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


ISLANDER i I P


Bradenton Beach taxes may rocket up 36%


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach property owners may be the lone
Islanders to face an increase in their millage rate.
To satisfy the proposed 1993/94 budget of
$1,167,349 will require a millage rate of 3.7466. The
proposed rate is an increase of 36.24 percent over last
year's millage rate of 2.7500.
City council members worked nearly 11 hours in two
sessions to pare the budget down from the initial proposal
of $1,190,728 and the millage rate of 4.0805.
The increased millage is required to satisfy the
budget in spite of a $7 million increase in the assessed


Beach

renourishment

dud idea for AMC
By Joy Courtney
Editor
As if its citizens were bent on controlling a develop-
ing hurricane, the Anna Maria City Commission's special
meeting on beach renourishment was quickly down-.
graded to a committee study on beach preservation.
And that's only if enough interested citizens come
forward to pursue the matter.
After a pro-renourishment presentation by John
Adams, representing the Anna Maria Chapter of the
Florida Shore and Beach Preservation Association,
and a laundry list of facts, figures and "how to finance"
options presented by Jack Gorzeman, Manatee
County's environmental project coordinator who
headed the local sponsorship of the recent
renourishment project, the 24 citizens in attendance
took turns taking pot-shots at the proposed idea.
They citizens said as taxpayers they didn't want to
pay a penny towards what they considered was an
unnecessary project leastwise a potential $2 million
dollars. They believe the sand along Holmes Beach
would eventually drift north to fill in whatever prob-
lems city might have on its Gulf front. There was no
way the citizens wanted to exchange their beach's
powdery soft sand for the hard shell-type sand now
laying on their sister cities' shores.
If anything were to be done, said the citizens, it
should be done for the beaches on the Bay side of the
city and then only through the utilization of artificial
reefs, walkways and other environmental methods.
When challenged by resident Ted Tripp as to why
the meeting was even called, Commissioner George
McKay said he coordinated last week's meeting be-
cause of concerned inquiries made to him by "at least
as many residents as there are people in this room." No
one in the audience claimed to be one of the inquirers.
Armed with a state survey dated April 1989,
Adams told the audience there-was approximately
four-tenths of a mile of dangerously eroded beach at
the northern tip of the Island. He also explained the
most cost-effective manner to renourish the area was
to pump sand in instead of hauling it in.
"Sand is like gold," said Adams. "It will cost $6
a cubic yard to haul and $4 a cubic yard to pump it on
the beach."
Adams' argument was lost on the residents
present, most who have homes on the north tip of the
Island. They claimed the survey was out of date, and
because the northern point of Anna Maria had a history
of volatile sand movement, there was nothing anyone
could do to control it.
Gorzeman estimated the proposed renourishment cost
at $2 million. The amount was a worst-case estimate if the
city couldn't "link into" a federally-sponsored project
such as the one scheduled elsewhere in nine years.
At the suggestion of Commissioner Max Znika,
the commission voted unanimously to support an ad
hoc citizen committee dedicated to the subject of beach
preservation with emphasis on finding solutions for the
bay-side beaches. The city is currently looking for in-
terested volunteers to serve on the committee.


value of taxable property in the city.
The budget includes a six percent salary increase
for city employees, who voluntarily declined an in-
crease last year. It also includes the implementation of
a salary step-program for police officers.
The city's capital improvements projects in the
proposed budget include $4,000 for a new roof for the
sanitation building, $15,000 for pier dock replacement
(from the pier fund), $60,000 for pier erosion control,
$24,000 for road paving projects, $44,661 for sanita-
tion vehicle replacement (from sanitation fees),
$11,000 for renovation of the north adult park and
$10,000 for renovation of the south children's park.


In contributions, council increased its donation to
the Anna Maria Island Community Center from
$4,100 to $6,000, as requested by Center officials.
Council agreed on $250 for the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society plus a one-time donation of $500,
for earmarked for their 1994 centennial.
Council decreased the $2500 requested by the Island
Emergency Operations Center for its budget to $1,200.
Other donations include $50 to the Anna Maria Island
Privateers for the annual children's Christmas party and
$25 to the League of Women Voters.
The first public hearing on the budget will be held
at 7 p.m., Sept. 8 and the second at 7 p.m., Sept. 15.






Miss Duffy
gets crabby
Pat Geyer, Holmes Beach
mayor and proprietor of
Duffy 's Tavern, enjoyed a
S"newspaper-full" of blue
crabs recently in the
kitchen at Duffy's. The
crabs were caught locally
by Mike O'Leary and
expertly prepared by
S Mark Fulghum. Duffy's is
offering crabs on alter-
nate Monday evenings to
S patrons lucky enough to
S buy a ticket or reserve a
seat in advance. Space is
limited but the crabs are
-- not. It took most patrons
about two hours to
consume "all-you-can-
eat."
S-" Islander Photo:
Bonner Presswood


Bridge openings unchanged for two more years


By Paul Roat
It's Sunday afternoon. In February. Three o'clock.
Unfortunately, you've got to go to town, and
crossing the bridge will take forever, what with the
thousands of sandy beachgoers also trekking back
home to the mainland from their day at the beach.
The problem isn't the traffic volume, but the draw-
bridge opening and closings that tie up car traffic while
big boats cruise through the Intracoastal Waterway.
Bradenton Beach City Councilman Jim Kissick
has a solution to the traffic dilemma. He wants the
bridges to open twice an hour on a staggered timetable
that would allow a sailboat to go under the Manatee
Avenue bridge and, 15 minutes later, go under the
Cortez Bridge.
Bridge openings are currently every 15 minutes, or
four times an hour, but are undergoing a trial schedule,
opening every 20 minutes, or three times per hour.
Kissick says his proposal would cut down on the
wear and tear of the bridges and would improve auto-
mobile traffic over the bridges without dramatically
altering boat traffic patterns. But the Kissick plan is not
to be at least, not for another two years.
Capt. John Winslow, with the U.S. Coast Guard in
Miami, is responsible for bridges in this part of the
state. The Coast Guard establishes bridge opening
schedules based on traffic patterns and a host of other
factors, pursuant to federal law.
SAnd Winslow has said in no uncertain terms that
traffic volume just isn't sufficient to change the time


the bridges open for boats.
"Other than the fact that you want this," Winslow
told Island officials during Wednesday's Barrier Island
Elected Officials Forum, "you have not shown me the
degree of traffic to justify the restriction to navigation
to go with a 30-minute opening."
Winslow based his assessment on season and off-
season traffic crossing the bridges, taking traffic
counts and averaging them for daily tallies.
It's the averaging that apparently skews the figures
against Kissick's opening plan: although the bridges may
open almost continuously on, say, weekend afternoons
when both boaters and beachgoers want to go home, there
aren't enough traffic or bridge opening requests during the
week to warrant a bridge opening timing change.
1


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Dump site in AMC..................... Page 2
Woman critical ...........................Page 3
Letters ...................................... Page 4
Fire district budget ..................... Page 6
Exxon cleanup ...........................Page 7
Streetlife .................................. Page 14
Real estate transactions ..........Page 20


JULY 29, 1993







fl THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N JULY 29, 1993 PAGE 2


Bay beach turned into dump site in AMC


By Joy Courtney
Editor
Adams Landscaping & Maintenance Company was
caught with its tailgate down, dumping large pieces of
broken concrete onto a beach in Anna Maria City.
Susan Tripp, a visitor from Oregon, witnessed the
dumping and immediately filed a complaint with the
Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
Tripp was walking along the beach parallel to
North Shore Drive at approximately 9:30 a.m. on
Tuesday, July 20, where she saw a truck with an
Adams Landscaping sign back up to the beach be-
tween two homes and dump broken concrete beyond
the seawall on the beach.
Tripp stated she asked the "man in charge," who
turned out to be Paul Horvat, owner of the residence
where the incident was occurring and owner of Adams
Landscaping, if he had a permit to dump the concrete.
According to Tripp, Horvat stated he did not need one.
Tripp observed Horvat spreading the material around
the area as she left to contact the authorities.
Anna Maria City Mayor Ray Simches and Steve
West from the Department of Environmental Protec-
tion (DEP), with the Division of Beaches and Shores,
met with Horvat at the dump site at different times on
the same day, according to a city official.
Horvat agreed to remove the material and did so
the next day.
Horvat said he did not believe he was doing anything
wrong at the time he dumped the concrete. He was only
trying to protect his property, he said. According to
Horvat, the house he owns with other family members at
887 North Shore Drive is built on the lowest point on the
Island. As a result, it is not unusual for 16- to 18-inches
of water to flood the residence during a storm.
Adams Landscaping had recently been awarded a
contract from the City of Anna Maria to remove and
replace approximately 60-linear feet of concrete side-
walk at 407 North Bay Boulevard. Horvat said he be-
lieved the material was beach-quality and when the job
was done he took the material to the beach for the
purpose of alleviating his flooding problem.
"If I was trying to do something illegal, I would
not do it in daylight and use a truck that had my
company's name on it," said Horvat. "I feel as if that
lady entrapped me. Why did she wait to stop me until
after the material was dumped? What would she have
done if it had been dirty oil, wait until it was all over
the beach before she said something? I have lived on
this Island a long time and have stopped or cleaned up
a lot of illegal dumping around here myself. I would
never do something like that to my neighbors."
Although Horvat removed the material, he could
face criminal and civil charges. A permit from DEP
would have been required because the property is
within the Manatee County coastal control line. A per-
mit is needed to put anything seaward of that line and
the "anything" must be compatible with the beach,
according to Steve West. This applies to public as well
as private property which is seaward of the line.
Simches said the city commission will decide if it
will pursue or drop the matter after each commissioner
has reviewed the incident report. If charged, Horvat
could face a third degree felony charge under Florida
law for illegal dumping with a possible penalty of
imprisonment, a fine up to $1,000, and confiscation of
his vehicle.
According to West, if the DEP determines it has ju-
risdiction and Tallahassee decides the incident warrants
further action, the department would file civil charges.


Caught dumping material on beach
A truck from Adams Landscaping & Maintenance Co. dumps a large load of broken concrete onto the beach
outside a home on North Shore Drive in Anna Maria City. A passerby reported the alleged illegal dumping to
authorities and filed a complaint with the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.


"An offense like this falls under Florida Statute,
Chapter 161, Beach and Shore Preservation Act, which is
a misdemeanor, not a felony. It would be handled admin-


Dumped debris
According to Paul Horvat
the concrete he dumped on
the beach was to protect
his house from flooding.















Clean up
Horvat agreed to remove the
material after a meeting with
authorities.
Photos courtesy
of Paul Horvat


istratively and not through law enforcement," said West.
Horvat stated he understood that the matter would be
dropped as long as he cleaned up the area immediately.


Sand dollar thievery could cost real dollar fines


"Shellfish police" could slap you with a $500 fine
and 60 days in the slammer if Dorothy McChesney has
her way.
The Anna Maria City Commissioner is upset at the
numbers of shellfish, mostly sand dollars, that are be-
ing "harvested" from the waters off the City of Anna
Maria. She has proposed a special rule be formulated
through the Florida Marine Fisheries Commission
making it illegal for the taking of more than two live
shellfish per day off the city's beaches.
McChesney's proposal has been met with mixed
feelings from other lawmakers and scientists.
Mayor Katie Pierola seems to favor a similar rule
for waters off Bradenton Beach, and said she would
bring the matter to the attention of that city's council.


