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





ISLANDERS I


JULY 15,1993


Fisherman loses flesh to airborne barracuda


By Joy Courtney
Editor
It would seem a rare occurrence. A barracuda mea-
suring four feet in length attacking a fisherman in
the boat. But, it happened twice last week, once in the
waters near Key Largo and again here.
As Captain Phil Shields tells it, the events border
on the unbelievable.
Last Friday, five fishing enthusiasts vacationing from
Alabama chartered Shields' boat, the Reef Reacher, for a
late afternoon of fishing. Shields headed into the Gulf
about 15 miles, anchored and everyone started to fish.
After about an hour of fishing, Bob Martin of
Jemison, Ala, decided to grab a few moments' rest. He
sat in a chair near the cabin of the boat; everyone else



Police chief


shackled by


mayor

By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
In a brief opening statement, Mayor Pat Geyer sur-
prised the audience at Thursday's Holmes Beach city
meeting with an announcement. She placed Police Chief
Rick Maddox on probation, effective immediately.
"The probation has no time limit," read Geyer. "If the
problems are satisfactorily corrected, the probation will
end. If not, I will proceed to terminate his employment.",
Earlier in the day, Geyer sent a memorandum to
Maddox, who has been chief for eight of his 15 years
with the department. In the memorandum, Geyer sus-
pended Maddox's ability to discipline, reprimand, sus-
pend or terminate police department employees with-
out her approval. Geyer outlined terms of the proba-
tion which would enable her to evaluate complaints
she has received regarding Maddox's supervision of
the department, including:
Weekly Monday morning meetings between the
chief and Geyer to review unfinished department busi-
ness and evaluate his performance, including success-
ful delegation of jobs and duties, proper implementa-
tion of training classes on police equipment and atti-
tude, inter-department cooperation, review of stan-
dardization and clarification of operational procedures.
Weekly meetings on Fridays with police depart-
ment employees to allow employees to freely express
their concerns with regard to grievance or morale prob-
lems in the department.
The mayor's presence at all department staff
meetings.
The mayor will contact outside agencies to sur-
vey problems perceived with the department.
Maddox will be made aware of the problems and
allowed a reasonable time frame to cure them. The
mayor will verify that problems have been corrected.
The mayor and other police department employ-
ees refused comment on the matter.
The only other complaint in Maddox's personnel
file is a memorandum from former Mayor Marguerite
Thompson dated June 15, 1987. It reads, "Problems
that are your responsibility that were in existence as
long as a year ago, as well as more recent ones, are yet
to be solved. I believe you are also responsible for
personality conflicts that have developed in both the
police department and other departments in the city. I
believe you have run into problems dealing with resi-
dents and employees of the city and with personnel of
other county and state governmental agencies."
Thompson said then that if she did not see a defi-
nite improvement in his ability to act as an effective
city administrator within a few weeks, she would ask
for council's concurrence to dismiss Maddox.
Contacted Friday, Maddox said, "The first I knew
about it was two weeks ago. I heard rumors that I was


had their backs to him as they fished off the transom.
Without a sound or warning, a 40-pound barracuda
came leaping from the water, about 10 feet behind the
boat. The fish flew across the transom, passing within
10 inches of Shields' head.
The 'cuda made a direct hit on Martin's arm.
"It happened so fast it was surrealistic," said
Shields. "It didn't really register what was flying past
me. It was green and big. That's all I saw."
All the guys who were fishing started "jumping
around like popcorn to avoid the fish," said Shields.
No one noticed that Martin was hurt.
After the fish was contained in the aft-cockpit and
ultimately allowed to "air drown," the group turned
and saw that Martin had been knocked to the floor. He


was bleeding profusely from a four-inch-long, 2-inch-
wide slash. A down-to-the-bone piece of flesh was torn
out of Martin's upper left arm.
At this point, crew and clients did their own fly-
ing into action to save Bob's life.
"This is where all the training we have to have
comes into play," said Shields about the mandatory
training, first aid included, that all licensed charter
captains are required to have. Shields and First Mate
Steve Miller immediately started first aid.
Capt. Shields pulled anchor, called the Coast
Guard, and got under way.
"Mayday! Severe laceration to upper arm of pas-
PLEASE SEE BARRACUDA, PAGE 2


Shark tourney
nets er,
releases 947
Chris Conboy of "Team
Galati" brings in a
blacknose shark during
this year's Mote Marine
Laboratory shark tagging
tournament. The Galati
team took third place in
the contest, which serves
as a research vehicle for
Mote. Team Galati
received $850 for their
efforts. A total of 947
sharks from 12 species
were caught, tagged and
released during the
contest by the 180
registered participants.
The tourney ran from
June 25 to July 5. Dr.
Bob Hueter of Mote said
it took about five hours to
catch each shark in this
year's tournament as
opposed to 4.2 hours last
year. First place award
went to Steve Bosley of
Sarasota; second went to
Michael Gibson of
Nokomis. Team Galati
caught 55 sharks.
Photo Courtesy
Chris Galati


to be asked to resign, suspended, disciplined, etc. I
went to the people that I am supervised by and asked
them if there were any problems, and I was told there
were not. I am not privy to know what the problems
are or to deal up front with the problems. I prefer to
deal with specifics, but I am not allowed to do that."
Maddox said he feels complaints of this nature
should be undertaken through a formal grievance pro-
cedure, so problems are not allowed to persist and
complaints are documented in writing.
He said he has no recourse under the current griev-
ance procedure, unless he is terminated, because
"grievances aren't allowed to be dealt with for disci-
plinary action. By the city's administrative code, at
termination, I have the ability to have hearings and to
face my accuser and deal with it in that respect.
There's kind of a Catch 22 there."
Maddox concluded, "Apparently there is a morale
problem which I've tried to explain that we've had for
a couple of years. There are problems that have not
been dealt with, in my opinion. We all know that if
problems are not dealt with and people are unhappy,
it continues to gcow. There's a lot of dissatisfaction;
but it is not just in my department."


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Letters...................................... Page 4
Those were the days ...............Page 5
O'Connor challenge.................Page 8
Youth orchestra arrives .........Page 11
Snooks Adams ...................... Page 12
Streetlife ................................ Page 14
Outdoors ....................... Page 16 & 17
Real estate transactions......... Page 19
Classified....................... Page 22 & 23

Python found!
See page 7 for details on the
recovery of Harley.







10 THE ISlANDER BYSTANDER 0 JULY 15, 1993 0 PAGE 2

Groins destined to be destroyed?


By Paul Roat
Are the jetties at the Manatee Public Beach and at
Cortez Beach erosion control devices or fishing piers?
Manatee County officials call the four jetties ero-
sion control devices whose purpose no longer is
needed, thanks to the Island's new, wide beach. The
jetties should be removed, they say.
But Islanders like the jetties for the fishing benefits
they receive from the long concrete walkways into the
Gulf, and want the jetties repaired and used as fishing
piers.
There are as-yet unsubstantiated rumors of a peti-
tion drive underway to save the piers.
"The county has several options open," according
to Joe Jarrett, an attorney with Manatee County.
"We can shut them down, because in their present
form they are an attractive nuisance and engineers say
they question their structural integrity," he continued.
Options include signage which is already in place -
or repair.
Repair would take studies to determine how badly
the jetties are damaged, the repair work itself, then a


long-term maintenance program to keep them open
and safe for the public, Jarrett said.
"The question is whether it is cost effective to re-
pair them, and do we have the material and manpower
to do so," he said.
"The public works department has recommended
the option to remove the groins," Public Works Direc-
tor Charlie Hunsicker said. He explained that the
department's recommendation included removing the
groins seaward of the waterline because, as erosion
control devices, their duty was finished when the
beach was renourished.
Hunsicker said that the Florida Department of
Natural Resources recommended the jetties be re-
moved in 1986. County officials resisted that action,
citing the erosion control benefits of the structures.
A plan to totally replace the three jetties at Cortez
Beach would have cost $1.3 million in 1986,
Hunsicker said.
But to replace the erosion control devices with
fishing piers would probably not be permitted by
DNR, he added.


Stay or no?
The jetties in Bradenton Beach at Cortez Beach
were popular haunts for many fishermen, surfers
and divers, pictured above.


Wiersema still in violation of Holmes Beach codes


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Moving dirt from one part of his
property to another will not get Daniel
Wiersema off the hook said Holmes
Beach Superintendent of Public Works
John Fernandez.
Last week it appeared that
Wiersema had removed the eight-foot
pile of dirt in front of his property at
3220 Gulf Drive. However, upon closer
inspection it seems the dirt has merely
been relocated.
"Approximately thirty percent was
moved between two houses in a pile,"
said Fernandez after inspecting the
property Friday. "The balance appears
to be spread around the adjacent house,
in between the house and wood poles to
create some sort of planter. As far as I
can tell the same amount is there."


Wiersema has accumulated more
than $100,000 in fines for violating city
codes with his dirt pile. The Code En-
forcement Board ordered the pile re-
moved in April of 1992. When it was
not removed, the board issued an order
of non-compliance and levied a fine of
$250 per day until the property is
brought into compliance.
"I don't consider it solved until the
dirt is completely moved," explained
Fernandez. "I left a written warning Fri-
day saying he might be in violation of
state and local laws. All of the dirt is
seaward of the Coastal Construction
Control line, and state law says that
anything within that line should be
compatible with the beach. I do not con-
sider dirt compatible with the beach."
Fernandez said as far as he is con-
cerned, the fine is still mounting.


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Islander Photo: Bonner Presswo
Moved, but not removed
Daniel Wiersema is still in violation of city codes for the piles of dirt at his
property in Holmes Beach, despite the relocation of the dirt around his house.


ood


Odd property offer tabled by Bradenton Beach council


An unusual and perhaps unique settlement offer
was rejected Thursday by the Bradenton Beach City
Council, but the matter is expected to come up again
this Thursday.
City officials have been fighting to get the
Handley property improved for a number of years. A
total of more than $78,000 has been levied in fines for
code violations against the property and owner P.
Handley. The property is at 2417 Gulf Drive.
City Attorney Alan Prather received the go-ahead
recently to move ahead and try to settle the issue. He
began negotiations with Handley's attorney to bring
the property up to meet city codes and pay the out-of-
pocket city expenses, estimated at about $3,000.
Handley's attorney appeared to agree, and a settlement


Jumping barrcuda

takes hunk out of

man's arm

BARRACUDA, FROM PAGE 1

senger," was Shields' first marine message.
"On the way in, while Steve worked to keep Mar-
tin from going into shock. We'd asked him how he was
doing," said Shields. "Each time his answer was the
same, 'That's a pretty dumb question.' He was right,
but at least he stayed with us."
The Coast Guard and the Florida Marine Patrol
met the Reef Reacher eight miles out in the Gulf. They
transferred Martin to the patrol boat and sped to an
ambulance waiting at Perico Harbor Marina.
It is common for barracuda to free-jump when
attacking bait, but a free-jump into a boat or at a per-
son either accidentally or on purpose has never been


appeared imminent.
Enter Flyer Investments, Inc. The group, with Ben
Langworthy as principal and represented by attorney
Marc Feldman, came up with an offer that may be un-
precedented in city history:
Flyer Investments offered to buy the $78,000 lien
against the property for $10,000. Cash.
Prather told the Islander Bystander such a pro-
posal had never come up in his years of practicing law.
Usually, cities or counties do not enter into such com-
mercial ventures as buying or selling liens against
property.
Prather told members of the city council he had res-
ervations about the offer. To further complicate the mat-
ter, a building permit had been granted Handley to work


reported according to Island charter captains.
Because of the immediate first aid and the quick
arrival to the hospital, Martin will recover, even
though he finds himself nursing 47 stitches. He was
released under his own doctor's care and returned to
Alabama over the weekend.


on his house, which Prather said constituted a good faith
effort on the property owner's part and was one of the
conditions in the city-Handley settlement. However, there
appeared some question as to a time limit Building Offi-
cial Joe Romano placed on the permit. However, Romano
will be on vacation until July 19.
Obviously puzzled by the request by Flyer Invest-
ments, and hesitant to proceed with accepting the
$10,000 offer especially when Prather said that with
a building permit in place there was a possibility of the
city being liable if they sold their lien against Handley
- council members tabled the matter until July 15.
Langworthy said the offer would be good beyond that
date to allow the council and attorney's to further research
the issue.


