it in his deep-
freeze until she finally came home?
'No. A "true animal lover" would
never have left their pet unattended for
a Memorial Day weekend.
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Editor
Propelled into action by a newly-appointed com-
missioner, Anna Maria's Planning Commission voted
unanimously to recommend that the city commission
grant two re-zoning requests.
With the Planning Commission's blessing in hand,
both Richard and Colleen Walter, owners of alot at 114
Pine Ave., and Pete and Patricia Cain, owners of Candy
Cains restaurant at 111 South Bay Blvd., jumped their
first hurdle toward having their commercially-zoned
property rezoned to retail-office-residential (ROR).
The story, though, came from the chair occupied
by Commissioner Wallace Storey. Storey is a retired
city attorney and former two-term member of the
Florida House of Representatives, according to his
resume. Participating in his first commission meeting,
Storey cut through the legal "hoopla" (his word) cre-
ated when the Cains' initial request for re-zoning
brought to the city's attention that it had a procedural
problem within its Land Development Regulations.
At that time, according to the city attorney, there
was an oversight when the plan was adopted. The
regulations did not contain a procedure for an indi-
vidual to request an amendment to the city's compre-
hensive plan if his or her re-zoning request was ap-
proved. Without this procedure, approved zoning
changes would violate the city's comprehensive plan,
which would open the city to third-party lawsuits and
possible challenge from the state of Florida.
The plan was to wait until this administrative over-
sight was resolved by the city commission; then it would
hear the Cains' request The expectation at the Planning
Commission meeting held last Wednesday was to in-
clude the Walters' request in the same procedural limbo.
Instead, Storey lead the commission out of inertia and
into action.
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Over the next few months the Anna Maria Char-
ter Review Commission will put the city charter un-
der a microscope.
When the group completes their task of revision,
recommendations will be made to the city council for
action. At last week's meeting, members grouped the
charter's articles into like subjects.
Each member will focus on a particular subject
and bring observations back to the group for debate
and discussion.
The members' subject areas are: legislative,
Claflin Garst; elections, Wallace Storey; administra-
tive, Ruth Elliott; recall and initiative and charter re-


view, Bob MacDonald; and powers and duties of
elected officers, Chris Collins
Members adopted their rules of procedure and
agreed that recommended changes must have a three-
quarter vote of commission members.
They said suggestions from residents are wel-
come but should be submitted in writing and signed.
"In order for us to debate a provision that some-
one proposes, it is better to be out of the concept and
into real language," explained Storey, "so we're not
debating concepts in the abstract. If someone needs
help in putting his idea in writing, we can help him."
The next meeting was set for 11 a.m., July 8.


Hurricane advice: leave the Island


HURRICANE ADVICE FROM PAGE 2

ments for your pets. "There is presently no plan to
address pets," Richard Carter, chairman of Manatee
County's Animal Control Advisory Board said.
The board is currently working on a solution to
the problem, said Carter. Members are working on the
idea of a pet shelter manned by volunteers. Public in-
put will be taken at future meetings of the board.
"There is not a priority for taxpayer dollars with
animals," noted Carter. "The plan to be formulated is
not one that will seek the facilities of the taxpayer."
Boat security
Walter Grace, commander of Flotilla 81 of the
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, said people should pre-
pare their boats at the first indication of a hurricane.
Grace said, "Get your boat out of the water if it's
small, get it near a building, tie it down, get every-
thing off of it, make sure the insurance is paid and
forget it."
Other preparations include taking down the
bimini top or lashing it down. On a sailboat, leave the
sail cover on, lash the sail down and lower the boom
and lash it down. Take everything off the boat that is
moveable.
If you're going to leave your boat in the water,
make sure there is a full charge on the battery. Keep
the bilge pump going as long as you can. Tie it down
on all four sides to something solid, like trees with


good root systems, because docks are not going to
survive. Remember the storm surge and leave some
room for the boat to go up and down.
Grace said if you have a sailboat and want to take
it out of the area, do it early, because once winds reach
a certain speed, the bridge tender will not open the
draw span. "If you don't, you've missed the boat, and
you'll most likely miss your boat, because it won't be
there when you come back."
Red Cross shelters
"Have some sort of a plan," said Roberta Omlor, ex-
ecutive director of the ARC, "and be ready to put your
plan into effect. The responsibility has to lie with you."
Omlor also emphasized the downfalls of shelter
life. Shelters are schools with no beds, chairs or tables.
Bring sleeping bags or cots and bedding, a lounge
chair, a battery operated radio and any supplies you
will need.
"We will tell you the worst scenario," she warned.
"If you can deal with that, you can deal with anything."
Other evacuation information
Resident stickers for re-entry are available at all
city halls. Bring your driver's license to obtain a
sticker. One sticker per car is available.
Turn off bottled gas at the container, if possible.
Turn off electricity at the main breaker.
Call your city hall or fire station to register per-
sons with special needs. They will be contacted and
evacuated early by emergency personnel.


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until the (city) attorney gives the OK. If that is the case,
then bring him to the meetings. Lawyers' answers to
questions depend on the question. There can be a big
difference in an answer to a written question versus
asking it in person. It is not fair to the public," said
Storey.
Storey provided evidence that the city in lieu of the
individual has the means through Florida statute to legally
change its comprehensive plan when a re-zoning request
is approved; therefore, waiting until a procedure is
adopted for individuals to do so, was a waste of time.
Once Storey convinced his peers that, "We don't
have to go through all the hoop jumping as the city
attorney suggests," he turned the board's attention to
the re-zoning requests at hand. In both cases, said
Storey, all local legal requirements had been met (let-
ters to neighbors, signs posted, and public hearings).
Also, and most importantly, the downgrades from
commercial to ROR were consistent with the city's
comprehensive plan to keep Anna Maria a single-fam-
ily-dwelling city.
The Islander Bystander asked Storey what would
happen to the city if he was wrong in suggesting the
commission circumvent the city attorney's opinion.
Storey stated there were plenty of checks and balances
along the way to state approval, which would address
any incorrect action on the city's part before it became
binding. There was no doubt, though, that Storey
didn't believe he was wrong.
Steve Lardas, the new chairman of the Planning Com-
mission, made an additional motion to recommend to the
city commission it continue to work on the procedure rec-
ommended by the city attorney. It pass unanimously.
The Anna Maria City Commission will take action
on the Planning Commission's recommendations at its
regular meeting on June 22. If either are approved,
what the owners can legally do with the property will
be dictated by the ROR land use regulations.


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Ricky Buckler executes the Figure 8.


Bike Rodeo tests skills


Many Island youths and a few adults participated
in a Bike Rodeo sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of
Anna Maria Island, the American Automobile Asso-
ciation and the Manatee Safety Council on June 3 at
the Anna Maria Elementary School.


Kiwanian Rich Bohnenberger watches as Ricky
Buckler dismounts after braking.


Bicyclists were tested in mounting and balanc-
ing, straight line coordination, braking, hand and
stop signals and coordination and balance in execut-
ing a Figure 8.
Each rider's brakes were also tested.


Kiwanian Tom Young tests the brakes of Michael
Pozino.


Kiwanian Rich
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checkpoint.


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ANNOUN ENTS


Football, track,
cheerleading available
for Island youths
Young Island athletes can register Friday, June 18, at
7 p.m. to play football and participate in track and field
events in the Manasota American League. Participants
will compete against the likes of the Wildcats of G. T.
Bray and other Peace River Conference members.
Boys five to seven years-of-age will play flag foot-
ball; eight to 15 year-olds will play contact football.
The League is also looking for cheerleaders. Track and
field events are open to young people from eight to 18
years-of-age. Transportation will be provided for prac-
tice and events, if needed.
The League also needs volunteer football and
track coaches. Cheerleading coaches are also needed.
Coaches and participants can call AMICC Pro-
gram Director Scott Dell at 778-1908 for details.

Art League to host
Chamber social
The Anna Maria Island Art League will host the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce June social
on Wednesday, June 30, from 5 to 7 p.m.
The League is now in its new facilities located in
the old Island Medical Center, 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach.
All Chamber members and guests are encouraged to
attend and socialize with friends and Island neighbors.