"This [shellfish proposal] is similar to sea bats 10 or
15 years ago," Pierola said. "People used to take sea oats
before we knew how important they are to beaches, and
now there's a $500 fine for cutting them."
Mayor Pat Geyer of Holmes Beach doesn't think
regulation is needed, and has said she would not favor
such a shellfish ruling. Geyer has raised questions
about enforcing the proposed ban. Councilwoman
Carol Whitmore also questioned the need for the pro-
posed ban, but said she would bring the matter before
the council for discussion.
Kim Short, a resident of Sarasota, is "very dis-
tressed to see people walking off with sand dollars and
starfish and hermit crabs.
"It's sad," Short said. "I'm sad about it, and my


kids are sad about it."
A shellfish rule began off Sanibel Island,
McChesney said, and eventually expanded to include
all of Lee County.
Scientists at Mote Marine Laboratory have cau-
tiously indicated some restrictions may be in order, but
have questioned how enforcement of sand dollar re-
moval could be accomplished.
Jim Culter, a senior scientist at Mote, has said that
restrictions may be advisable for some species of shell-
fish with long reproductive cycles. Sand dollars,
though the focus of McChesney's ire do not
have such long cycles.
Although there has been talk of enacting a similar
rule in Sarasota, nothing formal has been presented.






jf THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JULY 29, 1993 0 PAGE 3


Woman critical

after Anna Maria

accident
Melissa Weber, age and address unknown, re-
mained in critical condition Tuesday after sustaining
head injuries Sunday evening in a freak accident in the
8300 block of Gulf Drive in Anna Maria.
According to Dave Bristow, spokesman for the
Manatee County Sheriffs Department, Weber and the
van's driver, Jack H. Robson, 57, of LaBelle, Florida,
were arguing and Weber jumped out of the van. The
van was traveling about 20 to 25 mph.
Weber was stabilized at the scene, then taken by
ambulance to the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter, where a helicopter airlifted her to Bayfront Medi-
cal Center in St. Petersburg.
According to the police report, the deputy smelled
a strong odor of alcohol on Robson and administered
field sobriety tests. Robson failed the tests and was
arrested and charged with driving under the influence
with serious bodily harm.
Robson was transported to the Manatee County
Jail where a breath test resulted in a reading of .10.
Robson's bond was set at $7,500.


Anna Maria City
Thurs., 7/29: 10 a.m. Budget Meeting
Thurs., 8/5: 11 a.m. Charter Review
Bradenton Beach
Tues., 8/3: 7 p.m. Community
Redevelopment Agency
Holmes Beach
Tues., 8/3: 9 a.m. Planning Commission
Tues., 8/3: 7:30 p.m. Council Meeting
All meetings at respective city hall.


Islander Photo: Paul Roat


Critical care
Melissa Weber received
attention of paramedics in
a freak accident Sunday
evening near Park Avenue
in Anna Maria. Weber
exited a van driven by
Jack Robson of LaBelle,
Florida, resulting in a
head injury. Emergency
workers treated her at the
scene, then transported
her by ambulance to a
helicopter at the Anna
Maria Island Community
Center which took her to
Bayfront Medical Center
in St. Petersburg.


Islander Photo: Pat Copeland


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Secrets aside, let the
department run smooth
A recent comic in the daily papers has two prehis-
toric creatures in discussion:
"I have a secret."
"What is it?"
"If I told you, it wouldn't be a secret anymore."
"It's not one anymore, anyway 'cause I know
about it."
"What do you know about it?"
"I ain't tellin' ... it's a secret."
"B.C.'s" prehistoric creatures know how to keep
a secret. Just like Holmes Beach Mayor Pat Geyer, the
council and the police chief. On the funnies page,
ironically, real life often comes to the forefront.
On the issue of the reprimand issued to Police
Chief Rick Maddox, everyone is keeping the secret. At
least for the record, noone is talking.
Privately and off the record, lots of people have an
opinion or a story about what's going on and why.
Snooks Adams, former police chief for Holmes
Beach for many years says he knows the problem, but
he won't tell. One critic of city government suspects
the bridge issue is to blame for Maddox's woes. What-
ever. The rumors are flying and assorted.
Meanwhile, the mayor meets with the chief, and
the mayor meets with the chiefs staff, and hopefully
the outcome will be a smooth department, void of
whatever the problems may have been.


'Trolley Folly' frivolous project
This letter is in response to several articles that
have been written regarding the purchase and opera-
tion of seven open trolley-type vehicles to be used to
transport people from the mainland out to the Island
and then interconnect with Longboat Key.
In a recent guest editorial in The Bradenton Her-
ald, Holmes Beach Councilwoman Carol Whitmore
stated that people coming out to the Island could park
their cars at 75th Street and take the open trolley-type
vehicle to the Island.
I question the safety of an open trolley traveling at
45 to 50 MPH on the causeway to the beach (50 MPH
happens to be the speed limit on the causeway), any
slower speed would impede the regular flow of traffic.
I believe that 95 percent of the people coming out
to the Island are going to spend the day at the beach.
Would these trollies be able to handle people who are
carrying beach chairs, umbrellas, coolers, etc., or


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would these people be refused entry to the trolley?
What about handicapped access?
What happens when we have a sudden rain storm?
Do the trolleys stop running or do the riders just sit and
get wet?
I also question the sanity of anyone who would
pay a fare to take an open trolley and sit in heavy traf-
fic in 90 degree temperatures, when they could be sit-
ting in their air conditioned car.
It seems to me this is nothing but a "sightseeing
trolley" that will travel up and down the islands mak-
ing stops to pick up and discharge passengers along the
way. This would impede the flow of traffic in the Is-
land cities. If you have ever driven behind a Manatee
County bus, you will know what I mean.
The purchase, operation and maintenance of seven
trolley-type vehicles will be close to $500,000, with 90
percent coming from a grant from the state and the rest
from the counties and the Island cities.
It seems to me that if the state, county and cities
have enough money for the "frivolous" purchase of
these trolleys, then maybe the citizens are due for a tax
decrease instead of a proposed tax increase, or else this
money could be diverted to education, law enforce-
ment, etc., with it is really needed.
I do not see where there will be any benefit what-
soever to the citizens of the Island cities by the pur-
chase of these open trolley-type vehicles.
As you can tell, I am opposed to any funding by
county or the City of Anna Maria for this "Trolley
Folly" project.
Ed Callen, Anna Maria City

A pox on polluters
This is a letter of thanks to the anonymous boat-
ers who went out of their way to circle and retrieve a
floating plastic bag near the Manatee Avenue bridge
Saturday afternoon.
A pox on whoever dumped it in the first place!
Gale Carter, Bradenton Beach
Thanks for the papers
We enjoy your paper very much. It really keeps us
up on the news of the Island while we are away.
Please extend my subscription for three months and
fill me in on the papers I will have missed.Thank you.
Warren McAvoy, South Hadley, MA


Missing you poorly
Just a note to let you know we arrived back in
Missouri okay. Had a fun trip and camped along the
way in "Ole Yeller." (A rare VW pop-top.)
It has rained and rained and more since we got
back. Sure miss Anna Maria and the sunsets and the
Bystander.
I sure enjoyed being a member of the Islander
Bystander staff while there kept me out of the pool
hall on Wednesdays. Look forward to returning. Re-
gards to all on my route.
Gene Rodgers

Editor's note: Gene delivered papers to condomini-
ums, resorts and the outdoor boxes for several months
before heading north for the summer. We look forward
to his return too. "Keep the powder dry, Gene."

Congrats on the paper
Today we received the first issue of our subscription.
We wish to congratulate you on a fine Anna Maria
Island paper. It's like the Islander of old with many of
its former staff.
Keep up reporting the local news as you are doing.
John Sloan, Peoria

Good job on Taylor boatworks
I am enclosing a check to cover the cost of mail-
ing 10 copies of your June 17 issue.
It was very good coverage on the interior of Neriah
Taylor's boatworks featuring the 1936 era.
I only wish that they had pictures of the yacht that
he built for Pat Whitaker in Tampa. It was beautiful.
Cleo Taylor, Sarasota
Letters wanted
Letters to the editor are welcomed by the Islander.
Letters should have the writer's signature, a
printed or typed name, a full address and a daytime
telephone number.
Brief and timely letters on a single topic have the
best chance of being printed fully. Letters should be no
longer than 400 words. We reserve the right to con-
dense any letter.
The Islander will not publish anonymous, open,
or form letters, or letters addressed to others or copies
of letters sent elsewhere. ,


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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 7 Conclusion, the Hurricane of 1921,
by June Alder-


By 1955, the 34-year-old Cortez Bridge was too rickety and too narrow for the
big, post-war cars. Then as now girls in skimpy bathing suits stopped traffic.

BRIDGE OPENS AT LAST


Paul Gilmore and Mrs. Gilmore
were visitors in Bradentown while
spending time at their home on Anna
Maria Key.
Mr. Gilmore is more enthusiastic
than ever about the possibility of start-
ing a moving picture studio at Anna
Maria Key andfrom now on will devote
most of his time to perfecting his plans.
Sunday he spent some time with an en-
gineer making plans to re-subdivide the
southern end of the Island (where a de-
velopment called West View had been
started in 1903). He will widen some of
the streets that are laid out and will
make the main thoroughfare one of the
most attractive streets in any motion
picture city.
Mr. Gilmore said that Florida was
destined to become the moving picture
center of the nation. Mr. Gilmore stated
what D. W. Griffith, the pioneer movie
magnate of the world, said in an inter-
view in Dallas the other day. Some of
the leading businessmen asked him why
Texas would not do for the motion pic-
ture industry and Mr. Gilmore told them
that while he did not want to hurt their
feelings, he thought Texas was imprac-
ticable because of the climate and at-
mospheric conditions.
He further said that Florida was des-
tined to become the motion picture center
of the nation as California has been "shot
to pieces" and Florida presents a virgin
field that has heretofore been neglected
but is fast coming to the front.


What remained of the bridge after two
decades as a fishing pier was torn
down in 1979.