Gruesome wound
Alabama fisherman Bob Martin
became the victim of a barra-
cuda attack off Anna Maria
Island last week after the four-
foot fish jumped into the boat he
"M- had chartered and took a chunk
out of his arm. Pictured is the
'e wound as displayed on a Tampa
television station Monday
evening.
Islander Photo:
Bonner Presswood


"They booked a charter for next year before they

left," said Shields.
"Martin said he would never go again, but I think
he was kidding. He wasn't kidding, though, when he
said of the barracuda, 'he would stuff it, mount it and
throw '*&#@' darts at it.'"


fo,."






[j THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JULY 15, 1993 I PAGE 3

Former Fast Eddie's employee seeks help from first lady


By Joy Courtney
Editor
The manner in which Fast Eddie's restaurant went
out of business last December took away more than
just jobs, according to Ruth Crossley, wife of a former
six-year employee of the establishment. It almost cost
her husband Arnie his life and did cost him the loss of
his larynx and ability to work, she says.


Holding Ed Porter, former
Florida Seafood, Inc., dba Fast
Eddie's, responsible, Ruth
Crossley has spent months seek-
ing justice by relentlessly work-
ing to track Porter down and find
an agency that will prosecute
him for what she alleges is crimi-
nal activity.
She wants to tell her story to
encourage other former Fast
Eddie's employees to come forth
and join her in her pursuit.
"One of the agents I spoke to
said there is no reward for turn-
ing Porter in. I don't want


president of West


of his seven Fast Eddie's restaurants. His flagship on Anna
Maria Island was one of the two he retained. He was then
accused of writing bad payroll checks to his remaining
employees, according to published reports.
Porter made some payroll checks good, said Diane
Hauck, a former three-year Fast Eddie's employee, but
ultimately left approximately 150 surprised employees
unemployed and unpaid after foreclosure on Decem-
ber 17, 1992, by First Union Bank of Florida.


'I don't want money. I
just want to see the man
locked up. He hurt my
husband and a lot of our
friends. How he (Porter)
can just disappear with-
out having to answer for
what he's done is unbe-
lievable. I want justice.'


money. I just want to see the man locked up. He hurt
my husband and a lot of our friends. How he (Porter)
can just disappear without having to answer for what
he's done is unbelievable. I want justice," says Ruth
Crossley about her motivation.
Porter's road to apparent ruin started in early 1992
when he filed for but was denied protection from credi-
tors under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy code.
The request for protection was over and above a law-
suit by Porter's insurance carrier filed against parent
company West Florida Seafood, Inc., for non-payment
of $192,461 in worker's compensation insurance pre-
miums, according to published reports.
Florida Agri Business and Industries Self-Insur-
ance Fund is the worker's compensation carrier of
record for Fast Eddie's, according to state records.
Gerald Sutton, the carrier's controller, answered "no
comment" when asked if the lawsuit was still in liti-
gation or if it had been dropped.
As part of his reorganization efforts, Porter closed five


Porter has not been seen in the area
since that time.
A few months after Fast Eddie's
closed, the State Attorney's Office in
Sarasota filed two misdemeanor
charges for issuance of worthless
checks and then an arrest warrant for
Porter when he failed to appear for
arraignment in the South County
courthouse in south Venice. The
charges were dropped February 23,
1992. The State Attorney's Office will
not comment on why. And, according
to the sheriff's department, no com-
plaints or charges were ever filed


against Porter in Manatee County.
According to Ruth Crossley,
one serious issue not publicized
was Porter's lack of paying em-
ployee health insurance premi- p
ums. Her husband's benefit no- t
tices from Fast Eddies' medical
insurance carrier state that all
benefits ceased as of July 1, e
1992, for lack of payment. (
Arnie Crossley's payroll 1
stubs indicated medical insur-
ance was deducted from his
pay up to and including his last


lapsed in payments. After July 1, Arnie Crossley said
Porter kept things going at Fast Eddie's by promising
to make the payments.
Because of the insurance problems, Arnie
Crossley was unable to get the medical attention he
needed when his family doctor recommended he see,
a throat specialist, says his wife. Ultimately he had his
larynx and a large neck tumor removed through the
generosity of a Bradenton surgeon. Today, he cannot
speak without mechanical assistance and is totally dis-
abled, the Crossleys say.
Ruth Crossley is having some success in her quest.
She has recently received responses to her correspon-
dence from First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton,
Florida Governor Lawton Chiles and Florida State
Senator Bob Graham, each offering hope that the mat-
ter will be looked into.
This ray of hope that her allegations will get
some action is downplayed by the fact that the
Crossleys are in deep financial trouble and that they
were recently notified by the American Cancer Soci-
ety it can no long pay for the Crossley's suction ma-
chine, said Ruth Crossley.
"Arnie and I know Ed Porter is a powerful person,"
says Ruth Crossley. "Some of our friends have said we are


I want all of Fast Eddie's em-
ployees to know we can get jus-
ice but only if we go after it.
They need to send their story and
evidence to Mrs. Clinton, Senator
Graham and the governor, the
RS, the state, to anyone.'


check. After three years of employment, his stubs in-
dicate he received full employer-paid medical insur-
ance.
Prior to total suspension of medical benefits, Ruth
Crossley and Hauck said, it was an "on again/off
again" benefit payment situation as Porter made or


stupid to pursue this and should
be afraid to do so. Well, if any-
thing happens to one of us, I hope
the authorities will look up north.
I am not afraid. My biggest prob-
lem with all of this is, how he can
get away with so much and who's
to say he won't start another busi-
ness and do this all over again."
"I want all of Fast Eddie's
employees to know we can get
justice but only if we go after it.
They need to send their story


and evidence to Mrs. Clinton, Senator Graham, the
governor, the IRS, to anyone. We need to push," said
Ruth Crossley.
"We all need to do this. Porter hurt many, many
people and almost caused a man to die. He should not
be allowed to just disappear," she said.


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Questions on high
bridges, winds
Would a 65-foot high bridge cause traffic to en-
counter higher, more threatening winds in a storm than
a lower bridge?
Bradenton Beach City Councilman Jim Kissick
shared a letter with us that he received from Robert
Sheets, Director of the National Hurricane Center, that
emphatically states the lower you are, the less wind
you will encounter.
At the most recent encounter between the state
Department of Transportation and Department of En-
vironmental Protection, DOT's District One Secretary
DOT David May stated that, there is no difference
between winds at 25 feet and 65 feet.
Kissick points out that cars would actually traverse
a 65-foot high bridge at a maximum height of 80 feet,
and are subject to surface friction in the case of Mana-
tee Avenue.
The letter, which included wind profile graphs, has
of course been forwarded to the appropriate agencies
involved in permitting the proposed bridge from the
mainland to the Island at Manatee Avenue.
And Kissick has other letters to back up the infor-
mation if needed.
The letter from Robert C. Sheets, Director of the
National Hurricane Center reads in part:
I am in receipt of your letter concerning wind
speed changes with height. You are correct that wind
speed normally increases rapidly with height in the
boundary layer due to surface friction. The change
with height in laminar flow is simply a function of
surface roughness.
(Note: laminar flow was defined by a hurricane
specialist at the National Hurricane Center for us as
smooth winds as opposed to turbulent flow winds.)
This kind of distribution of wind with height is
reasonable except in convective storm systems such as
between the rainbands or in the eyewall of a hurricane,
or within a thunderstorm. These convective elements
mix winds in the boundary layer and can bring strong
winds from aloft to the surface. An example is the
"downburst" effect which has caused airplane crashes.
In summary, for most high wind situations, ex-
cluding the convectively active portions of the hurri-
cane or severe thunderstorms, the lower you are, the
less wind you will encounter. Indeed, the lower you
can build your bridges where they still clear all other
hazards such as the storm surge or shipping, the more
likely they are to stay open during high wind events
with the exception of extreme events.



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All for the trolley
The Longboat Key town commissioners nearly voted
down the proposed trolley without enough pertinent infor-
mation to allow them to make a prudent decision.
The concerns of the commissioners were funding,
increased traffic and frequent "stop and go" traffic.
I ask that all elected officials, on the Island and
Key, provide their respective representatives on the
Island Public Transportation Initiative Committee with
the necessary information to make a decision before
any vote is taken.
Representatives on the committee have worked
with Manatee and Sarasota county governments, both
county transit departments, the Metropolitan Planning
Organization, Florida Department of Transportation
and other organizations, to find a way to move future
traffic north and south on the islands without four-
laning Gulf Drive.
Please give us a chance and be open-minded
enough to listen to new ideas.
Carol Whitmore
Representative for Holmes Beach to the
Island Public Transportation Initiative

Increased prosperity

with increased traffic?
Regarding Tom Hoey's guest commentary, when
asked to explain how a two-lane bridge replaced by a two-
lane bridge would increase traffic to the Island.
The publisher of your newspaper suggested that the
new bridge would encourage more visitors because the
threat of being impeded by the drawbridge would be re-
moved. This bridge runs both ways. Using that reasoning
it might also be that more people would be interested in
living and owning property on the Island if only their
progress to the mainland were not encumbered by the
drawbridge.
Since the land on the Island is indeed limited, simple
economics would suggest that with fixed supply, in-
creased demand would increase prices. Since more visi-
tors to the Island would mean more customers for our
merchants, this blend might bring new prosperity.
Maybe the absence of the fear of being impeded (if


not stranded) would attract more full-time residents: a
neighbor from Anna Maria instead of Anna Arbor; a
neighbor with poinsettia and camellia instead of pebbles
and concrete; a neighbor to talk to instead of wave at.
I love this place and support the bridge; those condi-
tions are not mutually exclusive.
Bill D'Allaird
Anna Maria City

Special tax district
divisive act
Pressing for the creation of a special tax district for the
repair and maintenance of the Key Royale bridge is a di-
visive position.
Are the proponents of such a measure prepared to
apply the same rationale elsewhere? If a huge sinkhole
suddenly blocked access to the homes on 71st Street, or
65th, or any other side street in Holmes Beach, would they
advocate still another tax district so the cost of repair
would fall primarily on the homeowners living on that
particular street? Doesn't it follow that those residents
would be the primary beneficiaries?
And if the auditorium or cafeteria of our elementary
school were to burn down, should the parents of the en-
rolled students bear primary responsibility for funding the
needed renovation?
Of course, these examples carry the argument to an
extreme, but they illustrate the fallacious logic of the ad-
vocates of separate, special tax districts. There are areas
of Holmes Beach that I do not frequent, but they are part
of my community. Key Royale residents support local
enterprises, shop in town, participate in community activi-
ties and local government.
Likening repair of the bridge to the case of the Lake
LaVista dredge project in Anna Maria is an unfair com-
parison. The Key Royale bridge is not an alternate, private
passageway serving an aesthetic or recreational purpose
for a privileged few. It is part of the public thoroughfare
that leads to the homes of this area, whose property taxes
support the needs of all our citizens.
Separating Holmes Beach into competing enclaves;
West Bay, Seaside Gardens, Key Royale, etc., is a divi-
sive policy. We are one community. Let's remain so.
Helen Maragakes, Holmes Beach






