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





ISLANDERS AI


JULY 1, 1993


Anna Maria fire team number one in state


By Pat Copeland
Islander Rep6rter
Anna Maria firefighters returned as champions
this week from competition against 17 of the best
teams of firefighters from around the state.
The Anna Maria Fire District's firematics team,
led by Team Captain Rick Losek, swept the state finals
at the Florida State Fire College in Ocala.
"Anna Maria was the leader in this competition,
and it showed," said Fire Chief Andy Price. "We were
the team to beat this year."
The nine-member team participated in five timed
events and won one first place, one second place, two
third places and a fifth place to become number one


overall. Events, all designed to reflect fire fighting
skills, are as follows:
Barrel push first place a barrel is pushed with
a water stream from the hose line.
Bucket brigade second place buckets are filled
at a trough and used to fill a large barrel. The team set
the state record in this event last year.
One-into-two third place hoses are connected
and knocked down.
Ladder climb third place -three firefighters ap-
proach and climb a ladder from different distances.
Running hose fifth place three sections of hose
are connected and run out to a target.
"We were the only team to win the top three places


in four of five events," said Price.
The district's first team was formed in 1980 to
participate in local firematics competitions, which
were eventually phased out. In 1989, Losek formed the
current team to participate in competitions throughout
the state.
A team must participate in two competitions in a
year in order to participate in the state competition.
The Anna Maria team has won 16 trophies in prior
competitions this year. Other team members are Bruce
McKenzie, Dennis Dotson, Tom Owen, Jeff Lonzo,
Karl Bennett, Asher Michon and Aaron Bishop.
"It was real exciting," said Price. "The team
worked very hard and they deserved to win."


It could have been, 'happy 2nd of July'


By Kay Pruden
Islander Correspondent
The procrastination of America's paragon of pen-
manship by two days was responsible for the Fourth of
July.
One of the more interesting facts about July 4,
1776, is that a large proportion of the colonists did not
want to sever their ties with England at that time. They
continued to think of themselves as Englishmen, with
English heroes, saints and martyrs the rights they
were fighting for were "the rights of Englishmen."
After considerable argument with Pennsylvania and
South Carolina voting no until the very last minute, the
resolution was finally passed on July 2, 1776. The vote
was 12 colonies to one, with New York abstaining.
John Adams wrote to his wife:
"The second day of July 1776, will be the most
memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to
believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding genera-
tions as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be com-
memorated, as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of
devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with
pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, bells, bon-
fires and illuminations, from one end of this continent to
the other, from this time forward forevermore."
The resolution was postponed because John Hancock
made it official with his signature on July 4, 1776.
On the first anniversary of Independence Day cel-
ebrations were held much as we know them now. Bells
rang, bonfires blazed, residents of Philadelphia lit
candles in their windows and cannons were fired in


Happy Fourth to you
The Islander Bystander and our advertisers wish you a safe Fourth of July. Please see our special patriotic
pull-out flag on pages 14 and 15.


Rhode Island and South Carolina. Thirteen-gun salutes
were heard, American flags were displayed every-
where, and "party" was the order of the day.
By the second anniversary, it had become a tradi-
tion and much more widespread. Fireworks began to
appear in the first decade of the nineteenth century.


Previous to that they were available but not used pri-
marily because of the expense.
So, there you have it, the history of the celebration
of our first American holiday, and it all stemmed from
a letter from James Adams to his wife Abigail.
Happy Fourth!


Bridge hearings set for late October


By Paul Roat
Think of it as a victory for the Island sort of.
Island officials have convinced the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation to hold the two public hearings
on the fate of the Anna Maria Island bridge at Mana-
tee Avenue on a Monday evening after October 15,
with at least one of them to be held at the St. Bernard
Catholic Church meeting room.
The reason for the term "victory" was that DOT
officials had considered holding the hearings on the
fate of the controversial bridge during August or Sep-


Deadlines moved up
due to the 4th of
July holiday
The deadline for display advertising requir-
ing a proof prior to publication and all real es-
tate advertising will be Thursday noon, July 1,
for the July 8 issue of the Islander Bystander.
All other ads including classified adver-
tising have a deadline for space and copy on
Friday, July 2 by 5:00 p.m.
Call 778-7978 for further information.


tember months when many Islanders are on vacation.
Bridge opponents were fearful there would be few
people attending the hearings, and public comment
would be sparse.
Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola, a member of
the Metropolitan Planning Organization and author of the
proposal to delay the hearings, received unanimous ap-
proval from fellow MPO members for her motion.
Last year, DOT officials decided to build a 65-foot
high, fixed-span bridge to replace the existing draw-
bridge linking the mainland with Holmes Beach. The
decision prompted Island-wide controversy among
elected officials and citizens, who believed the high
bridge would ruin the character of the Island.
Island residents also stated sufficient public notice
had not been given for the high new bridge and re-
tained an attorney to challenge the DOT.
State environmental regulators also had problems
with the bridge, citing seagrass destruction and man-
grove loss both during construction and after the high
bridge was built. Florida Department of Environmen-
tal Regulation officials denied the permit to build the
bridge, a decision that is being appealed by transpor-
tation officials.
However, DOT in May abruptly reversed its posi-
tion to hold no more public hearings on the bridge..
DOT District Secretary Dave May said he wanted to


allow the public to have a full and total say on the
bridge placement and design before the department
moved forward with its plans.
There has been no action yet as to the withdrawal
of permits before the DER.
No date has been set for the public hearings on the
bridge.


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Snake Shake-up ......................Page 2
Letters ..................................... Page 4
Those Were the Days..............Page 5
Picturebook............................. Page 9
Patriotic Pull-out ...............Page 14-15
Art League Opening ..............Page 16
Streetlife ............................... Page 18
Fishing .................................. Page 21
Real Estate ............................Page 23







jif THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JULY 1, 1993 N PAGE 2

Missing snake shakes up AMC neighborhood


By Joy Courtney
Editor
Harley's missing. And we ain't talking' about
someone's motorcycle.
Harley is a 10-foot-long, 9-inch in diameter, 105-
pound mixed reticulate/Burmese snake owned and
loved by Islander David Zorko. Zorko, who is licensed
by the State of Florida to own and house this exotic
pet, found Harley missing from his cage on Saturday,
June 19, in the vicinity of Spring and Crescent Streets,
Anna Maria City.
Gaining an understanding of Harley's habits and
needs may help to locate him. In that light, The Is-
lander Bystander talked to Zorko and contacted the
experts, a local exotic pet shop and the Manatee
County Extension Service to learn about this snake.
'In all probability there are only two types of
people and two members of the animal kingdom that
should greatly -fear Harley. They are people with a
sharp eye but a weak heart, persons of any age stupid
enough to try and touch him, tied up dogs, and rats.
Harley is not an attacker by nature. He has never been
known to hurt a child or an adult when played with in the
past, according to Zorko.
But, says Zorko, he will bite during his monthly molt-
ing (shedding its skin) period if not handled correctly.
And, even if Harley isn't molting, Zorko is unsure of his
docility because he now finds himself in an unfamiliar en-
vironment.
This species has a lot of teeth, so one bite can
cause a lot of damage. All experts say, "Do not touch."


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Harley, a reticulate/Burmese snake, recently broke
out of his cage and is on the slither in the vicinity of
Spring and Crescent Streets, Anna Maria City.
Stewart Moon of Anna Maria City, pictured with
Harley, misses his friend.
This snake can climb, so do look up. But experts
agreed it is more than likely that Harley has found a dark,
ground-level crevice to reside in; for example, underneath


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Deal struck on phone service for emergency center


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Island emergency officials and GTE representa-
tives rang up a deal last week on phone lines into the
Island Emergency Operations Center (IEOC).
The seven phone lines, which were installed at the
fire station in Holmes Beach (IEOC headquarters) last
year have been a continuing source of irritation. Acti-
vating the lines, only during an emergency, has re-
sulted in unacceptable delays and a $500 connection
fee each time. To keep the lines on throughout the year
is also costly, thus the meeting to seek a compromise.
Charles Faist of GTE first suggested keeping the
lines on vacation service, which could cut the fee of
$40 per month, per line, in half. However, he said if the
call for activation were to come on a weekend, there
could be a delay. Emergency officials realized that
would not solve the problem.
Anna Maria Commissioner Max Znika asked Faist
to explore the possibility of waiving the fee or imple-
menting a reduced fee for the lines. Faist said he would


have to approach the public service commission for
permission to do so, and the cost would have to spread
over all the rate payers.
Holmes Beach Councilman Don Howard asked
about a metered service to be activated only when the
phones are in use. Bud Douglas, GTE service manager,
said the company used to have a measured service for
businesses but it has been discontinued. He said he
would check on it. He also told IEOC officials to ex-
plore the possibility of a state grant.
Faist then suggested forwarding the three city lines
to the center during emergencies, which would cost
$15 per line. The lines would act as extensions of the
city lines.
Officials felt this would be the most cost effective
solution. Each city will forward two lines to the center, at
a cost of $30 per city, per month. Four additional lines will
be activated at a cost of $40 per line, per month, with the
three cities and the fire district paying for one line each.
The total monthly cost to each city will be $70.
Faist said if a fee waiver or discount is approved by


the public service commission, it will be retroactive.
Officials discussed purchasing a semi-truck load
of sandbags from a company called the East Loop
Sand Company to stockpile for emergencies. Fire
Chief Andy Price noted that it is very difficult to get
sandbags from the county in times of emergency and
felt each IEOC agency should have a stockpile.
The semi-truck load contains 1,200 sandbags for
$1,500. Sandbags are on skids with 75 bags and each
IEOC agency would get four skids, or 300 sandbags
for $375.
Officials agreed to develop an application form for
essential service providers and a list of suggested pro-
viders at the next meeting. Essential service providers
are those who will gain early re-entry after an evacu-
ation to aid in recovery efforts. The IEOC will take the
applications and make the selection of such providers,
and each city hall will issue identification tags to those
providers in their city.
The next IEOC meeting is at 10 a.m. on July 14 at
the fire station in Holmes Beach.


Anna Maria commission

OK's some variances


The Anna Maria City Commission
acted upon the recommendations made
by the city's Board of Zoning Appeals
and Planning Commission during its
voting meeting.
The commission approved vari-
ances for two separate concrete walk-
ways located at 404 and 408 S. Bay
Blvd., but denied a variance for a dock


to be built by the owners of an empty lot
at 505 S. Bay Blvd.
In another action, the commission
approved the rezoning requests for
Candy Cain's restaurant at 111 S. Bay
Blvd., and a vacant lot on the northwest
corner of Gulf Dr. and Pine Ave. at 114
Pine Ave. These commercial properties
are now zoned retail-office-residential


More board members for AMC


The challenge of angle parking Photo: Joy Courtney
The IGA grocery store founded in 1946 is located at the intersection of Magnolia Ave.
and Gulf Dr. in Anna Maria City.The ability to park at an angle on the Magnolia side
of the IGA grocery store was challenged last week by 31 residents of the area. The
residents petitioned the Anna Maria City Commission to enforce its ordinance against
angle parking at this intersection. Their petition stated that the lack of a sidewalk and
the lack of room which forces the back-end of the parked cars to jut out into the street,
causes an unsafe traffic situation for pedestrians and bike riders trying to get to the
beach or the Community Center. John Cagnina, son of store founder Ernie Cagnina,
stated the corner had no history of accidents, angle parking was prevalent throughout
the city and any action against the IGA would be selective enforcement The commis-
sion formed a study group, which will report back next month.


The Anna Maria City Commission
unanimously approved the appointments
of Robert Loomis to the Code Enforce-
ment Board (term expires June, 1996), and


Jim Nichols (term expires June, 1996) and
Harlan Sunquist (term expires June, 1995)
to the Board of Zoning Appeals during last
week voting meeting.