With the largest picture manufac-
turers in the world turning their eyes
towards Florida it behooves
Bradentown and Manatee County to
prepare for the migration when it
comes. A bridge to Anna Maria and a
chain of good roads over the county
giving easy access to all of the beaches
and points of interest in the county will
do more to land us our share of the pic-
ture business than all of the yelling and
sending of delegations to confer with
picture people that we can do.
Manatee River Journal, Dec. 1, 1921

Nearly wrecked by the hurricane of
October 24, 1921, Jack Leffingwell's
bridge to Anna Maria Island was rebuilt
and dedicated with much fanfare in
April 1922. Hundreds of visitors
streamed across it on opening day in
their Model T's to enjoy the beaches. A
grand bathing pavilion was erected that
same year, and the Island enjoyed sev-
eral prosperous tourist seasons.
"The new bridge and road have
made Anna Maria a place where all are
more than content to live," the Mana-
tee River Journal editorialized on No-
vember 23, 1923:
This state of contentment did not last
long. The killer hurricanes of 1926 and
1928 put an end to the Florida Boom and
shattered the grandiose dreams of movie
producer Paul Gilmore and other entre-
preneurs like him.
But the bridge survived these catas-
trophes and countless other hazards of
wind and wave and automotive mis-
treatment for 34 years until the present
Manatee and Cortez bridges were built
in 1957 and the Longboat Pass bridge
in 1958.
It was then that the more modest
dreams of post-World War II develop-
ers came to pass with the transforma-
tion of the Island into a retirement com-
munity and low-profile "vacation des-
tination." (Remember those "Manatee
County Our Little Secret" ads?)
Today, there is no hotter issue on the
Island than whether or not we need new
bridges and, if so, how tall they should be.
My guess is by the turn of the century
we'll have two high-rise spans arching
across Anna Maria Sound.
That is, unless we're visited by that
major "100,year" hurricane, the
thought of which ever lurks in a corner
of my mind.
In that case, my guess is well,
read John D. MacDonald's novel,
"Condominium."
Next:
Hurricane postscript


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By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Salaries reflect the largest increase in the Anna
Maria Fire District's proposed 1993/94 budget.
The additional $100,480 will be used to hire a full
time firefighter and an inspector and to implement a
salary step-program. The firefighter will man Station
2 in Cortez in response to citizen complaints that the
station is not staffed.
The budget was prepared by the board's Secre-
tary/Treasurer John Van Ostenbridge and staff mem-
bers with input from board members. It was reviewed
last week by the board and is slated for approval at the
August 9 board meeting.
Board members discussed each line item and the
justification for each increase. Increases and justifi-
cations are as follows:
Salaries: $100,480 one firefighter, one in-
spector, implementation of salary step program
Overtime: $2,000 shift captains, vacation
coverage, unexpected needs
Longevity: $700 $50 per year with a maxi-
mum of five years (paid staff)
Volunteer pay: $7,000 volunteer pay plus $5
per hour each for one OJT (on job training) firefighter
at each station
Payroll tax: $7,000 increase in salaries
Uniforms: $800 additional personnel
Building maintenance: $3,000 review of pre-
vious expenditures and expected expenditures
General equipment maintenance: $1,000- re-
view of year to date and expected expenditures
Workman's compensation insurance $8,000
- risk classification for fire personnel and staff
Flood insurance: $500 possible increase in
rates
Medical expenses: $1,000- additional person-
nel and pre-employment and annual physical
Volunteer training: $2,000 new program for


New resort rental fees will


add $21,000 to city's coffers


Holmes Beach became the first Island city to take
advantage of the state's new occupational license leg-
islation and will realize an additional $21,000 in rev-
enue as a result.
At last week's city meeting, council passed on
first reading an ordinance to hike
fees for resort rentals. The fee
will be $25 per unit for rentals
with up to six units, and $150 'I question
plus $3 per unit for hotels and
motels with seven or more units. hotels hav
The lone dissenter was
Councilwoman Mary Ellen rate and tl
Reichard, who favored a step fee
plan as opposed to the flat fee. property o
The step fee plan called for $15 have rent
per unit for five to nine units,
$12.50 per unit for 10 to 19 units Isee a lot
and $10 per unit for 20 or more
units. ness and ii
"I question why the hotels
have a special rate and the other this.'
property owners who have rentals
did not," said Reichard. "I see a lot
of unfairness and inequity in this.
The alternative proposal is a lot
more fair. It puts a cap on smaller people who have five
or six units."
Luke Courtney, a member of the Equity Study
Commission which developed the fees in the ordi-
nance, said he authored the step fee proposal but re-
jected it after further information came to light.
"The way you see it you're correct, but that's not
the way it is," explained Courtney. "In the past an
owner with more than one property paid one bill with
all the properties lumped together on it. In the future,
every individual street address will have a separate
bill. Only hotels and motels will be getting one bill.
The city clerk has to work 10 times as hard for the guy
with 10 iiidividiit iuiits as the hotel with 10 units."


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Committee Chairman Don Schroder added, "We
believe it's the proper way to go. There's X-number of
dollars to be charged for that same amount of work.
We tried to be very fair."
"I think they really socked it to the small owner
who happens to own eight or nine
units," retorted Reichard, "while
the hotel owners made sure they
why the had a cap and special preference."
Deputy City Clerk Teri
a special Kirkpatrick noted, "Let me say in
defense of the committee, they
? other compared this to 10 other cities.
ers wh hen they did that comparison,
wners who they realized ours was the lowest
s did not. and had been for years and years.
Council passed an ordinance 20
funfair- years ago and at that point, resi-
dential property owners paid $25
equity in per unit. All they were trying to do
was bring it up to that standard."
She further noted that the
committee was attempting to
"separate hotels and motels as do-
ing a business and give those
people a break because they have
to pay all the other taxes and licenses that none of these
residential people have to pay."
Mayor Pat Geyer pointed out, "The man with 22
(individual) units is making 22 times more. He should
be paying the same as that one man."
Council Chairman Don Howard addedthat for the
homeowner, it is not his primary source of income but "to
subsidize his house payments until he can retire there or
he's using it as an investment toward a professional tax
break, etc. A hotel is the hotelier's primary livelihood."
Councilman Rich Bohnenberger stressed, "I don't
think $2.08 per unit per month is going to hurt anyone."
The ordinance is expected to be adopted at the
Aug. 3 meeting.


volunteer reimbursement.
Training facility: $1,000 projected expenses
for developing and maintaining a training facility
Office supplies: $275 increased purchase of
copier and computer paper
Printing: $200 review of year to date and pre-
vious expenditures
Fuel: $1,000 price increase, projected pur-
chase increase
Tax collection: $5,000 based on estimated tax
receipts
Legislative: $500 projected expenses for
travel to Tallahassee to lobby for legislation
Fire prevention: $1,000 increased public
awareness and school materials
New equipment: $5,000 hose tester, washer
extractor, etc.
New office equipment: $1,500 computer work
stations, computer printer, typewriters
Equipment replacement: $5,000 bunker gear,
hose, pagers, etc.
Miscellaneous: $2,500 review of year to date
and previous expenditures
Contingency: $8,113 excess after budgeted
expenses
Island Emergency Operations Center: $2,500 -
agreed by member agencies
Several line items did not change, while others
reflected a decrease. Decreases included $2,000 for
contract labor, $5,000 for general insurance, $500 for
yard maintenance, $200 for postage, $500 for film and
$145 for dues.
The total 1993/94 budget of $816,260.82 reflects
an increase of $188,223.82 over the 1992/93 budget of
$628,037. Of that, $788,660.82 will come from pro-
posed tax income and $27,600 will come from other
income such as impact and inspection fees, occupancy
permits, interest and utility reimbursement (for other
groups using the fire hall).


Fire district to add full-time

firefighter for Station 2


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Exxon contamination

cleanup may take more

than a year


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The cleanup of contaminated soil
surrounding the former Exxon station,
now Island Garden Center, at 5704
Marina Dr., is scheduled to begin soon.
Concerns about violations of the
city's noise ordinance during the
cleanup operation brought engineers
from PACO Engineering and Consult-
ing, Inc., the firm hired to engineer the
cleanup to the Holmes Beach City
Council Thursday.
John Fernandez, superintendent of
public works, told council "The basic
proposal is to operate a pump system on
the property, 24 hours per day for a year
to a year-and-half. On the property will
be located several pieces of equipment,
one of which will be a pump with a fan
blower and a stack, which is a little over
22-feet in height."
Fernandez said there will be a pad
on the property to contain the pump and
the stack, which will be used to remove
the pollution from the water.
After the pollution is removed, the
water will be pumped into the Manatee
County sewer system for final cleanup.
J.W. Hunter of PACO explained,
"The water is transferred by a submers-
ible pump. Once it is pumped to the top
of the tower, we're on a gravity feed
system. The primary noise source is the
air intake on the fan. There is a silencer
that muffles the noise and redirects the
air flow into the blower. There are no
paths for the noise to escape except up
the tower which is muffled by the
equipment. The tower also acts to slow
the air inlet."
According to Fernandez, the city's
noise ordinance prohibits the operation or
maintenance of any device, instrument,
vehicle or machinery which "causes dis-
comfort or annoyance or endangers the
comfort, repose, health or peace of other
persons and shall be deemed and is de-
clared to be a public nuisance."
The decibel level cannot exceed 55


decibels at the center of the nearest neigh-
boring patio or porch, and according to
Fernandez, the fan with a silencer would
generate 55.3 decibels 30 feet away.
Sgt. Dale Stephenson of the
Holmes Beach Police Department said
a similar device placed behind the dry
cleaners shop at S and S Plaza gener-
ated a decibel level just under the
maximum, and there were some com-
plaints from neighbors.
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore
suggested building a buffer around the
equipment to muffle the noise and Ray
Campbell of PACO said that would be
possible once the equipment is in place.
Fernandez said the problem of noise
is compounded by the city's setback re-
quirements, which cause the equipment
to be located close to residences.
However, Councilman Rich
Bohnenberger suggested that the device
be interpreted as temporary equipment
rather than a structure to ease the require-
ments.
With that in mind, Fernandez fo-
cused on alternate locations for the
equipment. These included near Ma-
rina Drive between Turtles and the
garden center, the corner of 58th Street
and Marina Drive, and to the side of
the garden center on 58th Street.
Hunter said other considerations
for locating the equipment include ac-
cess to the well between Turtles and
the garden center from which the wa-
ter must be pumped, and the sewer at
the corner of 58th Street and Marina
Drive into which the cleansed water
must be discharged.
Hunter and Campbell are slated to
return to the Aug. 3 city meeting with
alternate site proposals for council to
consider.
In other business, after attempting
to develop a salary step-plan for an
hour-and-a-half, council agreed to
have Councilwoman Mary Ellen
Reichard develop several proposals for
discussion at the Aug. 5 work session.
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Candy Cains gains variance as ROR


By Joy Courtney
Editor
The owners of Candy Cains Restaurant have been
granted a variance for their property at 111 S. Bay
Blvd. in Anna Maria City. The variance is in addition
to a recent rezoning from commercial to retail-office-
residential (ROR).
Pete and Pat Cain, proprietors of the restaurant
and owners of the property since 1987, currently live
in the building housing the restaurant. A neighbor's
complaint in reference to the combined use of the
commercial property sent the Cains before the Code
Enforcement Board earlier this year.
The board gave the Cains two choices. They
could have their property rezoned from commercial
to ROR, which in essence allows this combined use,
or produce affidavits proving their ground-level prop-
erty had been used as both a business and residence
since and prior to 1974, when the city's first zoning
regulations were adopted. If that were the case, the
board would consider granting the property non-con-
formity status within the city's current Land Devel-


opment Regulations.
The Cains were awarded the rezone but found
themselves back before code enforcement anyway.
This time they needed a variance from the square foot-
age currently required for an ROR lot, 8,700 square
feet versus the existing 8,250 square feet, as well as a
variance from the ROR requirement that living quar-
ters be upstairs to the commercial establishment.
At the same time the Cains were applying for re-
zone, they also obtained the aforementioned affidavits.
Long-time residents and previous owners of the prop-
erty attested that the ground-level building had been
used as a combined residence and business since 1975.
The board granted the variance. One reason was the
higher square footage requirement has only been required
since 1991, there was no land available to purchase to
fulfill the requirement and the Cains did not create the
problem. Also, 18 years of continued and uncontested use
as a combined ground-level business and home was proof
enough that the usage should enjoy non-conformity
ground-level status under the restrictions of the city's
current Land Development Regulations.


