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NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


ISLANDER


Fire commission

reviews

consolidation
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Fire Commissioners voted at last
week's meeting to begin a consolidation study with the
Southern Manatee and Braden River Fire Districts.
The two districts agreed to begin working on con-
solidating and asked any interested local districts to
join them. Both the Westside and Anna Maria districts
have expressed interest in this effort, while the Cedar
Hammock, Trailer Estates and Whitfield districts have
no interest in joining the effort.
Commissioner George Jackson, the district's liai-
son in the matter, said, "This doesn't mean we are
going to consolidate. It just means we're going to start
drawing up organizational structure and operations. At
any point, if we don't think it is going to benefit this
district, we can pull out."
There are six concerns that need to be addressed


'This doesn't
mean we are
going to
consolidate. It
just means we're
going to start
drawing up
organizational
structure and
operations. At
any point, if we
don't think its
going to benefit
this district, we
can pull out.'


in the 1993/94 study said
Jackson. These include
organizational structure,
the effect on budgets,
composition of the gov-
erning board, the effect on
the districts' five-year
plans, immediate and fu-
ture benefits to taxpayers
and pros and cons of a
merger.
The board invited its
accountant, Ed Leonard
of Christopher, Smith,
Gentile, Leonard and
Shinn to the meeting to
explain the September au-
dit report in response to
numerous questions from
Holmes Beach resident
Lee Edwards at recent
meetings.
Edwards questioned


statements from the report including, "Reportable condi-
tions involve matters coming to our attention relating to
significant deficiencies in the design or operation of the
internal control structure that in our judgment could ad-
versely affect the entity's ability to record, process, sum-
marize and report financial data consistent with the asser-
tions of management in the general purpose financial
statements.
"Although the limited staff size prohibits a com-
plete segregation of duties, the responsibility of re-
cording cash disbursements, transferring funds and
reconciling the bank statements should be properly
segregated to reduce the possibility of errors or irregu-
larities. We recommend that consideration be given to
segregation of the above functions."
Leonard explained, "That comment doesn't mean
we had a problem during your audit meetings or that
the person doing your accounting functions had done
anything illegal. We were just saying that in a business
environment we prefer that more than one person is
involved in an accounting cycle, if the size of the staff
permits that."
Edwards asked if that was a disclaimer. Leonard
replied that it was not, but it was his professional re-
sponsibility to report the situation to the board so they
can make a determination of whether or not they want
to change their policies and procedures.
Leonard said staff has made several changes to ac-
commodate his remarks. One is that the chief goes through
the bank statement before it is turned in to be reconciled,
and a staff member now reviews the bank records.
"I certainly wouldn't think it would be cost ben-
eficial to hire another employee to reconcile the bank
account." said Leonard. "It could be a commissioner,
but that's basically a volunteer job and reconciling a


School starts

Monday
Books, homework and the traditional end of
summer all come Monday as school begins.
The Islander Bystander has a complete Island
school bus schedule on page 11. A special word
for students from Island businesses is on page 18,
and student information, admission requirements
and the school lunch menu is on page 19.


bank account, in most cases, goes above and beyond
the call of that duty."
Commission Secretary/Treasurer John Van
Ostenbridge noted that it could also cause a problem
with the Sunshine Law.
Edwards questioned having one signature required
on checks. Leonard said it is not uncommon.
"What would be the most common would be to set
a dollar limit," answered Leonard. "Checks over a
certain level would require two signatures."
Edwards asked why there are two checkbooks one
for expenses and one for payroll. Administrative Secre-
tary Mary Stephens said that is not the case but there are
two kinds of checks due to new computer programs.
Fire Chief Andy Price told Edwards, "If you
would come inland ask these questions, we would an-
swer them. But you keep implying we won't answer
your questions."
Van Ostenbridge added, "At the work session, you
said you were going to make an appointment and come
in. I said you could meet with me, the secretary, the book-
keeper, the chief, and you never came. You've been in-
vited for four months. What do you want from us?"
Edwards said he wants to come in but doesn't
"want to have to pay for everything I get." Price said
it is board policy to charge for document copies.


', Oil spill -
-. birds' worse
nightmare
Island volunteers for the Pelican
Man's Bird Sanctuary Shirley
(left) and Charles Boyette work at
the bird hospital on Pine Avenue
in Anna Maria City. This pelican
is one of 41 oiled sea birds
rescued after last Tuesday's
collision of a freighter and two
barges, which created a huge oil
1 A slick in the Gulf Out of the 41 sea
birds, two died as a direct result of
the oil spill. The Boyettes, permit-
ted to handle injured birds
through the Pelican Man's
1 organization, used a mixture of
Gatorade and charcoal to detoxify
oil ingested by the birds when
diving into oil-covered water to
feed. Once stabilized, the sea birds
were sent to Fort De Soto for
cleaning, recuperation and
release. Representatives from
Florida Game and Fresh Water
Fish Commission and the National
Humane Society commended the
work of the volunteers during a
surprise visit on the third day of
the operation. Citizens are asked
to call the Pelican Man's Bird
Hospital at 388-4444 if oiled or
injured birds are spotted. For
more on the spill, see page 2.
Islander Photo: Joy Courtney

A



Trolley bus

meeting Monday
Trolley bus plans will be explained in a special
hearing Monday, August 23, at 7 p.m. at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria.
Local, county and state officials will be on hand to
answer questions about the proposed trolley bus sys-
tem running from the north end of Anna Maria south
to Lido Key.
Although a state grant has been approved to fund
much of the cost of the project both the purchase of
six trolley buses and maintenance for three years -
Manatee County Commissioners have balked at com-
ing up with the local matching funds for the project.
Several commissioners have indicated they may
change their mind and vote to fund the project if Is-
landers show their support for the trolley bus system
at Monday's meeting, according to Carol Whitmore.
She is the chair of a barrier island committee formed
about a year ago to research alternative traffic solu-
tions and an advocate of the new trolley bus system.
Routes, times, style of buses and other items will
be discussed at Monday's meeting.