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Recipes wanted for festival cookbook
Bradenton Beach Bridge Street Islanders' can mail his or her
Festival Committee is seeking Island- recipes to: Bridge Street Festival
ers' favorite recipes to be included in Committee, Attention Sandy Greiner,
the festival's theme cookbook to com- P. 0. Box 142, Bradenton Beach, Fla.
memorate the two-day event scheduled 34217 or call 778-3794 for additional
for October 16 and 17, 1993. information.


a ground-level building or within a woodpile.
This species normally moves at night or in the
early a.m. to feed, but it doesn't need food or water
every day. Depending on the amount it eats, it could
disappear for days only to move when it is hungry
again. Harley's diet has been a 12-pound feeder rab-
bit or 10 to 15 rats once a week.
The experts agreed that dogs should not be chained
up in the vicinty. If Harley is hungry and the first thing
he sees is a dog that can't run away, nature will take
its course. As far as water goes, Harley will get enough
moisture from his food or the morning dew; therefore,
thirst will not stimulate movement.
Harley will leave an unmistakable trail of broken
grass and twigs when on the move remember he's 9
inches in diameter. Also, large pieces of skin may be
found if he's molting and/or a trail of large waste de-
posits all clues that he's been in the area.
"I know it may be hard for some people to under-
stand, but I really love Harley," said Zorko. "But
people come first and I don't want anyone afraid. He
may be my pet, but people need to know that he's out
there. That's why I posted signs all over and have done
all I can to get the word out.
"Now that people know about Harley, maybe
they'll understand and not be afraid and help me get
him back. Someone has got to see him!"
Zorko is offering a $200 reward for Harley's safe
return. He asks anyone who finds a trail or spots Harley
to call the Anna Maria office of the Sheriffs Department
at 778-4711.


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j] THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JULY 1, 1993 M PAGE 3

Loss of sand dollars dismays commissioner


By Joy Courtney
Editor
Live sand dollars, a valued commodity by the com-
mercial ornamental trade and a fun collectible to over-
zealous tourists, have found a friend on the Anna Maria
City Commission.
Commissioner Dottie McChesney asked the com-
mission to spearhead a movement to ban the removal
of more than two live sand dollars per day, per person,
from the waters around Anna Maria City.
McChesney, stating she was acting at the request
of some Bayfront residents who have witnessed vast
harvesting of live sand dollars, offered a Sanibel, Fla.,
ordinance as an example of a local municipality re-
stricting the harvest of live sea life. The goal of the


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
There were plenty of "cheers" for the new owners
of D.Coy Ducks on Monday night.
Bob Slicker and Steve Lardas celebrated their ac-
quisition and partnership in D.Coy Ducks Bar and
Grill at the Island Shopping Center and with friends
and family in attendance, their excitement could hardly
be contained.
Slicker has been the restaurant's manager since
1988. Lardas, formerly an attorney with the office of
John Pettigrew, is on sabbatical from his law practice
to begin a career in the restaurant business.
"It's a simple, casual place the kind of place
everybody can come into," explained Slicker. "We
want to keep things as they are, but make it a little
more exciting. People won't notice a lot of changes but
we hope everything will be fresher."
"We want to keep it the same, just make it better
for people," added Lardas.
The lunch menu will be expanded, said Slicker, to


Sanibel ordinance is to control the decline of shellfish
stocks within its jurisdiction. It specifically makes le-
gal the harvesting of sea life which was dead prior to
the harvesting and on the beach.
McChesney also provided evidence that the con-
trol of live sand dollar harvesting is a concern of the
Tampa National Estuary Program. And, though the
collection of sand dollars is not currently restricted by
the state, the matter is scheduled to be addressed by the
Marine Fisheries Commission within the year.
To pay for the signs necessary to notify the pub-
lic of the ordinance, she provided the commission with
information to apply for a Tampa Bay National Estu-
ary Program (TBNEP) Bay Grant. Bay Grants are
small grants (less than $5,000) awarded by the TBNEP


include cold sandwiches, soup, sandwich and salad
combinations. The dinner menu will also be expanded.
"We want to cater to locals for lunch so they can
get in and out in 45 minutes," said Lardas.
The lounge's entertainment favorites Hank
McDermott, Connie and Dave, the Sons of the Beach
and Steel Pan Dan will continue said Slicker, and
others may be added.
The pair also plan to add some fun, entertaining
events and will continue with the annual Tampa Bay
Buccaneers vs. Bears trip. A golf tournament will be
added in July.
Lardas said his surprise change of lifestyle was
precipitated by the birth of his first child, a daughter,
three weeks ago. Slicker is also a family man with
seven month-old and six year-old daughters, and an
eight year-old son.
"We're very excited about this," said Slicker.
"We're doing this to have fun."
Sounds like the kind of place where "everybody
knows your name."


public outreach program to governments or organiza-
tions to help in their efforts to enhance or protect liv-
ing resources or improve water quality in Tampa Bay.
The commission's reaction to McChesney's proposal
was mixed. Commissioner Doug Wolfe could hardly con-
tain his excitement over another ordinance to try to en-
force while Mayor Ray Simches agreed the preservation'
of live sea life was important. The problem, he said, was
that to be effective all three Island cities needed to be in-
volved for a commonaltyy of enforcement"
It was ultimately decided to pass the sand dollar.
The commission suggested that McChesney make her
sand dollar proposal to all three Island cities as a whole
at their next Barrier Island Elected Officials meeting.



Anna Maria City
Wed., 7/7: 7:30 p.m. Board of Zoning Appeals

Bradenton Beach
Tues., 7/6: 7 p.m. Community
Redevelopment Agency

Holmes Beach
Tues., 7/6: 7:30 p.m. Council Meeting
Thurs, 7/8: 7:30 p.m. Budget Meeting

Of Interest
Citizens for Progressive Recycling,
Thurs., July 1, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.,
at Bradenton Christian School,
3304 43rd St. W., Bradenton
Bridge Street Festival Committee,
Thurs., July 1, 9 a.m.,
at Key West Willie's restaurant,
Bradenton Beach
Island Emergency Operations Center
Wed., 7/14: Meeting,
at the Fire Station, Holmes Beach

City meetings are held at respective city halls
unless otherwise indicated.


D. Coy Ducks has two

proud new owners


Big 4th of July Sale

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50% OFF All Jam's World

50% OFF Select Tee-shirts

40% OFF Back East

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Artful Gifts & Accessories

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On July Fourth

freedoms and

'newspaper wars'
As the nation celebrates its freedoms, we count
highly the one newspapers hold most dear freedom
of speech.
We have our share of problems exercising it from
time to time, as in the case of a food store manager on
Cortez Road who decided to move all but a few of the
newspaper boxes from his shopping center sidewalk to
the back of his store.
Unfortunately, he didn't bother to notify anyone
until after the fact, and the box disappeared. A call to
the sheriff's office produced an officer who didn't
appreciate first amendment rights or the value of the
missing box.
According to the Florida Press Association, the
box amounts to a "reporter standing on the spot, speak-
ing the news." The manager of the store deprived us
of our freedom and limited your freedom by restrict-
ing the publications allowed in boxes at the shopping
center he occupies.
In Holmes Beach, we encountered the post office
contractor who insisted that newspaper boxes could
not be located within 25 feet of his mail boxes. No
such regulation exists, so we called the shopping cen-
ter management to seek permission to locate our box
in the traditional spot, in front of the post office.
The S & S Plaza manager preferred that no one lo-
cate boxes on the sidewalk and offered to allow us to
occupy the first spot on the corner along the west wall,
by the post office.
However, the rack distributor for the a daily news-
paper went ballistic. His box was in that position. The
first time we located our box there, he slammed it into
the wall on the farthest end of the row. We left a note
for him explaining the situation and re-positioned our
box accordingly.
He countered with a phone call, threatening a
"newspaper war" and going so far as to state he would
remove all of our boxes from the island.The rack dis-
tributor even used a new, very large chain with a pad-
lock to secure his two boxes to the railing of the post
office entrance securing the position we were of-
fered.
Several phone calls and several days later, we now
have an agreement with the Bradenton Herald to allow
the Islander Bystander its position in the row of boxes.
It all seemed so petty, but sometimes you have to
stand up for what's right. The chain is gone and we
hope you find the paper easily.



ISLANDERS M Ae1l Mil
VOLUME ONE, NUMBER 32
V Bonner Presswood, Publisher
V Editorial
Joy Courtney, Editor
Paul Roat, News Editor
Pat Copeland
June Alder
Bob Ardren
Jack Egan
V Contributors
Doug Dowling
Mike Heistand
Kay Pruden
V Advertising Sales
Jan Barnes
Dolores Knutson
V Classified Services
Daria Becker
V Advertising Services
and Accounting
Susan Runfola
V Production
Mike Atwood
Darla Becker
V Distribution
Jesse Johnston
Gaylene Shorter
Mary Stockmaster
v ME



With a lot of help from our friends. 1993
Editorial, Sales and Production Offices:
Island Shopping Center, 5400A Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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Review, investigation possible on
Manatee Avenue bridge
This letter to Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola
from the office of the Governor of Florida, dated June
16, was passed along to share with our readers.
Thank you for your letter and the materials concern-
ing the replacement of the Anna Maria Island Bridge.
I have been advised that the Metropolitan Planning
Organization (MPO) supports replacing the existing
narrow, two-lane bascule draw bridge with a two-lane
high level fixed span bridge, with emergency break-
down lanes. This project is a two-lane replacement of
an obsolete two-lane bridge, and not a capacity im-
provement project. I have also been assured that there
are no plans to increase the number of travel lanes on
the bridge leading to the island.
You have requested that an investigation be con-
ducted reviewing DOT and MPO conduct during the
planning stages of the bridge. A copy of your letter
along with the materials you included has been for-
warded to Mr. Lowell Clary, the Department of
Transportation's Chief Internal Auditor, with a request
that he review the project and determine whether a full
and formal investigation should be conducted.
I appreciate your interest in this matter of our
mutual concern.
Estus D. Whitfield, Policy Coordinator
Environmental Policy/Community and Eco-
nomic Development Unit, Office of the Governor


No free lunch
Last February I wrote a letter to the editor concern-
ing the tax increases in Bradenton Beach over the past two
years; i.e., 60 percent increase in property taxes, 100% in-
crease in garbage collection rates and the 3.5 percent util-
ity tax on our water, electricity, telephone and TV bills.
Now the city is involved with two major projects
- the Bridge Street development and building a round-
about on Gulf Drive. The Bridge Street project is paid
for by a $500,000 grant and is not supposed to cost the
city taxpayers any money. The roundabout is a free
DOT project approved by the city of Bradenton Beach.
At a recent city council meeting, several officials
stated they voted for the project because it was free.
Over the past year, city council members, our city


lawyer, city planners and others have spent many
hours on these projects. Who pays for these expenses?
Many citizens have requested the city and DOT not
build the roundabout. However, the mayor and council
refuse to rescind their approval for DOT to build it. Ironi-
cally many of the same people condemn the DOT for not
rescinding an unwanted 65-foot bridge to Anna Maria
Island. Do we have a double stand here?
If you don't know by now, there is no such thing
as a free lunch. Don't even think of raising taxes
again this year.
Howie Herman, Bradenton Beach
Moose says no to roundabout
This letter is addressed to David May, DOT, in refer-
ence to the proposed traffic roundabout in Bradenton
Beach.
Moose Lodge #2188 is in receipt of the Florida
Department of Transportation letter from Dan Burden
dated June 2, 1993.
We share his concern for pedestrian safety on Gulf
Drive. The letter specifically states, "we were asked to
assist the community with a substantial pedestrian
safety problem."
The Moose Lodge was not consulted on the round-
about decision. This, despite the fact we have 1,200 mem-
bers and stand to lose the most parking spaces, and our
delivery area and will still have drainage problems.
One alternative to a roundabout would have been
to lower the speed limit and have better lighting for the
business corridor. Most of the serious accidents over
the years have occurred at night.
Our Moose Lodge is a member of Moose Interna-
tional with 1.8 million members. In order to sign away
an easement we must consult them. We do not know
at this time what legal ramifications that might bring.
We feel the Bradenton Beach City Council acted hast-
ily in giving approval for this roundabout project. We
also feel the Community Redevelopment Agency,
which is not an elected body, should not have been
involved with the roundabout.
Therefore, Moose Lodge #2188 respectfully re-
quests DOT place the roundabout on hold until all
available information can be investigated. We also feel
the Moose Lodge should be officially included in any
future plans affecting Lodge business.
Board of Officers, Moose Lodge #2188


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Part 3, the Hurricane of 1921,
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Leffingwell: "Anna Maria Island was completely under water. Only treetops
showed above the breakers. I could not see the bridge or anything else to the
south."