Holmes Beach Council finally settles

on two real estate signs...for now


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By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Although two councilwomen hung tough in opposi-
tion, the Holmes Beach City Council voted to permit two
real estate signs per property, amending the city's land
development code.
The ordinance, which passed on first reading last
week, will also permit portable and sandwich signs
with stipulations and regulate open house signs. The
second reading is slated for Aug. 3.
Councilwoman Mary Ellen Reichard said she
believes there is enough signage on the Island. "We're
a residential community, and we're supposed to main-
tain our residential identity. If you can't sell a home
in Holmes Beach with one sign, you should look for
another line of business."
Councilwoman Billie Martini agreed. "I believe that
people who have paid extra money for waterfront views
do not want commercialism in their back yards."


Reichard said the ordinance would only benefit
real estate agents, but Councilwoman Carol Whitmore
pointed out that it is also for the benefit of the person
selling the property.
Resident Bob Jones told council members that two
signs are very important to boat owners seeking canal
front property. "When we went to buy our house, I
took my boat and went up and down the canals look-
ing for such signs. Some boats have to have certain
depths of water, and if you don't check the canal first,
your boat may not fit."
Resident Bob Van Wagoner said two signs will
devalue property, and resident Francis Smith-Williams
said canal front ambiance should not be "desecrated"
by two signs.
Realtors Maureen Dowd and Don Schroder said
agents only want the option to use two signs.
Reichard attempted to amend the ordinance to
permit only one real estate sign, but the effort failed.


Council takes attorney's advice,

passes peacetime emergency plan


The Holmes Beach City Council passed the Island's
Peacetime Emergency Plan over the objections of Police
Chief Rick Maddox, who maintained that it does not give
the Island authority to declare an emergency.
"What needs to be in there is that you have been
given local authority to declare a local emergency,
which you don't have under Chapter 252 (state stat-
ute)," said Maddox. "The other one is there needs to
be some specific portion of that plan that authorizes
the director of emergency management for Manatee
County to come to your aid without specific direc-
tions from the board of county commissioners."
Council agreed to add those provisions to the
plan.
However, Anna Maria Fire Commissioner John Van
Ostenbridge objected, "This plan has been worked on for
three years, and we've gone over and over it We've had
several storms where we tried to unite everybody and
take care of the problem. In the last two situations, we
worked very well with the county. I think you have to
have a little faith in the county that they'll work with us.
When there's a disaster, they'll come to our aid. If you
put those provisions in the plan, it will not be passed by
the county."
Van Ostenbridge said the city will be left by itself
if it doesn't pass the plan, because the other two Is-
land cities and the fire district have passed it.
Resident Bob Van Wagoner added, "The county
wants to have one quarterback. You can't have every-
body calling their own shots. You have to have one
emergency center and one director, and I think it has
to be someone on the county level."
Resident Francis Smith-Williams pointed out that
the plan was approved by Patricia Petruff and Alan
Prather, city attorneys for Holmes Beach and Braden-
ton Beach, respectively.


Councilman Rick Bohnenberger noted that the
Island will have input on the plan before it is passed
by the county.
Council agreed to pass it without adding the two
provisions. Second reading will be held Aug. 3.
In other business, council set a tentative millage
rate for the 1993/94 budget at 1.75 and will hold the
first public hearing for the budget at 7:30 p.m., Sept.
14. A meeting between Island officials and county
commissioners on the county's recycling plan and
other Island concerns will be held Sept. 30 in the
county administration building.


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So you've.have been on a cruise and believe
it was great,
But like everyone who ever went, I know
you over ate.
And all those clothes you left with that
looked so nice and clean,
Are piled up in a heap by the good old wash-
ing machine.
And there are checks to write, and the grass
is up an inch or two,
So you better get yourself in motion, for
those jobs are up to you.
And though you are tired, and seem to be
draggin' your pants,
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Art lessons for
all ages
The Art League ofAnna
Maria Island will offer
varied art classes for
people of all ages
starting in early August
at the League's new art
center at 5312 Holmes
Blvd. in Holmes Beach.
Young Art League
Students display their
talent and education in
shading, drawing and eigR -
design techniques.
Clockwise from center
are Alyssum Beard,
Michelle Burdette,
Instructor Julie Stewart,
Joacha Sullivan-Strange
and Kyle Riter. For
information or to regis-
ter, call 778-2099. ...
Islander Photo:
Joy Courtney



Kid's Artfest: What a way

to end the summer


Take a picture! Make a clown! Tie-
dye a shirt! Build a mobile!
Wind up your summer vacation in
fun!
"Kid's Artfest," scheduled for the
first two weeks in August, promises to
tap the creative talents of children with
a magical variety of multimedia art ex-
periences.
Sponsored by the Anna Maria Island
Art League, the first week of "Artfest"
consists of drawing classes that meet Aug.
2 to 6, 9:30 am. to noon. Nancy Shaefer
will direct children seven and up in the use
of prismacolor pencils.
Week two will provide lessons for
children seven and up in subjects in-
cluding tie-dyed tee-shirts, photogra-
phy, photo developing and building

Unscheduled brid
changes
Although the timing of bridge
openings for the Island's bridges won't
change any time soon, informational
signs may be in place soon and un-
scheduled openings ended.
U.S. Coast Guard representative John
Winslow said the federal agency would be
looking into bridge logs and other infor-
mation sources to determine if unsched-
uled drawbridge openings occurred on the
Anna Maria Island and Cortez bridges. If
so, he said, the contractor, A & L Contrac-
tors, would be notified.
Charges have been levied by
Bradenton Beach Councilman Jim
Kissick that bridges have been opened
for no apparentreason, often disrupting




Speaker program at
Guild Aug. 2
Allen Garner, area coordinator of
the Florida Yards & Neighborhood Pro-
gram, a project of the Sarasota Bay
National Estuary Program, will speak to
the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island
on Monday, August 2, at the gallery,
5414 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
Admission is free and open to the
public. Refreshments will be served at
6:30 p.m. followed by the program at 7.
For more information call 778-6694 or
778-3036.


clay treasures.
Four different teachers will partici-
pate in the second week of art adventure:
Gene Aubrey; a noted architect, Monday
& Wednesday, Kathy Granstad; elemen-
tary art teacher, Tuesday, Jack Elka; pro-
fessional photographer, Thursday, and
Bren Jackson; clay sculptor Friday.
Classes will meet Aug. 9 to 11, from 9:30
to 11:30 am.
Classes will be held at the Anna
Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach. Registration
will be held Tuesday to Saturday 11:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuition is $45 per
week and enrollment is limited.
Contact the Art League at 778-
2099 for the complete schedule of
classes offered for children and adults.

Ige opening, sign
pending
automotive traffic for up to an hour.
Florida Department of Transporta-
tion representatives said that work was
progressing to install signs that would
indicate if either bridge was out of opera-
tion. The sign study, the brainchild of
Holmes Beach City Councilwoman
Billie Martini, should be done this year.
A & L Contractors' representative
Sarah Erickson said bridge tender
training often requires bridge draws to
be raised and lowered when no boat
traffic is there.
Erickson said if there were any
problems with bridge tenders, she
would appreciate being notified (813/
889-0729).


Littoral Society invites
public to explore
undeveloped island
The American Littoral Society is
sponsoring a day trip to Cayo Costa
State Park in Lee County to explore
one of the largest undeveloped barrier
islands along the Florida shoreline.
The trip takes place on Saturday,
July 31. People of all ages are invited.
Participants will need sturdy, "wet-
table" shoes.
Mosquito repellent will be helpful.
Call the American Littoral Society
at 951-0884 for details, cost and reser-
vations.


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Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
'Island-ized' German musicians
head home
A few musicians of the 28-member South German Youth Orchestra ofBalingen,
Germany, perform at their farewell dinner sponsored by the Anna Maria Island
Rotary Club and held in honor of their Island host families. The young people
enjoyed the last few moments of their two-week stay entertaining in shorts and
sandals looking more like Islanders than Islanders. They all said their
favorite memories ofAnna Maria Island will be its beaches. The orchestra
returned to Germany last Friday after performing six concerts on the Island and
mainland. The event was organized by Islander Barbara Wright representing
the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Uniting from
across the sea
Pramjitt (Siddha) Sae- .
eiaw (left) of Chantaburi, "
Thailand, exchanges
wedding vows with
Holmes Beach resident .
Richard Conarroe during "-
a civil ceremony held at
the Artists Guild of Anna
Maria Island gallery in
Holmes Beach. Islander
and notary Pat Kenney
officiated. Earlier that
day, the couple wed in a
traditional Thai cer-
emony at the Buddhist ,
temple in Tampa fol-
lowed by the civil cer-
emony at home. The
couple met last year .
when Conarroe was on
business in Bangkok.
They plan to reside on
Anna Maria Island.
Islander Photo:
Joy Courtney


Creating a home for Cortez history
Ralph Fulford, left, president of the Cortez Village Historical Society; Linda Molto,
secretary; and Mary Fulford Green, treasurer; stand with Orie Williams, the oldest
living Cortezian. They've gathered to acknowledge the second anniversary of the
demolition of the historical Albion Inn. Part.of the structure, the 1890 waterfront
store (on rollers in background) is "on the move" to be permanently relocated at the
comer of 123rd Street and 46th Avenue West in Cortez. The historical society wants
the public to know they will be aggressively raising funds to purchase the site,
renovate the building and establish a museum to honor the long and proud history of
Cortez. Persons interested in helping can call 756-3784 or 794-5919.


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Deadline: Register by Wednesday August I Ith
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*Awards Party including Buffet & Two Drinks
Going, but not to be forgotten Islander Photo: Joy Courtney at D.Coy Ducks Immediately Following Play
Gary and Emily Peterson (kneeling), residents of Anna Maria Island since early T AREA' BEST E0NTERTAINMENT
1990, are leaving paradise. The Petersons are moving to Las Vegas, Nev., THE AREA. S BEST ENTERTAINMENT
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residents. "We'll miss the Island," said Emily, "the people here are the most
generous of spirit we have ever met." -




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Sharing Central g
America
Islander and world
traveler Marge
McKeever took the
members of the Artists
Guild of Anna Maria
Island on a verbal tour
of the Central American
countries of Costa Rica,
Belize and Guatemala
during the Guild's
monthly program and
meeting. Dressed in
local attire, McKeever
displays a hand-woven
Guatemalan jacket. She '
told the group Guatema-
lan garments such as
this were unique be-
cause the pattern is
woven into the fabric.
Islander Photo: Joy
Courtney


Welcome to
Anna Maria
Eric Bergan greeted his
fiancee, Kathy Maher, and
her two children, Tom and
Ann, with a message on
the Palma Sola Causeway
recently. The couple will
wed Aug. 7 at Roser
Memorial Community
Church.