Bell to speak to Hi-12
The Anna Maria Hi-12 Club will hold its weekly
meeting on Thursday, June 17, with a luncheon at
Shucker's restaurant (formerly Pete Reynard's) in
Holmes Beach. Social hour will begin at 11 a.m. fol-
lowed by a luncheon at noon.
The speaker for Ladies' Day will be Harold Bell.
He will show slides and have comments about Wash-
ington, D.C., and Mount Vernon.
All Master Masons are invited. Reservations for
Ladies' Day must be made with John Lasson at 778-
0115.


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needed by school
Anna Maria Elementary School is creating a "state
of the art" media center/library that will be on par with
the best public and private elementary schools in the
country.
The school will be receiving new computers to
supplement the existing supply, but even with that the
number of students outnumbers the number of comput-
ers the school will have.
"We'll welcome donations of any used computer
equipment," said Bill Sibley, assigned by the school
district to get the school's system up and running.
"Brand name and age doesn't matter." The school can
also use printers, color monitors, software, etc.
Call Janet Aubry at 778-1196 or Joy Courtney
778-5405 to arrange for pickup.

Special school-age
program at library
The Island Branch Library and Friends of the Is-
land Branch will sponsor a special program for school-
age children, second-grade and up, on Tuesday, June
22 from 2 to 3 p.m. Professional storyteller Betty
Cummings will present original tales to her audience.
The Island Branch Library is located at 5701 Ma-
rina Dr., Holmes Beach. For more information, call
778-6341.

Goodwill opens Island
donation site
Goodwill Industries-Manasota, Inc., has opened an
attended trailer donation site in the parking lot of First
Union National Bank, 5327 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach.
This attended trailer will accept donations of us-
able clothing, household goods, furniture and small
appliances seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The revenue from these donated items will go into
the Goodwill training programs.
For further information, call the corporate offices in
Sarasota at 355-2721. Goodwill's Home Services will
pick up items that are too large to be taken to the trailer.


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Martial arts classes at
Community Center
Sun Arts Fighting Academy, at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, has started classes under
the direction of Master Boon Brown.
Classes are held Monday and Thursday night for
7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Call AMICC Program Director Scott Dell for reg-
istration details at 778-1908.

Chamber board to meet
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
Directors meeting will be held Wednesday, June 16, at
the Chamber office at 5:30 p.m.

Off-Island events
Summer registration is now underway for the sum-
mer term 3B at Manatee Community College campuses
in Bradenton and Venice. New students must register by
appointment Admissions and registration offices are open
8 am. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday and until 4:30
p.m. on Friday through June 23. Students are required to
provide proof of immunization for measles and rubella if
they were born after 1956. For more information, call
MCC's admissions office on the Bradenton Campus at
755-1511, est 4234. At MCC's South Campus, call 493-
3504, ext. 2163.
The Sarasota Bay Program is seeking to fill va-
cancies on the 35-member Citizen Advisory Commit-
tee. The committee represents the public in advising
the Program on bay research, restoration and outreach.
Attendance at monthly meetings is required. Call 361-
6133 for application information.
Free tickets for Sarasota Concert Band's 40th
annual musical salute to Independence Day, "A Fes-
tive Fourth," at 7:15 p.m. Sunday, July 4, at the Van
Wezel Performing Arts Hall will be distributed at 10
a.m., Saturday, June 19, at the Lobby, 777 N. Tamiami
Trail in Sarasota. Information, call 955-6660.
One out of every nine people in this area is in need
of food assistance. The Goodwill/Meals On Wheels
Plus Food Bank food drive will be from June 14 to
June 18.


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In my mind's eye ...


Photo: Joy Courtney
Sightless writer
sees all
Writer Elizabeth Bigelow and her guide dog, Miss
Gandy, are seasonal residents of Anna Maria City.
Bigelow, blinded in an automobile accident in 1986,
uses a tape recorder to talk her stories into shape
and then transfers her work to a voice-activated
computer. Bigelow's only computer problem is, "It
has a slight Japanese accent." Bigelow loves Anna
Maria for its beach, its friendly residents and being
able to hear "the voices of children." A sample of
Bigelow's work is featured in this issue of the
Islander.

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By Elizabeth Bigelow
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"In my mind's eye" was a term I heard often, as a
child, when my grandmother told me stories of her
early life on the Canadian prairies.
"In my mind's eye I can see the blizzard of 1896,
with the wind howling snow around the house ... in
my mind's eye I can see crocuses blooming along the
fences in the spring, with meadow larks singing from
the fence posts," she would say.
I loved my grandmother and I enjoyed her stories,
but I often wondered about her "mind's eye."
One day I asked her, "Grandmother, where is your
mind's eye?"
"In my head," she said.
Later that day I examined my own head, feeling care-
fully with my fingers and thinking it must be in the back,
since it only saw what had happened in the past. I couldn't
find it, so I decided it just grew when you were old.
Little did I know then, that at a time later in my life,
I would be blind and need to use my own "mind's eye!"
In the autumn of 1986, I drove along a country
road in Ontario looking for a friend's house. It was a
wonderful day. The air was crisp, the sky was blue,
trees blazed with crimson and orange. Along the road
great rocks glistened with tiny crystals. I hummed as
I drove and Mr. Dooley, my dog-friend sitting beside
me, smiled and wagged, as only Mr. Dooley could. We
were both very happy.
We came up a long hill and at the top was a sharp
bend and a pile of gravel. The car went out of control,
flew across the ditch, plunged down the hill ramming
into a tree. The accident left me badly injured and
blind. Mr. Dooley was unhurt.
The months that followed brought pain and deep de-
spair. In the hospital I would lie for long periods, with my
eyes closed, praying that when I reopened them, I would
be able to see. But this miracle did not happen.
It was spring when I returned to my home by the
river. Day after day I longed to go out into the garden,
but I was afraid of getting lost. I would find the door,
open it, and freeze.
One morning the scent of honeysuckle was so appeal-
ing that I could not resist it. I walked out on the lawn, look-
ing for the sun dial, but I couldn't find it. Round and round


I went, back and forth, and then I banged into a tree and I
panicked. I stood there, trembling, not knowing how I
could ever get back to the house.
Then my grandmother's words came back to me,
"in my mind's eye." I concentrated and using my
mind's eye, I saw again, the tree, the sun dial and the
flower bed, and their relation to each other. I found
them all and I clung to the sun dial, feeling pleased that
I had discovered a new way of seeing.
My next excursion took me to a favorite haunt,
where the river divides, making a small island and
behind it a deep pool where water-lilies grow and
water-iris stand tall, rooted in the still water. In the
dark pool little silver fish dart, and group and dart
again. It is very beautiful.
That first day I moved very slowly. I took a path
I knew well and, using my cane and my mind's eye, I
found the mossy rocks and the bend in the path where
it skirts the birch trees. When my cane splashed, I
knew I had found the pool and I sat on the warm earth,
dabbling my fingers in the water.
I felt the long leaves of the water-iris and discovered
they were deeply veined, which I had not known before.
I smoothed a flower of the water-lily, floating regally
on its long stem, and in my mind's eye I saw again, the
bright pink petals and the butter yellow center.
A frog jumped off a lily pad, causing a ripple in the
water, and I saw it with my fingers as I had seen it so
often before, or did I see it in my mind's eye? Did it
matter, as long as I saw it?
Retracing my steps back to the house, I was care-
ful to keep the sound of the river on my left. I thought
again of my grandmother's words. I know now that
they had included more than what she had seen.
She must have remembered what sounds there were
also. The sound of the wind howling, and the sound of
meadow larks singing. In this new life, it would be vitally
important to use and develop my other senses.
I use my mind's eye every day. I use it in new
places too, where I ask my sighted guide to describe
everything to me, so that if I go there again I will know
where things are. I listen to sounds in these new places
also, to help me become oriented. My sense of smell
helps me to locate coffee shops, and the pungent aroma
of grocery stores makes them easy to find.
All these techniques can help those of us who need
to see in special way, ways of which my grandmother
never dreamed.