A WILD NIGHT


Jack Leffingwell had made a wise
decision to cut short the "bridge" party
at the Club House hotel on the blustery
Sunday afternoon of October 23, 1921.
For by the time the last guests had left
in their motorcars for the safety of
Bradentown, the wind had reached gale
force. Jack knew then that a dangerous
storm was coming.
He and his friend Pat Green set
about doing what they could to secure
the bridge Jack had labored six months
to build. With the help of the Negro
caretaker (he vowed to stay at his post
through the night as always) they
moored the pile driver to some pilings
using heavy hawsers. They stashed
away loose equipment and tools, then
hauled Jack's motorboat, the
"Chiquita," up into the yard of the ho-
tel, tying it fast to a seagrape tree.
When they had boarded up the win-
dows and doors of the Club House, Pat
went home, leaving Jack to ride out the
storm alone.
Once more Jack struggled out to
where the caretaker was keeping watch.
He tried to persuade the old fellow to
leave but again.he refused.
Fighting against the wind and rain,
at times nearly crawling on his hands
and knees, Jack finally got himself back
to the hotel.
"There was nothing else I could do to
protect our property," Jack wrote many
years later. "So I'adjourned to my living
quarters on the second floor of the Club
House, lit a fire in the fireplace to dry my
soaking clothes and went off to bed."
Jack was really more worried about
what might happen to the bridge than for
himself. He figured he had gotten through
worse predicaments before-two wars,
the one in Mexico and the big one in Eu-
rope, many storms and encounters with
disaster at sea. But he sure would hate
having that bridge torn up.
Jack didn't get much sleep that night.


His ears ached with the high-pitched hum
of the hurricane-for that's what it was,
for sure. The wind howling about the
eaves of the hotel sounded like a hundred
wild cats bawling. The rain drummed on
the roof and window panes like gravel
rattling in a jar.
The din kept on and on-until
about midnight came the lull. And
dead silence.
"After that all hell broke loose,"
Jack remembered. "The wind must
have been coming from the south at a
velocity of better than a hundred miles
an hour.
"I heard a banging noise down-
stairs, and thinking some shutter or
door had blown 6pen, I took my flash-
light and started down the staircase to
investigate. I had only gone down a
few steps when I stepped in water.
That sho 'nuff frightened me!
"I knew then that the whole Cortez
peninsula must be under at least eight
feet of water. I rushed upstairs and
connected up my electric fire-fishing
spotlight and, crawling out on the roof
of the north porch, I began to survey
what was happening.
"The pile-driver was gone with its
faithful guardian. Anna Maria Island
across the Sound was completely under
water; only treetops showed above the
breakers. I could not see the bridge or
anything else to the south on account of
the force of the storm, so I crawled back
inside and hoped for the best."
As daylight broke about an hour later
the wind began to die down and Jack
went downstairs to make some coffee.
"That Java may have been 'good to
the last drop,'" Jack wrote, "but I did not
enjoy it at all because I was worried about
the fate of the some 400 residents of
Cortez. What had happened to them?
What about the folks on the Island? I al-
most forgot about the bridge."
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Beach Avenue beautification


goes unplanted


By Joy Courtney
Editor
Beach Avenue residents got a polite "thanks, but
no thanks" from the majority of the Anna Maria City
Commission over their plans to beautify their avenue
with coconut palms.
The residents had made two previous appearances
before the commission offering extensive information
about their planting plans, which according to Beach
Avenue resident and spokesman John Huth, would not
impede parking in the right-of-way or cost the city one
cent. The residents hoped their efforts would lead to a
variance to the ordinance which prohibits encum-
brances in the city right-of-way.
Their plans were nixed by the current Southwest
Florida Water Management District (Swiftmud)
stormwater management study. Commissioners Max,
Znika, Doug Wolfe, and Major Ray Simches believe
the commission should table all variance requests of-
this type until the stormwater master plan is com-
pleted. The reason is that preliminary reports indicate
that swales look to be the least costly stormwater con-


trol for residential areas. If the installation of swales is
ultimately recommended by Swiftmud present a prob-
lem.
Swiftmud is currently developing an Island-wide
stormwater master plan that meets the requirement of
each city's comprehensive plan and will suggest cost
effective means for controlling stormwater runoff..
Commissioner Dottie McChesney, who worked
with the residents throughout their trip through Bu-
reaucratic Land, presented a letter from Swiftmud
Manager David Busciglio who made a personal in-
spection of Beach Avenue with the residents' planting
plan in hand.
"After reviewing the plans, I see no prohibitive
conflicts between the proposed planting and the pos-
sible placement of swale on either side or both sides
of the street," wrote Busciglio.
Even with the letter in hand and Commissioner
George McKay in agreement, McChesney could not
keep the matter from being tabled. The residents were
asked to return next year, after Swiftmud presents its
stormwater management master plan to the city.


Jim Kissick is, quite simply, mad as hell.
A swamped fiberglass sailboat off Bay Drive South
in Bradenton Beach is what has steamed the city council-
man. Actually, the boat is just the start of the problem that
could drive even a veteran bureaucrat bonkers.
Abandoned boats are the responsibility of the
owner, according to Florida law. This 36-foot vessel,


the Quest, appeared off south-
ern Bradenton Beach not far
from Kissick's house.
Bradenton Beach has ju-
risdiction up to the mean high
water mark, so the city has no
authority on sunk boats.
Kissick called the Florida
Marine Patrol to have them
do something like find the
owner and have him get rid of
his boat.
Oops. It seems that the
Quest is a documented vessel,
which means only the U.S.
Coast Guard can determine its
owner. And the Coast Guard


been removed after the culprits carved out a huge hole
in the hull with chainsaws.
In short, the chances of re-floating this boat are
growing about as short as Kissick's temper.
Unfortunately, the costs of cleaning up after some-
one else's yachting mess can run into the tens of thou-


sands of dollars.


'The costs of clean-

ing up after some-

one else's yachting

mess can run into

the tens of

thousands of

dollars.'


has only been able to track its owner to a marina near
Boca Grande. The Florida Marine Patrol kicked the
problem back to the Manatee Sheriff's Department.
No wonder Kissick's knuckles are white on the
phone as he keeps calling.
While this little bureau-dance is underway to deter-
mine who you should call, the boat is being vandalized.
Sails, mast and boom have been chopped off. Hardware
has been removed. Even the fuel cells in the boat have


If the owner can't be found or iden-
tified, that cost often falls onto
local governments.
Kissick hasn't talked price
yet in his dealings with the red
tape-meisters. He says he's still
working through the channels of
the bureaucracy, this time with the
Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection, the group that
administers submerged lands for
the Florida Trust for Sovereign
Lands.
The Quest is about the fourth
boat to go down in that area dur-
ing the past couple years, and the
seventh hull in that part of Anna
Maria Sound. Kissick is con-


cerned that the area may becoming known as a burial
ground for old boats.
"We have been denuded of any defense against be-
coming a repository of rotting boats," is how Kissick
phrases it.
And a $397,000 house sale may be in jeopardy as
a result of the rotting hull just offshore. Talk about
your water views ...
Stay tuned for more on the quest to get rid of Quest.


Derelict drives this city

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By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach City Council spent
two-and-a-half hours last Thursday comb-
ing through the first draft of the city's
1993/94 budget. Council had more than a
few suggestions for adjustments.
The biggest criticism was of the
overall generality of line items. Council
requested that budget items such as "in-
surance" and "contributions" be more
specific.
Discussion concerned the city's
contribution of $9,500 to the Anna
Maria Island Community Center
(AMICC), which is the same amount as
the previous year. AMICC Executive
Director Pierrette Kelly requested
$15,000 based on-expanded program-
ming and the fact that 42 percent of
those registered in programs are
Holmes Beach residents.
Councilwomen Billie Martini and
Carol Whitmore felt the contribution
should be increased. However, Mayor Pat
Geyer pointed out that the city contributes
a great deal in services to the Center.
Geyer listed "man hours it takes to
maintain the ball field (behind Holmes
Beach City Hall) including painting the
dugouts once a year, emptying trash
barrels once a week, resetting the bases
when needed and fixing the bleachers,
the dugout and broken water lines. We
sent the tractor and the dump truck to
the Center two or three times last year."
Councilwoman Mary Ellen
Reichard said, "I'd like to help them
out, but I think $9,500 is a nice chunk.
It's still more than the other cities, and
they can still get the $36,000 (grant)
from the county. Pierrette said if she
does get that she wouldn't need the ad-
ditional (funds) from us. We can always
have a meeting to approve an emer-
gency donation."
There was some discussion on the sta-
tus of the $36,000 grant, and council felt
it needed further information before mak-
ing any decision on additional funds.
On the police department budget,
which reflects the purchase of two patrol
cars, Council Chairman Don Howard
noted, "I think we should be looking at.
four-wheel drive, four-door Cherokees
that can be used as patrol cars, because of
the nature of our location. We have a
beach; and we have no way of getting to
it If we have high water, the best vehicle
we have now is the van."
Police Chief Rick Maddox replied,
"What we've tried to do is keep the pa-
trol cars efficient for their purpose and


to get them off the road and use high
wheel clearance vehicles during in-
clement weather."
Maddox said such vehicles are
more expensive, require more mainte-
nance, are not as suitable for patrol.
Reichard noted that the Braden-
ton Beach Police Department pur-
chases used vehicles from other law
enforcement departments, runs their
vehicles over 100,000 miles and of-
ficers take their vehicles home, result-
ing in better care.
Maddox said take-home vehicles
are no longer efficient when officers
live in east county. He cited the loss
of visibility of the vehicle in the com-
munity and increased wear and tear,
maintenance and fuel costs:
Road Sergeant Dale Stephenson
added, "You've been getting some
wrong information. They purchased
two highway patrol cars for $3,300
each, but they're not painted or outfit-
ted with cages, sirens, lights, etc. The
cars they bought from Broward
County for $1 were okay for them.
They ran them up over 100,000 miles,
but they were dogs."
Bradenton Beach police got
27,000 and 45,000 miles on the cars,
respectively.
The cars had to be painted when
received by that city's police; other
equipment was transferred to other
vehicles when the two $1 cars were
eventually scrapped.
Council agreed the department
should try one high-profile vehicle.
In the public works department
budget, Whitmore questioned the sig-
nificant decrease in asset purchases.
Public Works Supervisor John
Fernandez said he was trying to be
frugal. Whitmore said he should bud-
get enough to purchase proper equip-
ment.
Martini said she wanted more in
the budget to clean out drains. "I think
the reason our streets are going to pot
is because the drains are not getting
cleaned out," she said.
Fernandez acknowledged that is
part of the road problem and some
money is budgeted for drain cleaning,
but any major work will be costly and
should wait until the results of the
Southwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District drainage study are com-
pleted.
The first public hearing on the
budget will be held at 7:30 p.m. on
July 8 at Holmes Beach City Hall.


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By Pat Copeland
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Carol Whitmore was the lone voice among
Holmes Beach council members and employees to
support a merit review plan for employees at last
week's budget work session.
Ron Waite of H/R Consulting developed two
plans a salary rating plan and a merit review step
plan for council to consider. He recommended the
latter as more professional and said it would also give
the city the ability to correct past deficiencies.
Waite said the city's salary structure is six to 18
percent higher than comparable cities along the west
coast of Florida, benefits are excellent and there is
very little turn-over of employees.
"I tried to allow the city to provide not only a
good qualifying salary program but also some means
of recognizing and rewarding those special employ-
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the job done," explained Waite. "You must decide
whether you want to continue to pay relatively high
salaries and pay strong benefits. If so, I think it's
important to provide a merit salary system that recog-
nizes good performers."
Waite said the city's practice of giving across the
board increases, regardless of job performance, is
easy to do but inflates the salary structure and discour-
ages employees who want to contribute more.
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore said employees
are concerned about being evaluated by their depart-
ment heads and stressed that the merit review is per-
formed by the supervisor, then signed by the depart-
ment head.
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By Kay Pruden
Islander Correspondent
It's hard to believe that Tim Whittington and Tom
McEldowney, who formerly played with the rock
band "Hurricane Party," have only been performing
as a duo for two months.
I saw them recently in the "Barnacle Room" at
Shuckers, which will probably still be called Pete
Reynard's by Islanders for at least the next five years.
It wouldn't be fair to comment on the restaurant
at this time because they are still undergoing exten-
sive renovations and the menu is about to be changed.
Tom, an Island resident, is the long-haired, taller
half of the duo, and he does most of the talking.
"We both disliked playing the larger groups and
in bigger places. We wanted to entertain a better class
of people in a nicer atmosphere and have the choice
to play the kind of music we enjoy," he says with a
charming smile.
They do "Island music" now, with a lot of
Beatles, Eagles, Jimmy Buffett and Jim Croce. Both
have written songs and are looking forward to col-


laborating on a few in the near future.
Tim, the quieter one of the two, has short hair and
a studious air about him. He showed me four guitars
they work with and the Ensoniq Keyboard, about
which he says, "We don't overdo it. We change gui-
tars a lot, but people don't want to see two guys stand-
ing up there, sounding like a much larger group. It just
doesn't make sense."
These two opposites really do make beautiful
music together. Their rendition of "Peaceful Easy
Feeling" described it perfectly.
Speaking of the more relaxed style of Island life,
Tom said, I feel that here on the Island we're not
competitive, but more comparative.
Connie and Dave play country-rock across the
street at D. Coy Ducks. People can easily spend time
at both places and enjoy two different kinds of music
in the same night.
Tim and Tom will be playing Sunday at Anna
Maria Island Privateers' Fourth of July picnic at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center and that same
weekend they will also entertain at Cafe Robar.