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Maddox hearing delayed ........ Page 3
Letters ...................................... Page 4
Those were the days ...............Page 5
Duck golfers.............................Page 9
Streetlife ................................ Page 15
Fishing ................................... Page 17


AUGUST 19,1993


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND







Bfl THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER U AUGUST 19, 1993 M PAGE 2



Spill spares Island beaches;



inquiry into fault continues


By Paul Roat
Islanders have been breathing great sighs of relief
in the wake of last Tuesday's three-vessel collision in
the shipping channel at the mouth of Tampa Bay.
Despite a 225,000-gallon oil spill and the result-
ing 12-mile-long oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico, no oil
has washed ashore on Anna Maria Island beaches to
date a far cry from the damage at Madeira,
Reddington Shores and St. Petersburg Beaches in
Pinellas County.
Bird rescue workers locally have reported a num-
ber of cases of oil-covered waterfowl, but the brunt of
the environmental damage seems to be north of Anna
Maria Island.
"Sarasota Bay appears to have escaped the bulk of
the environmental damage," Sarasota Bay National
Estuary Program Director Mark Alderson said. "The
wind and tides kept the oil slick offshore and away
from us."
Oil was spotted and cleaned from beaches on the
northeast tip of Egmont Key late last week. A bright yel-
low oil containment boom circled the island, protecting
the wildlife from any contamination from the spill.
Passage Key was also free of oil.
Such was not the case at Mullet Key, the closest land-
fall to the collision. Workers spent much of the weekend
scooping up contaminated sand and tar balls and placing
the gooey mess into black plastic garbage bags.
Most of the spill drifted offshore far into the Gulf
of Mexico after the collision.
Prevailing westerly winds drove the oil slick
ashore during the weekend, with the worst damage at
Madeira Beach.
While more than 500 workers laboriously cleaned
the beaches, attorneys and a Marine Board of Investi-
gation began the equally arduous task of attributing
blame for the collision. The company found at fault
will face the expense of the clean-up efforts.

Who did what that morning?
At 5:35 a.m. Tuesday, three vessels collided about
one mile northeast of Egmont Key in the ship channel -
a phosphate freighter, the Balsa 37 piloted by Capt. Tho-
mas Baggett; the tug Seafarer, piloted by Capt. Charles
Chapman, pushing a barge carrying 10 million gallons of
aviation fuel; and the tug Capt. Fred Bouchard, piloted by
Capt. Robert West, pushing a barge carrying 8 million
gallons of #6 fuel, a heavy crude oil.
After the collision, the freighter Balsa 37 began
taking on water and nearly sank; the Seafarer and its
cargo of jet fuel burst into flames, and the Bouchard
and its cargo of heavy oil began leaking through a gash
in the hull.
The fire burned for about 17 hours before being
extinguished with chemical foam. An estimated
225,000 gallons of heavy oil leaked from the
Bouchard.
A lawsuit filed Thursday by owners of the two
barges cited the freighter's captain with causing the
accident.
Testimony in a federal inquiry to attempt to lay
blame in the collision has been contradictory, charg-
ing that there was confusion during a passing maneu-
ver by one of the barges overtaking the other. The
freighter was heading toward the two barges.
Testimony has indicated that the Seafarer re-
quested and received the okay to pass the Bouchard on
the left as both vessels traveled east into Tampa Bay.
During the maneuver, which was also approved by the
captain of the approaching Balsa 37 freighter as it trav-
eled west out of the Bay, contradictory signals appar-
ently were radioed.
Testimony indicates that the Balsa 37 freighter at-
tempted to go between the two barges. The Seafarer cap-
tain said he turned left; the Balsa 37 freighter captain did
as well, slamming into the bow of the Seafarer's barge and
then the Bouchard's barge. Baggett, the captain of the
Balsa 37 freighter, said the Seafarer's captain turned into
his bow. He has said he was also unaware there was more
than one barge and tug in the area.
A fireball rocked the Seafarer after the collision. With
no time to take to the life rafts, the 11-member crew leapt


A gooey mess Islander Photo: Paul Roat
Workers on Egmont Key drag an oil-covered containment boom onto the beach during clean-up activities
Saturday. The oil from the 225,000 gallon spill bypassed Anna Maria Island, but did impact Egmont and
Pinellas County beaches..


Charred but still afloat


Islander Photo: Paul Roat


The barge and tug Seafarer were at anchor just south of Mullet Key after a fireball rocked the vessels. No
one was injured, but the flames took 17 hours to extinguish. The scored area on the bow is the result of the
collision Tuesday. Oil booms encircled the vessel to prevent any further oil contamination into the water.


Gotcha
Ellie Smith, president of
Wildlife Rescue Service of
Bradenton, dives to catch
one of the many pelicans
around Anna Maria Island
that need to be checked for
oil ingestion and oil
coverage. This group of
pelicans were not only
slippery but sly.
Islander Photo:
Joy Courtney


into the water. Another boat plucked the crew from the
water a short time later. There were no injuries
The Bouchard continued east in the channel before
coming to a halt near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
The Balsa 37 freighter continued west before anchor-
ing in the lee of Egmont Key.
At the center of the controversy seems to be the
radio signals issued just before the collision. Lack of
identification as to which vessel should have turned
left is indicated.
There are no rigid "rules of the road" for vessels
making a passing maneuver, and captains decide at the
time the correct method based on conditions.
The attorney for the freighter's captain has ques-
tioned whether a passing maneuver should have been
undertaken at that location in the first place due to the


relatively narrow channel.
The channel is about 600 feet wide where the col-
lision took place; the freighter is 54 feet wide, the
Seafarer's barge 85 feet wide, and the Bouchard's
-barge 74 feet wide, leaving 387 feet of open water be-
tween the vessels. The Balsa 37 freighter is 345 feet
long; the Seafarer and barge 667 feet long; the
Bouchard and barge 546 feet long.
Baggett, the captain of the Balsa 37 freighter, has
been under attack during the hearings for his record of
driving automobiles. He has had his driver's license
suspended for driving under the influence. Tests after
the accident Tuesday indicated no alcohol or drugs in
Baggett's system.
The inquiry into the collision will continue another
week. A final determination is expected in about a year.


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0j1 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 19, 1993 0 PAGE 3

State of Florida responds to complaint about Porter


By Joy Courtney
Editor
Ruth Crossley's letter writing campaign to gain what
she says is justice for her husband from his former em-
ployer, Ed Porter, has gotten some action from the big
guys.
As a result of Florida Governor Lawton Chiles' ac-
tion, the state division of insurance fraud has been in-
structed to launch an investigation into Crossley's accu-
sations against Porter.
Ruth Crossley believes Porter is guilty of insurance
fraud, which almost cost her husband Arnie his life. Her
husband was a six-year employee at Porter's now-defunct
Fast Eddie's restaurant in Anna Maria City. Arnie
Crossley had earned full employer-paid medical benefits
after three years of employment, Ruth Crossley says.
Though Porter promised his employees.he would
make past-due medical premium payments, he didn't, she
says, therefore negating medical claims.from July 1, 1992,
to December 1992, when Fast Eddie's went out of busi-
ness. The lack of medical insurance kept her husband from
receiving early cancer treatment, she says. Arnie Crossley
ultimately lost his larynx and the use of his left arm.
In his heyday, Ed Porter built a seven-chain restaurant
empire that crashed due to a raft of financial problems.
Porter suddenly closed his flagship restaurant on
Anna Maria Island in early December 1992 leaving the
entire Island surprised and approximately 150 employees
unemployed and unpaid after an equipment foreclosure by
First Union Bank of Florida. Porter has not been seen in
the area since.
"After almost a year of research and hard work, try-