M[ THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I JULY 15, 1993 M PAGE 5


THOtE WERE THE AYS
Part 5, the Hurricane of 1921,
by June Alder


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Anna Maria Pier after the 1921 hurricane.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND

HIT HARD


After a good night's rest to recover
from his hurricane ordeal, Jack
Leffingwell (builder of the nearly com-
pleted bridge to Anna Maria Island) and
Edison Curry (a neighbor of Jack's on
Point Pleasant in Bradenton) set off in
Curry's launch down the Manatee River
to Cortez.
Jack dreaded what he might find.
His first concern was the fate of the
pile-driver and its caretaker. The man had
refused to leave his post as the storm ap-
proached on the evening of October 23.
The huge piece of equipment had broken
loose from its moorings and disappeared
at the height of the storm.
To his relief Jack saw that the pile-
driver had come to rest about a mile
north of the bridge, almost in the middle
of Anna Maria Island.
"We found that unreasonable craft,
all right, with its 50-foot-high derrick
undamaged and upright," Jack wrote in
his memoir of the storm. "It was on the
Island, west of Cobb's boat yard. And
the old black man was alive down in
the hold and still praying."
As for the bridge, the steel draw
with its foundation was intact, Jack re-
joiced to see, but almost all the decking
from the nearly half-mile-long span had
been swept away. Two large fish houses
and a store had crashed into the bridge,
knocking out many pilings. It would
take a lot of work to repair the bridge -
but it could be done.
Jack and his friend motored slowly up
the sound along the shoreline of the Island.


The dock on the south end where steam-
ers made stops was gone, and so were
most of the cottages and shacks in Cortez
Beach (now Bradenton Beach). But the
Gulf Park Hotel built by Jack's friend,
Rurick Cobb, in 1906 still stood, though
considerably damaged on its Gulfside.
And further northward also still standing
was the long Anna Maria wharf built ten
years before to attract tourists to Will
Bean's once flourishing Anna Maria
Beach resort.
Jack and his companion put in at
the dock where a dozen or so men were
cleaning up storm debris. Not one cot-
tage on the Island had been swept off
its foundation stones, not a soul was
injured, he was told. But there had been
some close calls. The Island school
teacher and her aged father, who lived
in Lotus cottage on the pier, might
have lost their lives had not Mitch
Davis (future first mayor of the town of
Anna Maria) risked his life to carry
them off to safety.
Most disturbing was what had hap-
pened to Bean Point. The lovely, gen-
tly curving promontory, where the
Island's first homesteader, George
Emerson Bean, had built his home
amid a fine grove of tall palms in 1893,
was no more. It had been sheared off
by the rampaging Gulf waters on their
way up Tampa Bay. Fortunately, no
one had built on the point since the old
Bean place burned down in 1915.

Next: Cortez rebuilds


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slated for replacement by the Florida Department of Transportation.

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Anna Maria is not the only community squab-
bling over new bridges.
Information detailing additional damage to the
Ringling Causeway bridge contributed to Sarasota's
task force decision to reconsider their recommenda-
tion against building a new structure linking the Sa-
rasota mainland with Bird Key.
The Ringling Bridge Task Force decided Thurs-
day to reconsider the issue of repair versus new
bridge construction. The group is charged with com-
ing up with a recommendation to the Metropolitan
Planning Organization on bridge placement, height
and basic design configuration for the bridge.
The task force, after meeting for about a year,
seemed to lean toward recommending a new bridge
be built to the south of the existing structure. The
group then suddenly began to discuss a totally new
option: a bridge linking the mainland of Sarasota with
Longboat Key.
When opposition mounted against the option, the


task force then appeared to recommend rehabilitation
of the existing bridge in lieu of a new structure. How-
ever, confusion over the motion to re-build prompted
the matter to be reconsidered Thursday.
The parliamentary maneuvering has brought the
task force back to a no-decision position. A recom-
mendation of some sort is expected at the next meet-
ing July 28.
Repair costs for the existing bridge have escalated,
according to Florida Department of Transportation's
Nancy Bright. She said the metal reenforcing bars in
the bridge have deteriorated more than DOT officials
had previously anticipated.
Cost of the repair work would be about $3 million,
she estimated. However, that repair and the subsequent
maintenance would only be effective for 25 years,
when a new bridge would have to be built.
Total cost for repair, and then the new bridge 25
years hence, would be $44 million. A new bridge built
now would cost about $26 million, Bright said.


Council hears Island community

center advocates


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach City Council agreed the
Island's children are a priority and they will work
on increasing funding for the Anna Maria Island
Community Center (AMICC) in the 1993/94 budget.
AMICC officials, volunteers and supporters at-
tended Thursday's work session to make their plea
for additional funds. George O'Connor, AMICC
board chairman, told council the county will not in-
crease its funding.
"We are responsible for raising $133,000 to con-
tinue our programs and it is getting overwhelming,"
said O'Connor. "We are running out of money and
we need more help from the cities."
Council Chairman Don Howard said he is con-
cerned about double taxation, because "cities pay for
services to the county the same way residents pay for
services to their local municipality. I'm concerned if
we are getting our fair share from the county in parks
and recreation."
Pierrette Kelly, AMICC executive director, said
the county contributes $63,000 to the center in a com-
bination of donations, grants and in-kind services for
numerous programs, including a host of counseling
services. Money from the cites will be used, in part,
to give scholarships, establish before-school care, a
Big Brother/Sister program, and underwrite the cost
of transportation.
Holmes Beach resident Lee Kent stressed, "They
need the money. They shouldn't have to be here ev-
ery single year to beg for money. The things they do
down there are so wonderful. There are children who
have nothing else, and there are a lot of them out
there, and they're getting the time, attention and car-
ing that these people pour out to them."
Kent said she interviewed a crack cocaine addict
for a research project and when she told him where
she lived, he told her, "Those people better get their
heads out of the sand, because they don't know what


kind of a problem they have." Kent said, "It starts with
children. You've got to educate the children, have pro-
grams, take up their time, have intervention and good
role models. This is what's going to keep them from
getting involved with drugs. These are the kids we
have to target."
Councilwoman Mary Ellen Reichard said that the
library offers summer programs that are free.
O'Connor said there is a big difference the center
is paying for qualified counselors for its programs.
The amount of funding for AMICC remains a
question.
On other budget matters, Mayor Geyer said the
county requested that the Island cities put money in the
budget for funding the proposed Island trolley system,
but council felt they should not do so until they learn
how much will be grant funded.
Reichard said she would like council to consider
donating some funds to Mote Marine Laboratory for
its dolphin rescue program.
Holmes Beach resident Jim Meena asked council
to schedule another meeting for public input in August.
Council will vote on the millage rate of 1.74,
which is the same as last year, at the July 20 meeting.

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Germany.
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in Holmes Beach during the morning service.
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By Joy Courtney
Editor
They've done it again the Lake LaVista Study
Committee in conjunction with the mayor and public
works' department learned last Friday that the city has
been awarded another West Coast Inland Navigational
District (WCIND) grant, this time to the tune of
$45,000. And there was even more good news.
The city's excitement over the grant is enhanced by
the fact that the money is to be used to prevent the Lake
LaVista channel from silting up and having to be repeat-
edly dredged saving the taxpayers of Anna Maria City
an untold amount of money as the years go by.
The Lake LaVista Study Committee was formed in
1991 when the city was again faced with a $20,000 dredg-
ing bill to clear the Lake LaVista channel. The need to
dredge the channel depends upon the littoral drift of sand
from Bean Point down the shoreline. As sand flows past
the mouth of the channel, it acts as a catching basin which
eventually fills to choke off the water flow from the Bay
into the lake. The channel was dredged in early 1993 at a
cost of approximately $25,000.
In 1991, the neophyte Lake LaVista committee
worked to find ways to alleviate the city's financial bur-
den caused by the bi-yearly dredging. It got wind of the
WCIND grant program, and ultimately earned two grants,
$25,000 and $15,000 respectively, which were used to
obtain the environmental study required by the Depart-
ment of Environmental Regulations (DER) for permitting
and pay for the 1993 dredging project.
The $45,000 grant will be used in 1994 to sand tighten
and raise the existing jetties at the mouth of the channel,
dredge the channel, and create a fillet just north of the
northern jetty. When the project is completed, the sand,
as it moves from the north to the south will build up on
the north side of the northern jetty instead of collecting in


Harley, a mixed reticulate/Burmese snake missing
on the Island since June 19, was found at approxi-
mately 6 p.m. Monday in the 71st Street yard of Al
Brikman of Holmes Beach.
Harley was returned to his owner David Zorko and
his cage at Spring and Crescent Streets in Anna Maria
City the same evening.
Brikman said, while walking though his yard, he
saw a snake's head and two feet of its body showing
from underneath a pile of leaves. The snake was lay-
ing so still he thought it might be dead, he said.
Brikman called the Holmes Beach Police Department
when he remembered the published reports about the
snake's recent disappearance.
Sergeant Dale Stephenson responded, took a dog


the mouth of the channel, according to Dale Woodland,
chairman of the committee.
The build-up of silt in the fillet can then be me-
chanically (i.e., by truck or back-hoe) cleared out and
hauled to the south side of the channel and placed
along the beach, he explained.
The committee is waiting to hear from the DER
if it will permit this proposal.
"We have kept DER informed all along and have
acted upon their input. We are confident we'll get the
permit," said Woodland.
The work will start after the permit is issued and
the city budgets its share, approximately $15,000, of
the highest estimated cost of the project, $60,000.
Woodland does not expect the project to greatly ex-
ceed the grant; if at all. But the city is required by the
grant to be prepared to pay if the project does exceed
expectations. Woodland hopes the work will start in
early 1994.
The other good news is about the supposed
"emergency permit" issued by DER to allow the re-
cently completed 1993 dredging project.
"We were told that the DER does not issue emer-
gency permits," said Woodland. "What we learned is
that we received a 'maintenance dredging exemption
permit' which permits us to dredge the channel and
place the silt in an upland spoil area as was done
earlier this year ... for life! And the permit we are
waiting for has no impact on this former permit."
"The dredging method used in 1993 will always
be our second choice to keep the channel clear," said
Woodland. "But, if we have to, especially if dredg-
ing is critical, it can be done without waiting for the
OK from the state."
"This places the city in a very good position,"
said Woodland.


snare and lassoed the snake around its neck. Harley
"came to life" wrapping himself around the snare.
"At that moment, all pandemonium broke
loose," said Brikman. "That's when we saw how
long the snake really was."
Stephenson and Brikman placed the snake in a
large container and sent it off to the slammer. Zorko
was contacted and given custody.
"I was afraid of snakes until last night," said
Brikman the next day about this experience.
Brikman was at the station when Mr. Zorko ar-
rived. "I don't know why I did it, but I asked to hold
Harley. I had him around my neck and he was going
up and down my arms. He's really cute and friendly.
I'm glad I found him," said Brikman


Give me a sign...or two...says council


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Once again, the Holmes Beach City Council went
a few rounds on the sign ordinance, with Council-
women Billie Martini and Mary Ellen Reichard re-
maining opposed to two real estate signs.
Realtor Maureen Dowd said, "I think the council
is missing the point. We're not asking to automatically
put two signs on each property. We're asking for the
option to be able to."
"I don't think we should discriminate," Reichard re-
sponded, "and say canal front can have two signs. If we're
going to allow it, we need to allow it for everybody."
Dowd replied that would be the case, but most
people would not put a sign in their backyard. Canal
front property owners would be the likely ones to ex-
ercise that option.
Martini said they could see a sign from the canal
side and come around to the street side. Realtor Don
Schroder said it is very difficult to locate property in
that manner without a sign.
Holmes Beach resident Mary Ann Jones said, "I pay
more taxes for canal front, and I think I should have the
privilege to put a for sale sign in the front and back."
Reichard said there is an overabundance of signs
in the city of Holmes Beach.