Merit plan meets with chilly


reception in Holmes Beach


agree with a review, but I think it's impossible to link
that with pay raises in small departments."
Council members Rich Bohnenberger and Billie
Martini agreed.
Whitmore countered, "How you measure perfor-
mance is by job description. If they meet the job de-
scription, they're standard employees and get the stan-
dard raise. If they do extra, they get extra. Not one
employee I've talked to is happy here. There's no way
for them to advance. We have to have some way for
our employees to grow."
Patrolman Chuck Stearns took exception to
Whitmore's statement about employee dissatisfaction.
He also noted that a patrolman can go four months
without working with a supervisor, and being rated for
a raise in a situation like that would be like playing the
lottery.
Police Sgt. Dale Stephenson added, "I have a hard
time with merit. You have no avenue to take if you
think it's wrong. I have a hard time with subjective
things; they leave too much to chance. I want things I
can read. I believe merit is just as counterproductive
as productive."
Patrolman Rob Velardi said, "Our job as patrol-
men is being out there and being seen. When some-
thing needs to be done, we do it. I would hate to think
that we might be doing something more than we have
to do, like 10 traffic stops in a week, just to build up
statistics and a chance of getting a raise. That might
happen."
Police Chief Rick Maddox said that under the
current system, "we abuse the people that do the best
job. If I have a task that needs to be done, I'm going
to grab the person that I think is going to do an excep-
tional job, and if he does an exceptional job, he's the
one I'm going to grab next time."
Council agreed a second work session on the sub-
ject is needed. It was set for 7:30 p.m. on July 15.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


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Beer can art display Photo: Joy Courtney
Sis Magee of Anna Maria City displays the miniature furniture and art pieces she makes out of beer cans. Magee
made her first piece of furniture around 1963 when pliable aluminum cans were introduced into the marketplace.
Using only scissors, a dowel and her imagination, Magee has created a collection of chairs, lamps, tables and
even a piano. (She does not recommend this as a hobby for children.) "Put anything in my hands and I'll make
something out of it," said Magee. When asked, "Why beer cans?" Magee is also a long-time lover of Anna Maria.
She's lived here since 1957, after many summer vacations starting in 1925. Her miniature furniture will be on
display at the Island Branch Library, Holmes Beach, during the month of July.


Young Island actors invite public to show Photo: Joy Courtney
The young actors and actresses studying theater in The Chapel Players' Youth Drama Workshop, spon-
sored by Roser Community Church, invite the public to enjoy three short plays (40 minutes) on Thursday,
July 1, at 7:30 p.m. The performance is free and will take place in the chapel of the church located at 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria City. A congratulatory reception with refreshments will follow.


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Going to make a
life together
Islanders Joe Roberts and
Kate Wolfe married on May
22, at Saints Peter and Paul
The Apostles Church in
Bradenton. The reception was
held at the Bradenton
Woman's Club. The best man
was Tim Plate and Amy
Austin was the maid of honor.
Bridesmaids were Joy Raynor,
Collette Quinehan, Christine
Roberts and Kelly Nudd
Groomsmen were Steve Conti,
Jerry Smith, John Wolfe and
Shane Nudd Cuitlin Knerr was
the flower girl. Brandon
Roberts was the ring bearer.
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Dancing right at the Community Center Photo: Joy Courtney
Bill Carter, center, and his teaching partners, Chris Carter and Debbie McLaughlin
(not pictured) from Dance Adventure, a dance studio on Longboat Key, demonstrate
to enthusiastic and talented Island men how to do the rumba. The ladies are out of
the picture practicing. Lessons for a variety of partner and line dances are held every
Saturday night at the Anna Maria Island Community Center starting at 7p.m. Cost is
$3 per class for very-welcome singles or $5 for two people walking (no, that's not
right) "dancing" (that's it) in together.


Steak and baseball Photo: Joy Courtney
Coaches, umpires and board members of Anna Maria Community Center's Little League program gathered
at Bali Hai resort in Holmes Beach for an end-of-the-season barbecue. Thick steaks, beans and a keg of
some kind of liquid stuff rounded out the menu.


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Birthday babe
Ruth Myers of Anna
Maria City celebrated
-her 80th birthday with
family and friends at
.Cafe Robar in Anna
Maria City. Her three
-.J j children footed the bill
telling mom to plan her
.party and '"just go for
'a( ,it." That's exactly what
Ruth did. Seventy-five
guests including 26
family members from
around the United
States enjoyed Robar's
buffet menu and danc-
ing to the tunes of the
Sons of the Beaches.
Ruth (left) is pictured
with her children Sue
Hall from Crown Point,
SInd., Mike Myers from
Odessa, Texas, and
Jean Blaze from Dallas.
Photo: Joy Courtney





Praskievicz


and Zervos

wed
Echo Lee Mae Zervos and William Conrad
Praskievicz, both of Bradenton, were married April 3 at
the Holiday Inn Riverfront. Loretta Fitt Stewart officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Robert and Dianna
Zervos of Sarasota. He is the son of Wallace and Mary
Praskievicz of Anna Maria.
Matron of honor was Paula Douthett of Palmetto.
Bridesmaids were Erica Zervos, sister of the bride,-of
Sarasota; Rosanne Jones of Bradenton; and Deanna
Weigel of Bradenton. Junior bridesmaid was Ashley
Zervos, cousin of the bride, of Sarasota.
Amanda McCain of Palmetto was flower girl.
Ring bearer was Talmadge Cooper of Bradenton.
Best man was Kasey Hopper of Detroit, Mich.
Groomsmen were Stratton Zervos, brother of the bride,
of Sarasota; Charles Coleman of Bradenton, and Tho-
mas Frank of Bradenton.
A reception followed the ceremony at the Holiday Inn
Riverfront. The couple took a honeymoon cruise to the
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Bradenton Beach Realtor

Dick Wagner dies


One of Anna Maria Island's premier Realtors,
Dick Wagner, died June 24, 1993 at home. He was 70.
Born in Lawrence, Mass., Mr. Wagner came to the
area from Philadelphia in 1949. He was a Bradenton
Beach Realtor, retired in 1989 after 41 years in real
estate. Mr. Wagner's wife, Dorothy Fenton Wagner,
was the granddaughter of A.E. Silver, pioneer Realtor
on the Island who established the business Mr. Wagner
eventually purchased in 1939.
He was a disabled veteran of World War II, serv-
ing in the U. S. Army from 1943-1946. In 1958, he was
elected to the Bradenton Beach City Council and was
one of the first advocates of one governing body on the
Island.
He was president of the Anna Maria Island Cham-
ber of Commerce in 1960, and a member of the Dis-
abled American Veterans Commander's Club and the
American Legion Stewart Post. He was founder and
past president of the Island Co-listing Service and
member of the Manatee County Board of Realtors.


Mr. Wagner was an award-winning master potter
who was well known throughout the state for his
wheel-thrown stoneware, porcelain and hand-built
raku. He won awards for his pottery at Florida
Craftsmen's Shows and Ringling Museum events.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Fenton; a
daughter, Donna Singer of Alachua; two sons, Rich-
ard P. Jr., and William D., both of Bradenton Beach,
and a grandchild.
No local visitation was held. Services were held
Saturday at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home Island
Chapel, Holmes Beach.
Memorials may be made to the Manatee/Sarasota
County Alzheimer's Chapter, 350 Braden Ave., Sara-
sota, Fla. 34243 or Anna Maria Island Community
Center, P. 0. Box 253, Anna Maria, Fla. 34216.

Dick Wagner, standing at right, with sons
Bill Jr. and Richard.


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Travel program at
Artists Guild
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will
present a program at its gallery on Monday, July 5,
featuring the well-known artist, sailor, pilot and world
traveler Marge McKeever.
Admission to the program is free and open to the
public. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. The
program will start at 7 p.m. with a general meeting
following immediately.
. The Artists Guild Gallery is located in the Island
Shopping Center at 5414 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
Festival seeking art and
crafts exhibitors
The Bridge Street Festival Committee invites art
and crafts exhibitors to participate in its juried show
during the Bridge Street Festival scheduled for Octo-
ber 16 and 17, 1993, in Bradenton Beach.
Cash prizes will be awarded for best of show and
second and third place honors. The fee for exhibiting
for the two days is $60.
Applications must be in by August 15, 1993. Con-
tact Bridge Street Festival Committee, P. 0. Box 142,
Bradenton Beach, Fla. 34217 for an application or call
(813) 778-3794 after 10 a.m.


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Children's Egypt crafts

at Library
The Island Branch Library will sponsor a program
for school-age children, second grade and up, on Tues-
day, July 6, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Julia Garland, Island
resident and Manatee County School System art
teacher will conduct an ancient Egypt craft session.
Pre-registration is required and is limited to 30 par-
ticipants. Registration can be done at the Library at 5701
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, or by calling 778-6341.
Adult courses planned
at Anna Maria School
The Manatee County School Board and Adult and
Community Education is considering offering ESOL
and pre-GED classes at Anna Maria Elementary
School in September.
The evening classes will be free of charge and
open to adults 16 years or older who are not currently
enrolled in another school. Classes will meet either
Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday.
The pre-GED class will work on the reading, writ-
ing, math and social studies skills needed to pass the
General Education Degree test. The ESOL class offers
English for speakers of other languages.
Call now for additional information and to pre-


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Off Island happenings
Citizens for Progressive Recycling (CPR) will hold
a Recycling Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, July 1,
from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to
offer the citizens of Manatee County an opportunity to get
the facts about Manatee County's proposed garbage sort-
ing facility and to give the citizens an opportunity to voice
their opinions. The meeting will be held at Bradenton
Christian School, 3304 43rd Street West, Bradenton.
Government officials are encouraged to attend the
first in an eight-part series, Florida Certified Public
Manager Level 1, from July 26 through 29, 8:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m., at the Manatee Community College Open
Campus in Bradenton. The course is offered to govern-
ment managers and elected officials. It introduces funda-
mental concepts and techniques of modern management
as applied to a government setting. The fee is $295 for an
eight-part series. For more information, call 755-1511,
ext 4246.
A day-long Southwest Florida Water Management
District workshop is scheduled for June 24 to explore
alternative water sources and technologies that may be
used to help stretch southwest Florida's water supply at
Hillsborough County School Board's Shelton School
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Free landscape
Bradenton landscape architect Allen Garner has
been appointed Sarasota Bay area coordinator of the
Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Program. The pro-
gram is a partnership of the Cooperative Extension
Services of Manatee and Sarasota counties, Florida
Sea Grant College and the Sarasota Bay National Es-
tuary Program.
Garner will manage a campaign in Manatee and
Sarasota counties to assist residential property owners
in improving landscape design and maintenance. The
program's goals are to reduce harmful runoff that pol-
lutes Sarasota Bay, conserve water and increase native
wildlife habitat in residential areas.
"Allen is extremely knowledgeable about environ-


design, maintenance help offered


mental landscape design and maintenance, as well as
bay issues such as stormwater pollution prevention,"
says John Stevely, Florida Sea Grant Marine Extension
Agent for the Sarasota Bay area. "He'll be working
with homeowners, people in landscape-related fields,
developers, condominium managers and others whose
landscape practices can affect the bay."
Investigations by the Sarasota Bay Program reveal
that one-third of the nitrogen pollution reaching Sara-
sota Bay is carried by stormwater runoff from residen-
tial areas in the bay's watershed. Too much nitrogen
in the bay causes algae to overgrow, robbing oxygen
from the water, smothering seagrasses and sometimes
leading to fish-kills.