Maddox's review
Due to a letter of objection received from former
Holmes Beach police chief Rick Maddox's attorney,
the complaint review scheduled for Friday, Aug. 20
has been postponed.
Attorney Paul Rowell, representing Maddox on
behalf of the Police Benevolent Association, objected
to Mayor Pay Geyer's appointment of council chairper-
son Don Howard to the appeal board, based on his opin-


ing to get someone to listen, it is finally paying off," says
Ruth Crossley.
Crossley's incessant 29-cent letter writing campaign
included sending her story and documentation to First
Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, Florida Governor Lawton
Chiles and Florida State Senator Bob Graham, to mention
a few.
She seems to have hit pay dirt through the governor.
"Your letter to the Governor has found its way to this
division," writes Harry Hooper, assistant director and
counsel in the Florida Division of Insurance Fraud. "I have
asked my Tampa office to open a criminal investigation
into the allegations contained in your letter."
Hooper's letter goes on to say the investigation will
be difficult because of the laws involving theft, and, even
if successful, the best his division could do would be to
arrest Porter. He suggested Ruth Crossley pursue a civil
case through the U. S. Department of Labor and/or a pri-
vate attorney to "aid in recovering funds to pay your
husband's hospital bills."
"I have friends who have been telling me all along
that I'm crazy to go after Ed," says Ruth Crossley. "I am
not afraid. Ed Porter cannot be allowed to get away with
hurting so many people, or, even worse, starting another
business and hurting people again. Our ray of hope is that
Ed Porter will have to answer for the crimes he commit-
ted and the suffering it caused his hundreds of employ-
ees," says Ruth Crossley.
"I want two things. I want all of Ed Porter's employ-
ees to know how far I've gotten and that they should send
their evidence to Governor Chiles too. If we work to-
gether, some agency somewhere will prosecute Ed Por-


hearing delayed
ion that Howard would eventually become a witness.
Under the city guidelines for the appeal, the mayor
selects a representative from the council. Howard has
been replaced by councilperson Rich Bohnenberger.
Maddox's selection to represent him on the board
is Chief of Police Millham of Pinellas Park.
The hearing will be delayed until Bohnenberger
and Millham can select a third member for the board.


ter and then I'll get the next thing I want to see him
behind bars," added Ruth Crossley.
"The torment that man has put us through ...," says Ruth
Crossley shaking her head.
Address letters to the governor.
The governor's address is Governor Lawton Chiles,
The Capitol, Tallahassee, Fla. 32399-0001.

Cost of Paragon drops
Paragon Cable is lowering its rates effective Sept.
1, as a result of the 1992 Cable Act. Customers will
also see a change in channel line-up.
"Ninety to ninety-five percent of our customers
will see a decrease in their monthly bill," said Marian
Meeks, community relations manager, Paragon Cable.
The rates effected by the decrease fill "two pages,"
said Meeks, but are basically through reduced equip-
ment charges and no-cost additional outlets.



Anna Maria City
Thurs., 8/19: 7:30 p.m. First Public Hearing -
Land Development Regulations
Tues., 8/24: 7:30 p.m. Commission Meeting
Wed., 8/25: Board of Zoning Appeals
Bradenton Beach
Thurs., 8/19: 1 p.m. Council Meeting
Thurs., 8/19: 2 p.m. Bid Opening (Community
Development Block Grant)
Mon., 8/23: 7 p.m. Planning & Zoning
Holmes Beach
Thurs., 8/19: 7:30 p.m. Council Work Session
Tues., 8/24: 7:30 p.m. Budget Work Session
Of Interest
Public hearing on proposed trolley from
Anna Maria Island to Lido Key, 8/23, 7 p.m.,
Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Island Emergency Operations Center, Wed.,
8/25, 10 a.m., Anna Maria Fire District,
Station 1, Holmes Beach


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Windy bridges
Mr. Freeman of Longboat Key, states in his letter
to the editor, Islander Bystander, August 12, that DOT
did its homework regarding bridge construction, yet at
the most recent DEP-DOT meeting, DOT's represen-
tatives were unable to answer the simplest of ques-
tions: "What category hurricane is this (65-foot) bridge
planned to withstand?"
We know from experience, traveling the entire
east coast, that the 65-foot bridges close as a matter of
course in winds of 40 to 45 mph. Bridges on Anna
Maria Island are lower and close in winds of 70 to 75
mph handy when we must share our bridges with
residents of Longboat Key, who feel free to dictate
what the bridges of Sarasota and Anna Maria Island
will be like, while continuing to refuse even to discuss
the idea of a bridge of any sort to their island.
Contrary to Mr. Freeman's suppositions, nobody
is claiming that vehicles blow off of high bridges. But
they do blow over; and that blocks traffic. Mr. Free-
man asks if a single such case be documented. Yes! In
Charleston, during last March's winter storm ... in
Buffalo on the Peace Bridge ... and in Jacksonville on
the Hart Bridge. In all of these incidents, 18-wheelers
were blown over. This information was learned by lis-
tening to the evening news. Who knows how many
other incidents there have been?
Mr. Freeman states, "never before have we en-
joyed such advanced weather forecasting." The
Bradenton Herald, June 15, 1993, states, "Three days
before Hurricane Andrew struck south Florida, not a
single computer model used by forecasters indicated
that the storm would hit where it did and the art of
predicting a storm's path remains just as chancy, ex-
perts warn."
DOT has arrogantly refused to work with the citi-
zens of Anna Maria Island. Instead, it has dictated
what we will have. And as for, "living together peace-
fully," what that seems to mean to Longboat is scut-
tling the idea of an island trolley and keeping undesir-
ables (i.e., anyone who cannot afford to live on Long-
boat), off their island.
Mr. Freeman is worried about taxpayers' money. Yes,
we taxpayers are paying for the bridge, which is why we
prefer to spend money wisely. Preferring $3 million spent
on a thorough rehabilitation job rather than wasting $20
plus million on a bridge that is not wanted by this com-
munity because it would not serve us well.
From Bob Sheets, director of the National Hurri-
cane Center, in a letter dated July 6, 1993, "... for most
high wind situations excluding the convectively active
portions of the hurricane or severe thunderstorms, the
lower you are the less wind you will encounter. Indeed,


iSLANDER[I .01I1 IA i
AUGUST 19, 1993 VOLUME ONE, NUMBER 39
V Bonner Presswood, Publisher
V Editorial
Joy Courtney, Editor
Paul Roat, News Editor
Pat Copeland
June Alder
Bob Ardren
Jack Egan
V Contributors
Doug Dowling
Mike Heistand
Kay Pruden
V Advertising Sales
Jan Barnes
Dolores Knutson
V Classified Services
Darla Becker
V Advertising Services
and Accounting
Susan Runfola
V Production
Mike Atwood
Darla Becker
V Distribution
Daria Becker
Bob Tingler
Mary Stockmaster





With a lot of help from our friends. 1993
Editorial, Sales and Production Offices:
Island Shopping Center, 5400A Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
813 778 7978


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"Oil spills ... this one is for Santa Barbara, this one
is for Tampa Bay, and this one is for Jacksonville!"