Council also discussed Jim Meena's suggestion
of placing signs at the utility pole line instead of five
feet from the property line. Meena maintains that the
current code is unenforceable.
Superintendent of Public Works John Fernandez
explained, "Anything that is placed on a city right-
of-way becomes the responsibility of the city and
adds to our liability. Utility pole lines in the city are
not uniform and right-of-ways can range from two-
to 20-feet from the street."
Police Chief Rick Maddox added that some util-
ity pole lines are in back yards.
Council agreed to draft the ordinance leaving the
five-foot stipulation and allowing two 'For Sale'
signs, and set July 20 for a first reading.
In other business, council accepted the recom-
mendation of the Equity Study Commission to in-
crease rental license fees.
The commission recommended that fees for all
residential rentals increase from $7.50 per unit to $25
per unit, and all hotel/motels with seven units or
more increase from $7.50 per unit to a fee of $150
plus $3 per unit. The commission also recommended
revising transfer fees and penalties for non-payment.
First reading of the ordinance will be at the city meet-
ing July 20.


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O'Connor Bowling Tournament held to benefit the Anna Maria Island Community :
Center. The O'Connor brothers challenge all Islanders to bowl in the tournament that
starts at 7p.m. at Galaxy Lanes on Cortez Road. Registration is between 5 and 6p.m.
at Shuckers (formerly Pete Reynard's) in Holmes Beach. Cost is $10 per person for
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1974 law puts bite on Anna

Maria lot owner in 1993


By Joy Courtney
Editor
A 19-year-old blooper in Anna
Maria City's Land Development Regu-
lations was discovered when Denis
Wilcox, owner of an empty lot at 861 N.
Shore Drive, decided to pull permits to
build his Island dream home.
Wilcox's permit applications blew
the dust off of a 1974 ordinance which
made his lot unbuildable. The Board of
Zoning Appeals voted unanimously to
recommend that the city commission
award Wilcox a variance to build.
Wilcox purchased the lot located in
the Shore Acres Subdivision five years
ago with plans to build a home at a later
time. The understanding that the lot was
buildable was shared by the two Island
real estate agents involved in the transac-
tion at the time, Mike Norman of Mike
Norman Realty Inc., representing Wilcox,
and Linda Green of Green Real Estate of
Anna Maria, representing the seller.
The agents, who were present at last
week's appeals meeting, told the board
all documents and tax assessments de-
termined the lot to be buildable, now
and at the time of sale.
Frank Tyndall, the city's superin-
tendent of public works, told the board
he could not issue the permits because
of a special provision in reference to the
Shore Acres Subdivision found in the
city's former 1974 zoning regulations
and now included in its Land Develop-
ment Regulations adopted in 1991.
The provision states:
"Building lots heretofore platted
and accepted by the City of Anna
Maria, which lots may be somewhat
smaller than specifications hereby es-


tablished, are approved for R-1 con-
struction providing other regulations of
the R-1 areas are complied with; how-
ever, approval shall not extend to 20
lots located in blocks 7, 8, and 9 of the
Shore Acres subdivision which are plat-
ted 36 feet wide, and which may only be
built upon by acquiring or utilizing suf-
ficient adjacent land to provide a total
lot width of at least 72 feet."
Wilcox's lot is located in block 7
and has a frontage of 54 feet.
The subject lot was instantly made
unbuildable at the time the ordinance
was passed in 1974 when the city deter-
mined it wanted to include a 10-foot
alley in the platting, according the Ann
Peck, public works assistant. The alley,
plus the requirement for the lots on
block seven to acquire adjacent land to
come up with 72-foot frontages, would
have been a workable idea if all the land
on the block had been vacant at the time
the law passed, she explained.
In 1974, at a time when there was
more than enough land available through-
out Anna Maria City, the city planners
passed the ordinance without realizing two
homes already existed on block seven and
that the owners had acquired additional
land in 1950 and. 1972 leaving nothing
leftover for 861 N. Shore to acquire to
meet the 72-foot requirement.
The board made the decision to rec-
ommend a variance to accept the 54-
foot frontage in lieu of 72 feet for four
reasons: there is no more land available
to meet the criteria of the provision, the
applicant did not create the problem, the
area is zoned and intended for single
family dwellings and a 50-foot frontage
was common prior to 1974.


Artists invited to sign up for
November art show


The Artists Guild and the Anna
Maria Island Community Center are ac-
cepting applications for their non-juried
Arts and Crafts Show in November.
The art show opens the fourth an-
nual Heritage Arts Week festivities
held at the center.
Inside space is limited and reserved


on a "first-come-first-served" basis. The
fee for an inside (10 x 10) space is $50.
Outside spaces are $35.
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By Pat Copeland
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Just give us the facts, ma'am, said the Holmes
Beach City Council in reviewing two requests from the
Island Transportation Planning Organization (ITPO).
Requests to support the City of Bradenton's oppo-
sition to the proposed U.S. 301 bridge over the Mana-
tee River and a Sarasota group's opposition to any new
bridge on the John Ringling Causeway were brought
before the council by Chairman Don Howard at the
July 6 meeting.
On the U.S. 301 bridge, Councilwoman Carol
Whitmore noted, "The MPO (Metropolitan Planning
Organization) is studying that. I choose that we don't
do anything until we let everything go through the pro-
cess."
Councilwomen Billie Martini and Mary Ellen
Reichard agreed. Councilman Rich Bohnenberger said
he did not have enough information at the present time
to make a decision.
Concerning the John Ringling Causeway Bridge,
council was uncertain whether the official task force
studying bridge options had made the request or
whether it was made by a splinter group.
Bohnenberger supported the concept but felt the
task force should make a formal request to the city.
Reichard said she supported both opposition but


AMC holds first
The Anna Maria City Commission wearing its
Budget Committee hat took its first step towards com-
ing up with the city's 1993/4 budget in order to estab-
lish its operating millage levy for 1994.
The committee discussed fixed expenses at its
meeting held last Monday. A complete preliminary ex-
pense figure was not determined.
At its next meeting to be held on Thursday, July
29, at 10 a.m., salaries, pensions, and employee taxes
will be calculated to complete the expense picture for
the city.


wanted to know who made the requests. Howard felt
more details were needed.
Mayor Pat Geyer stressed, "When the City of
Bradenton or someone else says we should have the
high bridge (at Manatee Avenue), everybody gets
upset because they're sticking their nose in some-
thing they shouldn't. Should we get involved with
that bridge down there when we don't want others
getting involved in our bridge?"
Whitmore agreed with Geyer.
Holmes Beach resident Jane Early argued, "The
press has indicated that they want their bridge re-
paired just like we want ours repaired. What's your
problem? Why don't you support them? I don't un-
derstand your hesitation. It's the same damn thing
you did with us!"
But Howard pointed out, "This is not the same
thing. The task force is the same as the Cortez
Bridge Committee, and the MPO took that
committee's recommendation.
Holmes Beach resident Bob van Wagoner
added, "I don't think the request is from the task
force. I don't think they've resolved the issue. We
can't support the position of the task force when they
haven't resolved the issue."
Council approved the appointment of Van Wag-
oner to the ITPO Citizen's Advisory Committee.


budget meeting
Once the city's total expenses are determined,
then the committee will determine the ad valorem
tax percentage which must be submitted to Manatee
County by August 4. The current final village for
1993 was 1.41. It was same in 1992.
"The city does not say, 'Great, we have lots a
money let's come up with ways to spend it,'" said
Peggy Nelson, city clerk. "It's the reverse. It figures
its expenses and calculates its income from the state,
county and occupation licenses and then establishes
the ad valorem tax rate."


Nest destruction concerns Turtle Watch


The Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch reports that
some loggerhead turtle nests are being vandalized by
humans prior to their discovery by Turtle Watch per-
sonnel, according to Chuck Shumard, director of the
program.
The Watch needs support from Islanders to help de-
ter this activity. According to Shumard, Islanders can help
by staying away from a turtle spotted coming on shore
and by calling Turtle Watch at 778-1156 immediately.


Off Island happenings
The Manatee County Chapter, American Red
Cross, is offering a "Lifeguarding" class and a
"Lifeguarding Instructor" class, 9 a.m. to noon on
Saturday and 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Monday and Thurs-
day evenings beginning Saturday, July 31 through
August 21 at Bayshore Recreational Center, 6919 26th
St. W., Bradenton. For registration information, call
792-8686 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on or before Fri-
day, July 30.
The Manatee Players will hold a special young
people's audition (ages 8 to 13) for its first production of
the year, "Oliver." The audition will be held on Saturday,
July 24, at 1 p.m. at the Riverfront Theatre. A regular au-
dition will be held Sunday, July 25, at 7 p.m. at the the-
atre. There are roles for eight men and eight women (high
school age and up), six boys and six girls (8 to 13) and the
chorus (roles for age 8 and up). Auditioners should come
prepared to sing a song, and should bring sheet music in
the appropriate key with them; an accompanist will be
provided. For information, call 748-0111.
The Longboat Key Art Center is now accepting
reservations for space for the 5th Annual "Art On The
Avenue" taking place on Saturday, November 27, at
the Avenue of the Flowers Shopping Center on Long-
boat Key from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This major fine arts
show is juried. Interested artists can call 383-2345 or
write Longboat Key Art Center, 6860 Longboat Dr.,
S., Longboat Key, Fla. 34228 for an application.


The Watch will send Department of Natural Re-
sources (DNR) personnel to supervise the activity.
In addition, said Shumard, if Islanders see some-
one working around a turtle nest, they shouldn't hesi-
tate to ask if they have a permit from the DNR. It is
against the law for anyone, except DNR permitted
personnel, to tamper with a turtle nest, tracks or eggs.
If Islanders need personnel verification, they can
call the number mentioned above or 778-1126.