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Smallfry biker Photo: Gail Roberts
Darrell "Bubba" Ash, age seven, was observed
recently amusing himself and living out his "Easy
Rider" dreams at the Dry Dock Inn.

Heard an interesting tale? Know
an interesting Island 'character'?
Let us know at 778-7978.


Bradenton Beach postmaster sworn in Photo: Joy Courtney
Bob Willis, third from right, was officially sworn in as postmaster of Bradenton Beach. Performing the honor was
Bob Carleton, Suncoast District manager of post office operations, Tampa. Present were Mayors Katie Pierola of
Bradenton Beach and Mayor Pat Geyer of Holmes Beach. Willis stands in this picture with both of his families
intermingled the Island postal employees and his parents, Judge Robert and Dorothy Willis, with sisters, Mary Jo
Willis, Barbara Center and Pauline Clum. Also in attendance was Willis' aunt, Clara Waldo, former postmaster of
Cortez A reception was held at the Bradenton Beach post office to celebrate the event.


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Ho, ho, ho and a bottle
of 'soda'
Snooks Adams' Kids' Day, sponsored by the
Anna Maria Island Privateers, hosted a
record 600 area children for a day of games,
hot dogs, pizza and an all around "pirately"
good time at Bayfront Park in Anna Maria
City. Pictured left with the Captain of all
Privateers Andy Toombs is wench Tricia
Sheehan, 12, of Bradenton, offering one last
smile before walking the plank. At right are
junior pirates (left to right) Wesley Williams,
Andrew, Angela and Ben Sheehan, and Clark
and Christina Spurlock enjoying a scowling
moment with members of the Anna Maria
Island Privateers. What a Saturday!
Photo: Joy Courtney


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Island police reports
City of Anna Maria
Unavailable

Bradenton Beach
June 5, Pierwalk Cafe, Bridge Street, disorderly
intoxication and resisting arrest. An officer found the
suspect's vehicle and asked several people on the side-
walk if it was theirs. The suspect fled into the restau-
rant and out the back door. The officer pursued him
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The suspect's girlfriend became upset and hostile and
screamed vulgarities. Both were arrested.
June 6, 100 block of 3rd Street South, criminal
mischief. A vehicle's right tires were punctured.
June 6, Coquina Beach, assault. Two victims
were in the bathhouse changing clothes. Two suspects
entered and verbally harassed the victims, who refused
to respond. The suspects punched the victims. The
victims fought back, and the suspects fled.
June 7, 1600 block of Gulf Drive North, spouse
battery and aggravated assault. The victim and his co-
habitant had gotten into an argument, which led to their
apartment being trashed by both. The suspect struck the


victim in the head with an electric guitar, smashed the
windows in his car and threw articles of clothing, books
and a television set out of the apartment.
June 7, 2000 block of Gulf Drive North, theft of
bicycle.
June 8, 100 block of 1st Street North, disorderly
intoxication, obstruction and resisting arrest without
violence. The officer responded to a verbal disturbance
call and tried to calm down the suspect. The suspect
refused to cooperate and the officer told him he would
be subject to arrest. The suspect said, "F***ing take
me to jail then," and walked away. The officer obliged.
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STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 14
June 9, 100 block of Bridge Street, domestic. The
officer observed the suspect yelling at his girlfriend on
the sidewalk. The suspect threw a full can of beer at
her, narrowly missing her. When he saw the officer,
the suspect tried to leave. The officer felt there was
threat of violence and placed the suspect in custody.
The suspect said he threw the can out of anger and
couldn't understand why he was going to jail because
he had missed hitting his girlfriend.

Holmes Beach
June 1, commercial store, 5340 A Gulf Dr., van-
dalism. A BB was shot through the window.
June 1, storage units, 3610 East Bay Dr., bur-
glary. The door lock was cut and a television and VCR
removed.
June 4, 500 block of 77th Street, suspicious per-
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out a permit.
June 4,400 block of Clark Lane, petty larceny of
a bicycle.
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stopped for a defective muffler. The officer found the
suspect's driver's license had been suspended and
found marijuana in the vehicle.
June 4, 600 block of Key Royale Drive, petty
larceny of two statues.
June 4, Manatee Beach, trespass and obstruction.
The lifeguard called an officer because two suspects
were being unruly and refused to leave the area at the
end of the storm damaged pier. The officer found the
suspects, one juvenile, walking behind Gulf Sands
Condominium. The suspects ignored the officer's re-
quests to stop and were pursued by the officer. The
lifeguard issued trespass warnings to the suspects. The
officer noted they had been drinking. The juvenile was
placed in the custody of his mother.
June 5, Citgo station, 3015 Gulf Dr., petty lar-
ceny. The suspect pumped $17 worth of gasoline, but
the clerk refused his check. He left saying he would
return and pay the bill when he had cash. The suspect
was located and paid the bill.
June 5, 2900 block of Avenue C, petty larceny of
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June 5, 5800 block of Holmes Boulevard, petty
larceny of 29 gallon aquarium.
June 8, laundromat, 5400 Holmes Boulevard,
burglary of money and tokens.
June 9, 8100 block of Gulf Drive, battery. The
suspect kicked and pushed the victim.
June 9, 5300 block beach, suspicious person. A
man was napping on the beach.
June 9, Key Royale Bridge, juveniles were swim-
ming in the channel.
June 9, Kingfish ramp, vandalism. A juvenile
threw a soda can out the window of the school bus and
broke the windshield of a car.
June 9, Union 76, 5333 Marina Dr., petty larceny
of coin tray in soda machine.
June 9, 5300 block of Gulf Drive, warrant arrest.
The suspect was stopped for riding a bicycle without
a headlight. A routine check revealed two outstanding
warrants in Manatee County.
June 10, Key Royale Bridge, juveniles were
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in which Don Maloney,
right, had a part as a ship
captain. It was filmed in
1977, and a friend of
Maloney's contacted him
because they were having
a hard time finding
"white men" for parts in
the movie.
Maloney was living
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I OBITUARIJ;IEi*


Mabel Nield Blake
Mabel Nield Blake, a long-time
winter resident of Anna Maria Island,
died June 1 in Swarthmore, Pa.
Mrs. Blake was born in 1906 in
Baltimore, Md. For many years she
was active in the Island Players and
Offstage Ladies, an auxiliary to the
Players. She was a member of ladies
and garden clubs in Swarthmore and a


member of the Spray Beach Yacht Club
on Longbeach Island, N.J., where she
had a summer home.
Survivors include her son, Avery,
Jr.; a daughter, Patricia Sutton; a
brother, John Nield; six grandchildren
and great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the La-
crosse Foundation, 113 W. University
Parkway, Baltimore, Md. 21210.


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The Island Poet
Dad, I never understood why you wouldn't let me roam,
And why you never had any peace until you knew I was home.
How you would try to choose my friends and be so stern with me,
And. give me many a whack because I'd disagree.
I knew you surely loved me but never understood,
And a few times I thought I'd leave the house for good.
But all the things you did for me are suddenly coming home,
'Cause I'm a father now and have two boys of my own.
Bud Atteridge