Florida Yards & Neighborhoods is scheduled to be
available to residents of Sarasota Bay area in fall 1993.
The program will provide educational programs and
information to homeowners on landscape design and
maintenance; "yard-calls" for on-site advice ,from
trained Florida Yard Advisors; and Model Florida
Yards at public facilities throughout the community
where Florida Yard concepts are demonstrated.
Funding for Florida Yards & Neighborhoods is
provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency, Florida Department of Environmental Regu-
lation and the Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program.
For more information about the program, contact Allen
Garner at 722-4524.


Island dancers delight
Miss Lisa Galio (center), dance teacher at Anna
Maria Island Community Center, joins her interme-
diate jazz class in a sparking routine during Miss
Lisa's Dance studio's year-end recital. Jazz, tap and
ballet routines, enhanced by outstanding costumes,
were performed by Galio's 42 students ranging from
pre-school to 14 years-of-age. The theme for the
recital was "A Day at the Movies." Miss Lisa's
classes will begin again in September.
Photo: Joy Courtney


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Art


League


opens


new


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The man who
dared dream
Anna Maria Art League
President Mary Worobec
(left) thanks the first and
past-president of the
League, Jim Pay, for his
efforts which enabled the
League to open its own
art center. "This art
center was a dream of
his five years ago," said
Worobec about Pay.
"The League owes him a
debt of gratitude."
Photos: Joy Courtney


Artsy chatter
Islanders Janet Aubry (left), Maureen Loveland, and Sue O'Connor chat about the efforts of the 30 Island
artists whose work formed the first exhibit for the grand opening of the Anna Maria Island Art League's new
Art Center. The center will offer art classes as well as exhibits.


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Officially happy officer
Anna Maria Art League vice-president Trudy Moon
tips her glass to all who showed such great interest
in the League's new Art Center in Holmes Beach.
Well over 100 Islanders and art lovers came to
enjoy the League's grand opening reception. Moon
is standing in front of Leona Sherwood's mixed
media painting, "The Sea Around Us."


Photos:
Joy Courtney


League's art center opens
Carol (left) and Pat Shepard of Boyton Beach, Fla., enjoy Harry Folsom's acrylic painting, "Matinee," during the
opening reception of the Art League's new Art Center located at 5312 Holmes Blvd, Holmes Beach.






WMJ THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N JULY 1, 1993 0 PAGE 17

Thomas and Jacki Fortuner of Holmes Beach an- School, a 1992 graduate of the University of
Fortune, nounce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa South Florida and attended the University of Mi-
Marie of Marietta, Ga., to Jon Alan Grosboll of ami for three years. She is attending Life College
G rosboll to Marietta, son of Nancy Martin of Bradenton. of Chiropractic, Marietta.
The couple well wed Aug. 14 at St. Ann's Catho- The bridegroom-elect is a 1985 graduate of
deW lic Church, Marietta. Manatee High School and a 1992 graduate of the
Miss Fortuner is a 1987 graduate of Manatee High University of South Florida.


New officers of
St. Bernard Guild
Terry Conley (left), president; Virginia Wahl,
second vice-president; Pat Gilles, secretary;
Marian Van Winkle, treasurer and Pat Can-
non (not pictured), first vice-president, were
sworn in as the 1993/94 officers of the St.
Bernard's Guild.
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Island police reports
City of Anna Maria
June 19, 800 block of Jacaranda Drive, burgla
of computer desk.
June 20, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria City Pie
criminal mischief. A padlock was forced on the bat
room doors and the doors were damaged.
June 21, Spring Avenue and Spring Lane, San
bar restaurant, battery on a police officer, disorder
intoxication. EMS was dispatched to the Sandbar re
taurant for a possible drowning. When EMS person
attempted to get Janice Winterton, 46, of Ellenton in
the coach, she allegedly slapped Firefighter/EMT Ca
tain Jack Williams in the face, was abusive to EM
personnel and tried to remove medical supplies for
the shelves in the coach. When Winterton was release
by the EMS, she became abusive, shouted obsceniti
and drew a crowd. A deputy was dispatched to assi
Winterton began walking east on Spring Lane, staggt
ing and appearing intoxicated. The deputy asked if s
needed a ride home, and Winterton shouted obscex
ties at the deputy. The deputy approached Winterti
to see if she could get home safely. Winterton repo:
edly cursed at and slapped the deputy. Winterton w
restrained and placed under arrest.
June 22, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria City Pie
criminal mischief. One toilet was smashed, anoth
toilet and soap dispensers were damaged and wa
basins were plugged in the ladies' room.

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June 20, 100 block of Bridge Street, disorder
intoxication.
June 20, 2103 Gulf Dr. N., Tropic Isle Mote


defrauding an innkeeper.
June 20, 300 block of Gulf Drive North, warrant
arrest.
June 21, 107 Gulf Dr. S., Key West Willie's,
aggravated battery. Rodney Will, 33, of Cortez report-
ry edly came into the bar, began throwing food at patrons
and demanded his money back. The victim refused and
er, Will threw a glass at him. Will was placed under ar-
h- rest at the Sports Lounge and placed in a patrol car
where he kicked the doors and windows and had to be
d- placed in leg shackles.
fly June 22,901 Gulf Dr. S., Pelican Cove, trespass.
;s- Two males and two females were swimming in the
ael pool.
Ito June 22, 2200 block of Gulf Drive North, crimi-
p- nal mischief. A vehicle's license plate was damaged
IS and chewing tobacco spit on the vehicle.
rm
ed Holmes Beach
es June 18, 300 block of 67th Street, burglary.
st. There was a pry mark on the carport.
er- June 18, 100 block of 28th Street, burglary.
he Brothers Michael, 26, and Mark Russo, 22, of Braden-
ni- ton entered the home of the victim and searched the
on house and refrigerator, throwing food on the floor, and
rt- removed a rifle and a shotgun. The victim was at the
as beach, but a female friend of the victim and her child
were in the home. The victim returned and confronted
er, the Russos in the carport. They accused the victim of
er narkingg" on them in a recent drug arrest. (The broth-
sh ers were arrested by Bradenton Police on June 17 and
charged with drug trafficking.) Mike Russo hit the
victim in the back of the head. The brothers were lo-
cated in Bradenton, arrested and charged with bur-
ly glary, arming themselves therein and theft of firearms.
June 19, 500 block of 72nd Street, burglary of a
el, fish cleaning knife and board from a garage storage


closet.
June 19, Manatee Avenue and Eastbay Drive,
aggravated assault. The victim was east bound on
Manatee Avenue when a burgundy 1988 Buick Cen-
tury carrying five males came up behind him and
bumped his car. He turned onto Eastbay Drive, and the
occupants of the Buick threw a beer can at his vehicle.
June 20, 300 block of 61st Street, petty larceny
of a bicycle later found in the impound lot at the,
police department.
June 20, 3700 block of Eastbay Drive, larceny.
The distributor was removed from a vehicle and the
engine compartment light disconnected.
June 20, 3900 Eastbay Drive, Island Foods, sus-
picious person. The officer observed a man kicking a
car on the passenger side. The man stated he owned the
vehicle and was mad because it wouldn't start. He pro-
duced proof of ownership.
June 21, 5600 block of Guava, aggravated bat-
tery and possession of marijuana. A woman came to
the police department bleeding from her hands, legs,
arms and right foot. She said her boyfriend, Josh
Mattice, 22, was using cocaine, became violent when
it was gone and had pushed her through a glass shower
door. When officers arrived to place Mattice under
arrest, they observed a metal tray with marijuana, pa-
pers and seeds.
June 22, Holmes Beach City Hall field, DUI. A
complainant called and reported a vehicle driving in the
field. The officer found a vehicle, in drive and still run-
ning, stuck in a ditch. The driver, Thomas Broder, 34, of
Bradenton Beach was asleep behind the wheel. The of-
ficer awoke Broder and attempted to get him out of the
vehicle. Broder could barely stand and smelled of alcohol.
June 23, 3909 Eastbay Dr., Anna Maria Square,
vandalism. Soap was dumped and toilet paper thrown
around in the men's bathroom.


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High adventure, scallops,

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By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
It's the weekend of big boats mak-
ing loud noises off Sarasota..
Scallops like the old timers re-
member may be coming back to local
waters.
There's high adventure at the Am-
berjack Hole.
Starting with the last item first.
Four divers reached the bottom of
the Amberjack Hole, about 37 miles
off Anna Maria
Island, on Mon-
day. If you plan to be,
The four, all water during the J
experienced deep 4, please be carefi
divers from Sara- self and others. D
sota Ocala, doesn't only apply
Tampa and Live you know.
Oak, found bot-
tom at 361 feet, with absolute bottom
at 364 feet. They were all a little disap-
pointed, but still exuberant over the
adventure.
"I've been deeper in caves," one
commented. "But hey, it was high ad-
venture."
Indeed.
The group obviously didn't come
close to the old 490-foot national
record for submerged caves. That's
held by the Red Snapper Sink off St.
Augustine.
The divers did report about 80-feet
of visibility from about 90 feet on down
to the bottom, but said they actually
didn't see many fish along the way.
"Sandy mud," was how the bottom
was described actually,the base of a
huge, circular debris mound building
since the undersea sinkhole was created
by a collapse who-knows-when. It has a
classic cone shape for those of you inter-
ested in such technical matters.
But for the rest of us, it was "high
adventure" as the young diver put it -
going down to a place not only alien to
us, but unexplored too. And coming back
to tell about it. Good for them, I say.
For the record, Curt Bowen of Sa-
rasota, Eric Task of Ocala, Frank
Richardson of Tampa and Sheck Exley
of Live Oak found the bottom at the
Amberjack Hole.
The ninth annual Suncoast Off-
shore Grand Prix, in all its glory,
storms through Sarasota waters this
weekend.
As usual, things aren't quite as
well organized as they appear for the
big powerboat race. Organizers
weren't expected to have any real idea
of the number of entries until some-
time yesterday (if then). But hey, the
event is still spectacular every year,
and always worth a trip to at least
watch the big, loud boats.
Sunday is the main event, of course,
with eight classes expected to get under-
way in the 150-mile race in the Gulf at
noon. Good viewing should be had on
either Lido or Siesta Key beaches.
Saturday is the Amateur Offshore
Challenge running from New Pass to Big
Pass, so obviously all the good seats will
be on Lido Beach. That one is scheduled
to get underway at noon too.
Regardless of how you feel about
those big, loud boats, they are fun to
watch, and the people watching at the
event can't be beat This event draws tens
of thousands of folks from all over south-
central Florida and I wouldn't miss it.
Who says things aren't getting
better? Teams of scientists are plan-


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ning to begin re-seeding bay scallops in
both Sarasota and Tampa Bays this
summer. If it works, we can look for
some in the Sound next year.
Now there've always been a few
bay scallops around if you looked hard
and long enough for them, but not in the
past 25 years or so.
Marine extension agent John
Stevely tells me he knew of a couple of
scallop beds near the Skyway and
mouth of Terra Ceia Bay as recently as
15 years ago, "but
there haven't been
t, on or in the any numbers of
tivities of July them since then."
both for your- But- the local
?nsive driving bay water, as a re-
automobiles, sult of government
regulations, is get-
ting cleaner "and
we're looking for some water quality
targets," is how Mote Marine Labora-
tory Senior Biologist Jay Leverone puts
it.
Leverone has gotten a $10,000
grant from the Sarasota Bay National
Estuary Program to spawn captive scal-
lops in City Island Lagoon. Inciden-
tally, that's the "high speed" zone I
wrote about last week, leading into that
sacred manatee sanctuary, Pansy La-
goon or Bayou.
So Leverone is going to put cages
full of ready-to-spawn scallops on the
grass flats there and let them do their
thing. Then next spring he'll do a cen-
sus on the surrounding grass flats and
count the baby scallops.
The theory is that although the wa-
ter has cleaned up, we still don't have
many scallops around because we killed
virtually all the locals back in the 1960s.
(Not exactly what my generation had in
mind.)
So if the scallops prosper next fall
and winter, re-seeding will probably
quickly start up along the east side of
Longboat Key and on into the Sound.
Some more good news is that bay
scallops mature in one year (that's all
they live, actually) so it really might be
soon that we can all go out in catch
them by the bagfull again, as ol' timers
like editor Roat can remember.
A program similar to Leverone's is
also getting started in Tampa Bay, so
with any luck we'll have tasty scallops
coming at us from both directions in a
couple of years.
Lucky us.
Doff of the hat this week to Bill
Mundy of Anna Maria who took his
boat Grand Illusion to a second place in
the first race of the "Shut Up and Sail
Regatta" last weekend at the Sarasota
Sailing Squadron.
And a final piece of good news I
haven't seen reported much in the me-
dia is the repeal of the controversial fed-
eral boats users fee. Starting immedi-
ately, no boats under 21 feet have to
show the decal, and beginning October
1, that applied to boats up to 37 feet.
After October of '94, nobody shows
them anymore, and that's a good thing
- it translates to a couple of bucks more
in your pocket.
A warning: this is one of the most
popular water-oriented weekends of the
year. If you plan to be out, on or in the
water during the festivities of July 4,
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Rip,tear, you're
t there
Some of the participants
.. at "Skin Jam" stood still
'' "" r long enough for a pic-
ture. Standing in front,
from the left, Aaron
S- Gilford, Matt Kinney,
David DeJesus, Chris
Campbell, Jeremy
".Langford and Matt
S k iDeJesus. Seated in the
_ _back, left to right,
. .._ -.- Richard Mozer, Vic
-.. DeJesus, Carson Hoke
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Skim jammin' in the Gulf


By Jeff Shinham
Islander Contributor
The east coast of Florida may have constant waves
and thousands of surf shops, but they have nothing on
our local skim boarders.
Last week, Wave Zone, a Holmes Beach surf shop,
hosted is second "Skim Jam." The waves weren't as clean
as they could have been, but the performances were hot.