Anna Maria City
Thurs., 7/15: 7:30 p.m. Code
Enforcement Board
Mon., 7/19: 7: 30 p.m. Special Meeting on
Beach Renourishment

Bradenton Beach
Thurs., 7/15: 1 p.m. Council Meeting
Mon. 7/19: 10 a.m. Island Transportation
Planning Organization
Wed., 7/21: 9:30 a.m. Barrier Island
Elected Officials

Holmes Beach
Thurs., 7/15: 7:30 p.m. Special Council
Workshop on Salary Structure
Tues., 7/20: 7:30 p.m. Council Meeting

Of Interest
Wed., 7/14: 7:30 p.m. Anna Maria Civic
Association, Anna Maria City Hall.
Mon., 7/ 19: 7 p.m. Anna Maria Fire District
Commission Workshop, Fire Station 1

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Resolution deferred at commissioner's request


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach City Council heeded the plea
of Manatee County Commission Chairman Lari Ann
Harris to hold up their resolution opposing a munici-
pal solid waste (MSW) composting facility at the Lena
Road Landfill.
At the July 6 meeting, Harris asked council not to
vote on the resolution until meeting with county com-
missioners in August. The commission is researching
the financial viability of Amerecycle, Inc., which uses
the MSW composting method and is currently favored
by the county to meet the state's recycling mandates.
Harris, who said she was not representing the com-
mission, told council the commission had approved a
meeting with Island officials "out of concern that there's


been a great deal of misinformation presented to indi-
vidual council members." She said misinformation in-
cluded cost, safety factors and terms of the contract.
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore said the city re-
acted because the Island cities were not included in the
county's discussions of recycling alternatives nor were
they privy to any of the county's research on the sub-
ject. But she also agreed that cities asked the county to
cooperate with them and "we should give them the
same courtesy. I would feel more comfortable if I had
the same information you had to make a decision."
Whitmore asked how the county focused on
Amerecycle. Harris said the county staff short-listed pro-
posals and took them to the Solid Waste Advisory Board
for study. Proposals were then studied by an independent
consultant before presentation to the commission.


"Amerecycle ranked number one with all but one
county commissioner," said Harris.
Councilwoman Mary Ellen Reichard, author of the
resolution, said she did not trust the safety of the MSW
end product, called compost, and felt "once you put a lot
of money into an expensive option, you're stuck with
that."
Ron Allen, a consultant with National Develop-
ment Properties said, "We're not asking you to buy
into Amerecycle today; we're asking you to give us an
opportunity to clear up the misinformation, so you can
make an educated decision."
In other business, council passed on second read-
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lice officers and approved a home occupation license
for William Stewart of 103 77th Street.


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German orchestra members
collect Island collectibles
Marion Schmid (left) and Katja Bachtle (right), viola
musicians of the South German Youth Chamber
Orchestra, are pleased with their Island gifts presented
to them by the Chamber of Commerce.

Orchestra conductor honored
Volkmar Fritsche (center), conductor of the South
German Youth Chamber Orchestra of Balingen,
Germany, accepts an Anna Maria Island cookbook
from Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
President Mary Ann Sipe (back, right) during his
orchestra's welcoming reception. Fritsche has
vacationed on Anna Maria for four years. Lee
Secaur (front, right), president of Anchor Coast
Graphics, Inc., waits to present him with more
memorabilia from Anna Maria Island businesses.


Chamber hosts German Youth Orchestra
On Saturday, the day after their international flight arrived from Balingen, Germany, the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce hosted a welcome reception for the 26-member South German Youth Chamber Orchestra
and their Island host families. The German government and the parents of each orchestra member, who are either
high school or college students, combined resources to pay for the musicians'flights and expenses. On this side of
the Atlantic, the Anna Maria Island Community Center, represented by Barbara Wright, found Island host families
to house the young performers. The orchestra will play throughout the area until July 20.


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Snooks Adams, thanks for the memories


By Kay Pruden
Islander Correspondent
Snooks Adams not only knows a lot about the his-
tory of this Island, he also has taken a good part in it.
Of course, my first question was, "How did you get
your name?", (thoughts of fishing filled my head).
He smiled as he said, "Well, you'd have to remem-
ber Fanny Brice playing 'Baby Snooks' My aunt nick-
named me "Baby Snooks" when I was born. A couple
of years later when I got my first hair cut, it was short-
ened to Snooks. The name stuck, and even though I
became an avid fisherman in later years, it had noth-
ing to do with fishing."
Adams is 76 years old and was born in Cortez.
With the exception of his tour with the Navy during
World War II, he has spent his whole life either there
or on Anna Maria Island. The family consisted of six
boys and three girls, and Snooks is very proud of the
copy of the Congressional Record he possesses. It
contains a tribute to the Adams family because all six
brothers served overseas in the U.S. Armed Forces at
the same time during World War II.
His brown eyes light up as he thinks about the old
days on the Island and in Cortez.
"Up until 1927, large steamers used to come
through going from Tampa to Bradenton, stopping at
the city pier if there was room and then on to Cortez.
In those days, Cortez was the hub. They had a barber
shop and even a pool hall!"
Thoughtfully running a hand through his salt and
pepper hair, he grins and remembers a time during
prohibition.
"A few of us kids took a little trip over to Leffis Key
where we used to camp once in awhile. We saw a large
canvas tent on the Island side, raised up a flap and found
cases of rum all wrapped up in fancy paper! We used to
watch the rum-runners loading and unloading in broad
daylight. Somebody lit a match to better see what was in
there, and a man with a shot gun came running up shout-
ing, 'You could set the world on fire with matches and all
that rum!' We made a hasty retreat."
Adams remembers when Al Capone made a visit
here and stayed at the Albion Inn, which is now the


1938 Bridge Street


Coast Guard Station in Cortez.
"Everybody knew he was here and tried to get
a look at him," he said.


Wally Scroeder
and Snooks Adams,
circa 1938, at
Bridge Street and
Gulf Drive.


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Hobrook ran the pier where today's Bridge
Tender is located on Bridge Street.


"I remember Harry Ditmas, the mailman," said Adams.
"He used to dress up like Uncle Sam and drove a truck
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The steamer "Manatee", one of the vessels that ran between Tampa and Cortez.


Snooks Adams


painted up like a pony express wagon. In those days there
were few cars on the road, but if you wanted to catch a ride
from one end of the Island to the other, and you missed
Ditmas, you could always catch a ride with any of the
commercial fishermen sailing past"
Snooks also related the reason for all the curves on
our main roads. They were originally sand roads so it
was necessary to avoid the high tides. Gulf Drive had
high ridges to drive on and all the east side was swamp
that was filled in later. Key Royale was also a swamp.
He recalled his Model T Ford and how they could
hook a surf board on it and pull it, since everyone
drove on the sand. They even had car races there.
Frowning a bit he said, "The-end of the car racing and


any other kind of driving on the beaches came in a sad
way. Two young girls, 15 and 16 years old, had cov-
ered themselves with sand, leaving only their heads
out. There were run over and both killed."
Around 1955, Willis Howard Adams (yes, that's
his real name) stopped building sea walls and joined
the Manatee Sheriff's Department as the only deputy
on the Island. In 1963, he became the only officer for
the Holmes Beach Police Department and during the
next 10 years as police chief he had seven regular of-
ficers and five part-timers working for him. He retired
on May 1, 1978.
Through the efforts of the Anna Maria Island Pri-
vateers, we recently celebrated "Snooks Adams Kids'
Day." Adams looks back fondly at its beginning.
Smiling again, Snooks says, "It all began in 1954.
I really like kids, and I took 10 or 12 boys out in the


Jeep over to the south end of the Island to cook hot
dogs and drink some cokes. No parents allowed, just
so they could clown around the way boys like to.
After a few years, it changed to the public beach
and girls began coming. Then it started to grow out of
control and the Lion's Club helped. It has always been
funded by Island residents and Coca Cola donates an
equal amount of soda to what we buy. Why, just this
year at Pete Reynard's, I collected five checks in as
many minutes, when I heard the Privateers needed
some more funding for the day."
W. H. Adams now resides in Holmes Beach with his
wife Elizabeth, who still works as a surgical nurse at
Manatee Hospital. He keeps busy with many social activi-
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July 5, 2600 block of Gulf Drive North, aggra-
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told Joel he had smoked marijuana earlier but had no
knowledge of the marijuana cigarette in the bathroom.
Joel told Hahnan he would search the immediate area, but
Hahnan said that was not necessary as he had been given
a roach clip and a bag of marijuana for his birthday.
Hahnan went to a rear bedroom, lifted the mattress and
Joel retrieved a zip lock bag, one-fourth full of marijuana.
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July 3, 4200 Gulf Dr., Gulf Sands, assisted fire
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playing with fireworks on the beach.
July 4, 3400 block of 6th Avenue, theft of bicycle.
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By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
What's with these barracuda? Leap-
ing out of the water and munching on
innocent fisherfolks like us. What's go-
ing on?
We all heard about the Key Largo
incident on Monday morning news, and
then it turns out we had a similar story
right here on the Island. You'll find de-
tails elsewhere in the paper, but I want
' to know why it's happening. So lets
start at the beginning.
"A fish out of water is not a happy
fish," says Mote Marine senior biologist
Karen Bums. "In addition, barracuda are
very quick and they have very large teeth."
Biologist Burns then goes on to ex-
plain that for all of the millions upon
millions of barracuda swimming in the
Gulf of Mexico, very few attacks on hu-
mans ever occur. "We're a lot bigger
danger to them than they are to us," is
another way she puts it.
"In fact, I'd wager that barracuda
hurt a lot more people with ciguatera
poisoning than with their teeth," she
adds. For those of you wondering,
ciguatera poisoning comes from eating
barracuda with accumulated toxins in
their flesh you might say from eating
too high on the food chain.
Anyway, the marine biologist says
she never worries about barracuda when
fishing or diving, but then she's careful
to never wear anything flashy or bright
colors, especially when diving. It seem
the critters are attracted to both.
Bums seems to think that, in both
the Key Largo and Anna Maria inci-
dents, the fish just miscalculated their
jumps and ended up in the boat. And
that's when things really start to get
scary. Remember, the great barracuda is
called that for a reason, and they're su-
per quick with big teeth. The poor fish-
erman on the Reef Runner was wearing
a red shirt, I'm told. "Hmmm," says bi-
ologist Bums.
Speaking of reef poisoning,
(ciguatera), many years ago a Cayman
Islander chef showed me his trick for
determining whether a big barracuda
was safe to eat. Most folks shun big
'cudas these days, you know, because
of the possibility of poisoning.
Anyway, when I asked him how he
knew which ones to serve at the Sunset
House and which ones to bury, he
smiled and dropped a small piece of the
'cuda on the ground.
"Now watch," he said. "The ants
will eat only the good ones, mon."
And sure enough, they did.
Or at least I ate many barracuda
served by that man, as did hundreds of
other guests, and neither myself or any-
one I knew ever got sick.
According to Rod Schlieder of the
Division of Marine Resources, the sale of
saltwater fishing licenses over the past
three and a half years has raised "about
$58 million for the State of Florida."
Cutting to the chase, I asked how
much of that has been spent. "About
$58 million ," he replied.
Oh.
"Then why does this new state re-
port show total expenditures for fiscal
years 90/91 and 91/92 at totaling only
$2.4 million?" I asked.
"Probably because they forgot a
zero," he replied.
Oh.
The interview began to degenerate
at that point. "You a fisherman,