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And you, just be
By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
Suddenly it's dangerous out there. In the past week
we've witnessed:
An out-of-state man killed swimming off the
beach on Longboat Key;
A woman apparently drowned in a boating acci-
dent on the Manatee River;
More than a dozen bathers stung by rays last Sun-
day alone on Island beaches.
Part of the lure of outdoor ac-
tivities has always been the physi-
cal challenges and, frankly, some -
element of danger. But the hap-
penings last week bring home _
again the need for being careful A
out there. So, as they say in the TV UJ
ad, "Just do it." Be careful, that is. I
And for goodness sakes, keep
shuffling those feet when you're at i
the beach.
As if the rays weren't bad
enough, now we've also got the an-
nual arrival of hammerheads and
their brother sharks on local beaches.
While it's true the sharks are here to '
dine on the rays, lifeguards were
worried enough about them Thurs-
day to close the beaches for four
hours.
Speaking of sharks, Mote .
Marine's annual shark fishing
tournament gets underway June 25
and runs through July 5. An all-
release contest, the event gathers
data on sharks for Mote research.
The institution considers the infor-
mation vital to their ongoing shark
programs.
Entry fee this year is $25 and
prizes include lots of good fishing 4 A
and boating gear. For additional Bob knows a thin
information, just call the lab at shark bites.
388-1385 or attend the mandatory
captains' meeting June 25 at 4 p.m. at the Palmetto
City Hall.
Of course, this weekend is the big Fishing the Is-
lands tournament with the $5,000 first prize. Captains'
meeting is Friday at Shells. If you're seriously interested
in this event, you probably know all the details by now.
If not, just call Island Discount Tackle at 788-7688.
By the way, Dewey over atthe Rod & Reel Pier
tells me he was disappointed sharks weren't included
this year because he has been putting back some good
shark bait for weeks now. Hmmm, wonder what it is
... just kidding Dewey!
Dewey also reports some great fishing for reds
using half a blue crab as bait. Only problem he's hav-
ing is that many are over the 27-inch maximum size
and have to be returned to the water.


careful out there
Freeway, that male bottlenose dolphin found
stranded up the Manatee River last week, is coming
along pretty well down at Mote. An official told me
Monday the critter's condition had been upgraded
and it was eating about 13 pounds of fish a day and
on its way to recovery.
Meanwhile Mote staffers were building a pen for
Freeway (so named because it was found near the I-
75 bridge over the Manatee River) in Sarasota Bay
in preparation for releasing the
animal. Freeway was found suf-
fering from a bad case of pneu-
-monia and some shark bites.
If you feel the time has
come to get involved, here's a
real opportunity to do so. The Sa-
rasota Bay Program is looking for
interested folks to fill vacancies
-' on the 35-member Citizen Advi-
--. sory Committee. The committee
represents the public in advising
-the program on Bay research, res-
toration and outreach.
Attendance at monthly
meetings is required, so this is
no honorary thing, and it in-
Scludes some real work. For
S more information and applica-
tions, call the Bay Program at
361-6133. From personal expe-
rience I can tell you these folks
are really trying to do some
good work. Here's your chance
to be part of it.
And now a warning. A
couple of months ago I wrote
about several locals sailing
down to Havana and back as a
kind of lark. As you'll recall,
they were all treated well upon
arrival at Hemingway Harbor
g or two about and, by-and-large, had a fasci-
nating time seeing Cuba prior to
the eventual re-opening of the
port by our government.
But a report in last week's Miami Herald told the
story of one sailor who pushed our government too
far. U.S. Customs seized the fellow's 51-foot cutter,
fined him $17,000 and contemplated charging him
with trading with the enemy.
The problem was that the sailor, a Dutch citizen,
made three trips from Miami to Havana carrying such
items as powdered milk and never bothered to check in
or out with U.S. Customs. "He had not only come and
gone twice without playing by the rules," a Customs
spokesman said, "he's come and gone twice to Cuba."
So if you plan to make the trip, play by the rules
at least to the point of reporting your comings to the
customs folks. It could save you your boat.
See you next week.


New moon tides to tempt tarpon


By Mike Heistand
Tom from the Bradenton Beach City Pier told
me that fishing has been slow in the daytime between
11 a.m. and 5 p.m. He said anglers were catching man-
grove snapper under the pier along with a few nurse
sharks. In the evenings, fishing picked up at the pier
with lots of redfish coming in.
Bill Lowman from Island Discount Tackle wants
to make sure everyone has gotten the word about the
shop's "Fishing the Island Tournament" this weekend.
First prize is $5,000 in this point-system tournament
and there are lots and lots of prizes. He also said all the
proceeds from the event will go to the Anna Maria
Island Community Center. I'll see you there!
Captain Mark Bradow said his clients have been
catching and releasing a lot of nice-size snook and
plenty of redfish with a few trout being caught on the
grass flats.
Chris from Galati Yacht Basin said that off-shore
boats have been hooking up with tarpon.in the 100-
pound range out by Egmont Key. Chris also reports his
customers are reporting good red grouper catches off-
shore in 60 to 70 feet of water.
Captain Rick Gross informed me he spent the week
in Boca Grand fishing for tarpon. Riclksaid he caught and


released tarpon every day that he was there.
Yvonne from the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet re-
ported the fleet's four-hour trip averaged 70 head of
Key West grunts, lane snapper, porgies and sand
perch. Its six-hour trip averaged 175 head of Key
West grunts, lane and yellowtail snapper, porgies
and grouper. Its nine-hour trip averaged 30 head of
amberjack, red and black grouper, mangrove snap-
per and, for one lucky fisherman, a 14-pound red
snapper was pulled in.
Captain Todd Romaine reported he's been
fishing for tarpon off our beaches. He believes the
best tarpon fishing is just starting because plenty are
just beginning to show.
Matt from the Rod & Reel Pier said fishing
there has been excellent. Pier fishermen were catch-
ing all sizes of redfish, spotting a lot of tarpon with
a few hook-ups and catching trout. He watched
someone there pull in a 37-pound black drum. He
also said there were lots of snook around, but wants
to remind everyone they are out-of-season.
Captain Dave with Gulf to Bay Charters also
reported excellent fishing. Dave said Bud
Huddleston from Tucker, Georgia, caught a 50-
pound, 52-inch barracuda last Sunday.


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DAY
Thu 6/17
Fri 6/18
Sat 6/19
Sun 6/20
Mon 6/21
Tue 6/22
Wed 6/23


AMHIGH
12:35 1.4ft
1:29 1.4ft
11:22 2.8ft

3:23 1.4ft
3:51 1.5tt
4:20 1.6tt


AMLOW
2:41 1.3ft
3:08 1.3ft


PMHIGH
10:08a 2.5ft
10:47a 2.7ft


-12:04 2.81t
5:20 1.3ft 12:46 2.8ft
6:22 1.3ft .1:34 2.8ft
7:30 1.3ft 2:24 2.6ft


PMLOW
5:46 0.0ft
6:25 -0.1ft
7:06 -0.2ft
7:41 -0.2ft
8:20 -0.2ft
8:59 -0.1ft
9:38 0.1ft


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RA;L ESTATE TRANSACTIONS


CITY


Anna Maria


Bradenton Beach


Holmes Beach


ADDRESS/lot.


795 N Shore Dr
50x125 Gulf

1800 Gulf Dr#120
La Costa Condo

2108 Gulf Dr
55x95-Gulf

2600 Gulf Dr #29
AM Bch Club Condo

501 Gulf Dr N #208
Bridgeport Condo

501 Gulf Dr N #214
Bridgeport C ondo


208 73rd St
82x90


3014 Avenue E
50x100

3014 Avenue E
50x100


7000 Gulf Dr #115
Tiffany Place Condo

7000 Gulf Dr #214
Tiffany Place Condo


STYLE/rooms

ground home
3br/2ba

elevated-Gulf
2br/2ba

ground home
3br/lba

elevated-Gulf
2br/2ba


elevated
2br/2ba

elevated
2br/2ba

duplex lot


AGE/size.

1956
1466 sfla

1980
1000 sfla

1935
749 sfla

1984
995 sfla

1982
1150 sfla

1982
1150 sfla


residential lot


residential lot


elevated
2br/2ba


elevated-Gulf
2br/2ba


1978
1306 sfla

1979
1257 sfla


SELLER/BUYER/when.