Richard Mozer's aerials and the cut-backs of Vic
De Jesus had the crowd cheering.
The two-hour event was designed to give every-
one a chance to learn, show off and "get stoked."
The next event, including a contest and "expres-
sion session," is scheduled for the end of July. Check
at Wave Zone at the Anna Maria Centre Shops for
details, or phone 778-WAVE.


Backwater backed-up with redfish


By Captain Mike Heistand
Arkee from the Bradenton
Beach Pier reported pier custom-
ers were catching quite a few
shark in the evening along with
mangrove snapper.
Captain Rick Gross said his
clients have caught and appropri-
ately released redfish, snook and
tarpon last week.
Chris from Galati Yacht
Basin told me that loads of red
and black grouper have been re-
ported offshore. He also heard
that lots and lots of bonita were
being caught on silver spoons and
the backwater seemed to be the
best place for redfish.
Captain Mark Bradow said
he caught and released several
tarpon last week with some of
them up to 100 pounds. Mark
said tarpon are at their best right
now.
Fran from the Anna Maria
City Pier reported the pier's cus-
tomers were catching a lot of
Spanish mackerel, small barra-
cuda, a few tarpon, mangrove
snapper and a few oversized reds.
Captain Tom Chaya said
he found a lot of permit, mack-
erel, snook and redfish.
Clyde from Annie's Bait &
Tackle said that Captain Zack on
the Dee Jay I told him that big
redfish were beginning to school
and nest and that trout found in
the low water were in the 20-inch
range. He also had found tarpon
and shark in the mouth of Tampa
Bay. Clyde passed along the ad-
ventures of two of his clients -
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Jamie Vicars caught and released alive his first tarpon. Caught off the
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plus, and was caught while fishing with his father, island native Capt.
Mark Bradow.


trout on live shrimp near San Remo Shores buoy #9 and
Tracy Garrett caught a 31-inch and a 33-inch redfish off
the shore.
Captain Todd Romaine told me his clients brought
in their limit catches of redfish every trip last week. He
also said trout up to 26 inches were mixed in with the red-
fish. Snook were also caught and released.
Bill Lowman from Island Discount Tackle said fish-
ing is excellent right now. He told me his shop has got--
ten reports of grouper, barracuda, cobia offshore and more
redfish than you can shake a stick at in the backwater.
Ray from the Rod & Reel Pier said his customers
were catching pompano and a few mackerel in the morn-
ing and redfish in the evening.


Yvonne from the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet re-
ported the fleet's four-hour trip averaged 60 head of
porgies, Key West grunts and trigger fish. Its six-hour
trip averaged 120 head of Vermilion and lane snapper,
porgies and Key West grunts. Its nine-hour trip averaged
60 head of black and red grouper, mangrove and red
snapper along with Key West grunts and porgies.
Carl from Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle told me
fishermen were catching quite a few permit on the reefs
with some redfish.
As for me on my charter boat "Magic," I've done
most of my fishing offshore last week. My clients were
getting action on bonita, mackerel, cobia, barracuda and
a lot of red grouper.


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Margaret Bullock Childers
Margaret Bullock Childers, 79, of Anna Maria,
died June 20 in St. Joseph Hospital, Tampa.
Born in Denton, Md., Mrs. Childers lived in Anna
Maria since 1978. She was a registered nurse. She re-
tired in 1978 from the Hillsborough County Health
Department. She was a member of the Episcopal
Church of the Annunciation, Anna Maria. She was a
member of the R.N. Club of Manatee and Sarasota
counties. She was a graduate of the School of Nursing
at the Church Home and Hospital in Baltimore.
She is survived by a son, Jim, of Seffner; two
daughters, Suzanne Ryker of Dade City, and Sherry
Bickhart of Plant City; two sisters, Mary Catherine
Taylor of Bradenton and Dorothy B. O'Hara of
Holmes Beach; three brothers, Harry Lee Bullock of
Calif., George Allan Bullock of Chestertown, Md., and
Donald H. Bullock of Zephyrhills; four grandchildren;
and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Epis-
copal Church of the Annunciation, Holmes Beach. In
lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Epis-
copal Church of the Annunciation, P. 0. Box 978,
Holmes Beach, Fla. 34216. Stowers Funeral Home,
Brandon is in charge of arrangements.
Howard Curtis Guild
Howard Curtis Guild, 90, of Holmes Beach, died June
27 in Lions Manor Nursing Home, Cumberland, Md.
Born in Medaryville, Ind., Mr. Guild was a resi-
dent of Holmes Beach. He was retired from the West-
ern Electric AT&T Co. as an accounting executive. He
was a member of the Telephone Pioneers Association.
He was a member of Roser Memorial Community
Church.
He is survived by a daughter, Susan G. Young of
Westernport, Md.; two grandchildren; and two great-

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grandchildren.
There will be no local visitation. Memorial service
will be announced at a later date. Hafer Funeral Home,
LaVale, Md., is in charge of arrangements. Memori-
als may be made to the Roser Memorial Community
Church, P. 0. Box 247, Anna Maria, Fla. 34216.

James Q. Hutton
James Q. Hutton, 77, of Longboat Key, died June
22 at home.
Born in Bedford, Ind., Mr. Hutton came to Long-
boat Key from Washington, Ind., in 1970. He was a
retired carpenter. He was a member of American Le-
gion Post No. 24 of Bradenton.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline; two sons, Jim
Q., and Jim R., both of Tampa; three daughters,
Doretta H. Armes of Sarasota, Barbara Hutton of In-
dianapolis, and Sue Roberts of Bedford, Ind.; a
brother, Bill; three sisters, Madge, Lola and Gladys;
and 17 grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at the American
Legion Post No. 24 in Bradenton. Direct Mortuary
Services was in charge of the arrangements.
John A. Ouellette, Sr.
John A. Ouellette, Sr., 77, of Bradenton, died June
22 at home.
Born in South Hampton, N.H., Mr. Ouellette came
to Bradenton from Portsmouth, N.H., in 1980. He was
employed for 37 years by Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
and was the former owner and operator of Island Bak-
ery, Holmes Beach.
He was a member of Saints Peter and Paul the
Apostles Catholic Church. He and his wife founded the
American Association of Retired Persons chapter in
Manatee County.
Mr. Ouellette was a past commander of Frank E.
Booma American Legion Post 6 of Portsmouth, and
member of Anna Maria Moose Lodge. He was an
Army veteran of World War II.

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Church
James M. Melts, Jr. Pastor
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7 PM............................ SUNDAY EVENING WORSHIP
7 PM......................WEDNESDAY PRAYER MEETING
Nursery for all Services
"A Loving People, On a Lovely Island, Preaching Christ!"
8605 Gulf Drive Anna Maria, Florida 778-0719

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6300 MARINA DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
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He is survived by his wife, Sylva; a son, John A.
Jr., of Bradenton; five grandchildren; and three great-
grandchildren.
There was no visitation or service. Manasota Me-
morial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Vincent J. Petti
Vincent J. Petti, 70, of Bradenton, died June 24 at
home.
- Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Petti came to the area
from New Jersey in 1984. He retired as a salesman in
New Jersey. He was a U. S. Marine Corps veteran of
World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; two daughters,
Peggy Johnson and Lori, both of Bradenton; three
sons, Richard and Robert, both of Cleminton, N.J., and
James of Holmes Beach; a brother, Michael, of Vir-
ginia, and four grandchildren.
No local visitation was held. A service was held in
New Jersey. Entombment was in St. Mary's Cemetery,
Bellmawr, N.J. Bradenton Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements.


SALE OF WEEK
605 & 607 South Bay Blvd in Anna Maria. Two
canal front lots with bay views. $199,000 for the
pair. Wholesale discount, I would imagine. Roni
McCuddin of Prudential Florida Realty was the
listing agent; the selling agent advised anonymity.
by Doug Dowling

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Between D. Coy Ducks and the Laundromat
778-7978


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good time for a Dental Check Up for you and your
children. Call our office for an appointment.
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I REAL ESATERAS ATIO


CITY
Anna Maria


Anna Maria


Bradenton Beach


Holmes Beach


ADDRESS/lot
317 Iris
65x1 10x251x110 canal
329 Tarpon
75x100, canal
521 Spring
52x145
605 & 607 S Bay Blvd
120x100 canal
720 Holly
50x100
780 N Shore Dr
87.5x100
106 8th St S
50x100
1801 Gulf Dr
228 Runaway Bay
204 Bay Dr N
51x100
208 Bay Dr N
50x100
2312 Gulf Dr
207 Sunset Terrace
212 70th St
54x104
212 81st St
90x90
2712 Gulf Dr
50x350 gulf
2818 Gulf Dr
50x100
2904-06 Gulf Dr
100x100
516 70th St
85x103 canal
5608 Gulf Dr
213 Sun Plaza West
5702 Carissa
57x105


STYLE/rooms
two story home
4br/3ba/2car
ground home
2br/1.5ba/lcar
elevated home
2br/2ba/lcar/pool
residential lots
week of 6/7/93
residential lot

ground home
3br/2ba/lcar
elevated home
3br/lba
upstairs condo
2br/2ba


ground home
2br/lba/lcp
elevated condo
2br/2ba gulf
elevated duplex
4br/4ba/2car
ground home
4br/2ba/lcar


AGE/size
1966
2200 sfla
1961
1200 sfla
1985
1400 sfla


1948
1494 sfla
1930
1152 sfla
1976
1114 sfla
residential lot
week of 6/7/93
1952
1100 sfla
1982
1184 sfla
1980
1680 sfla
1967
1553 sfla


ground duplex 1950
2bldgs @ 4br/3ba/lcar 1798 sfla


elevated duplex
3br/3ba
ground home
2br/lba/lcp + lot
ground home
2br/2ba/lcar
elevated condo
2br/2ba
ground duplex
3br/2ba/lcar


1981
1496 sfla
1952
789 sfla
1967
1439 sfla
1983
1282 sfla
1971
1354 sfla


SELLER/BUYER/when
Wacker/L'Heureux
week of 6/7/93
Rhoten/Bennett
week of 6/7/93
Spatafora/Clements
week of 6/7/93
Deschenes/John

Zubero/Smith
week of 6/7/93
Mahar/Gilchrist
week of 6/7/93
Flora/Cortez C Inc
week of 6/7/93
Miragia/Loudner
week of 6/7/93
Voelkel/Bazzy
list uk
Tredwell/Bazzy
week of 6/7/93
Baird/Brear
week of 6/7/93
Meinel/Ursprunger
week of 6/7/93
Robinson/Lang
week of 6/7/93
Gantz/Carter
week of 6/7/93
Glanz/Kallins
week of 6/7/93
USA/Ilexhurst P
week of 6/7/93
Thompson/Ring
week of 6/7/93
Berkes/Lachmann
week of 6/7/93
Beahm/Anderson
week of 6/7/93


SALE/LISTS
$238,000
$339,000-$257,000
$160,000
$179,000-$155,000
$168,000
list uk
$199,000
$235,000-$210,000
$65,000
list $65,000
$133,000
list $154,000
$66,000
list $79,900
$86,300
list uk
$35,000

$65,000
list 78,500
$125,000
list uk
$160,000
list uk
$142,900
list $144,900
$280,000
list uk
$80,000
list $134,900
$76,500
list auction price
$168,000
list uk
$140,000
list uk
$95,000
list uk


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


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Richard, Pat, Nichole & Sadie
wish you all a happy 4th of July.
Thanks, Anna Maria
for a fantastic beginning of 1993.
Looking forward to serving you
all during the rest of the year.