Schlieder?" I asked.
"Not really," he said.
"Is there any clear way I can explain
to our readers how this $58 million has
been spent?" I asked. "Can you give me
any idea how much new money has been
brought to the project, keeping in mind
how lottery money simply replaced gen-
eral appropriations for education?"
Well, a half hour later, Schlieder
was still talking and I had to get back to
work. The short answer is that unlike
the schools, general revenue has not
decreased in the area of natural re-
sources. The statute enacting the saltwa-
ter license forbids it. (Funny the lottery
folks and their then-friends in education
didn't think of that.)
Anyway, "We now have the oppor-
tunity to monitor fisheries throughout
Florida, and without those funds we'd
have no information for management
that means anything," Schlieder said.
So there you go. That's the answer.
A lot of monitoring by full-time
State employees. A lot of management.
A few more cops on the water. And
that's how they spend $58 million. Hey,
at least it's some jobs.
Speaking of that $58 million golden
egg, tlh goose may be in some danger.
Rumors going around the Holy City (Tal-
lahassee), are that if the Save Our Sealife
amendment actually passes, the cost of a
saltwater license will skyrocket.
The logic goes like this. The
amendment, which prohibits commer-
cial net fishing near the coast, effec-
tively puts nearly all commercial
fisherfolks out of business. The state
will be forced to compensate those folks
- forced to do so by the courts.
Now the yuppies behind SOS, and
their "silent partners" in the develop-
ment and tourism industries, believe
money will solve all ills. But the ques-
tion remains: do even yuppies have
enough money to buy a license at the
price they're going to cost? Especially
in these shrunken 1990s? Hmmm.
Still speaking of bucks, maybe it's
time to light a fire under our county
commissioners. It seems they figure
$6,250 should keep Mote Marine Labo-
ratory just fine every year. That's what
they appropriated this year and last year
and the year before that, for their Ma-
rine Mammal Program.
Biologist Jay Gorzelany at Mote says
it costs an average of $850 to pick up a
stranded critter like a dolphin, transport it
to the Lab, nurse it back to health or fig-
ure out why it died if it does, and then dis-
pose of the body. Lots of lab work and lots
of labor-intensive work.
Sounds to me like $850 each is a
good deal. The problem is that Mote
figures it cost them $18,300 to do
stranding and pickup service in Mana-
tee County last year. They're not look-
ing to make money on those minor di-
sasters that never stop occurring that we
call "strandings."
Go ahead, call a commissioner. Tell
'em to spend the money on the dol-
phins. They (the dolphins, not the com-
missioners) are one of the big reasons
we live here.
Early warning notice: Sportsman
season for lobster is July 28 & 29, so
make plans now for your tip to the
Keys. The regular season opens August
6, if there's any of the critters left after
sportsman's season. And be wary: the
water police are always out in force.
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Mackerel, reds and trout


hot fish tips


By Captain Mike Heistand
One heck of a fish tale happened on Captain Phil
Shields' "Reef Reacher" last Friday. A deep-sea angler
from Alabama was seriously bitten by a barracuda -
while he was resting inside the boat! The whole story
is on page 1 of the Islander and there's more informa-
tion in Bob Ardren's column. For all the anglers on
Anna Maria Island, I'd like to wish Bob Martin of
Jemison, Ala., a fast recovery.
Dave from the Anna Maria City Pier told me that
mackerel were sporadic and his pier anglers only had
a few catches of drum and redfish.
Captain Todd Romaine said redfish and trout
filled his fish boxes last week. He also said that some
of the catch-and-release snook his customers caught
were as large as 20 pounds.
Arkee from the Bradenton Beach Pier said a 10-
year-old girl named Christina Oliva from Brandon
caught a nine-pound, 26-inch drum. Congratulations,
Christina! He also said their customers were catching
big drum and nice-size trout and flounder.
Over and above Captain Phil Shields' barracuda
story, he also reported that snapper and barracuda were
around the offshore wrecks as well as a good number
of red grouper in about 100 feet of water.
Bill from Island Discount Tackle said he had a lot
of reports of redfish all the way from Emerson Point to
north Sarasota Bay, snook were still being caught and
released in the bays, and offshore there have been reports
of big barracuda, red grouper, snapper and dolphin.
The customers of the Rod & Reel Pier were
catching a lot of snapper, mackerel, a few drum, red-
fish and some snook, caught and released, said Matt in
the bait shop.
Captain Tom Chaya said redfish were all over
the place with many of them sized pretty big. He also
told me that there were still permit on the artificial
reefs off of the Island.
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shrimp will not be available for a couple of weeks. It
seems the shrimp boats are having trouble getting them.
He did report people coming in with nice permit and
barracuda that was caught offshore, and, in Palma Sola,
they were catching a few trout and flounder.
Captain Mark Bradow said redfish were about
the easiest fish to catch in the backwater right now.
He also reported a lot of catch-and-release snook.
Clyde from Annie's Bait & Tackle said their cus-
tomers have been catching mangrove snapper and red-
fish. Jack Carson with Fish for Fun has been going 13
miles offshore and catching yellowtail snapper.
Captain Rick Gross said he was able to produce
limit catches of redfish for his clients last week along
with a few snook and trout as an added bonus on his
boat.
Chris from Galati Yacht Basin had the best re-
port of the week. He and his Team Galati went out
60 miles to about 190 feet of water and caught red
and black grouper up to 23 pounds. They also caught
mangrove and yellowtail snapper and one 30-pound
cobia in 130 feet of water. Congratulations, Chris and
his Team Galati, Richard Gupton and Anthony
Manali, on your third place finish in last week's
Mote Marine Shark Census Tournament they
caught and released 55 sharks.
Yvonne of Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet reported
its four-hour trip averaged 200 head of porgies,
vermilion,and yellowtail snapper and Key West
Grunts. Its six-hour trip averaged 150 head of vermil-
ion, and lane snapper, porgies and Key West Grunts.
Its nine-hour trip averaged 35 head of mangrove and
vermilion snapper, grouper, barracuda and dolphin.
My charter boat "Magic" brought in lots and lots
of redfish, most of which were over the 27-inch limit
with some as large as 32 inches. My clients also
caught trout up to 24 inches along with a few man-
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Patricia Alexander
Patricia Alexander, 79, of Holmes Beach, died
July 8 at HCA/L. W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Detroit, Mrs. Alexander came to
Holmes Beach from Dearborn, Mich., 26 years
ago. She was a homemaker.
She was an avid golfer. She was a member of
the Key Royale Golf Club, the Bradenton Yacht
Club and Roser Memorial Community Church.
She is survived by her husband, Robert; two
daughters, Nancy A. Schultz of Punta Gorda, and
Barbara J. Pasuit of Goodridge, Mich.; four grand-
children and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held at Roser Com-
munity Church. Memorials may be made to the
charity of choice. National Cremation Society,
Sarasota chapter, was in charge of the arrange-
ments.

Bernice K. Barton
Bernice K. Barton, 89, of Holmes Beach died
July 10.
Mr. Barton moved to the area in 1970 from
Lavonia, Mich. She was a licensed practical nurse,
a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary #8199
of Anna Maria Island and a Methodist.
She is survived by two nephews: Ross Keddle
of Howell, Mich., and David Keddle of Holt,
Mich.
Visitation and services were held at Griffith-
Cline Island Chapel in Holmes Beach. Burial was
in Skyway Memorial Gardens, Palmetto. Memo-
rials may be sent to V.F.W., Ladies' Auxiliary,
Post #8199, P. 0. Box 1669, Anna Maria, Fla.
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The Island Poet
Well now, you are along in years and are sitting there alone,
And you miss the little children running through your home,
And think back to the happy times, when the house was full to the brim,
And feel now with the last one gone, that life is getting grim.
So you think back to those early days, when kids were so much fun,
And don't remember you couldn't rest 'cause they kept you on the run.
But no way can you bring back those days, and there's no ifts or and's or but's,
For it wouldn't be long, you'd be out of your mind, those kids would drive you nuts!
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First Church of Christ, Scientist
6300 MARINA DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
SUNDAY SERVICE & SUNDAY SCHOOL 10:30 AM
WEDNESDAY 7:30 EVENING SERVICES

READING ROOM
5314 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
Monday thru Friday
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


ster Memarial ummunity Qigpurel
The Rev. An Interdenominational Christian Church
utchson, Serving the Community Since 1913
Pastor
O 10:OOSunday Worship
10:OOChildren's Church
.. 512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria
Transportation & Nursery Available
Come, Celebrate Christ 778-0414




0 FUNERAL HOMES
KEITH L. GRUENDL
General Manager
BRADENTON HOLMES BEACH
720 Manatee Avenue W. 6000 Marina Drive
3904 Cortez Road West (813) 778-4480
(813) 748-1011 FAX 746-6459


IF IT'S NEWS TO YOU

... it's probably news to us too. If you see news happening,
please, give us a call right away. We depend on our fellow is-
landers Tor news tips. And we welcome your story ideas about
fishing, people and events ... anything to do with Anna Maria
Island and Islanders. If you have a story to tell or you know what
may be an interesting news item for other Islanders, please, you
are welcome to give us a call.


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


Dr. Yatros and staff wish you a great summer! This is a
good time for a Dental Check Up for you and your
children. Call our office for an appointment.
3909 East Bay Drive
(Suite 205) Holmes Beach
778-2204
OPEN: MONDAY thru THURSDAY 8:30 to 5:30
FRIDAYS BY APPOINTMENT






In


An open letter to Alex Trebek


By Kay Pruden
Islander Correspondent
No, Alex, please don't tell me who they are, where
they're from or what they collect. I don't care. All I
want to do is play the game, even if tonight is one of
those nights when I only answer one question, or is it
question one answer?
Yes, it's time for "Jeopardy," and I don't want to
be bothered by anyone for any reason. Friends and
family all know better than to phone between 7:30 and
8 o'clock.
My partner knows he can speak only during com-
mercials and will be severely reprimanded should he
forget and try to tell me that the garbage pail is on fire
or some other unimportant fact.
My daughter knows there will be no discussions
and no help with homework. If the dishes have not
been done yet, they won't be done until eight.
It's 7:29. I am in my favorite chair, with my cup of
tea in hand. Usually, I have already watched "Wheel of
Fortune" for my warm-up. You know how good that one
makes you feel, but the odds are that my pretensions of
superior intelligence are about to be smashed into a mil-


lion pieces and quietly laid to rest in the next 30 minutes.
Ah, there's the theme and here are the three con-
testants. My companion and I make our ritual dollar
bet on who will be the winner not that I really care.
The game is for me and I am always the winner, even
when I ought to be the loser. The categories come on
and now we will have four minutes of playing before
the first commercials come on.
On the rare occasions when I run a category or
come up with something no one else gets, I think there
should be cheers and drum rolls. If I have a really bad
night, subtle offerings of sympathy are expected.
On a few occasions my sister and I have been to-
gether when "Jeopardy" comes on. Sibling rivalry
reached new heights between these 40 and 50-year-old
women and it was tacitly understood that this could
never become a frequent occurrence.
So, Alex, please don't tell me any more about the
contestants and let's try to keep this a purely intellec-
tual love affair, something on a much higher plane than
that of Pat Sajak and Vanna. I'll be right there with you
every night at 7:30 until either you or I are in the
throes of "Final Jeopardy."


IANNO9UNCEMEN


Islander staff member
shares good news
Jeannie Friedman, a former reporter with the Islander
and a part-time resident of Holmes Beach, sent along a
very important announcement from her home up north.
Turner Friedman, son of Jeannie and Jack, married
Nancy Jane Shoger on Saturday, June 12, at St. Timo-
thy Lutheran Church in South Charleston, W. Va. The
reception was held at the Friedmans' residence in
Charleston. Jeannie said it was a spectacular day made
even more wonderful by the fact that it didn't rain.
The Islander.congratulates the couple and looks
forward to Jeannie's return in the fall.