"Are you still using that greasy kid stuff?"

SLICK


"I've either turned into a bald eagle, or I'm a quart
low! "


...and from 1991.


by Egan


PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Cartoonist Jack Egan began his "career" with the former Islander newspaper during the
height of the Belcher Oil controversy in the 1970s. Here are a few of his more memorable cartoons on oil spills
featuring his oily friend Slick, sharing our sentiment on the oil spill in Tampa Bay last week.


the lower you can build your bridges where they still
clear all other hazards such as the storm surge or ship-
ping, the more likely they are to stay open during high
wind events with the exception of extreme events."
Given the number and magnitude of Mr.
Freeman's errors, perhaps he is preparing himself for
a career at DOT.
Kay Hoey, Bradenton Beach


Special Ducks thanks
for the golf tourney
A lot of people helped make the 1st Annual D.Coy
Golf Tournament a success, and we'd like to thank them.
Special thanks goes to Paul Michaud, our bartender and
a professional golf instructor, for organizing the tourney.
Prize sponsors included AAA Travel, the Anchor-
age, Beach Bistro, Bob's Golf Shop, Bortell's,
Brady's, Cafe Robar, Domino's Pizza, Don's Barber
Shop, First Union Bank, Island Inn, Islander By-
stander, Irene's Resortwear and Anna Maria Island Li-
quor Shop.
Others include J & J Graphics, J & P Food Mart,
Mickey's Sports Bar, Peaches Ice Cream & Deli, Rod
& Reel Pier, Rotten Ralph's, Sandbar, Sandy Toes,
Sand Dollar Gift Shop, Shucker's, Sign of the Mer-
maid, Snips, Sue's Ice Cream, Sun & Surf, Tip of the
Island, and True Value Hardware.
Thanks to a great group of golfers, to Kerina and
Wendy, and the staff at the Manatee County Golf
Course. We'll see you all next year.
Steve Lardas and Bob Slicker, D. Coy Ducks


ZIP changes zap

delivery
ZIP Code 33509 and 33150 is Brandon, Florida,
not Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach.
The ZIP Code for Holmes Beach and Bradenton
Beach home delivery was changed on July 1, 1987,
from 33510 to 34217. The ZIP Code 33510 has been
reassigned to Brandon.
Mail for Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach is
still being addressed 33510. This causes a delay of at
least one day because the majority of the mail is pro-
cessed to the ZIP Code.
There is a similar problem with the Holmes Beach
post office boxes. The ZIP Code was changed from
33509 to 34218 and 33509 has also been reassigned to
Brandon.
The Anna Maria Post Office was changed from
33501 to 34216, but the 33501 has not been reassigned.
Please ask your readers to inform their correspondents
-of their proper ZIP Code. Too many residents are still
using the old ZIP Codes, which only delays delivery.
Bob Willis, Postmaster, Bradenton Beach
Send us your letters
The Islander Bystander welcomes and encourages
your letters to the Editor.
The Islander Bystander reserves the right to edit let-
ters for length. Letters must be signed, and include the city
you reside in anonymous letters will not be printed.
Mail or drop your letters off addressed to Editor,
The Islander Bystander, Island Shopping Center,
5400A Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 34217.


Deja vu


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THOSE WERE THE AYS
Part 2, Everybody's Talking,
by June Alder


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Even before the first telephone exchange opened, the future of the telephone
was foreseen by Scientific American magazine in 1877.

DR. LEFFINGWELL'S

TELEPHONE COMPANY


H.G. Reed and OliUe Stuart, who
ran the general store next to Dr. J.B.
Leffingwell's drugstore in Braid-
entown, knew a good thing when they
saw it. If the doctor's 12-year-old son
and his handyman could rig up a tele-
phone line between the Leffingwell
house and the drugstore why, there
was no reason other Main Street mer-
chants couldn't have telephones.
The two men made Dr. Leffingwell a
proposition. If he would start a telephone
company, they would run the switchboard
out of their store for free.
It didn't take the doctor long to
agree. He had a barn-full of copper wire
that wasn't doing anybody any good
(Civil War surplus his father had ac-
quired long ago).
And he had willing hands in his boy
Jack and yard man Alec Richardson, an
experienced telegraph lineman.
By the end of the summer of 1895
Jack Leffingwell and Richardson had
the telephone lines up. A small ten-line
switchboard was installed in Reed and
Stuart's emporium and Dr.
Leffingwell's new telephone company
was launched.
The doctor called it the "Gulf Coast
Telephone Company" a name with a
ring to it, wags said.
The Leffingwell house was assigned
the No. 1 telephone. A.G Reed's home got
No. 2, OliUe Stuart's No. 3, and
Leffingwell's drugstore was No. 5. Others
on the switchboard were H.L. Wadham,
No. 4; E.B. Camp, No. 6; L.R. Warren,
No. 7; and Walter Fuller, No. 8.
To add subscribers No. 9 and 10,
Jack and Alec strung a wire about four
miles to reach Oneco. It linked
Reasoner's Nursery and the John Helms
Store to the merchants of Braidentown.
Next, they extended the line south-
ward down to Sarasota, a hamlet of 20
dingy houses where cattle roamed in the
streets and drank from a watering
trough in the town square. Sarasota's
first telephone was installed in the real
estate office of Harry Higel. The second
went into the little post office.


By the spring of 1897 lines had
been strung some 30 miles to Myakka
and Fruitville, and Gulf Coast Tele-
phone had a total of 16 subscribers.
All well and good. But the little
company wasn't paying its way. The
16 customers were paying a monthly
rate of $2; every cent collected went
for equipment (the instruments cost
$7.50 each). Dr. Leffingwell couldn't
go on forever depending on free ser-
vices from Reed and Stuart and his son
Jack.
So Leffingwell decided to sell a 40
percent interest to Dr. L.R. Warren
who hired Ollie Stuart as manager and
moved the telephone office to his new
Opera'House. There, in a back room,
the first paid operator appropriately
named Olive Hitchings plugged
callers in and out.
Still, growth was slow. After ail,
Braidentown had a population of only
about 200; the neighboring villages of
Manatee to the east and Palmetto
across the river less than half that. The
whole of far-flung Manatee County
had a population of perhaps 4,000.
Manager Stuart realized the com-
pany needed to expand its base.
He took note of what was happen-
ing at the north end of Tampa Bay.
Tampa was booming, with a popula-
tion approaching 15,000. It was a ma-
jor port now, the terminus of Henry
Plant's South Florida Railroad. Its
shipping, citrus and cigar-making in-
dustries were growing at a fast pace.
Besides that, Tampa had a glamor-
ous hotel attracting tourists from all
over. The town was thoroughly mod-
ern, with a street railway, a water
works, sewers, electric lights and a
Southern Bell telephone exchange.
In Stuart's opinion, Gulf Coast
Telephone's survival depended on
linking up with Tampa. The problem
was where to get the capital.
It was that remarkable Leffingwell
boy at age 14 as smitten as ever
with telephone fever who came up
with a solution.