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The Island Branch Library will sponsor an exhibit
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Molto during the month of August.
A serigraph is an original color print made by press-
ing pigments through a silk screen with a stencil design.
The Branch Library is located at 5701 Marina
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donations
The Goodwill donation drive-through, located in
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is accepting donations seven days a week.
Sales of donated items at Goodwill's Community
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Bead society to meet
The Florida West Coast Bead Society will hold its
first meeting on Monday, Aug. 2, at 7 p.m. at a shop
in Sarasota, Beauty and the Beads, located at 506 S.
Pineapple Ave.
Beaders from the Island will include Judy Garland,
Charlotte McKelvey, Irene Murphy, and Shirley
Onorato. Other leaders are expected from Sarasota,
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These Island writing students hope to flunk


By Kay Pruden
Islander Correspondent
There are at least four of us who will never will-
ingly don caps and gowns and graduate from Islander
Helen Nettleton's "Writing to be Published" class at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, even
though we have all seen our name in print.
Three years ago Nettleton's first class consisted of
four students now her classes have as many as 15 stu-
dents at the center, and in her two classes on Longboat.
"No matter what their background or experience
has been, many of my students have found a market for
their short stories, magazine art and newspaper fea-
tures all over the country," said Nettleton. "House-
wives and retirees are anxious to perpetuate their ideas
through the written word. Talent is a gift and many of
these adult students are truly gifted," she said.
Nettleton originally came from Maplewood, N.J.,


Helen Nettleton, lover of the written word

and was a reporter for the Newark Evening News. She
moved to Connecticut and was a columnist for the
Milford Citizen. She has been published in various


magazines and newspapers and has taught writing
wherever and whenever she found interested students.
The only thing that excites Nettleton more than
writing is her family her husband Harvey, their four
children and 11 grandchildren.
"One of my grandchildren is showing signs of
turning into a writer, too," said Nettleton. Genes cer-
tainly prevail in this case.
Nettleton's classes conclude with a humorous an-
ecdote from a seemingly endless collection. Now,
while classmates are spread around the country until
classes resume in September, the local members come
together for a once-a-month lunch to compare notes
and critique one another's work, all in an effort to stay
ready for Nettleton ... the writing taskmaster.
"I will be in your class until one of us dies," Said
one of Nettleton's students.
We decided at lunch that's exactly how we feel, too.


Local Red Cross volunteers working

in flooded Midwest


When the river rises and the flood comes, most people
would rather be anywhere but in its path. So why would
someone 1,000 miles away rush straight towards it?
"You can't imagine what a wonderful experience
it is to help people," said Eleanor Morgan, a Disaster
Services worker from the Manatee County chapter of
the American Red Cross who has been working in
Missouri since July 1.
As she packed to leave for Platte City, Mo. to work
as a damage specialist, Manatee County volunteer
Bette Bowman said, "It's one heck of a mess out there.
But having walked a mile in their shoes, it really isn't
hard to leave the comforts of home and go." Last year,
Bette and her family were flooded out of their home
near the Manatee River dam for several months.
Each of these local residents has committed a
minimum three-week stay, but with the amount of aid
needed in the Midwest, some expect to be there longer.
What is it like out there right now? According to
Morgan, "The massive destruction is almost as bad as


it was during hurricane Andrew, only it's spread out
over a much greater area." The latest Red Cross figures
estimate that more than 28,850 family dwelling units
are affected, and that casework and other services will
be provided to at least 13,819 individuals and families.
A staggering total of 4,857 American Red Cross
volunteers have worked on these relief operations to
date, with more expected.
The assistance provided by the residents of Mana-
tee County hasn't just been limited to volunteers. The
generosity of the community has been astounding.
Thousands of dollars have been donated through the
local Manatee County Chapter and through the Na-
tional American Red Cross.
What do the volunteers think about going into an
area where they might not have electricity and running
water?
"That doesn't bother me a bit," said Bowman.
"How could it, when these people have lost and are
doing without so much more?"


Islander Bystander read all
over including France
Islander Richard Ross reads an issue of the Islander
in his room at the Carlton Hilton in Cannes, France.
The Carlton is one of the most famous and oldest
hotels on the beach at Cannes. Ross was in Cannes
to attend the 78th annual convention of Kiwanis
International held in Nice, France.


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Island police reports
City of Anna Maria
July 11, 522 Pine Avenue, The Bayou, theft of
shoes, towels, lawn chairs, raft.
July 21, Bean Point beach, theft of 35mm
Minolta camera.
July 22, 100 block Sycamore, beach access, theft
of sailboat.
July 22, 100 Bay Blvd., Anna Maria City Pier,
criminal mischief. Orange paint was sprayed on the
wooden signs in front of the pier.
Bradenton Beach
July 15, 1100 block of Gulf Drive North, at-
tempted burglary to an occupied dwelling and resist-
ing without violence. The officer was dispatched for
a burglary in progress. Terry Hatfield, owner of the
property, told the officer he was awakened by some-
one pulling on his rear windows. According to the re-
port, Hatfield went to he window and saw Todd E.
Carahan, 27, address unknown, on his screened porch
pulling at the windows. Hatfield yelled at Carahan,
who fled toward the courtyard.
The officer searched the courtyard and found
Carahan lying between two lounge chairs. He asked
Carahan to stand and Carahan swore at the officer, got


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bag of potato chips.
July 17, 600 block of SR 789, spouse battery.
July 17, 2502 Gulf Dr. N., Villa del Sol, warrant
arrest.
July 20, 500 block of SR 789 South, newspaper
boxes turned over and thrown around.
July 20, 100 block of 3rd Street South, warrant
arrest.
July 21, 100 Gulf Drive South, trespass warning.
Juveniles were swimming in the pool.
July 21, 900 Gulf Dr. N., Gulf Drive Cafe, crimi-
nal mischief. Wendy Kokolis of Williamsburg, Vir-
ginia, allegedly spray painted a parking sign belong-
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July 16, 100 block of 33rd Street, burglary of
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July 17, 5325 Gulf Drive, Shucker's restaurant,
noise complaint.
July 18, 5325 Gulf Drive, Shucker's restaurant,
noise complaint.
July 18, 3600 block of 6th Avenue, vandalism.
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July 20, 5400 block Holmes Boulevard, warrant
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July 20, 3610 East Bay Dr., Dry Dock Inn, distur-
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July 20, 3007 Gulf Dr., Anchor Inn, disturbance.
An intoxicated patron was angry because an employee
took her car keys. The officer convinced her to let the
employee drive her home.
July 21, 100 block 68th Street, disturbance. Two
men were drinking and got into an argument over a card
game. The argument was settled with the officer present.
July 21,200 block of Harbour Drive, disorderly in-
toxication. The complainant advised that a man who ap-
peared to be intoxicated was pounding at his front door
claiming to be an FBI agent. Officers found David White,
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neighbor's yard. They observed White speaking loudly,
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Sgt. Anderson

nabs FBI fugitives

in Holmes Beach
Saturday proved to be a great day for Sgt. Charles
Anderson of the Holmes Beach Police Department.
Shortly after reading an FBI bulletin concerning
six suspects wanted in connection with the homicide:
of a drug dealer in Muncie, Indiana, Anderson spotted
the suspects in a gas station in the 3000 block of Gulf
Drive.
The suspects' vehicle was stopped in the 2400
block of Gulf Drive and the six were taken into cus-
tody. The suspects were transported to the Manatee
County Jail and held for extradition proceedings.
The six included Edward C. Griffin, 22; Scott L.
Ranson, 18; Shane E. Craig, 19; Joseph F. Hartman;
21; Stephania K. Darby, 21; and Jill L. Bowling, 20.
All were from the Muncie, Indiana area.
A 16-month-old child was taken into protective
custody by the state Department of Health and Reha-
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Bowling.

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Turtles splash away;

one man walks away


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
It was quite a week on our waters.
Ninety-nine brand-new baby sea
turtles splashed into the Gulf of Mexico
off Anna Maria beaches last Friday
night. And turtle-keeper Chuck
Shumard expects many more to leave
the Island hatchery this week.
"While this season started slowly,
it's been a great season with 82 nests
thus far, surpassing the 54 we had at the
end of August last year," he says.
How good is it? Well those 99 baby
turtles represented a single nest of 100
eggs. I certainly wish that I could do
anything that well.
There was high human drama on
Tampa Bay this past week, too.
Miamian Jack Gonzalez, 33, carried out
the deathbed request of his best friend.
And nearly died himself.
It was four years ago on a lake in
Missouri that David Linzinskey died.
trying to break the world speed record
for a Mod-VP. That's an 18-foot V-bot-
tomed boat modified with tunnels down
the side to help lift it from the water at
high speeds. Too often, it seems, the
tunnels work too well and the boat be-
comes a flying accident. The speed
record stood at 106 miles an hour.
As he died from the massive inter-
nal injuries caused by his crash,
Linzinskey turned to Jack Gonzalez and
asked him to do what he couldn't set
a new record. During the past four years
Gonzalez has prepared himself and his
boat for the attempt.
Last Thursday the time had come.
Despite the pleas of friends and family,
Gonzalez launched one of the seriously-
dangerous Mod-VPs into Tampa Bay.
With a single 250-horsepower engine,
an open cockpit and a reputation for
going airborne, the Mod-VP is plainly
lethal at high speeds.
Because it was largely a private
matter to him, the driver wanted no pub-
licity and only timekeepers and a rescue
boat were present.
"I will try," the obviously humble
and honest Gonzalez was quoted as say-
ing. "But I am scared."
Well, he did try last Thursday, and
to no ones great surprise, he crashed.
Pretty hard.
Gonzalez was passing through 87
miles an hour when he realized some-
thing was wrong and radioed that he
was aborting the run. At almost the
same instant, his boat disintegrated,
tossing the outboard engine into the air
and giving him an eight-inch gash in the
helmet as it went by. Gonzalez was
taken to Tampa General Hospital,


treated and released.
So the promise was fulfilled.
Gonzalez is a free man again and would
that all of us have friends who take their
promises so dearly. And honestly.
Want to have the second best day
you've ever had with your boat?
Want to sell it? I'm not kidding.
Dave LaBell is promoting the third
Nautical Extravaganza at the Manatee
Civic Center this Friday, Saturday and
Sunday. That's July 30, 31 and August
1. Here's how it works.
LaBell expects some 12-14,000
people to attend the free event over the
three days to inspect some 100 new boats
on display by dealers from all over the
area. He's also expecting some 30 other
exhibitors selling everything from boating
jewelry to waterfront homes.
If you'd like to expose your boat to
this many potential buyers, LaBell will
rent you a spot at the show for $39.
That's for all three days. He had 40 pre-
owned (that's new-speak for "used")
boats at the January show and expects
somewhere between 50 and 60 at this
time. And he says the success rate for
private sellers was very good.
Frankly, if I had a boat to sell, I'd
give this idea some serious thought.
On the other hand, if you'd just like
to go look at boats and can control your
wants, the free admission is a bargain
too. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday
and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday. For further information, just
call 745-7020.
And now a little helpful hint. Get-
ting ready to do a little fishing myself
recently, I absently opened my wallet
and discovered my fishing license had
expired. Since it was evening, I went
surf fishing (no license required for
Florida residents), but the next day I
bought a new license and learned
something.
Florida now offers a five-year fishing
license (both salt and fresh water), along
with hunting licenses, at a savings of 10
percent over the annual rate. That means
the cost of a five-year saltwater license is
$60 compared to $67.50 if you buy the li-
cense down at the tackle shop.
But the really good part of the deal
is that once you hold a five-year license,
you're exempt from any license fee in-
creases or stamp requirements over the
five year period. And that could be
worth some real money the way prices
are going.
So if you plan to live another five
years, and I hope you do because I need
the readers, give some thought to a
long-term license.
See you next week.