McKenna/Trotti
week of 5/24/93

Christie/Holtz
week of 5/24/93

Garcia/Serrano
week of 5/24/93

Vandevrede/Covert
week of 5/24/93

Morris/Gols
week of 5/24/93

Ragan/Vasilios
week of 5/24/93

Chafin/Stone
week of 5/24/93

Wolter/Kraker
week of 5/24/93

Freudenthal/Wolter
week of 5/24/93

Cubbin/Buono
week of 5/24/93

McKendry/Bernecker
week of 5/24/93


SALE$/LIST$

$340,000
list $375,000

$115,000
list $119,000

$187,000
list uk

172,000
list uk

$88,000
list uk

$82,500
list $89,500


$65,000
list uk

$65,000
list uk

$40,000
list uk


$162,000
list 179,000

$210,000
list uk


Compiled by Doug Dowling, Lic Real Estate Broker, 778-1222


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ANNA MARIA ISLAND'S FREE COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER
NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING FISHING SPORTS REAL ESTATE
Island Shopping Center 5400A Marina Drive Holmes Beach
Between D. Coy Ducks and the Laundromat
778-7978


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Maria School


M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JUNE 17, 1993 M PAGE 19
Clinton
acknowledges
high grades
Out of the approximately
120fourth and fifth-grade
students at Anna Maria
Elementary these young
academics were presented
the "Presidential Academic
Fitness Award "Their
certificates boasted signa-
tures ofBill Clinton,
president of the United
SStates; DickRiley, U.S
secretary of education, and
Jim Kronus, principal of the
school.


For sportsman-
like conduct
Next to the "Presidential
Academic Fitness Award,
the citizenship award is
the most important honor
this school awards, said
Jim Kronus, principal of
Anna Maria Elementary
School to the students
pictured. Out of a
student body of 400, they
were awarded the
school's Citizenship
Certificate in recognition
of exemplary behavior
and valuable services
rendered.


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The grace of the arts
Painting a picture of grace and unbelievable
movement are Craig Sanok and Tiffany Craft of the
Sarasota Ballet of Florida. The dancers performed
and demonstrated bar work to help the students of
Anna Maria Elementary School appreciate the
beauty of ballet.


Going, but not
forgotten
Richard Susa, head
custodian at Anna Maria
Elementary School, has
decided to retire effective
July 27. Members of the
PTO decided to subtly let
him know he'll be missed.
Susa has worked at the
school forfour years and
was this year's recipient of
the school's "Non-instruc-
tional Employee of the
Year" award.


Reached a milestone
Brian Reinfandt (left), Travis Roush (center) and
Taylor Manning (right) graduated from kindergar-
ten to first grade with 120 of their peers at Anna
Maria Elementary School. The cap and gown
ceremony sent them a message of how important
their academic future is. (I can remember when they
didn't even know how to form or walk in a line!)


Photos: Joy Courtney


Sandbar celebration
The Sandbar restaurant in Anna Maria City hosted
the entire fifth-grade graduating class ofAnna
Maria Elementary School at a formal luncheon held
in their honor. Here dining grads Jennifer Back and
Tory Wogatzke (seated, left to right) and Kara
Blossom and Christy Potter (standing, left to right)
toast their futures.


What a way to teach
Joining the fifth gradersfor a day at the beach,
Vicki Small, teacher ofAnna Maria Elementary's
fourth-and fifth-grade split class, enjoys some last
moments with a few of her 1992/93 students.







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CALL 778-7978 FOR FREE HOME DELIVERY
OF THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
(on Anna Maria Island)

CALL A PROFESSIONAL!
READY TO HELP YOU!
SANDY GREINER REALTOR-Associate
Aft Hrs 778-3794 Pager 333-1864
VI olREALTORS"
JA ? 5203 Gulf Dr.Holmes Beach
Ss Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
2 M L 1S -800-741-3772 Ex55 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK


(A. PARADISE, INC.)
REALTOR
3001 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(813) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-327-2522
Sunbow Bay Townhouse 2000 Total Square feet.
1 car garage. New carpet and paint. $122,000.
409 Alamanda 3Bd, 2Ba with 29x30 family
room. Close to great fishing pier and beautiful
sunsets. Priced to sell at $145,000.
Waters Edge Direct Gulffront in the heart of
the new beach. Complex offers pool, tennis and
elevator. Turnkey furnished. $225,000.
Questions concerning buyer's broker??
Call Dennis McClung at 778-4800












TROPICAL HAVEN: Privacy abounds & possi-
bilities unlimited with this two bedroom, two bath
canal front home. There is also a Den & Office.
Xeroscape landscaping for a very tropical look.
Priced at $159,900. For more information call
Zee Catanese, 794-8991 eves.
REDISCOVER ROMANCE: Imagine sipping
champagne under the stars while sharing the hot
tub on your private deck. Quiet 2 bedroom villa
within walking distance to Gulf Beaches. Home
is protected by a buyer's warranty, move in and
uncork the champagne! To see this love nest call
Sandy Greiner, 778-3794 eves.
MOUNT VERNON: 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo
with a view of the park-like grounds overlook-
ing Sarasota Bay and water-inlets. Club-
house, pool, tennis, boat docks, putting
green. $69,900. To see this great unit, call
Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.


ISLAND

HISTORY

BUFFS...

June Alder's
column features
the saga of
Anna Maria City
this week
and every
week in the
ISLANDER
BYSTANDER.
Don't miss
an issue.
You can
even mail
it to friends
up north!
See the form on
page 5 to subscribe.


We All Scream for Ice Cream!

A Great Opportunity!
Here's your chance to buy a
growing business on Anna Maria .t'
Island. Great location on Gulf
Drive with excellent visibility and
accessibility. Potential unlimited.
Here's the American Dream!

Call Roy or Frank...
795-2525 or 778-2261

S-- neaL neaL
iB,. ,. [BREALTOR@ MLS L


. Frank Davis


Roy Watters After Hrs. 747-4332
Broker/Salesman
and
Frank Davis After Hrs. 778-6335
Broker/Salesman


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Richard A. Freeman
Island and Key Specialist
".-, RealtorAssociate
Whether buying or selling,
.-. reach Richard ...
A' 778-2261 or 778-2284


CALL 778-7978 FOR FREE HOME DELIVERY
OF THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
(on Anna Maria Island.)


W AGNE Dav.Moyihan............7877
Broke rB l g o - 5
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BAY WINDS Direct Bayfront apartment with great views
of Bay and Intracoastal waterway. Short walk to beach,
shopping, restaurants. Excellent Island second home with
strong rental opportunity. 2BR-2BAwith under cover park-
ing. Priced at $99,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
11'


TIP OF THE ISLAND Newly listed 2BR-2BA
fully furnished Island residence with short walk
to prime beach. Offered at $124,900. Call Dave
Moynihan for details.

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GULF AND BAY VIEWS From the balconies of this
2 story unfurnished townhouse. 2BR 2.5BA with
extra storage and two carports on ground level. Just
cross the street for a walk on the beach. Priced at
$129,000. Call Stan Williams.


The Prudential ___ Florida Realty WeAre]

5340 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (813) 7
NORTH BEACH
VILLAGE $135,000 *..
... #51390 ... Come see
.. this beautiful townhouse "
filled with sunshine! I l'.
ISLAND DUPLEX!
.'. i $169,900 #51587...
Good investment! Only
S1/2 block from the Gulf. .-


'' ... BAYVIEWI $220,000 #51662 ... Beautiful 3 bedroom,
S2 bath Island home. A must see!
Are you looking for a Real Estate Agent with International
SContacts? Call one of the Top Sales Associates of the
PRUDENTIAL FLORIDA REALTY for Sarasota Manatee
Counties. KARIN B. STEPHAN 778-0766 or 388-1267


JUST REDUCED GULFFRONT MOTEL Six units
directly on new wide beach. A mix of efficiencies, 1 BR
and housekeeping apartments. Steady increase in
income since beach renourishment. 1994 is already
booked. Now priced at $549,900. Call Stan Williams.
wy' wssm~


ISLAND TRIPLEX Upgraded Island triplex across the
street from beach renourishment and the Gulf of Mexico.
Units are fully fumished and there is a large common laun-
dry on premises. Priced at $110,000. Call Dave Moynihan.


UNDER $60,0001
This 2BR-1 BA is fully furnished. Amenities include
pool, private patio and cook-out area. Convenient
to Anna Maria Island Centre shopping. Priced at
$55,900. Call Tom Eatman.