-- CALL A PROFESSIONAL!
READY TO HELP YOU!
SANDY GREINER REALTOR.Associate
Aft Mrs 778-3794 Pager 333-1864
REALTORS-
5203 Gulf Dr.Holmes Beac
.S B Calt (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770 Rfp .
v i 7 dA ] 772 Ext55 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK


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
South Harbour lot for $54,500 2801 Gulf Dr. $55,000 (Sold)
Dolores M. Baker rOP--
Licensed Real Estate Broker 778-7500 U ...




Summer Specials

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, FL 34217


Singh, Brooks to wed
Inder and Maria Singh of Holmes Beach announce
the engagement of their daughter, Sonia Singh of Blue
Bell, Pa., to Paul Kevin Brooks of Copperas Cove,
Texas, son of Thomas Patton Brooks Sr., of Warren,
Mich., and Ann Maria Tiner of Safety Harbor.
The couple will wed May 7, at Valley Forge, Pa.,
Miss Singh is a graduate of Methacton High School,
Fairview Village, Pa., and Ursinus College, Collegeville,
Pa. She is employed at Prudential Insurance Co.
The bridegroom-elect is a graduate of Clintondale
High School, Clinton Township, Mich., and the U. S.
Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.


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Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
Lassons visited
by a fifth
John and Mary Lasson (left) of Holmes Beach
enjoy a visit from their recently married grand-
son, John Lasson V, and his bride, Nancy. The
junior Lassons were married last October and
live in Vernon Hills, Ill. John Lasson V is a
graduate of Bradley University in Peoria with a
degree in engineering and also has a MBA from
DePaul University in Chicago. He currently
works for Novastar.


For FREE home delivery anywhere on
Anna Maria Island, call in your address
to the Islander Bystander, 778-7978.


Family Island Home
with separate apartment for mom. $119,000

.. Call Toni
Herb Kin
795-2211
.-- After Hour
778-1785


SFlorida Realty
The Prudential 1810 59th St. W.
h Pru dMen aiwl Bradenton, FL 34:


INTRACOASTAL Enjoy the lifestyle that offers
expansive and ever-changing views of the Intracoastal
waterway from the large pool deck and living areas of
this luxurious 3BR/2.5BA exquisite waterfront home.







CANAL Most exceptional offering. Located
on the wide, grand canal this 3BR/2BA home
has a caged pool, 2 car garage, 60' dock & has
been completely updated. Call Paul at 778-4330.
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
LUcensed Real Estate Broker
3224 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (813) 778-6654


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.. ISLAND
/ REAL ESTATE
OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Maureen Dowd. Uc. Real Esla'e Broker
Great Central
Holmes Beach Location


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This well-maintained, two bedroom/two bath home has
ceramic tile floors, automatic sprinkler system, lots of
extra landscaping and a lovely screened porch. Short
walk to beach and convenient to shopping. Asking
$119,500.
(813) 778-6066
6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 34217
Sales Rentals ) Property Management


3001 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, F]
(813) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-32


REALTOR
L 34217
27-2522


Island Duplex 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath each side. One
block from the beach. Currently producing $950 per
month income. Asking $142,000.
Coquina Beach Club Beautiful turnkey fur-
nished unit in a Gulffront complex with a heated
pool. Income producer for only $72,000.
Exclusive Longboat Key Community Private &
secure living in this large 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath home.
Large caged pool. Fully landscaped lot with fruit
trees. House has unlimited potential. $429,000.
Questions concerning buyer's broker??
Call Dennis McClung at 778-4800


We All Scream for Ice Cream!

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

Call Roy or Frank...
795-2525 or 778-2261
heaneaLsneaL
REALTOR MIS
Roy Watters After Hrs. 747-4332
Broker/Salesman
and
Frank Davis After Hrs. 778-6335
Frank Davis Broker/Salesman

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


SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON II: Contemporary three bed-
room, two bath, three level Island home on two deep wa-
ter lots with pool, dock and davits. Entire package at
$489,000 or will sell home separately for $359,000 if home
closes first. Adjoining lot with pool, $130,000. Fora personal
showing call Debbie Walther 794-6295 eves.
..


HOLMES BEACH RESIDENCE 2BR 2BA home MOM AND POP MOTEL 9 units plus owner's unit
with short walk to excellent beach. Well-maintained close to Bay and Gulf. Business increasing steadily.
and has 1,000 square foot garage and storage area. $549,900. OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE. Call
Offered at $112,500. Call Dave Moynihan. Stan Williams for details.


3 5 -* 7

REDISCOVER ROMANCE: Imagine sipping champagne
under the stars while sharing the hot tub on your private
deck. Quiet 2 bedroom villa within walking distance to Gulf
Beaches. Home is protected by a buyer's warranty, move
in and uncork the champagne To see this love nest call
Sandy Greiner, 778-3794 eves.







ISLAND DUPLEX: Modem elevated duplex with 1 car ga-
rage and carports, convenient enclosed stairway to living
areas. Each side is 2 bedroom, 2 baths with private balco-
nies. Short stroll to beautiful Gulf Beach. Best priced el-
evated duplex on the Island at $122,900. To see, call
Debbie Walther, 794-6295 eves.


IREALTORS


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


SUNSET VILLAS Two duplexes, side by side, only
one-half block to sandy walking beach. Offered at
$194,500. Possible owner financing. Call Dave
Moynihan.


BEST BUY ON THE BEACH Wide sandy beach in
front of this lovely 2BR 2BA, turnkey furnished
condo. Many conveniences including eat-in kitchen,
washer/dryer, covered parking for 2 cars, pool, secu-
rity entrance. Priced at $139,900. Call Stan Williams.


ONE OR TWO duplexes with a total of four, fully fur-
nished, 1 BR 1 BA units for only $175,000. Or buy just
one duplex for $87,500. Well-maintained and located
in quiet neighborhood. Only two blocks to great beach.









BRIDGEPORTS 2BR 2BA, Gulffront or Bay front,
furnished and unfurnished. Pool, elevator and close
to shopping and restaurants. Across the street from
the wide beach. Ranging in price from $89,900 to
$94,900. Call Stan Williams for details.


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HISTORY

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column highlights the
heritage of Anna Maria
Island this week
and every
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SSHELL COVEI $99,900,0 ; '-1.
#51958 ... Enjoy .
fabulous sunsets from
the balcony of this I-
direct Gulffront unit. -
Turnkey furnished!
SUNBOW BAYI
$81,500 #51783 ...
Enjoy Island living in
this large one bedroom overlooking the lagoon.
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


ANNA MARIA ISLAND! #52542 $350,000 ... Spacious elevated home with
Bayview! To see this fine home, call Roni McCuddin now or 778-5585 eves.
SMUGGLER'S LANDING! # 52645 $129,900 ... 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo
on deep water canal. Call Lu Rhoden now or 778-2692 eves.


The Prudential __
Florida Realty

CAROL HEINZE. CRS3
REALTOR-ASSOCLATE
Million Dollar Club


5340-1 Gull Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(813) 778-0766
Fax (813) 778-3035
Aller Hours (813) 792-5721


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ISLAND HAIR SALON! #50488 $35,000 ...
Own your own full service hair salon at the
Beach! Call today for further information.
Carol Heinze 778-5427.
SPORTSMAN HARBOR! #50204 $108,900 ...
One of a kind 2 bedroom, 1 bath single family
home! Turnkey furnished! Call T. Dolly Young
now or 778-5427 eves.
ANNUAL & SEASONAL RENTALS available.
Call Jack Bachman 778-0769 or 778-5368.


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SALE OF WEEK
by Doug Dowling
Islander Contributor
502 71st St is an interesting sale. A very large lot
(approx 130x143) connects in the rear to a deeded (1/
5 interest) pathway of 230 feet that runs to the canal.
A 50x50 piece of commonly owned (1/5 interest again)
property fronts the end of the canal with dockage for
boats. All this and a nice ground level home for
$138,000.
Fittro joins Saunders
Island office
Michael Saunders & Company is pleased to an-
nounce that Robert K. Fittro has joined the Holmes
Beach office as a sales associate. Formerly from
Wauchula, Fla., Fittro has been active in real estate
since 1986, before which he was a high school coach
and athletic director.
Fittro is a resident of Holmes Beach and special-
izes in residential sales on the Island.


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




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PARADISE BARGAIN
Bask in the sun while watching birds and boats on the
bayou. This upgraded 2BR condo gives you paradise at
the affordable price of $89,900. Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
* *
BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS 2BR/2B condo has a private
dock and is in the unique community of Mariners Cove.
2 pools, lighted tennis and convenient, yet secluded lo-
cation. $215,000. Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
BEGIN IN KEY ROYALE It's not perfect, and that is why
you can buy this 2BR/2B canal front home for $149,900.
Additional exercise/hobby room. 2nd bath ideally located for
"future pool." Don and Karen Schroder, 778-2200.
ELEGANT ISLAND HOME Secluded tropical setting
in Marina Isle. Relax by the lap pool or take a short stroll
to the beach. 3BR/2.5B, many upgrades. Rare opportu-
nity for $399,900. Paul Collins, 778-4330.
SPACIOUS CONDO 3BR/3B unit with outstanding
water views at a first class complex that features a pool,
lighted tennis, hot tub and boat dock. Convenient loca-
tion, outstanding price. $99,000. Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
Anna Maria Island Centre (813) 778-6654
3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217


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GREAT CANALFRONT HOME
Beautifully decorated 3 bedroom/2 bath home
with lush landscaping located on direct access
canal plus seawall & dock. Plus, just a short
walk to gorgeous beach. Call Pat or Ken today
Priced at $189,000. Owner financing.
FRAN MAXON REAL ESTATE
Licensed Real Estate Broker
9701 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 717
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307


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CITY
Anna Maria


ADDRESS/lot
210 Magnolia
52x145


STYLE/rooms
ground duplex
4br/4ba


240 Gladiolus ground home
120x104x106x80 3br/2ba


415 Spring
78x145


ground home
2br/1.5ba/2cp


784 N Shore Dr 2 story duplex
87x100 gulf view 5br/4ba


Bradenton Beach

Holmes Beach


844 N Shore Dr
50x150
501 Gulf Dr N
203 Bridgeport
117 White
116x114


ground home
3br/1.5ba/2cp
elevated condo
2br/2ba
ground home
2br/lba/lcar


2710 Gulf Dr ground home
very irregular-Gulf 2br/2ba/lcp


304 65th St
90x105


elevated duplex
4br/2ba


5 Palm Harbor Dr residential lot
46x160x169x75
502 71st St ground home
130x143 canal acc 2br/2ba/lcar


517 Bayview Dr
75x120-bay


ground home
2br/lba/lcar


5300 Gulf Dr highrise condo
505 Martinique N 3br/2ba/2car


AGE/size


SELLER/BUYER/when SALE$/LIST$


1972 Weingrant/Calabro
1600 sfla 6/21/93
1959 Reyes/Smilde
1000 sfla 6/21/93


1954
594 sfla
1971
2486 sfla


Clay/Wight
6/21/93
Rich/Beverly
6/21/93


1970 Babbish/Steffen
1300 sfla 6/21/93
1982 Montero/Williams
1060 sfla 6/21/93


1950
768 sfla


Powers/Kendler
6/21/93


1947 Gladstone/Buckross
1008 sfla 6/21/93
1986 Rickett/Mangelsdorf
1798 sfla 6/21/93
Gulash/Watt $62,000
6/21/93
1966 Brady/Lowman
1408 sfla 6/21/93