Persistent permit
Mikey Gubellinifrom Barrington, NH and Steve Fischer of Tampa were able to
bring in a near-boatful of permit with Capt. Joe Bellovich aboard the Sea Lion.





































Close, but not quite a winner
Stan Salvador brought up this 42-pound dolphin
from the boat Rampage recently, missing pulling in
the winning dolphin in the Westcoast Billfish
Championships by one pound. The 14-year-old still
has a whopper of a fish.


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Planning a fishing trip? Plan to hunt for redfish
and trout if this week's fishing report is any indication
some huge reds are out there, and trout action is also
heavy on the seagrass flats. Offshore, there's a few
.!mackerel still nibbling an angler's bait, as well as
grouper and the occasional hungry permit.
..,. Rod & Reel Pier Dewey says pier patrons are
catching mackerel, some pompano and flounder, and
advises that tarpon are still there for the catching.
Bradenton Beach Pier Flounder are the catch
during the daylight hours, according to Margaret,
while evening anglers should gear up for trout and
mangrove snapper.
Anna Maria City Pier One lucky fisherman was
able to successfully land a good-sized cobia Saturday.
Dave says they're catching and releasing oversize red-
fish and snook, as well as some tasty snapper and
mackerel.
Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet Snapper is the order
of the day for offshore fishing. Yvonne says the six-
hour trip is yielding 80 head of mangrove snapper on
the average, as well as vermilion snapper, lane snap-
per and Key West grunts. The longer nine-hour trip
fishermen bring back a batch of red and black grouper
and mangrove snapper. Half-day trip fishermen are
doing very good as well about 100-head of Key
West grunts on the average, she says.
Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle Kudos to Herb
Holley for his four-foot black tip shark, brought in on
10-pound test line. Mrs. Holley did well, too, with a
27-inch redfish. Other action here includes trout, reds
and catch-and-release snook. Offshore, look for grou-
per, snapper and permit.
Annie's Bait & Tackle Capt. Zack on the Dee
Jay says look for reds, snook, snapper and trout to keep
customers happy. Terri says that Dick Miller of
Bradenton caught 12 reds up to 30-inch size and a
whopper catch-and-release snook of 39-inches his
first-ever snook, by the way.
Capt. Todd Romine Charters averaged 20 reds
per trip last week. There were also some huge, 26-inch
trout brought to the boat, and a smattering of mangrove
trout.
Capt. Tom Chaya This wily guide is still able
to find those popular permit out on the reefs, but his
main action has been found on the seagrass beds where
he's been able to get charters onto reds and trout. Capt.
Tom advises there's plenty of reds still out there.
Capt. Phil Shields Offshore, Capt. Phil is find-
ing nice size mangrove snapper, red grouper up to 10


... and big grouper, too
The Salvadors also were able to bring in some big
deep-dwellers, including a 48-pound black grou-
per. The fishing action was about 50 miles out in
the Gulf of Mexico


pounds in size, amberjack and non-leaping barra-
cuda. Watch out for the 'cuda that want to join the
customers on the boat, Phil!
Joe Stepka on the Foxfire Some of Capt. Joe's
customers were able to entice black grouper up to 40
pounds fishing offshore. Good going, Joe.
Island Discount Tackle Bill Lowman's cus-
tomers are finding a diverse catch offshore: dolphin,
amberjack, black grouper, mangrove snapper, red
grouper and even an occasional sailfish sighting -
although the latter is about 65 miles off the Island.
Backwater fishermen are finding reds of some size.
For structure fishermen, look for mangrove snapper
off the Skyway Bridge in Tampa Bay.
Galati Yacht Basin Tarpon are still there, but
Chris says the tarpon fisherman has to look hard for
this fighting fish for a successful landing. Lots of
shark are still to be found for the "big game" fisher-
men, according to Chris, who advises that Marker 70
seems to be the hot spot in Tampa Bay. Grouper
catches are a moderate "fair to excellent."
Capt. Mark Bradow If tarpon seem hard to
find, call Capt. Mark, who was able to get a charter
onto a 100-pounder behind Passage Key last week.
There's still permit out there as well, but look for 'em
fast, since they're getting hard to find.
Capt. Rick Gross Although the heat is reach-
ing out to grab us on the flats, there's still hungry fish
out there. Capt. Rick has done well with redfish,
catch-and-release snook, trout and mangrove snapper
in the past week.
Capt. Mike Heistand I've been able to find a
bunch of redfish, some up to 32-inches and most over the
27-inch limit. There are also some whopper trout, some
up to two-feet in length, and some nice flounder.
Good luck and good fishing.



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bodies to help them move smoothly through the
water and also to protect them from infections.


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Fri 7/30
Sat 7/31
Sun 8/1
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Tue 8/3
Wed 8/4


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8:54 2.6ft
9:56 2.7ft
10:51 2.7ft
1:59 1.6ft
2:09 1.6ft
2:17 1.6ft
2:25 1.7ft


AMLOW PMHIGH PMLOW
5:01 0.1ft
5:48 0.1ft
6:29 0.11t
4:24 1.5ft 11:40a*2.71t 7:04 0.2ft
5:14 1.3ft 12:19 2.71t 7:29 0.3ft
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OBIUAR


Isabella F. Gascon
Isabella F. Gascon, 94, of Bradenton Beach, died
July 23 at home.
Born in Chicago, Mrs. Gascon moved to Braden-
ton 40 years ago. She was a homemaker. She was a
member of St. Bernard Catholic Church. She was rec-
ognized by the local Veterans of Foreign Wars for her
volunteer work at Bay Pines Veterans Administration
Hospital.
She is survived by a stepdaughter, Wanda Kornell
of St. Petersburg.
Visitation was held at Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home. A wake service was held at St. Bernard Catho-
lic Church in Holmes Beach With Rev. John Barry
officiating. Burial was in Skyway Memorial Gardens,
Palmetto. Memorials may be sent to the Casa San Jose
de los Huerfanos (Catholic children's orphanage), P.O.
Box 1266, Holmes Beach, Fla. 32418.

Dorothy W. Seeley
Dorothy W. Seeley, 80, of Bradenton, died July 21
in HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Born in Perry, N.Y., Mrs. Seeley came to Braden-
ton from Brockport, N.Y., in 1977. She taught school
in Watkins Glen and she trained to be a registered
nurse. She moved to Brockport, N.Y., where she
worked in the State University Infirmary. She was a
Member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
She is survived by a daughter, Jo Adele Davis of
Holmes Beach; a brother, Russell Whitehead of
Watkins Glen; and two grandchildren.
There was no local visitation. A memorial service
will be held at a later date in Watkins Glen, N.Y. Me-
morials may be made to the American Cancer Society,
Parkwood Professional Center, P.O. Box 10459,
Bradenton, Fla. 34282-0459. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home was in charge of the arrangements.

BISLANIDERIll IR CLASSIFIED
really get results from 9,500 newspapers
delivered on Anna Maria Island
and to the surrounding area.


STEPHEN G. SCOTT L.
PELHAM, M.D. KOSFELD, M.D.
Family Practice
Accepting Medicare Assignment
Now Open on WEDNESDAY
Accepting New Patients
3909 East Bay Drive (Suite 100) Holmes Beach
778-1007 Day/Night 9 to 5: 778-6631


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FAMILY DENTISTRY
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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
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The Ringling Bridge Task Force has been wres-
tling with placement and height of the bridge for about
a year. Their latest efforts were debated July 28.
"A 65-foot, fixed-span bridge is the best traffic
alternative," May said. "We are sensitive that, al-
though that may be the best traffic alternative, it may
not be the best alternative."
May said that about 80 percent of the people who
have indicated a preference on bridge height and de-
sign have favored the higher bridge. On Bird Key,
about 55 percent of the people have also indicated fa-
voring the bigger bridge.
All alternatives, including bridge placement and
existing bridge repair, will be presented at the public
hearing, May said.


onaer ffemarial (9mmunityg TIurrel
The Rev. An Interdenominational Christian Church
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Despite the lack of a Ringling Bridge Task Force
recommendation, Florida Department of Transporta-
tion officials are moving forward with a public hear-
ing on design and placement of a replacement structure
for the bridge linking, Bird Key with the mainland.
November 1 is the tentative date for the public
hearing. Location and time are yet to be determined.
FDOT District Secretary Dave May said that usu-
ally the transportation department prefers to have a
staff and committee recommendation prior to any pub-
lic hearing on a major project such as the Ringling
Bridge replacement. However, due to controversy over
the task force recommendations, and with the clock
ticking for use of state and federal funds, he decided
to move forward with the hearing.

Island 1
baptist
Church
Juns M. Mets. Jr. Pastor
9:45 ................................................ SUNDAY SCHOOL
10:55 ......................... SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP
7 PM ........................... SUNDAY EVENING WORSHIP
7 PM ..................... WEDNESDAY PRAYER MEETING
Nursery for all Services
"A Loving People, On a Lovely Island, Preaching Christ!"
8605 Gulf Drive Anna Maria, Florida 778-0719


Christian Science Services
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.


FUNERAL HOMES
KEITH L. GRUENDL
General Manager
BRADENTON HOLMES BEACH
720 Manatee Avenue W. 6000 Marina Drive
3904 Cortez Road West (813) 7734480
(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 for 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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Between D. Coy Ducks and the Laundromat
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Anna Maria Island Community Center

Summer 1993 activities


Youth Programs
Summer Camp: Ages 5 to 12, Monday through
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., until August 20. $50
per week, includes field trips.
Teen Programs: A round of activities. Call Paula
Coker.
Teen Softball League: Ages 11 to 18. Games
Monday evening. Call Paula or Scott.
Rollerskating: Indoors, Saturday afternoons, 2
p.m. to 4 p.m., $1 per person.
Youth Soccer: Ages 5 to 13. Registration starts July
29. Try-outs late August Co-ed, $1 per person.
Martial Arts: Ages 6 and up. Instructor from Sun


Arts Fighting Academy, Mondays and Thursdays, 7
p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Adult Programs
Group Dance Lessons: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday
nights, $3 single, $5 couple.
Jazzercise: Saturdays, 9: 30 a.m., Mondays, 6:30 p.m.,
Thursday, 7 p.m.
Line Dancing: Tuesdays, 11 a.m., $2 per class.
Gentle Aerobics: Mondays, 10:30 a.m. and Fridays, 9
a.m., $3 a class.
Open Basketball: Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Wednesday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. $1 per person.
Open Volleyball: Tuesdays, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., $1 per


person.
Summer Co-ed Softball League: Saturdays and
Wednesday through August 25.
Rollerskating: Saturday afternoons 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.,
$1.
Weight Watchers: Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Martial Arts: Co-ed, Mondays and Thursdays, 7
p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Tennis Play: Adult round-robin, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.,
Monday through Friday.
Bridge Club: Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m., at Runaway
Bay.
Call 778-1908 for more information.