F1jrida

78-0766 The Prudential l_
Florida Realty

CAROL HEINZE. CRS
51 'REALTOR-ASSOCIATE*
Million Dollar Club
5340-1 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(813)778-0766
Fax (813) 778-3035
Alter Hours (813) 792-5721 "


SALON AT THE BEACH! $35,000 # 50488 ...
(5) station salon. Be your own boss! Call Carol
Heinze 778-7246 anytime.
HAVEN FOR TWO! $62,900 #51359 ... 2
bedroom, 1 bath with large lot. VA assumable
mortgage. Non-qualify. Call Don Pampuch now
or 778-3111 eves.
ANNUAL & SEASONAL RENTALS available.
Call Jack Bachman 778-0769 or 778-5368.


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REALTORS


5203 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 Ext. 55 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS --.


ISLAND LIVING! $149,500 #52283 ... You can enjoy this 3 bedroom, 2
bath pool home if you call Sally or Russ Schrader now or 792-3176 eves.
OWNER ANXIOUS! $245,000 #51527 ... 4-plex across from beach.
Owner financing available. To see, Call T. Dolly Young now or 778-5427.


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SALE OF THE WEEK
2108 GulfDr is a testament to the positive nature of
beach renourishment for Bradenton Beach. This beach
front cottage, sitting on the curve past Wagner's real
estate office, sold in 1984for $80,000; now it is
$187,000. And the real estate market in Bradenton Beach
continues to successfully play catch up with its other two
island sister cities. By Doug Dowling


(813) 778-2291 EVENINGS 778-2632
FAX (813) 778-2294 P. O. Box 2150
419 Pine Avenue Anna Maria FL 34216
Associates After Hours
Barbara A. Sato ....778-3509 Christine T. Shaw ....778-2847
Marcella Comett ...778-5919 Nancy Gullford.........778-2158
'," yi.,nd. -etal P-ofEiional
Wecdaiaqzi in UI2uJw/taL' slei.


ANNA MARIA -.,o
BAYFRONT HOME vi.docolectn
The pristine and unspoiled setting of this cozy bayside resi-
dence is truly priceless! 116' of private sandy beach with
seagrapes, sea oats, and Australian pines make this the fin-
est location on the Island! The inviting 3 bedroom, 2 bath
residence offers a brick fireplace, spacious sundeck,
screened lanai, double car garage, and preferred split bed-
room arrangement. Priced right at only $495,000 furnished.
Not a home; a lifestyle


LUXURIOUS WATER- & ouron
FRONT CEDAR HOME -deocol1cIon
Carefree family living is yours with this fragrant and in-
viting 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath, deep-canal front home with
beamed cathedral ceilings, fireplace, skylights, so-
larium, jacuzzi tub, hardwood and tiled floors, and ever
so much morel A MUST SEE! Only $350,000.

ANNA MARIA CITY VACANT LOTS
$64,900- 614 Rose St. 50 x 100 steps to Gulfl
$64,900-616 Rose St. 50 x 100 steps to Gulfl
$125,000 for both Rose St. Lots.
$72,500 127 Crescent Dr. 75 x 100 ...
with docking privileges and Owner financing.
$125,000- 514 South Dr. 80' on deep canal. Direct Gulf access!
$145,900- 505 South Bay Blvd. 73 x 100 canal front with Bay view!
SExcIa-t.o i', A;^7^
Vido Collon .,., 1


Welcome to the world
Ourania K. Lardas was born to Steve and Lisa
Lardas of Anna Maria City on June 9 at 3 p.m. Their
baby girl came into the world at 7 pounds, 2 ounces
and 19 inches long.
The paternal grandparents are Gus and Sophie Lardas
also of Anna Maria City. Ourania's maternal grandparents
are George and Katie Kefalos of Pittsburgh, Pa. The
Kefalos' are expected in town this week for a first-hand
introduction to their new granddaughter.

Carolan and Dietrich to wed
Walt and Jan Carolan of Mission Hills, Kansas,
announce the engagement of their daughter, Jane
Patricia Carolan of Bradenton, to Greg Robert Dietrich
of Bradenton, son of Jack and Betty Dietrich of Anna
Maria.
The couple will wed July 24 at Island Baptist
Church.



ISLAND
REAL ESTATE
OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Maureen Dowd, Uc. Real Estate Broker
6101 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach 778-6066
FORMERLY HENDRICKS REAL ESTATE

& Sales( Rentals Property Management


Michael Saunders & Co.
of Anna Maria Island, Inc.
Licensed Real Estate Broker
FEATURE OF THE WEEK










FOR THE PERSON WHO WANTS IT ALL
One of Anna Maria's finest homes. 4BR/3B on canal
with boatlift. Remodeled to include fireplace, Jenn-Aire
kitchen and heated pool. One block to beach. $350,000.
Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
***
MAGNIFICENT ISLAND HOME Freshwater lake in
front and sugar-sand behind this 3 story spacious home.
3BR/3.5B with pool/spa, wood burning fireplace and
many other extras. $975,000. Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
A PERFECT LOCATION! Just 2.5 miles to the beach
from this beautiful Perico Island townhouse. Pool, ten-
nis and clubhouse. 3BR/3B, large kitchen, formal dining.
$113,000. Don and Karen Schroder, 778-2200.
REDUCED FOR A QUICK SALE Cozy well main-
tained duplex near the beach. Exceptional lot with fruit
trees. Could expand or convert to a 3BR/2B single fam-
ily home. $129,000. Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
SAILBOAT WATER 40 FT DOCK Spacious 3BR
(1835 sq ft) condo on deep sheltered canal to Intracoastal.
Only 6 units in building. Vaulted ceilings, 4 sky-lights.
Pools, tennis amenities. Area very private, ending in cul-
de-sac. $219,000. Terry Robertson, 795-2676.
Anna Maria Island Centre (813) 778-6654
3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217


Miss Carolan is a 1986 and 1988 graduate of Kan-
sas State University. She is employed as a veterinar-
ian at Palma Sola Animal Clinic and Island Animal
Clinic in Holmes Beach.
The bridegroom-elect is a 1986 graduate of
Florida State University. He is employed as a physi-
cal education teacher at Oneco Elementary.

Island kids honored by
King Middle School
Congratulations are due Island students
Brett Pettigrew, Angela Jenkins and Scott
Rudacille, who were among the outstanding
students honored by King Middle School.
In addition. Pettigrew earned the English
Department Award and History Department
Award, and Rudacille received the Math Depart-
ment Award.


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SHELL POINT Updated 2BR/2BA unit with lots
of extras. Walk right out to lawns and beautiful
Bay. Complex has Club room, putting green, pool
and tennis. Drastically reduced was $138,000
NOW $119,000.
Call Marilyn Trevethan Today!
Office: 778-2261 Evenings: 792-8477

CALL 778-7978 FOR FREE HOME DELIVERY
OF THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
(on Anna Maria Island.)

-neat. &neaL


BEACH
HOUSE
Miles of
walking
i beach.
t ;Lot size:
100' by
---="eae 100,01

Beautifully remodeled, new appliances, Mexican Tile,
3BD/2BA, over 1,800 sq ft. Unmatched sunsets! If you
ever thought of living the dream and owning a home
on the beach. This is it! $429,000. Call Rose 778-2261.
Evenings: 778-7780. Toll Free 1-800-422-6325.
ROSE
SCHNOERR
Realtor@
GRI, LTG, RRC
Neal & Neal Top
Company-Wide Sales-
person of the Year
#1 in Sales and
Sq Listings on Anna
S &. Maria Island


SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Planning to SELL or RENT your property? Please call an ISLAND
REALTY GROUP OFFICE Four ISLAND Real Estate :Offices
... _working together to provide personal & professional services.
MEMBERS ISLAND Over 75 combined years of ISLAND business experience
MIW CO-LISTING SERVICE
shows we are long established ISLAND offices

SAILBOAT CANAL
_... .;LOT ... o wn


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HOLMES BEACH GULF VIEW!
Turnkey furnished 3BR/2BA & 2BR/1BA
duplex located 1 lot from Gulf on gorgeous
walking beach. Great rental history. Priced
to sell! $229,500.