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By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Walter and Olivia Gruen's long struggle to build a
home on their undersized lot at 513 59th Street came to
a conclusion last week when the Holmes Beach Adjust-
ment Board unanimously granted them a variance.
The ruling was based on an ordinance, recently
passed by the city council, which allows variances to
minimum parcel size on subdivided waterfront prop-
erty if less than 10 percent of the property lies below
the mean high water line. Several other criteria must
also be met.
Before the hearing, Chairman Charlotte Long
noted, "The city council is not required, either legally
or morally, to assume responsibility for intentional or
unintentional erroneous information relative to any re-
quirement under the land development code given by
real estate agents to a prospective buyer. Any agree-
ment arriving as a result of such misinformation is a
civil matter and should be resolved possibly through
an appeal to a real estate board or in a court of law.
"According to city records, there was a request to the
city council to resolve a grievance resulting from the cre-
ation of an undersized lot by subdivision of a parcel prior
to its purchase. This the council could not do. It became
obvious from further review of the proceedings that the
council in its compassion for one property owner found
a way to circumvent its responsibility to deny any relief
in a civil matter and put the board of adjustment in a com-
promising position by having drawn and adopted, some-
what contrary to the city attorney's recommendation, the
June 15 amendment."
Public Works Supervisor John Fernandez told the


board that the lot was made undersized when a portion
was sold to a neighbor prior to the Gruens' purchase. The
parcel is 7,045 square feet The city's requirement for a
buildable lot is 7,510 square feet. The Gruens own 520
square feet of land beneath the water fronting.the seawall.
Fernandez said the plans meet all the other city
building and setback regulations.
The adjacent property owner, Peter Mansfield,
spoke against granting the variance. He maintained
that submerged land should not be used in calculating
lot size, property values would decrease if a variance
were granted, legal remedies could be pursued, there
was no impact study and adjacent property owners
were not notified.
Long halted Mansfield and reminded him he was
straying from the jurisdiction of the board.
Realtor Dolly Young spoke in favor of granting
the variance and stressed, "The Gruens had nothing to
do with and did not have knowledge of the fact that
they had purchased a lot that was not buildable. We
cannot deny an individual's private property rights if
they are within reason."
.. She also said of Mansfield, "He admits that he
knew when he was purchasing the portion of the lot
taken from the Gruen's lot that he was assisting in
making that lot unbuildable. I'm not an attorney; how-
ever, I can tell Mr. Mansfield that today's law does
prohibit just exactly what he did whether he did it with
a real estate agent or not."
Councilman Rich Bohnenberger told the board he
helped draft the ordinance, because "I could see no
reason why it would be an advantage to the city to al-
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ing to a close by October 5.
The dispute resulted in an ordinance in May 1991
prohibiting rentals in Key Royale for less than one
calendar month, and escalated when Westco re-
sponded with a lawsuit against the city in July 1991.
In the past few months, both parties have been
attempting to resolve the lawsuit. Council agreed at
last week's work session to accept Westco's settle-
ment offer and will vote on the settlement at the Au-
gust 17 meeting.
The terms of the offer are as follows:
Westco will be permitted to lease three proper-
ties in Key Royale for less than 30 days until Sept. 6,
1993. The properties are located at 612 Concord Lane,
607 Dundee Lane and 644 Key Royale Drive.


The Holmes Beach City Council came up flat in
trying to accommodate a teacher seeking to open a
piano studio.
At last week's work session, Paulette I. Kilts ap-
proached the council for a home occupation license
for Kilts Piano Studio to offer private music instruc-
tion. However, the council was bound by the stipula-
tion that a home occupation cannot generate pedes-
trian or vehicular traffic to the home.
According to Kilts application, students from
youth to adults would attend one hour per week les-
sons at the studio. Once a month, small groups of four
to six students would meet for performance and mu-
sic theory instruction for a half hour.
Councilman Rich Bohnenberger said any amend-
ment to the rules governing home occupation licenses
would have to be addressed as a separate issue.
Councilwoman Mary Ellen Reichard asked how
the council could make an exception, but Councilman
Rick Bohnenberger said the council has no authority


Westco will be permitted to lease one other prop-
erty in Key Royale, located at 614 Hampshire Lane,
for less than 30 days until Oct. 5, 1993.
Westco is to pay $750 to the city in relation to the
city's motion for assessment of attorney fees.
Both parties release each other from all claims re-
lated to the lawsuit.
In other business, council agreed to instruct city at-
torney Patricia Petruff to draft an ordinance to amend
the city's land development code in response to a prop-
erty owner whose property fronts on two streets.
Dr. Thomas Thomas sought relief from the re-
quirement for two front yard setbacks in order to build
an addition on his home.
Of the five options presented by Petruff, council
agreed on the one that will create a special variance
procedure. The draft ordinance will be presented at the
August 19 work session for discussion.


to grant an exception.
Council Chairman Don Howard asked Kilts if she
could work out of another facility such as the school
or community center. She said she has a great deal of
equipment and that would not be practical. She told
council that her neighbors did not have a problem with
the traffic and students and parents would only park in
her driveway.
- Kilts asked if the council could create another type
of licensing for artistic instruction in the home such as
music or art lessons. Howard said it might require a
comprehensive plan change, because it would be a new
use, and it would be a long-drawn-out process.
Holmes Beach resident Jim Meena stressed the
importance of having a piano teacher on the Island and
said he hoped the council could come up with some
solution.
Howard said, at this time, council could proceed
no further but could consider the possibility of an ar-
tistic license in the future.


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Lift station get facelift
The lift station at the Manatee County Beach was one of 11 area-wide lift stations
and water towers landscaped recently through a $44,000 matching state and Mana-
tee County grant fund. The county contracted with Sun Bay Nursery of Bradenton
which used a variety of native and foreign plants approved by Florida Department of
Environmental Protection such as sable palms, red cedars, Washingtonian palms
and seagrape. In four or five years the seagrape will totally screen the lift station
from view, according to the landscaper.

Fine Arts festival now

accepting applications


The Anna Maria Island Art League is
now accepting applications for the 5th
Annual Anna Maria Island Festival of
Fine Arts to be held on December 4 and 5,
1993, at the Holmes Beach City Hall Park.
The juried festival will feature origi-
nal works of fine artists and craftsmen
from Florida and other states. Completed
applications must be received by Septem-


ber 15 and interested artists and craftsmen
are encouraged to apply early.
To receive an application, send a re-
quest along with a self-addressed and
stamped envelope to: Anna Maria Island
Art League, Festival Director, 5312
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, Fla.
34217.
For information call (813) 778-2099.