Bergbom earns CTC
designation
Janice Bergbom, owner of UNIGLOBE Far Away
Places Travel in Holmes Beach, recently earned the
professional designation of Certified Travel Counse-
lor (CTC) from the Institute of Certified Travel Agents
(ICTA). Wellesley, Mass.
To receive the CTC. Bergbom successfully com-
pleted four travel management courses, an individual
writing project and passed four essay exams. Bergbom
also had to accumulate five years travel industry expe-
rience before applying for the CTC designation. The
ICTA was chartered in 1964 to set standards of excel-
lence within the travel industry.


Happy reader-to-be
Eight-monlh-old Alackenzie Kosfeld enjoys her
Islander Bystander tee-shirt or perhaps she just
likes the cartoons by "Gramps" Jack Egain.


neat. neatL-

- DEFINITELY
A NOT A
DRIVE BY


Great duplex, great investment 208 Pea-
cock, Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA on each side of this
totally upgraded duplex. Close to wide beach. Good
rental history. $146,900.
Call Richard 778-2261
After Hours 778-2284
Richard Freeman, Realtor Associate aMLS- -
FREE!
home delivery of the Islander Bystander
on Anna Maria Island. Just call 778-7978.


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, FL34217


ISLAND
REAL ESTATE
OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Maureen Dowd. Uc. Real Estate Broker


ATTENTION ALL
"DREAM BUILDERS"
Well-located, comer duplex lot just 400 ft. from
new walking beach. Central Holmes Beach
address is close to shops, banks, library and
restaurants. This is the perfect spot for your
home, PLUS an income apartment. Reduced
to sell at $88,000. Call Janet Clancy for details
... 778-1816 (evenings).
(813) 778-6066
6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 34217
SSales @Rentals Property Management


Peyco4Bay Club
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Sarasota Bay National
Estuary Program
receives grants
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has
awarded Early Action Demonstration Grants totaling
$67,000 to the Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program
(NEP) for five demonstration projects around Sarasota
Bay.
The grants help the NEP test potential solutions to
bay problems and develop cost estimates for bay-wide
applications.
This year's projects include exploring captive
scallop spawning as a way to replenish populations,
cloning seagrasses for habitat restoration, and enhanc-
ing fishery productivity of habitat restoration projects.
The Southwest Florida Water Management Dis-
trict, Florida Department of Natural Resources, local
governments and private sector organizations partici-
pate in funding and managing the projects.
For more information, call Heidi Smith of the Sa-
rasota Bay National Estuary Program at 361-6133.



Powers Plaza is proud of their long-term
tenants at 9701 Gulf Drive in Anna Maria. Bob
Boyd of Bob's Hair & Co. has been in business
since 1982. Anne and Roger Mousseau have
owned and operated The Tip of the Island Res-
taurant & Pub since 1986.
We congratulate Nancy Ungyarsky on her
recent purchase of Fran Maxon Real Estate. We
are pleased that Nancy elected to continue doing
business with a name that represents a long tra-
dition of integrity and knowledge of this Island
community. What a compliment to Fran Maxon,
that those who train under her expert guidance in
sales and rentals exist to carry on her name and
reputation.
Marcia and Dale Powers


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neat. & neaLt

-. LOCATION!
LOCATION!
LOCATION!

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Fantastic Beach Cottage. 209 Coconut, Anna
Maria. Totally updated. A must see, not a drive by.
Fireplace, beautiful dining area. Best of all, next to
world class beach. $169,600.
Call Richard 778-2261
After Hours 778-2284
Richard Freeman, Realtor Associate R MI LS .

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

Jt CALL A PROFESSIONAL!
READY TO HELP YOU!
..., : SANDY GREINER REALTOR.Associate
S Ah Hrs 778-3794 Pager 333-1864
* TREALTORS-
5203 Gulf Dr.Holmes Bead'
S I (813) 778-0777 or Rental 778-0770
M S 0 0 T41-3772 Ex5 OPEN SEVENDAYSAWEEK


(813) 778-2291 EVENINGS 778-2632
FAX (813) 778-2294 P. O. Box 2150
419 Pine Avenue Anna Maria FL 34216
Associates After Hours
Barbara A. Salo .... 778-3509 Christine T. Shaw.... 778-2847
Marcella Cornett ...778-5919 Nancy Guilford......... 778-2158
C7/tO FZen2U &29 eanMiL al o -OaifEional.
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PREMIER ISLAND t E.usrov
Estates
HIDEAWAY Vidwo Coecon
Custom built 3 bedroom, 2 bath Island resi-
dence with views of Tampa Bay. Boat dock,
minutes from the Intracoastal and the Gulf of
Mexico. Fireplace of white Alaskan rock, gourmet
kitchen with custom cabinets, Jennaire range,
large center island. Enormous garage area with
workshop and recreation area, tropical landscap-
ing. $345,000. Steps to sandy beach.
Call or Stop by our office to schedule a complete
"Drive-By Preview" of current listings through the
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CITY/legal

Anna Maria


ADDRESS/lot.

304 Magnolia
75x104


Bradenton Beach 1800 Gulf Dr
112 La Costa


Holmes Beach


Holmes Beach


307 57th St
90x112


STYLE/rooms. AGE/size


ground home
2bed/lbath/lcar

elevated condo
2bed/2bath-Gulf


SELLER/BUYER/date


1964 St Jean/Kaluza
1000 sfla 7/5/93


1979
1000 sfla


ground home 1954
3bed/2.5bath/lcar 1384 sfla


3705 E Bay Dr elevated condo
210 Sunbow Bay 3 2bed/2bath-Bay


7100 Gulf Dr
102 Nautilus


ground condo
2bed/2bath


1979
1175 sfla


Shannon/Schaefer
7/5/93

Robinson/Mesaros
7/5/93

Botzler/alentin
7/5/93


1973 Elite/Convault
1100 sfla 7/5/93


SALE$/LIST$

$115,000
$129,000

$110,000
$129,000

$105,000
$109,900

$117,000
list uk


$122,500
$136,500


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


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REALY EC


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


PRIME UNIT JUST REDUCED TO $69,900, this fur-
nished, 1 BR -1 BA second floor condo overlooks the pool
in popular Island complex. Tennis, clubhouse, on-site
management, and deeded access to great new beach are
some of the added attractions. Call Dave Moynihan.
in prIsd c T W


ISLAND TRIPLEX Upgraded Island triplex across
the street renourishment and the Gulf of Mexico.
Units are fully furnished and there is a large com-
mon laundry on premises. Priced at $110,000..


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
furnished, 1BR 1BA 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.


ISLAND


HISTORY


BUFFS,,.

June Alder's
column highlights the
heritage of Anna Maria
Island this week
and every
week in the
ISLANDER
BYSTANDER.
Don't miss
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The Prudential Florida Realty We Are FN rida
5340 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (813) 778-0766


PRICED REDUCED
#51587 $169,900 ...
Very nice duplex and
only half block from the
Gulf. Larger side is
turnkey furnished.
SUNBOW BAY UNITI 1::-;; '- ... "' .
#51783 $81,500 ... 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


ISLAND LIVING! #52283 $149,500 ... You can enjoy this 3 bedroom, 2 bath
pool home if you call Sally Schrader now or 792-3176 eves.
1.5 ACRES! #52113 $129,900 ... Enjoy this pool home with plenty of room
to roam. To see today, call Horace Gilley 792-0758 anytime.
OWNER ANXIOUS! #51527 $245,000 ... 4-plex across from the beach.
Owner financing is available. Call T. Dolly Young now or 778-5427 eves.
SPORTSMAN HARBOR! #50204 $108,900 ... Lovely 2 bedroom, 1 bath
home. Turnkey furnished! Call T. Dolly Young now or 778-5427 eves.


The Prudential VW_
Florida Realty it"

CAROL HEINZE, CRS
REALTOR-ASSOCIATE
Million Dollar Club
5340-1 Gull Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217 "
(813)778-0766
Fax (813) 778-3035 5'1, bI
Alter Hours (813) 792-5721
BACKYARD MECHANIC'S DREAM! #51225
$64,900 ... 4 bedroom, 1 bath with a 4 Bay garage.
Owner financing is available. Property is fenced.*
ISLAND INVESTMENT! #00381 $115,900 ...
Nice duplex in Bradenton Beach. 2 bedroom,
1 bath each side with storage.*
HOLMES BEACH! #51698 $179,900 ...
3 bedroom, 2 bath home with eat-in kitchen,
formal dining & more. Located on end of canal.*
*CALL ROBERT ST. JEAN
OR TERRY ROBERTS 778-6467
ANNUAL & SEASONAL RENTALS available.
Call Jack Bachman 778-0769 or 778-5368.


Proud corporate sponsors of Mote Marine Laboratory, Call us for a brochure.


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SALE OF THE WEEK
by Doug Dowling
This home located at 710 Jacaranda, a
three-level contemporary design on a canal,
was marketed by Chris Shaw of Betsy Hills
EU Real Estate for $223,000.


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


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ANOTHER
GREAT
LOCATION!


Priced Right 301 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach.
Two bedroom, one bath. A cute little updated cot-
tage. Turnkey furnished. $116,500.


Call Richard 778-2261
After Hours 778-2284
Richard Freeman, Realtor Associate U.


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MEMBERS ISLAND


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

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GREAT INCOME OPEN HOUSE CANALFRONT -212 FT. ON WATER
Nice duplex with great location to beach! Sunday, August 1 1 to 4pm Super nice 2 bedroom, 2 bath elevated canalfront
Includes two bedrooms one bath each 3803 E. BAY BLVD., HOLMES BEACH home. Floor to ceiling glass overlooking the water,
side. One side owner-occupied & other TOWNHOUSE 1-A cathedral ceilings, 4 fans, oak kitchen cabinets. Walk-
unit furnished for seasonal rental. ONLY Ideal Island Living, walk to everything. Ing distance to GULF. Boat dock has power and wa-
130,000. Call today! Spacious 2 Br, 2 Ba townhouse. 2 swimming ter. Light, bright, private at end of street. Many extras!
$130 0. Calday! pools, tennis and on the Bay. $119,900. Must be seen to be appreciated. $214,500.
ANNA MARIA REALTY, INC. HORIZON REALTY FRAN MAXON REAL ESTATE
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER OF ANNA MARIA, INC. Licensed Real Estate Broker
(Formerly Blasslngame Realty, Inc. Since 1957) 420 Pine Ave P O Box 155 9701 Gulf Drive P O Box 717
9805 Gulf Drive P O Box 835 Anna Maria, FL 34216 Anna Maria, FL 34216
Anna Maria, FL 34216 (813) 778-2259 (813) 778-0426 FAX 778-1849 (813) 778-1450 or 778-2307


BAY FRONT LOT


in City of Anna Maria for less than
$200,000. Actually, quite a bit less.
$1~.;eO, $j.69~,;e0 $164,000.
DOUG DOWLING REALTY
Lic Real Estate Brokers of Anna Maria Island
P.O. BOX 1667 409 Pine Ave.
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1222


ISLAND DUPLEX: 1 bedroom, 1 bath each side. Excel-
lent rental history. Short walk to Gulf and Bay. Priced at
only $79,000. Call Carla Price 778-5648 eves.


HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX: Sit back and collect the
rent with this turnkey furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath each
side duplex, refurbished in '92. New exterior paint,
kitchen cabinets, appliances, ceramic tile floors, carpet
and more. Short walk to a wide, sandy beach. Reduced
to $119,900. Please call Debbie Walther 794-6295 eves.
ANNA MARIA LOT PICTURESQUE SETTING:
Wooded lot close to beach access on quiet street. Fi-
nancing information available. Priced at $74,900. Please
call Carol Williams, 778-0777 or 778-1718 for details.


REALTORS


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


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









MAGNIFICENT ISLAND HOME
Freshwater lake in front, sugar sand beach behind this 3 story
spacious home. 3 BR/3.5B with pool/spa, wood burning fire-
place and many extras. $975,000. Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
eeg
ISLAND DUPLEX WITH POOL Great Holmes Beach
location close to everything! In-ground pool, fenced yard
and utility building for storage/hobbies. Tropical landscap-
ing. REDUCED $149,900. Jean Lee Sears, 778-5045.
WATERFRONT BARGAIN Luxury at a bargain price
describes this 2BR/2B spacious condominium. Enjoy
canalfront living with boating, tennis, swimming and more
at a great location! $74,900. Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
VAST BAYOU OVERLOOK! Sailboat water laps two
sides of this Key Royale property. 3BR/2B u-shaped
home surrounds heated and caged pool. Private dock.
$279,000. Don and Karen Schroder, 778-2200.
GULFFRONT DUPLEX in best buy category! 2BR/1B
each side, but loads of potential to convert. Aren't any
cheaper! Nicely landscaped, great seasonal rental.
$241,000. Paul Collins, 778-2200.
Anna Maria Island Centre (813) 778-6654
3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217


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REALTOR
3001 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(813) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-327-2522
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.
Island Duplex 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath each side. One
block from the beach. Currently producing $950 per
month income. Asking $142,000.
Questions concerning buyer's broker??
Call Dennis McClung at 778-4800


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ANNA MARIA CITY HOME REMODELED and
shows quality. Unique, wonderfully light and
bright; two bedroom, 2.5 baths. Canal home.
New white tile, with glass and AC controlled
family room. Wet bar in kitchen foyer. Work-
shop with windows. Garage. $179,000. Call
Rose for a tour of this fine home. 778-2261 or
after hours 778-7780.
ROSE
S. SCHNOERR
Realtor@
GRI, LTG, RRC
Neal & Neal Top
Company-Wide Sales-
V person of the Year
#1 in Sales and
% p Listings on Anna
..~ Maria Island
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1HE1NNESSY
,.J. Entertainment
"The Professional, Full-Time Wedding and Party Specialist"
MEET OR BEAT PRICE (813) 758-7276








Anna Maria Pest Control

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












Computer Operated
FAX Service: Send & Receive
Correspondence Resume
Term Papers Mailing Lists
310 Pine Avenue 778-8390
Anna Maria FAX 778-8390


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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.

HOUSECLEANING Reasonable, dependable and
honest. 778-9678.


FURNISHED 2 bedroom apartment. Gulf view. Avail-
able August through December. $600/mo. plus utili-
ties. 778-4368.
SPACE AVAILABLE Excellent store front location at
Alexis Plaza. 9801 Gulf Dr, Anna Maria. Rent nego-
tiable. 778-6309.

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.

DUPLEX FOR RENT 1 block from beach. Big fenced
in yard. 2/1. $450 mo. First/last./$200 security. Call
Lisa collect 615-352-9331.

RENTALS RENTALS RENTALS
Efficiencies 1 bedrooms 2 bedrooms Furnished
or Unfurnished Annual or Seasonal Call James W.
Green Real Estate 778-0438

TWO COMMERCIAL STUDIOS Gulf view, modern,
ideal for small business, office, crafts, etc. Rent nego.
Call Frank... 778-6126.
UNFURNISHED, Annual. Close to beach. 1/1 $525.
All utilities included Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria,
Inc. 778-7244. eves. 778-2151.
YEARLY UNFURNISHED 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 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 1 Months rent FREE,
2/2, pool, $600.
Gulf Gardens-2/2, $525.
604 North Shore 1/1 $425.
Neal & Neal Rentals, Inc.
813-778-9477 or 1-800-422-6325.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED, over 1200 sq. ft. w/2
decks & garage. 2/2, 1 blk. from beach. $700 mo.
Gulf-Bay Realty. 778-7244 or 778-2151.


SUMMER SANDS 2 B/2.5 BA secured end unit. Pool,
private beach, covered parking, hot tub. $119,700.
778-4906.
CHARMING COTTAGE Terrific Gulf view, quiet neighbor-
hood, shaded fenced lot-100 x 82. New roof, carpet &
kitchen. Gulf within 500 ft. Must sell. $85,900.102-12th St.
North, Bradenton Beach. 778-0785.
MOBILE HOME with cover over roof and add on. 2
Florida rooms and large front porch. View of bay. One
block to beach on island. ONLY $8,500. Must be 45
years of age. 778-6330.
CANAL FRONT HOME Holmes Beach, 2B/1BA.
View of Skyway (deep water canal), central air, newly
remodeled kitchen. Bring boat! $149,000. 778-0019.
RIVER FRONT LOT 100 x 200 ft. 10 minutes to
Downtown Bradenton. $45,000. Call 778-7980.

INVESTORS/DEVELOPERS Due to health and age,
selling corporate property below market for quick sale.
Terms available. 1/2 mile to famous Suwannee River. 110
prime, in-town wooded acres. City water and paved roads
to property. Res. zoning. Ideal for housing or mobile home
park. $215,000, principals only. H-M Dev. Corp. PO Box
531, Anna Maria, FL 34216.

BY OWNER Perico Bay Club, 2 bedroom, 2 bath
townhouse with loft. Ceramic tile throughout lower
level. Asking $112,000. 792-2841.
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.


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.


DEADLINE: MONDAY NOON'for Wed. publication.
$3- Up to 3-line minimum includes approximately 21
words. Additional lines $1 each. Place in person at the
office, 5400A Marina Drive, between D.Coy Ducks
and the laundromat. More information: 778-7978.
ISLANDER BYSTANDER CLASSIFIED really work!
Just ask Mary Worobec at the Anna Maria Island Art
League about the results from her rental ad!


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HOW TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD
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.







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TEAK DINING TABLE, 71"x 40". Two slide out exten-
sions add 54". Superb condition. $300. Phone 778-
2646.
MICROSOFT WORD for DOS 5.5 Never registered
or used (includes Grammatik IV). Retails for $370.
$150 or make an offer. 778-9392.
TREADMILL Ladies size. $55.00 778-4034.
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.



ART LEAGUE HAPPENINGS Drawing with
prismacolor pencils Aug. 2-6, 9:30 a.m. Noon (chil-
dren) 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. (adults) Multi-media Art Ad-
venture Aug. 9-13, 10 a.m.-Noon (children) Do Ar-
chitecture, Photography, Clay, Tie-Dyeing Call for
other classes What is an artfully done Grouper? Anna
Maria Island Art League: 778-2099.



HOLMES BEACH Fri & Sat 7/30 & 7/31,8-4. Dishes,
lamps, TV's, dresser, twin beds, sofas, decorative
items. 6618 Gulf Drive.
MOVING SALE- Women's clothes (sz 8), shoes (sz
91/2), men's jackets (sz 43), shirts (sz 16 1/2), house-
hold items, tools, misc. 8am 12 noon. Sat July 31.
540 Key Royale Drive.


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


ISLAND BEACH CAR 1977 Dodge Diplomat, ice cold
AC, runs good. $695. 792-3758.
HONDA PRELUDE 1981 with 140,000 miles and still
ticking. Rusty from the beach but excellent mechani-
cally. $850 firm. 778-9392.
1985 DODGE CARAVAN. Great family car, 7 pas-
senger. Just detailed, no rust. 2nd Owner. Depend-
able. $3,600. 778-0019.


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.
BAY CRUISES, Egmont Key or Sunset. Customized
to you. Economical. Shaded and open deck. Very
comfortable for up to 6 persons. Call 794-5605


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.


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


COMPANION CARE Three family members can pro-
vide complete care, live-in or hourly. Caring and de-
pendable. Male and female caregivers. Licensed with
local references. Call 795-2121.
MATURE COMPANION Do you need a mature com-
panion in your home? Non-smoker, island resident,
cook, drive, etc. Part-time, not live-in. 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.

A-CLEANING SERVICE Generic pricing, quality
cleaning. Medical Attorney Commercial Residen-
tial. Bonded, Insured. 778-7231.

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.

VAN-GO PAINTING 15 yrs experience. ResidentiaV
Commercial, Interior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning,
Wallpaper hanging. Island resident with Island refer-
ences. Call Bill Chamberlin at 778-5455.

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.
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.


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



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

Commercial Residential Free Estimates
and Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
L Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Service 12 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
778A 345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
| *j ** AND SATISFACTION


NORTHWEST GARAGE
SPECIALIZING IN
VOLKSWAGEN AUDI SUBARU

Hours: Tues to Sat 7:30 to 5:30


Owner: Ed Panzarela
795-7772


6906 Manatee Ave. W.
Bradenton, FL 34209
(Behind Discount Auto Parts)


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






SCHRISTIE'S
PLUMBING
COMPANY

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

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



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









24-Hour Emergency Service
We are a full service
Electrical Contractor
New Homes
Remodel
Ceiling Fans
SElectrical Service Changes
Lightning Arrestors
5345 GULF DRIVE, SUITE 100
HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
WILL BURNSOWNER (813) 778-7774 Lic.ER0010206


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IF YOU SEE NEWS HAPPENING ...

PLEASE, GIVE US A CALL AT 778-7978.
If you know something that would be of interest to Islanders, don't hesitate to
call. We're interested in stories about people and events that have to do with
Anna Maria Island. Kids, adults, grandparents. From anniversary parties to
garden club meetings ... there's always something happening and there will
always be someone who wants to know about it.

Call or write:
Islander Bystander
Island Shopping Center
5400A Marina Drive
Holmes Beach FL 34217
(813) 778-7978





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