ANNA MARIA REALTY, INC.
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
(Formerly Blassingame Realty, Inc. Since 1957)
9805 Gulf Drive P O Box 835
Anna Maria, FL 34216 (813) 778-2259


In one of Anna Maria City's
BEST LOCATIONS AND BEST
CANAL PRICE IN
ANNA MARIA $110,000
Let us build your dream home
from a total cost of under
$200,000. Home and lot.


HORIZON REALTY
OF ANNA MARIA, INC.
420 Pine Ave P O Box 155
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-0426 FAX 778-1849


GREAT CONDO LISTING
Gulffront complex, 2BR/2BA, turnkey fur-
nished unit with great view of Gulf. Com-
plex has pool and is located on terrific
renourished beach. Great rental history.
Call Agnes Tooker today (eves 778-5287).
FRAN MAXON REAL ESTATE
Licensed Real Estate Broker
9701 Gulf Drive P O Box 717
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307


BAY FRONT LOT
in City of Anna Maria for less than
$200,000. Actually, quite a bit less.
$169,000.
DOUG DOWLING REALTY
Lic Real Estate Brokers of Anna Maria Island
P.O. BOX 1667 409 Pine Ave.
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1222


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Finishing Touches Wallpapering
YOUR PAPER HUNG WITH PRIDE & CARE
FREE ESTIMATES 778-2152


CAVANAGH MARINE REPAIR
GAS DIESEL I/O INBOARD
ENGINES DRIVES GENERATORS
FULL SERVICE MARINA MOBILE SERVICE
795-7264 124TH ST. CT. WAT CORTEZ ROAD

CHRISTIE'S
PLUMBING
COMPANY

SCommercial & Residential
Open Saturday
24-Hr Service
No Overtime Charges!

778-3924 or 778-4461
"Remember, it pays and saves to get a second estimate."
5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach (RF0038118)

NU-Weatherside SINCE
1946
of Florida, Inc. Rxo005455
WINDOW
REPLACEMENT
VINYL SIDING
SOFFIT & FASCIA
S* PORCH
ENCLOSURES
778-7074 Financing Available



STATE REGISTERED CONTRACTOR State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
-- ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
LICENSED INSURED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
FIBERGLASS SHINGLES

SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558

Plaster, Stucco
Stonework & Tile
Cement Coating Etc.
Interior & Exterior Repairs a Specialty
Drywall Repair
Free Estimates Quality Work
Photo album of Completed Jobs with References
5401 24th St. W., Bradenton
William F. Pardy (813) 756-2154

OTEY &
ASSOCIATES
COMPLETE COMPUTERIZED
ACCOUNTING, BOOKKEEPING
AND YEAR ROUND TAX SERVICE ~7 l
Individuals, Corporations, Partnerships & Estates -A _X I
503 Manatee Ave. W., Suite C, Holmes Beach
Sidy iy, En old-ga i 778-6118
Licensed by the U.S. Government to represent taxpayers before the IRS.



Coming Soon!








310 Pine Avenue
Anna Maria


Watch for Us!


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RADIO SHACK Realistic Scanner. Programmable.
Picks up police, fire & rescue, Coast Guard and can
seek and find for cellular phone. $85. 778-5429.
MICROSOFT MOUSE, PS/2 version, never used,
(retails for $109, catalog price at
$89), asking $55. 5.5 Word for dos (sells for $370).
Never registered or used. Asking $195 (includes
Grammatik IV). 778-9392.

USED ASSORTED WINDOWS for sale. Take all for
$100. 778-4800 ask for Lynn.

WET SUIT- US Divers, size-large. Good condition.
$99 OBO. Call 778-9215 (can leave message).
EXERCISE BIKE Airflow. Excellent condition. Seldom
used. $35. 778-4797.
SLEEPER SOFAS 2 matching, full size, nearly new,
blue ticking. $150 ea OBO. 778-2738.
WINDOW A/C 5000 BTU. $75. 778-6511.


MEGA-SALE Furniture, exercise equipment, VCR,
TV, kitchen, garage misc. 601 Ivanhoe, Key Royale,
Holmes Beach. Sat, June 19 & Sat, June 20. 84.
GARAGE SALE Household items, books, mens
clothes, assorted items. Fri, Sat & Sun June 18, 19
& 20 445-63rd St, Holmes Beach.
COMPLETE MOVING SALE One day only, every-
thing goes. Westbay Cove Condos, 600 Manatee
Ave, #143, Holmes Beach. Sat, June 19. 9-5.



SAVE 500/ Business travel orfamily vacations. Never pay
full price for hotels and dining again. Plus save up to 50%
on over 1,000 cruises. LeisuretymeM Travel Club mem-
bership on $49.95. Call now. 813-778-2174 ext 1010 or
send check or money order Travelers Best, PO Box
1205, Holmes Beach FL 34218.



1991 DODGE SHADOW Convertible. Red, mint con-
dition. 40K, $7,900 OBO. 778-7726.
1990 SCOUT 15.5 ft, 55 Suzuki, open fisherman, live
bait well. Bimini & trailer. $3,995. 778-6511.


FISHING ABOARD the "FISH HOEK" with Captain
Mitch Cockrell on 17 boat. 1/2, 3/4 & full day charters.
Snook, tarpon, trout & redfish. 745-1361.


1989 23' Baretta Phaser. New 5.0 cobra engine,
cuddy cabin, AM/FM cassette stereo, trailer included.
Worth $14,000, sacrifice at $10,000. 778-4084 or
778-6541.
1987 21' CELEBRITY V-6, 205hp, MerCruiser I/O.
VHF and loran. 1 owner in mint condition. $8,500.
813-644-2951.
18' HOBIE CAT with wings and trailer. New trampo-
line. Excellent condition $1200. 778-0437.
BOSTON WHALER 13.3' w/ Majik tilt gal trailer. 40
Mere w/ blown cylinder. New bottom paint. $1000
OBO.


HOUSEKEEPER WANTED Reliable, non-smoker.
Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast. 778-
6335.
P/T AND FIT. Peaches Ice Cream and Deli. 778-
7386.
P/T HOUSEKEEPER needed for small motel. No phone
calls please. Apply in person at Rod & Reel Motel 877
North Shore Dr, Anna Maria. Mon-Thurs, 15.
STUDENTS wanted for parttime work. Light lawn
work, cleaning, some painting by private individual.
778-3460.
BE A TRAVEL AGENT with your PC from your home.
Have fun and travel with Uniglobe. Free seminar.
813-778-0715.


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AMI Chamber of Com-
merce is now accepting applications for Executive
Director position. Please send resumes to: Sandy
Haas 464 63rd St, Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
P/T TELLERS needed. Barnett Bank of Manatee
County, Beaches office. 751-7492. AA/EEO em-
ployer.


PAINTER. Looking for work. 35 years experience.
Also some carpentry jobs. Free estimates. Call Don
778-2356.
MATURE COMPANION Do you need a mature com-
panion in your home? Non-smoker, cook, drive, etc.
Full-time or part-time. 778-8216.
BABYSITTER College student in your home, days &
evenings. Island resident, references. 778-8233.


ISLAND GARDENER will turn your boring landscape
into a yard bursting with blooming flowers and color.
For beautiful ornamentals, perfect for the beach en-
vironment all summer, call 778-2260.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many island
references. 778-2993.

ROOF OWNERS...
Your present roof can be
PERMANENTLY FIBERGLASSED.
Mobile homes, gravel and tile.
Self-cleaning and mildew resistant.
ATLAS HOME IMPROVEMENTS, INC.
Lie. #16750.001 925-1640


Carpentry, Concrete, Aluminum and Screening Service
Rotted Wood Repair Specialist
High in Quality Not in Price Will Beat Any Written Estimate
30 Years Exp. Call Frank 753-7757

SUNSHINE ENTERPRISES and
SUNSHINE CARPETS
Sec us for Carpct Vinyl Verticals
Mini-Blinds & Cleaning
New Location! 315 58th Street Holmes Beach 778-6903

SUNSHINE CARPET CLEANING
Specialists in Insurance Work
Water and Flood Extractions
24-Hour Emergency Service
Call Sunshine for all your carpet needs.
315 58th St. Holmes Beach 778-6903


1 OK-R GLASS


5347 GULF DRIVE NORTH HOLMES BEACH
(813) 778-7808






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AUTO & BOAT DETAILING at your home, office, or
dock-at your convenience. Complete detailing in-
cludes wash, wax, shampoo, engine & underbelly
cleaning, leather & vinyl conditioned, tires & trim
dressed and much more. Protect your investment.
Call Damon on mobile number 356-4639.
PINE-SOL PATTY & Co. We do everything. Light clean-
ing, spring cleaning, windows, moving help, whatever!
Rental property our specialty for 18 1/2 years on this is-
land. 10% discount to Tom Selleck. 778-9217.
ON THE ROCKS Bartending Services. Private par-
ties or any occasion. 794-5947.

MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE SERVICE. Pro-
fessional repairs & installation. Fully insured and a
Manatee County resident for 25 years. Call Ken Mont-
gomery for your free estimate today at 792-9252.

ALUMINUM VINYL INSTALLATION. Remodeling
& repairs. Screen rooms, soffit & fascia, roof-overs,
carports, etc. LIC #RX0051318. Insured, references,
reasonable prices. Rex Roberts 795-3757.
FAT CAT HOME WATCH Will care for your home or
condo while your are away. Call Jon Kent mobile
#745-4723 for information.
GINIES PERSONALIZED CLEANING A cleaning ser-
vice to meet your needs. Will drive and run errands. Island
resident with island references. 778-1863.
COMPANION, CARING person to help with personal
care. Cook, clean, chauffeurs license, free to travel.
Licensed massage therapist. Longtime Island resi-
dent. References, nice appearance, good education.
Non-smoker. 383-2747.
QUALITY CLEANING Island resident w/island refer-
ences. Residential/commercial. Dependable, honest.
778-5371.


SPECIAL WEEKEND OFFER at Island West Apart-
ments. Includes 2 night stay (Fri & Sat) plus late
check out Sunday. Hospitality bar and Saturday
evening BBQ. Call now for reservations 778-6569.
SUMMER RENTAL Large, direct gulf front. Beach,
tennis, pool, jacuzzi, sauna, etc. Two week rentals for
summer or fall. 794-8877 or 778-1096.
FEMALE WANTED to rent large bedroom in 3/2
house in northwest Bradenton, w/35 year old female.
House privileges. 10 minutes from Island. Weekdays
778-6541.
LOVELY FURNISHED Anna Maria gulf front apart-
ments. Sundeck & porch. No pets. Wk/Mo/Sn. 778-
3143.
BAYSIDE BEAUTY 1BR & large studio room, living
room w/fire place, kitchen and dining room. Lower
duplex with unobstructed view from Cortez bridge to
Sarasota. $775 annual. 778-0300.

SPACE AVAILABLE Excellent store front location at
Alexis Plaza 9801 Gulf Dr, Anna Maria. Rent nego-
tiable. 778-6309.

Advertising in the Islander Bystander gets results!


WATERFRONT FURNISHED Secluded 2BR with
large screened porch overlooking tranquil lake in
Anna Maria w/dock. July or August. $800 mo. Dates
negotiable. 778-5583.
FOR RENT 3/2, furnished home w/50 foot boat
dock $900 mo. 2/1 apartment $550 mo. Anna Maria
bayfront home, 3 bedroom furnished $1000 mo. 2
bedroom w/lanai six month furnished rental $650
mo. 1BR Anna Maria six month furnished rental
lovely setting $500 mo. Yvonne Higgins Real Es-
tate 778-1999.
FURNISHED/UNFURNISHED 1BR apartment.
Steps from beach. $450 mo, water & garbage in-
cluded. 778-1757 or 813-985-6765.

in yard. 2/1. $450 mo. First/last./$200 security. Call
Lisa collect 615-352-9331.
WATERFRONT SEMI-FURNISHED 2/3, private
dock, garage, 1 block to beach. $750 mo/12 or 18
months. Nancy 778-5876.
BEACH FRONT CONDO Lovely, fully furnished, 2/2,
ground level, beach front hideaway on wide, sandy
walking beach. Only $750 per week or $2250 per mo.
Immediate occupancy. Children OK. Call Betsy Hills
Real Estate 778-2291.
VACATION RENTAL Smuggler's Cove Beach Re-
sort, 1 bedroom unit available immediately. $550/
week. Call 778-1592.
TWO COMMERCIAL STUDIOS Gulf view, modern,
ideal for small business, office, crafts, etc. Rent nego.
778-6216.


PERICO BAY CLUB 1181 Edgewater Circle. End
unit, fabulous bay view. 3/2 with garage. Drive by and
take a look and then reach Richard! Richard A Free-
man, Island and Key Specialist, Realtor, Assoc. Neal
& Neal, Realtors. 778-2261 or after hours 778-2284.
TOWNHOUSE 2/2, super location, just a walk to the
beach. Recently redecorated. Lovely pool. Very de-
sirable rental. Yvonne Higgins Real Estate 778-1999.
BAY FRONT HOME The best view ever. 3BR newer
elevated home. Lovely furnishings and decor, large
kitchen, 2 central AC systems, parking for 4 autos,
landscaped with easy care foliage. Easy to view.
Open House This Sunday. Call Yvonne Higgins Real
Estate for details. 778-1999.
CANAL FRONT 2/2,2000 SF home. Near beach, 15
X 30 pool. 516 56th St, Holmes Beach. $187,000.
Shown by appt. 778-2952.
WANTED TO BUY 1 or 2 bedroom cottage on Anna
Maria Island. 778-7726.
PERICO BAY CLUB 2nd floor. Largest 3/2,2033 SF,
enclosed sunroom, all upgrades. $145,000. Owner
795-4188.


LOW COST health insurance. $10,000,000. On the
job coverage, small groups, prescriptions included.
Preferred provider hospitals. Over 10 years experi-
ence. Call 778-2324.


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Painting
Interior/Exterior
20 Years
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Husband/Wife
Team
Free Estimates

778-2139


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Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
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CALL (813) 778-1630
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INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
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778-5594 778-3468

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invoice for our low fee of $3.00? Our office is located at 5400A Marina Drive, in the
Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach. We're on the corner between D. Coy
Ducks and the laundromat. Hours 8 to 5, Monday thu Friday, Saturday 9 to 2.

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Headlines 100 per word.
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The Island WATERFRONT Specialists


Dick Maher
REALTOR/Associate
Evenings: 778-6791









Perico Bay Club's BEST Jasmine
townhouse model with vaulted ceilings, ceramic
floor tile on lower level, open & airy with loft,
pool, tennis and nature boardwalk $119,000.
Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-1382
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CANAL FRONT HOME IN ANNA N MARAL
2BR/2BAhome with natural cedar siding. Great
Room concept; open kitchen. Large utility room;
lots of storageroom. Great decks off rear give views
of Tampa Bay. Docks and davits. $198,500.
Dick Maher and Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261


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A SAILOR'S DREAM! 2BR/2BA el-
evated home on deep water canal with dock.
Great Room concept, skylights, and lots of
extras. JUST $204,900.
Dick Maher OFC:778-2261 EVES:778-6791

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226 85th Street -ISLAND'S BEST BUY!!
PRICE REDUCED! -This cute &ozy Beach
home has new A/CIg, wiring,
paint & rqfjjl Ifo fks from the beach &
has a BOR P TOO! Your price $119,500.
Tom Nelson EVES: 778-1382.


Tom Nelson
REALTOR/Associate
Evenings: 778-1382


WESTBAY POINT AND MOORINGS -
Upstairs end 2B/2BA unit overlooks pool
area and tropical landscaping. Heated pool,
Jacuzzi, tennis. $132,000.
Dick Maher OFC:778-2261 EVES:778-6791


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SPACIOUS ISLAND HOME Great family
home, among tropical trees. Oak floors, stone fire-
place. Eat-in-kitchen; oak cabinets, Corian
countertop. Large screened pool, work shop area.
25 x 33ft dock. Great neighborhood. $239,000.
Dick Maher or Tom Nelson OFC: 778-2261


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