AMC applies for ISTEA grant


What's better than a cold glass of
tea on a hot summer's day? It's having
the federal government under its ISTEA
grant program pay for a community
project instead of the taxpayers.
The Anna Maria City Commission
is applying for a $10,000 grant under
the federal government's Intermodal
Surface Transportation Efficiency Act


of 1991 (ISTEA) to build pedestrian/
bicyclist walkway adjacent to the
Humpback Bridge. Once built, the city
would maintain the structure in perpe-
tuity, states the proposed resolution.
The commission is scheduled to
pass the resolution, a requirement of
the grant application, at its regular
meeting scheduled for Aug. 24.


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Island historical museum


The Anna Maria City Commission
is looking into the possibility of getting
some or all of the old Islander newspa-
per property now vacant on Pine Av-
enue to make more room for the city's
public facilities. The property is owned
by Sky Ingham whose company bought
the newspaper from The New York
Times in the mid-80s.
"I once asked Sky if he'd donate the
Islander building to the city," said
Mayor Ray Simches with a smile denot-
ing obvious denial.
"Well, it never hurts to ask," he
said.
The idea to re-open the matter came
up when the Anna Maria Island Histori-
cal Society requested more space to
house its Island museum.
The museum currently occupies the
front portion of the city-owned building
at 402 Pine Avenue, which formerly

Missing home plan
Public documents may have been
missing in Anna Maria, but at least one
mystery has been solved.
Implications that the Anna Maria
City public works director may have
improperly expanded or altered his
home to include living quarters on the
ground floor were cleared by an inde-
pendent consultant, Harry Boothe, at
the request of Mayor Ray Simches.
Frank Tyndall provided a copy of


housed the city's public works depart-
ment. The area behind the museum is
currently occupied by the sheriff's de-
partment substation.
"I would like to inquire what the
commission's timetable is in regard to
moving the police to city hall. Our mu-
seum is so cramped we are keeping valu-
able artifacts under tables and in boxes,"
stated historical society representative
Carolyne Norwood in a letter to city hall.
Norwood said at last week's com-
mission work session that the society had
requested the additional space about nine
months ago when the commission was
discussing renovating city hall to accom-
modate all city departments.
The commission explained taxpay-
ers killed the renovation plans at that
time and until the police could be
moved, the museum space would have
to stay as is.

mystery no more
his home's original plans, signed and
approved by the presiding public
works director, Charles Kehm, when
the home at 110 Hammock Road was
built. The inspection by Boothe has
revealed no wrongdoing.
A random check of building depart-
ment records from 1978 to 1993 by Com-
missioner George McKay revealed only
two files in 1978 and two files in 1980
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Young love smiles,
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Mary Skinner, played by Laura Nelson, and
Clarence Day, Jr., played by Magnus Hines, fall
in love in The Chapel Players' current production
of the 1939 classic, "Life with Father." The play,
depicting family life in 1888, is playing at the
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'Life with Father'
By Joy Courtney
Editor
Family life in 1888 is delightfully presented in The
Chapel Players' production of the 1939 comedy clas-
sic, "Life with Father," written by Howard Lindsay and
Russel Crouse. The play is now running in the chapel
of Roser Memorial Church in Anna Maria City.
The large Island cast composed of actors of all
ages, enhanced by beautiful period costumes and an
authentic looking set, earned quite a few howls of
laughter. The company portrays the Day family as
it lived with, loved and maneuvered a cantankerous,
opinionated father into an even more lovable patri-
arch.
Roy and Dottle McChesney as father Clarence
Day and the mother, Lavinia, gave strong but not
over-powering performances. Their experience and
steady strength allowed the audience to focus on and
enjoy the efforts of less experienced cast members,
especially the young adults and children.
Magnus Hines, Matthew Magowan, Ted Ajmo
and McKenzie Wilkins were able to rope the audi-
ence into the fun of being the Day children. Ajmo
had a particular naturalness about him that gave the


a peach of a play
Day's third son a likable freshness. The same can be
said for the performance of Laura Nelson as the older
son's love interest.
Though they didn't have much to say, the maids,
Island youth Marisa Bergquist, Amanda Donoho, and
Meredith Buckelew along with adults Cheryl Levy and
Kathy Brown definitely made a good impression as
they handled countless props to and from the kitchen.
Pat Hoefig gave a steady performance as Cousin
Cora as did Art Ballman as the reverend, and Charles
Guy and Randy Weaver as the doctors.
Fear of mixing up or blowing lines during the vi-
sually identical familial dining scenes seemed to be the
only time the cast lost energy and slowed the play
down. Prop handling by the cast and one particular late
sound cue also provided a little drag.
. "Life With Father" is good, home grown entertain-
ment.
The show will continue to run from Thursday, Aug.
19, through Aug. 21 in the chapel located at 512 Pine
Ave.The proceeds from the Aug. 19 performance will be
donated to the family crisis fund of All Island Denomina-
tions. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students. Ticket
information is available by calling 778-0414.


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University women invite
new members
The Manatee County Branch of the American As-
sociation of University Women will begin its 41st year
with a gala event for members and prospective mem-
bers on Saturday, Aug. 28, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the River
Oaks Club House, 1600 1st Ave. West, Bradenton.
Membership is open to college students and
graudates of accredited universities and colleges.
Invitations are available by calling Thea Kinger
at 751-4164 in the evening. Call 792-4863 or 729-
1611 for membership information.

Off Island happenings
4-H Dog Obedience Training Classes will be-
gin Friday, Sept. 2, with an orientation meeting at
the Agriculture Center in Palmetto. Youth ages 8 to
18, with dogs at least six months of age at time of
training are eligible for classes. Equipment needed
for the classes will be a six-foot leather or cotton
lead and properly fitting training collar. Classes will
be held on Thursdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m. for ten
weeks in the Livestock Arena of the Agriculture
Center. To register and obtain additional informa-
tion, call 722-4524.
"Oliver!" will run at the Riverfront Theatre
from Sept.10 to 26, with performances Tuesday
through Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sunday
matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults and $7
for students 21 and under with a valid ID. Tickets


may be reserved by calling the Riverfront Theatre Box
Office at 748-5875 during box office hours (between
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, and one
hour prior to curtain) or by visiting the Riverfront
Theatre Box Office at 102 Old Main Street in down-
town Bradenton.
The First United Methodist Church, 603 11th St.
West, Bradenton, announces its 1993/94 Fine Arts Mu-
sic Series of 12 concerts. For a brochure listing concert
dates call James Hawkinson at 747-4406.