1959
930 sfla


Vanhouten/O'Donnell
6/21/93


1972 Barber/Crow
1500 sfla 6/21/93


624 Foxworth ground home i971 Harms/McLaughlin
100x115 canal 3br/2.5ba/2car 1823 sfla 6/21/93
Compiled by Doug Dowling, Lic Real Estate Broker, 778-2221


$147,500
$149,900
$125,900
$129,500
$105,000
$119,000
$285,000
uk
$167,500
179,900
$90,000
$99,900
$188,000
uk
$300,000
btwn partners
$165,000
uk

uk
$138,000
uk
$172,800
uk
$173,000
uk
$175,000
uk


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DICK MAHER
REALTORASSOCIATE
Evenings: 778-6791
Toll-free 1-800-732-6434


CANALFRONT HOME Anna Maria. Open
kitchen, great room with dock and davits.
$198,500.
SAILORS DREAM Anna Maria. Updated
home on deep water canal. Lots of storage.
$204,900.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Holmes
Beach. 2 and 3 bedroom units featuring pools,
tennis and boating in a park like setting.
$132,000 and up.
SPACIOUS ISLAND HOME Anna Maria. 4
bedroom 2 bath, canalfront with large caged
pool. Great family neighborhood. $239,000.
LOCATION LOCATION Walk one block to
the beach from this 3 bedroom 2 bath.
$179,500.
GREAT RENTAL PROPERTY! Anna Maria.
Four units located on natural waterway and one
block from north end beaches. $239,000.
BEACH HOUSE Holmes Beach. Directly on
the Gulf. 3 bedroom 2 bath. Nicely furnished.
$319,500.
Call Dick 778-6791
lneaL.sneaL Realtors (813) 778-2261


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


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

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


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 P 0 Box 155
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-0426 FAX 778-1849


835 NORTH SHORE
A Gulffront home in the City of Anna
Maria. Will be coming to the market
soon ... watch this ad!

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


(813) 778-2291 EVENINGS 778-2632
FAX (813) 778-2294 P. 0. Box 2150
419 Pine Avenue Anna Maria FL 34216
Associates After Hours
Barbara A. Sato .... 778-3509 Christine T. Shaw.... 778-2847
Marcella Cornett ..778-5919 Nancy Guilford......... 778-2158













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That's right! Six bedrooms, four baths in
the City of Anna Maria. Ideal for large
family or long lost relatives! Sail boat
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Call or Stop by our office to schedule a complete
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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








Anna Maria Pest Control

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







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FULL SERVICE MARINA MOBILE SERVICE
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FAX Service: Send & Receive
Correspondence Resume
Term Papers Mailing Lists
310 Pine Avenue 778-8390
Anna Maria FAX 778-8390


ROOF REPAIRS INSURED-0LICENSED
RE-ROOFING RC05426
BUILTUP
SHINGLES
GARY BRINGMAN
SINGLE PLY ROOFING 746-6643
RE-CONSTRUCTION

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



1it'l GLASS


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/ Mirrors Tabletops
Windows & Screens
Boat Windows
Residential & Commercial
S Sales & Repairs


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(813) 778-7808


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RADIO SHACK Realistic Scanner. Programmable.
Picks up police, fire & rescue, Coast Guard and can
seek and find for cellular phone. $85. 778-5429.
MICROSOFT MOUSE, PS/2 version, never used,
(retails for $109, catalog price at $89), asking $55. 5.5
Word for dos (sells for $370). Never registered or
used. Asking $195 (includes Grammatik IV). 778-
9392.
WANNA SKATE? Island Rollers In Line Skates. A
relentless rush! For skating information and sales call
778-3880.
FLATBED TRAILER Heavy duty (8' X 16'). Tandem
axle, surge brakes and stake pockets. Used only
once. $2600 new, asking $1300. Call daytime 749-
5051/evenings 778-3880.
WANTED TO BUY Women's bike. 795-0135.
TWO 6FT LIGHTED glass display cases, $100 each.
12 wooden bar stools, $5 each. Please call 778-1085
or 778-2075.
REASONABLE...odds & ends, furniture. White Hai-
tian cotton sofa $75. King bed $40. Dressers $20$75.
Headboards $25 each. Lamps $10. Quality 8' sailboat
dingy/raft (needs 1 patch) $45. Shelve unit $45.
FREE BICYCLES (needs work). Misc pictures, etc.
778-5295 or Patty 383-3708.


YARD SALE Furniture, children's things and more.
8108 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 8-12. Sat, July 17.
YARD SALE Women's clothes & shoes: sizes 57,
drapes, sheets, one new wedding dress, misc. Sat &
Sun, 7/17 & 7/18. 812 noon. 2808 Ave C, Holmes
Beach or 778-7936.


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


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


1989 23' Baretta Phaser. New 5.0 cobra engine,
cuddy cabin, AM/FM cassette stereo, trailer included.
Worth $14,000, sacrifice at $10,000. 778-4084 or
778-6541.
1987 21' CELEBRITY V-6, 205hp, MerCruiser I/O.
VHF and loran. 1 owner in mint condition. $8,500.
813-644-2951.
16' GULFCRAFT, new 1992.40hp Tohatsu. Tilt trailer
and everything else. Just add aqua! Only $4300
(firm). Phone Bob 778-1247.


HOUSEKEEPER WANTED Reliable, non-smoker.
Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast. 778-
6335.


INDUSTRIOUS 13 yr old boy looking for jobs of any
kind. Call Dan at 778-6060.
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.


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.

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

ALUMINUM VINYL INSTALLATION. Remodeling
& repairs. Screen rooms, soffit & fascia, roof-overs,
carports, etc. LIC #RX0051318. Insured, references,
reasonable prices. Rex Roberts 795-3757.
FAT CAT HOME WATCH Will care for your home or
condo while your are away. Call Jon Kent mobile
#745-4723 for information.
HOUSECLEANING Reasonable, dependable and
honest. 778-9678.
BRANTER INTERIORS Cleaning your home is my
specialty. Reasonable and professional. With the
Hilton Corporation for 13 years. Please ask for
Cathleen. 778-2611.
HOUSECLEANING, pet sitting, will also run errands.
Have references and reasonable rates. 778-1427.



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.


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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.
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.
Call Frank... 778-6126.
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 NEST Anna Maria. Classic beach cot-
tage. A stone's throw from beach and bay. Furnished
w/screened porch. 1/1. W/D. $500 mo/annual. 778-
3205.

LOVELY FURNISHED Anna Maria gulf front apart-
ments. Sundeck & porch. No pets. Wk/Mo/Sn. 778-
3143.

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

FOR RENT 1 BR, furnished, tile floors, enclosed ga-
rage, W/D, $500 mo includes water & trash. * Large
2BR with family room and screened porch. $750 mo.
* * Beautiful gulf views, bayfront pool, and lovely
decor come with this large 2BR condo. $1000 to
$1200 mo furnished or unfurnished. Yvonne Higgins
Real Estate 778-1999.
FURNISHED/UNFURNISHED apartment. Holmes
Beach. Quiet. Annual lease. Security. 778-9625.
UNFURNISHED APARTMENT 2814 Gulf Dr, Apt B.
Near the beach. $500 mo. For more info call 778-
6309.
BAY FRONT 2BR furnished/unfumished, apartment.
$550. 1BR, $425. 778-7980.
RESTORED 2BR duplex, 422 Spring Ave, Anna
Maria. Florida room, 2 porches, fenced yard, laundry
hookups, pet ok. Quiet older couple preferred. $550
annual & utilities w/deposit. 778-6795.

UNFURNISHED ISLAND RENTALS
Executive Home-Key Royale
3/2, pool, dock, $1600-$1800.
Large family home
4/3, pool, deep water, $1500.
Island in the Sun-2/2, pool, $600.
Gulf Gardens-2/2, $525..
604 North Shore, 1/1, $425.
Efficiency-$325.
Townhouse of the Cay-2/2, $600.
Neal & Neal Rentals, Inc.
813-778-9477 or 1-800-422-6325.


YEARLY FURNISHED 3/2 with new carpet, W/D
hookups, $625. 2/1 with view of gulf, W/D hookups,
carport, $575. 2/2 with terrazzo floors, $450. White
Ave, garage apartment, 2/1, $450. No pets. Dolores
M. Baker Real Estate 778-7500.
UNFURNISHED 2/1 apartment w/garage. 300 yards
from gulf. $525 mo. 778-1364.

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CANAL FRONT LOT for sale by owner. Corner of
Tern & Gladiolus, Anna Maria. $99,000. Negotiable.
778-4084.
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.
BUY & SAVE! Waterfront 2/2 condo, like new thru
out. Was $138,000. Only $119,000-Hurry. Call
Marilyn, Neal & Neal Realtors. 778-2261. Evenings
792-8477.
OWNER MAY FINANCE 1BR condo with 1 car ga-
rage. Tile floors, W/D, very clean. Newer stove and
refrigerator. $56,000. Yvonne Higgins Real Estate
778-1999.
LARGE 2BR home with 2BR apartment (2627 sq ft).
Excellent Holmes Beach location. $169,000. Yvonne
Higgins Real Estate. 778-1999.
DIRECTLY ON THE Intra Coastal. 2 story duplex.
2BR upstairs, 1 down. Garage and sea walled lot.
Deep water. $139,900. 778-7980.


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.


CERAMIC KILN owner wanted to pour and fire one
type mold. Bev 778-3211.


DEADLINE: MONDAY for Wed. publication. Up to 3
line minimum includes approximately 21 words -
$3. Additional lines $1 each. PLEASE place in person
at the office, 5400A Marina Drive, between D. Coy
Ducks and the laundromat. Payment is expected with
the ad. More information call 778-7978.
Please say you saw it in the Islander Bystander when
you call about a classified ad, or any ad in the paper.
Advertisers appreciate it and so do we!.


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Open Saturday
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778-3924 or 778-4461
"Remember, it pays and saves to get a second estimate."
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RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
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LICENSED INSURED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
FIBERGLASS SHINGLES
,iH MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
SFree Estimates 748-3558


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Painting

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20 Years
Experience
Husband/Wife
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Free Estimates

778-2139


Commercial Residential Free Estimates
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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THE DEADLINE IS NOON ON MONDAY FOR WEDNESDAY'S PAPER
Classifieds need to be placed in person at our office after all, who can afford to
invoice for our low fee of $3.00? Our office is located at 5400A Marina Drive, in the
Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach. We're on the corner between D. Coy
Ducks and the laundromat. Hours 8 to 5, Monday thu Friday, Saturday 9 to 2.

CLASSIFIED RATES:
Minimum $3.00 for up to 3 lines.
Additional lines: $1 each, Boxes $1,
Headlines 100 per word.
For more information, call 778-7978.


$85 CAR CLEANING
SPECIAL *
Full car detailing including ...
WASH WAX SHAMPOO
Engine & Underbody Cleaning & Protection
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 completely at your convenience.
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!
&&Details
CALL MOBILE SERVICE NUMBER: 356-4649
(or leave a message for Damon at 778-9392)
*$85 includes most car models.





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