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Dick Maher
REALTOR/Associate
Evenings: 778-6791


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Gulffront Duplex, many upgrades, 2
bedroom, 1 bath each side. Great
rental location. $239,000.

CALL DICK OR TOM: 778-2261
(813) 778-2261 605 Manatee Avenue West


SPECIALISTS

Tom Nelson
REALTOR/Associate
Evenings: 778-1382


Commercial Building -Anna Maria 3 Lots & Build-
ing zoned Residential/Office/Retail divided into of-
fices & storage/warehouse area. Use for retail shops,
professional offices, restaurant, beauty/barber shop,
day nursery, marina or artist studios. Call Tom for your
brochure & land code usel $219,900.

Holmes Beach Toll Free 1-800-422-6325


Richard A. Freeman
Island and Key Specialist /,
RealtorAssociate
Whether buying or selling, -
reach Richard...
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778-2261 or 778-2284 3r -
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Enjoy the lifestyle that offers expansive and ever chang-
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pool deck and living areas of this luxurious 3BR/2.5BA
exquisite waterfront home.


Twelve years experience
specializing in Creative
Transactions.
Make your dreams and
goals a reality with

Paul Collins
REALTOR-ASSOCIATE

After Hours (813) 778-4330


Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
3224 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (813) 778-6654



On Anna Maria Island

Looking for beachfront or
close-to-beach getaway?

We have them.

4-day/3-night packages
start at $190 + tax.
(Includes departure clean.)

Weekly and monthly specials.

Call now to reserve your
Summer Getaway.

Contact Mary or Darcy
800-881-2276 or 813-778-2275

Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
3222 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, FL34217


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3 bedrooms, 3 baths, newly remodeled.
Lots of tile, open and airy, caged pool.
240 feet of gently curved seawall with
dock. Close to open water of Sarasota
Bay. Definitely Sailboat Water.
$185,000. Call Rose 778-2261.


ROSE
SCHNOERR
Realtor
GRI, LTG, RRC
* Neal & Neal Top
Company-Wide Sales-
person of the Year
* #1 in Sales and
Listings on Anna
Maria Island


Sii Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SIt 9701 Gulf Dr. (P.O. Box 717) Anna Maria, FL 34216
Fax # 778-7035
778-2307 or 778-1450

Wishing
Everyone a
Safe and
Happy
4th of July!

Brokers: Prue Maxon-Yost & Frances V. Maxon
Associates: Agnes Tooker, Kathleen Tooker Granstad, Janice Tressler,
Pat Jackson, Kenneth Jackson, Rosemaly Schulte, Mike Schulte,
Ginger Richardson Keller, Kay Kay Hardy, Patti Hager,
and Nancy Ungvarsky (rentals)
SATURDAY 9AM to NOON

BUY IT! SELL IT! RENT IT!
Islander advertising
gets results.


(A. PARADISE, INC.)
REALTOR
3001 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(813) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-327-2522
Attention Homeowners!!
If you have been. considering selling your home or
purchasing a new home, why not give us a call. We
would love to talk to you.
Efficiency Unit In A Gulffront Complex. This turnkey
furnished unit has washer & dryer, microwave, heated
pool and a view of the Gulf. All for only $72,000.
Direct Gulffront 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath. Turnkey fur-
nished with heated pool, tennis, elevator. Walk for
miles along the new beach! Asking $225,000.
Questions concerning buyer's broker??
Call Dennis McClung at 778-4800


UNDER $60,0001 ISLAND DUPLEX Well located and maintained Is-
This 2BR-1 BA is fully furnished. Amenities include land duplex in desirable area Holmes Beach. Short
pool, private patio and cook-out area. Convenient to walk to prime beach area and canal docking. Priced
Anna Maria Island Centre shopping. Priced at at $129,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
$55,900. Call Tom Eatman.
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LA PLAYITA 2BR 2BA townhouse, close to beach BAYFRONT LOT Central Holmes Beach location
and shopping, large pool and recreation area, ga- with deep water dockage and fabulous view. Lot is
rage and storage for $79,900. Call Dave Moynihan. cleared and measures 85' x 130'. Offered at
$192,500. Call Dave Moynihan.


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


BEACHES, SUNSETS AND AMBIANCE Direct
Gulffront 2BR 2BA unit that is turnkey furnished.
Great walking beach. A proven moneymaker for
rentals. Protected parking. All for $164,900. Call
Stan Williams.


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5340 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (813) 778-0766
C SHELL COVEI $99,900
#51958 ... Enjoy
a._.... fabulous sunsets from
the balcony of this
direct Gulffront unit.
.Turnkey furnished!
BW,'.BA" SUNBOW BAY! t
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'- Enjoy Island living in 1
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Are you looking for a Real Estate Agent with International
; Contacts? Call one of the Top Sales Associates of the
PRUDENTIAL FLORIDA REALTY for Sarasota Manatee
Counties. KARIN B. STEPHAN 778-0766 or 388-1267
IN THE SWIM! $185,000 #52332 ... 3 bedroom, 2 bath pool home. Florida
living at its best! Call Roni McCuddin 778-5585 or T. Dolly Young 778-5427.
WHITFIELD! $99,900 #52324 ... 3 bedroom, 2 bath Spanish style home.
A must see! Call Don Pampuch now or 778-3111 eves.


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CAROL HEINZE, CRS
REALTOR-ASSOCIATE*
Million Dollar Club
5340-1 Gull Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217 i "i
(813) 778-0766 I
Fax (813) 778-3035 s U
After Hours (813) 792-5721
NEW CONSTRUCTION! $169,900 #51345 ...
Located in Sportsmans Harbor with peek-a-
view of Bay! Call T. Dolly Young now or 778-
5427 eves.
FLAMINGO CAY! $159,900 #51832 ... 3 bed-
room, 2 bath home located on the bird sanctuary!
To see, call June Gilley 792-0758 anytime.
ANNUAL & SEASONAL RENTALS available.
Call Jack Bachman 778-0769 or 778-5368.


REDUCED 4 BEDROOM KEY ROYALE: Quality
custom home shows like a dream. Split bedroom de-
sign with private guest wing, separate dining room,
morning room, parlour, Florida with hand loomed car-
pet. Other amenities include all appliances, heated pool
and spa, sprinkler system, well, central vacuum, inter-
com, circle drive. Now $269,000. Call Carol Williams for
showing, 778-0777 office, 778-1718 after hours.




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CLOSE TO BEACH & BAY: Every day is a vacation
at this spotless 2 bedroom, 1 bath condo. Enjoy it your-
self or use it as an investment. Excellent rental history,
walk to beach and bay or enjoy the pool. Reduced to
$64,900. Call Marion Ragni, 778-1504 eves.
NEW LISTING LOVE NATURE?? Watch the wildlife
from your screened terrace, three bedroom, 2 bath
condo with a Bayview. New carpet and fans, window
treatments, all appliances, clean move in condition.
5 minutes to Gulf Beaches. Priced at $105,900. Please
call Carol Williams, 778-0777, 778-1718 after hours.


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BOATERS BARGAIN
Large, modern condo on deep water canal. 2BR/2B, well located.
Complex includes pool, lighted tennis court and hot tub. Boat dock
available. $74,900. Ken Rickett, 778-3026.

NORTH BEACH VILLAGE 3 year new, 3 story, 3BR/2.5B is-
land townhouse. Corner unit with double garage, screened porch
off breakfast nook and large storage area. New ceramic tile.
$149,000. Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
SAILBOAT 40 FT DOCK Spacious 3 BR (1835 sq ft) condo
on sheltered canal. Only 6 units in building. Vaulted ceilings, 4
sky-lights. Pools, tennis. On cul-de-sac. $219,000. Terri
Robertson, 795-2676.
EXPERIENCE FLAMINGO CAY Beautifully remodeled 2BR/
2B split plan home with great room that opens to solar heated,
caged pool and patio. Davits and new dock. $229,600. Don and Karen
Schroder, 778-2200.
ISLAND HOME Enjoy the lifestyle that offers expansive and
ever-changing views of the Intracoastal waterway from pool deck
and living areas of this 3BR/2.5B home. $599,000. Paul Collins,
778-4330.
Anna Maria Island Centre (813) 778-6654
3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217






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UNIQUE CANAL FRONT HOME
Spectacular entrance. Pool, fireplace,
50' dock, lush landscaping. Best of
everything! 3 Bedroom/2Bath 326 Tar-
pon Street. $395,000.
HORIZON REALTY
OF ANNA MARIA, INC.
420 Pine Ave PO Box 155
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-0426 FAX 778-1849


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GRI
REALTOR ''
Evenings: 778-4931 ,
Toll-free 1-800-732-6434 !

ON THE RIVER New Custom Built 2BR/2BA. 5
year Builder Warranty. Key West Style, wrap
around porch, bring your boat. $169,900.
GREAT DUPLEX close to the beach. 2BR/1.5
BA each side. Fenced yard, workshop and inside
utility. Screened porch. JUST $169,900.
WALK TO THE BEACH! Beach cottage 2BR/
2BA home with large heated caged pool. Sepa-
rate 2 car garage with workshop. $169,900.
GULF VIEW from both levels 2BR/2.5BA half du-
plex. Full balcony on 2nd floor for privacy and 2
car garage. Walk to the beach. $198,500.
BAYWINDS CONDO 2 & 3 BR units with boat
dock on Intracoastal waterway. Nice quiet setting.
$122,000 145,000.
ISLAND SIX-PLEX with 2BR/2BA each
unit. Great assumable loan. Swimming pool
on property. Recently painted and waiting for
new buyer. $450,000.
CUSTOM BUILT HOME 2BR plus den, 2.5
BA, pool, Jacuzzi, vaulted ceilings, extensive
outdoor entertaining area.
Call Mary Ann 778-4931
Neal & Neal, Realtors (813) 778-2261


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GREAT


BUILDING LOT
Extra large building lot of 105 x
115, located in one of Anna
Maria's most prestigious neighbor-
hoods. Close to Tampa Bay and
fishing piers. Call Agnes Tooker
(eves. 778-6258) today! Don't
miss 501 Magnolia Ave. $85,000.

FRAN MAXON REAL ESTATE
Ucensed Real Estate Broker
9701 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 717
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307


QUALITY HAS ITS PRICE...AND ITS REWARDS.
Key Royale, 631 Foxworth Lane. $525,000
Doug Dowling Realty. 778-1222


,.). ISLAND
I 2, REAL ESTATE
-. OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Maureen Dowd, Uc. Real Estate Broker

DRASTIC REDUCTION
on Holmes Beach Gem!




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Well-maintained, two bedroom/two bath home on lovely comer
lot with lots of room to expand, add pool or convert to duplex.
Zoning is right for this to be your home with an income unit or
guest quarters. Located just steps from new walking beach in
quiet area close to the heart of Holmes Beach. Reduced from
$145,000 ... now asking $139,000. Call Pat Hendricks for de-
tails (778-7535 after hours).

(813) 778-6066
6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 34217

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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.
UC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
(Formerly Blassingame Realty, Inc. Since 1957)
9805 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 835
Anna Maria, FL 34216 (813) 778-2259


202 LAKEVIEW
2 Bedroom, 3 bath home with 2 car ga-
rage. Heavy duty boat davits. Seawall
and dock. Fireplace, central vacuum.
House being refurbished. $180,000.
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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Ken Rickett, a member of Michael
Saunders & Company's prestigious Circle
of Excellence, was named the Top Lister
in our Anna Maria office for the fourth
consecutive year. For effective real estate f
service, contact Ken named a top
professional four years in a row.
Ken Rickett, Realtor Associate, Evenings 778-3026
Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
3224 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (813) 778-6654








NEW LISTING Spacious. open "Richmond" floor plan
of a 2 bedroom, 2 bath, Florida room and one car garage.
Unique large wooden dock on natural canal at end of 511
65th Street. Excellent buy at $165,000. Call to see.
LOTS: 2803 Ave. E, with a Gulf view $72,500 2806 Ave. C $44,000
2801 Gulf Dr. $55,000 South Harbour lot for $54,500


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.? BEST CANALFRONT
N THE ISLAND!
acious 3 bedroom, 2 bath,
it pool home in the sparkling
rhood of Holmes beach! In-
,, 30x14 solar heated pool,
th private well, and beautiful
oom! Only $189,900! CALL


RONT RETREAT
oom, 3 bath deep water ca-
ires a great room with a dra-
edral ceiling, a fireplace and
and cabinets. Other ameni-
ivate residence include an
system, custom wood shut-
;k, a workshop, dock, davits
tern. Privacy plus in a natu-
igfor-$24&_00- $197,000.