Final days to register
for MCC fall term
Students need to apply now for Fall 1993 classes at
Manatee Community College campuses in Bradenton and
Venice. Classes begin Monday. Aug. 23.
Admissions offices open at 8 a.m. and registration
offices are open at 8:30 a.m. Both offices are open
until 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and until 4:30
p.m. on Friday, through Aug. 27.
Registration will continue through that date only
for classes which have not yet met.
For new students, registration is by appointment.
Proof of immunization for measles and rubella is re-
quired for those born after 1956. Consult MCC admis-
sions office for specific.
MCC campuses are located at 5840 26th St. West
in Bradenton and at 8000 S. Tamiami Trail in Venice.
For more information, call the MCC admissions office
on the Bradenton Campus at 755-1511, ext. 4234. At
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Duck golfers cooled by rain delay


Rain couldn't dampen the day, but it sure cooled
off the players in the first annual D.Coy Golf Tourna-
ment, sponsored by D.Coy Ducks Bar and Grille last
Saturday.
Three water spouts could be seen threatening the
beach from the Manatee County Golf Course early in
the morning. Play was suspended for nearly an hour as
lightning surrounded the course during the downpour.
The good news was that the anticipated sweltering heat
was held off by the rain, and it was actually cool and.


pleasant when play resumed.
Women's winners were Penny Porter and Cori
Woods with a score of 75. Men's gross winners, Don
and Bob Brown, held with a score of 61. Men's net
winners, Rivera and DuBois, shot a 64.
Challenges on the course included "closest to the
line" from the 10th tee, won by Steve Richards. The
"closest to the pin" holes were won by Ken Rickett,
Phil Williamson, John Fuller, Jim Chiaffredo, and
Vivian Allen.




Islander Bystander
cartoonist Jack Egan
took a shot at the
"closest to the line"
prize on the 10th hole.


Players agreed, John
Fuller's shot on the
third hole for a "closest
to the pin" prize, was
the best shot of
the tournament.



Islander Photos:
Bonner Presswood


P.G.A. professional Paul
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Don and Bob Brown
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JUB THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 19, 1993 M PAGE 10


What I did on my summer vacation


By Katharine Wight
Islander School Correspondent.
I know that when I get back to school my English
teacher will give me a "truly original" assignment -
that same essay we get to write every single year -
the dreaded "What I Did On My Summer Vacation."
Who wants to tell their teacher that they lazed
around watching TV all summer? Not many of us. So,
we kids have to actually get up and do something to
gather material for our essays.
Here are parts from a day-to-day diary I kept dur-
ing my visit to Maine.
Day one: Been on the airplane two hours. Feel-
ing a bit airsick.
Day one continued: Been in the Newark airport
for six hours. Feeling a bit terminal sick.
Day two: Now I'm in Northeast Harbor, Maine.
I'm staying at a charming little bed and breakfast
called The Harbourside Inn where unfortunately there
is NO TELEVISION. But that's okay. I can adjust.
Besides, there are plenty of other things to do in
Maine.
To start, I can walk five minutes into town to the
library, the bookstore, and, my personal favorite, the
candy store. Sourpatch Candy at a penny-a-piece.
Long Jolly Rancher Candies for ten cents each and
many other great deals. Back at the Inn, I can lounge
around playing Gameboy, read, or play Scrabble with
my mom.
If the weather is nice I will go visit the innkeeper's
granddaughter, Megan.
We're going to Bar Harbor tomorrow.
Day three: We've had an eventful day in Bar


The Anna Maria Island Community Center
will offer a Before School Child Care Program
from 7 a.m. to start of classes at Anna Maria El-
ementary School beginning Monday, Aug. 23. The
cost is $2 per day per child.


Harbor. My sister and I spent a half hour with our
faces pressed up against the window of Ben and Bill's
Chocolate Emporium. Then we ate lunch at Carlo's,
home of the World's Best Lasagna. I'm writing this


The Center's After School Child Care Pro-
gram will begin the same day. Registration is re-
quired for both programs.
Call the Community Center at 778-1908 for
details.


entry hastily before I go to sleep. I think they put some-
thing in the lasagna to make me sleepy. It's only two
in the morning!
Day four: Lois Lowry, my favorite author, is in
town to give a talk and sign books. After she signed
my edition of "Find a Stranger, Say Goodbye, we
had a little chat.
I told her I write for a newspaper and she thought
that was really neat. She said if she is ever in Florida
she will pick up a copy, but my publisher is sending
her a copy of this story via her publisher.
Day five: I made the posters for the library's
annual book sale today. I met my friend Pat Pendleton,
who used to teach school, at the library at 10 this morn-
ing and we made five posters and two price lists. Pat's
really nice. She volunteers to run the book sale every
year.
Day six: Slept in till 9:15. Ate seven blueberry
muffins for breakfast this morning. The Inn serves
them homemade, hot-out-of-the-oven every morning.
They are seven times more irresistible than the normal
muffin. Played Tetris on my Gameboy all day.
Day seven: Played 15 games of Scrabble with my
mom in our Scrabblethon. Mom beat me 11 to 4. Why
does she always keep score?
Day eight: The book sale today was a big disap-
pointment. Only 34 people came in five hours and only
12 people bought books. It got me so depressed I ate
a whole carton of Deering Double Dutch Chocolate Ice
Cream.
Day nine: Our last day. We spent it picking blue-
berries to bring back in my suitcase. I hope they don't
die in there. We went on the Go-Carts at Odyssey
Track. My sister turned into a speed demon and passed
everyone!
At the airport I was reading the paper and saw that
Warner Brothers had rented the theater for three days
for the opening of a new Mel Gibson movie, "Man
Without a Face." Gibson, Elton John, Goldie Hawn
and Kurt Russell were there. The article said Elton had
flown his helicopter over Northeast Harbor. So that's
whose helicopter I saw!
Day 10: We're back in Florida and all I have to
say is, "There's no place like home!"

Katharine is entering seventh grade at King Middle
School.