ONE YEAR
WARRANTY
* Nancy Guilford...778-2158


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Dolores M. Baker
Licensed Real Estate Broker


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Anna Maria Pest Control

CALL (813) 778-1630
Lic. No. 4467








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








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ASSOCIATES
COMPLETE COMPUTERIZED ) Il
ACCOUNTING, BOOKKEEPING
AND YEAR ROUND TAX SERVICE "lfJ
Individuals, Corporations, Partnerships & Estates
503 Manatee Ave. W., Suite C, Holmes Beach
sti8y Oa y, A E --fflccnt 778-6118
Licensed by the U.S. Government to represent taxpayers before the IRS.






Word Processing Computer
Correspondence Resume
Term Papers FAX Service
310 Pine Avenue Anna Maria 778-8390

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STATE REGISTERED CONTRACTOR State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR'
ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
LICENSED INSURED
^ COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
FIBERGLASS SHINGLES
nil61* MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558


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.
WANNA SKATE? Island Rollers In Line Skates. A
relentless rush! For skating information and sales call
778-3880.
19" COLOR TV not cable ready. $50. 778-8216.
GE HEAVY DUTY washer & dryer $300/pair.
Rollawaybed $40. 6807 Holmes Blvd.
RATTAN FURNITURE sofa bed, coffee & end tables,
2 swivel rocker, dinette set w/4 chairs. $595. 778-
0222.
DINING ROOM SET French Country Style. High
quality century. 48" round parquet top table with two
leaves, opens to 92" long (ash wood). 4 chairs (cane
back), 2 with arms, 2 without arms, seat cushions
(needs recovering). $450. 778-9244.


SHAR PEI pups AKC. Taking deposits. Born 6/13/93.
Ready to go 7/18/93. 778-5400.


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.
1990 SCOUT 15.5 ft, 55 Suzuki, open fisherman, live
bait well. Bimini & trailer. $3,995. 778-6511.
1987 21' CELEBRITY V-6, 205hp, MerCruiser I/O.
VHF and loran. 1 owner in mint condition. $8,500.
813-644-2951.
16' GULFCRAFT, new 1992.40hp Tohatsu. Tilt trailer
and everything else. Just add aqua! Only $4300
(firm). Phone Bob 778-1247.
SAILBOAT 32' 79 Endeavor. 20hp diesel engine,
steering wheel, jib & sails like new. Rolling furling,
compass, radio, auto pilot, depth finder, knot meter,
teak interior. 794-0413.


88 OLDS CUTLASS CIERA Electric doors, windows
and seats. 1 owner. 42,000 miles. 4 door, white with
blue interior. $6,000. 794-5411.


HOUSEKEEPER WANTED Reliable, non-smoker.
Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast. 778-
6335.
P/T HOUSEKEEPER needed for Rod & Reel Motel.
877 North Shore Dr, Anna Maria. 778-2780. Please
leave message.
P/T TELLERS needed. Barnett Bank of Manatee
County, Beaches office. 751-7492. AA/EEO em-
ployer.
EXPERIENCE MAID needed for apt/motel. apply in
person. White Sands Motel. 778-2577.
WANTED: "Old fashioned" GARDNER. Weekly.
Grass cutting, raking, pruning and periodic planting.
778-0089 between 8-10 am or 5-7 pm.


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.


ARTISTS! Island Gallery West is expanding and cur-
rently has space available for additional artsits. Curi-
ous? 778-6648.


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THE MAGIC CLOSET wants vintage women cloth-
ing from 30's, 40's, 50's or 60's. 778-8375.


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.
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 356-4649.
PINE-SOL PATTY & CO We do everything! Light
cleaning, spring cleaning, WINDOWS, moving help,
organizing, whatever! Rental property our specialty
for 18 1/2 years on this island! (20% discount to Tom
Selleck). 778-9217.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many island
references. 778-2993.
ON THE ROCKS Bartending Services. Private par-
ties or any occasion. 794-5947.


J.R.

Painting

* Interior/Exterior
20 Years
Experience
Husband/Wife
Team
* Free Estimates

778-2139


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Full car detailing including ...
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All Leather & Vinyl Conditioned
Tires & Trim Dressed & MUCH MORE!
We welcome you to enjoy full auto and boat
detail service at your home or business,
by appointment. We use absolutely
the finest products for your car and
for the environment. Since 1985.
For a cleaner car, call today.
We do Boats too!
CALL MOBILE SERVICE NUMBER:
356-4649
(or leave a message for Damon at 778-9392)
*$85 includes most car models.


Family Owned and Millwork
Operated for Over Wood Cut
12 Years To Size
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Mfy Mon.-Fri. f( A {
7:30otos AND
Saturday HARDWARE
8tto 12 ;HARDWARE
We specialize in custom cabinet making:
formica tops entertainment centers
vanities kitchens
213 54th Street, Holmes Beach 778-3082
We are located just West of the Island Shopping Center















ALUMINUM VINYL INSTALLATION. Remodeling
& repairs. Screen rooms, soffit & fascia, roof-overs,
carports, etc. LIC #RX0051318. Insured, references,
reasonable prices. Rex Roberts 795-3757.

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.

FAT CAT HOME WATCH Will care for your home or
condo while your are away. Call Jon Kent mobile
#745-4723 for information.
WILL PROVIDE tender, loving care for your pet while
you're away. Will also run errands. Call Paws & CO
778-1427.
HOUSE CLEANING Reasonable, dependable and
honest. 778-9678.


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.
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.
BAYSIDE BEAUTY 1 BR & 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.
DUPLEX FOR RENT 1 block from beach. Big fenced
in yard. 2/1. $450 mo. First/lastJ$200 security. Call
Lisa collect 615-352-9331.
TWO COMMERCIAL STUDIOS Gulf view, modern,
ideal for small business, office, crafts, etc. Rent nego.
778-6126.
RENTAL TO SHARE Nice Anna Maria waterfront.
Dock, washer/dryer, fully furnished. Smoker OK.
$300 + 1/2 utilities. 778-1273.
OWNERS: Would you like your property included in
my new vacation rental brochure? Thousands to be
sent out through the U.S., Canada and Europe. For
details call Yvonne Higgins Real Estate 778-1999.
Printing starts end of July.

THE CROWS NESTAnna Maria. Classic beach cottage.
A stone's throw from beach and bay. Furnished w/
screened porch. 1/1. W/D. $500 mo/annual. 778-3205.

UNFURNISHED 3/2.5 townhouse. All appliance incl,
washer/dryer, 2 car garage, 20 X 10 storage and
screened patio. 6250 Holmes Blvd, North Beach Vil-
lage, Holmes Beach 778-4253. $950-$1000/mo.
LOVELY FURNISHED Anna Maria gulf front apart-
ments. Sundeck & porch. No pets. Wk/Mo/Sn. 778-
3143.
4TH OF JULY vacation rentals available from $200.
Yvonne Higgins Real Estate 778-1999.


APARTMENT FURNISHED 1 BR, quiet street across
from Coquina. Private deck $400mo plus electric.
794-5411.

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

UNFURNISHED DUPLEX Yearly, 3/2 with washer/
dryer hook-up. $625. No pets. 778-7500.


CANAL FRONT LOT for sale by owner. Corner of
Tern & Gladiolus, Anna Maria. $99,000. Negotiable.
778-4084.
PERICO BAY CLUB 2nd floor. Largest 3/2, 2033 SF,
enclosed sunroom, all upgrades. $145,000. Owner
795-4188.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE 3/2.5, 2 car garage, fireplace,
20 X 10 storage, large screened porch overlooking heated
pool w/many upgrades. 6250 Holmes Blvd. $175,000.
North Beach Village Realty, Inc. 778-4253.
DEEP WATER CANAL 211 North Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach. $89,000. North Beach Village Realty,
Inc. 778-4253.
WATERFRONT LOT-MARINA ISLE, Holmes Beach,
exceptional Island community. Ready to build. Act
fast...this is the only remaining lot available. $187,500.
Call Jeannie or Judy. 778-5445, 778-3806. Jean
Holmes Realty.
CANAL FRONT Elevated, 3/2, seawall, dock, vertical
lift. 214 Oak Ave, Anna Maria $238,000. Shown by
appointment. 778-2627.


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.


EARN 25% APR on your investment, paid monthly,
year after year, after year. Call 1-800-392-0870 for
preliminary information and reservation for free Anna
Maria Island seminar in mid July. Seminar sponsored
by QCI, Inc.


SAVE 50% Business travel or family vacations. Never
pay full price for hotels and dining again. Plus save up,
to 50% on over 1,000 cruises. Leisuretymem Travel
Club membership 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.


DEADLINE: MONDAY NOON for Wed. publication.
Up to 3 lines-$3 Minimum. Additional lines $1 each.
Place in person at the office, 5400A Marina Drive,
between D. Coy Ducks and the laundromat. More
information call 778-7978.


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








Commercial Residential Free Estimates
l Sandy'S Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
' ^LaWn\ Hauling By the cut or by the month.
\Service 12 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
778-1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
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|GAS DIESEL I/O INBOARD
ENGINES DRIVES GENERATORS
FULL SERVICE MARINA MOBILE SERVICE
795-7264 124TH ST. CT. W. AT CORTEZ ROAD





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home delivery of the Islander Bystander
on Anna Maria Island. Just call 778-7978.

NU-Weatherside
of Florida, Inc.
SINCE 1948 RX0065455
WINDOW
REPLACEMENT
VINYL SIDING
SOFFIT & FASCIA
PORCH
ENCLOSURES
Financing Available
Genesis Windows are easy to dean. 778-7074

CHRISTIE'S
PLUMBING
COMPANY

Commercial & Residential
Open Saturday
0 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)

ROOF REPAIRS INSURED* UCENSED
RE-ROORFING RCo004260O
BUILT UP
SHINGLES
CARPENTRY ARYBRINGMAN
SINGLE PLY ROORNG
RE-CONSTRUCTION

Bringman Roofing, Inc.
1111 29th Ave. W., Bradenton 34205
Genstar, Elk and GAF Shingles








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would be of interest to

Islanders ...

don't hesitate to call.

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July 4th Weekend *** Dry Foam, Dries-FastW
Connie & Dave Dixieland We never use steam!
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July 4th Weekend: "Our carpet looks wonderful since you
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9:30 PM to 1:30 AM cleaned it. We're very happy with the results."
........... ...........s....... ........taaP-....... Mr. & Mrs. Wilfred Graham
Steel Pan Dan Holmes Beach
Sunday July 4th 9 PM to 1 AM
Weekly: Tues 7 to 11PM and Wed & Sun 9PM to 1AM Clean Carpet Lasts Longer & Looks Better
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Weekly: Wed & Sun 5:30 to 8:30PM f s
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Weekly: Thurs, Fri & Sat 5 to 9 PM owner of Fat Cat. Call my mobile phone
... number, 745-4723, 8 AM to 5 PM.
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All-American BBQ
11:30am-10pm
Saturday, Sunday & Monday-
Photo Courtesy of Longboat Key Historical Society
Half Pound Burger with American cheese ... $4.75
Quarter Pounder Hot Dog ... $3.95 ... with Kraut ... $4.50 with Coney Sauce ... $4.50
Kansas City BBQ Pork Ribs melt-in-your-mouth tender, basted with a special midwestern sauce ... $10.95
Citrus BBQ Chicken half-chicken marinated, chargrilled and basted with Florida honey and citrus BBQ sauce ... $8.95
All the above served with potato salad, corn on the cob and rolls
BY LAND ... 760 Broadway St., Longboat Key
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Call for Preferred Seating
(813) 383-2391
FULL BEVERAGE SERVICE -