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[j THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M AUGUST 19, 1993 M PAGE 11


ISLAND AND KEY SCHOOL BUS SCHEDULES


Anna Maria Elementary School Bus Schedule
Driver J. Driggers, Bus no. 142
8:14 Spring & North Shore
8:15 Spring & Tarpon
8:16 Spring & Bay Blvd S
8:18 Bay Blvd N. & Crescent
8:20 Bay Blvd & Alamanda
8:23 North Shore & Fern
8:25 North Shore & Newton
8:26 North Shore & Linda
8:28 North Shore & Coconut
8:29 North Shore & Pine
8:30 Gulf Dr & Oak
8:31 Gulf Dr & Peppertree
8:32 Gulf Dr & 70th
8:33 Gulf Dr & 65th
8:38 Anna Maria Elementary School
Driver J. Driggers, Bus no. 142
8:42 Palm Dr & 71st
8:44 Palm Dr & 77th
8:46 Gulf Dr & Palm
8:47 Marina & 82nd
8:48 Marina & 77th
8:50 Marina & 72nd
8:55 Marina & 67th
9:00 Anna Maria Elementary School
Driver B. Beck, Bus no. 225
8:20 Gulf Dr & 4th St S
8:21 Gulf Dr 2nd St N
8:22 Gulf Dr & 7th St N
8:23 Gulf Dr & llth StN
8:24 Gulf Dr at 1801
8:25 Gulf Dr & 28th
8:27 Old Gulf Dr & 6th Av
8:32 Anna Maria Elementary School
Driver L Homing, Bus no. 5
8:05 Gulf of Mexico & Broadway LBK (west side)
8:25 Gulf of Mexico at county line (Pattigeorges)
8:31 Gulf of Mexico & St. Jude (Circle K)
8:32 Gulf of Mexico & Emerald Harbor
8:33 Gulf of Mexico & Dream Island (Cannons)
8:34 Gulf of Mexico & Wake Island
8:35 Gulf of Mexico & DeNarvaez
8:35 Gulf of Mexico & Reclinata
8:37 Gulf of Mexico & Broadway (PB Gas)
8:40 Gulf Dr & 10th St S (Brd Bch)
8:55 Anna Maria Elementary School
Kine Middle School Bus Schedule
Driver A. Crumity, Bus no. 115
7:00 75th St & 24th Av W (Bradenton)
7:10 Manatee Av & 6th Av W
7:15 Manatee Av & Perico Bay Blvd
7:16 Manatee Av & Bristol Bay
7:18 Manatee Av & Flamingo Cay
7:25 King Middle School
Driver J. Driggers, Bus no. 142
7:15 Pine Av & Tarpon


7:16
7:17
7:19
7:20
7:21
7:23
7:24
7:25
7:27
7:28
7:29
7:30
7:45
Driver B.
7:27
7:28
7:28
7:29
7:30
7:36
7:37
7:39
7:41
7:55


Bay Blvd N. & Pine
Bay Blvd & Crescent
Bay Blvd & Alamanda
North Shore & Fern
North Shore & Newton
North Shore & Linda
North Shore & Coconut
Gulf Dr & Magnolia (IGA)
Gulf Dr & Oak
Gulf Dr & 81st St
Palm Dr & 76th
Marina Dr & 71st
King Middle School
Beck, Bus no. 225
Palm Dr & Clark
Palm Dr & 67th (Key Royale)
Marina & 62nd
Marina & 56th (Marina Mall)
Gulf Dr & 51st
Gulf Dr & 31st
Gulf Dr & 28th
Gulf Dr at Sunbow Bay
Manatee Av at 7-11
King Middle School
Sugg Middle School Bus Schedule


Driver D. Hoffman, Bus no. 235
6:53 Cortez Rd & Bantam Shop Ctr (north side)
6:55 Cortez Rd & 115th St W
6:57 Cortez Rd & 123rd St W
6:58 Cortez Rd & 127th St W
7:00 Gulf Dr & 9th St N (Brd Bch)
7:01 Gulf Dr & 17th
7:03 26th St & Ave C
7:04 Ave C & 24 St
7:10 123rd St & 45th Av W
7:12 Cortez Rd & 106th St W
7:13 Cortez Rd & Bantam Shop Ctr (south side)
7:15 44th Av Dr & 86th St Ct W
7:20 Sugg Middle School
Driver L Homing, Bus no. 5
7:08 Gulf of Mexico & Broadway LBK (west side)
7:15 Gulf of Mexico at county line (Pattigeorges)
7:20 Gulf of Mexico & St. Jude (Circle K)
7:21 Gulf of Mexico & Emerald Harbor
7:22 Gulf of Mexico & Dream Island
7:23 Gulf of Mexico & General Harris
7:26 Gulf of Mexico & Broadway (PB Gas)
7:29 Gulf of Mexico & 7th St S (Brd Bch)
7:30 Gulf of Mexico & 3rd St N
7:39 Cortez Rd & 100th St W
7:40 Cortez Rd & Coral Shores
7:45 Sugg Middle School
Bayshore High School Bus Schedule


Driver N. Needham, Bus no. 235
6:55 Cortez Rd & Waterway
6:58 Cortez Rd & 101st St W


7:00
7:02
7:03
7:07
7:09
7:11
7:12
7:13
7:23
7:25
7:27
7:29
7:31
7:33
7:34
7:36
7:39
7:42
7:44
7:46
7:48
7:50
7:55
8:00
7:02
8:05
8:08
8:15


Cortez Rd & 115th St W
Cortez Rd & 123rd St W
Cortez Rd & 127th W
Gulf Dr & 9th St N
Gulf Dr & & 17th
Gulf Dr & 24th
26th & Ave C
Ave C & 22nd
Gulf of Mexico & county line (LBK)
Gulf of Mexico & Longboat Harbor
Gulf of Mexico & White Sands
Gulf of Mexico & Lil Gull
Gulf of Mexico & St Judes (Circle K)
Gulf of Mexico & Jungle Queen
Gulf of Mexico & Emerald Harbor
Gulf of Mexico & Dream Island
Gulf of Mexico & General Harris
Gulf of Mexico & Palm Dr
Gulf Dr & Broadway (PB Gas)
Gulf Dr & 8th St S (Brd Bch)
Gulf Dr & 1st St N (Circle K)
Cortez Rd & 124th St W
Cortez Rd & 106th St W
Cortez Rd & 100th St W
Cortez Rd & Mt. Vernon Dr
Cortez Rd & Coral Shores
44th Av Dr & 86th St Ct W
Bayshore High School
Manatee High School Bus Schedule


Driver R. Asher, Bus no. 226
7:49 Gulf Dr & 29th
7:51 Gulf Dr & 31st
7:55 East Bay & Manatee Av (Island Foods)
7:57 Palm Dr & 77th
7:58 Palm Dr & Key Royale
8:00 Gulf Dr & Haverkos
8:03 Gulf Dr & 46th
8:07 Manatee Av & Perico Bay Blvd
8:09 Manatee Av & Perico Island
8:10 Manatee Av & Flamingo Cay
8:20 Manatee High School
Driver L Teeple, Bus no. 190
7:45 Pine Av & Tarpon
7:47 Bay Blvd N & Pine Av (Pier)
7:48 Bay Blvd & Crescent
7:50 Bay Blvd & Alamanda
7:51 North Shore & Fern
7:52 North Shore & Newton
7:52 North Shore & Linda
7:54 Gulf Dr & Magnolia (IGA)
7:55 Gulf Dr & Oak
7:57 Gulf Dr & 85th
7:58 Palm Dr & 71st
8:00 Palm Dr & 57th
8:20 Manatee High School
For more information, call the Manatee County
School Bus Transportation Office at 747-7311.


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IM THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 19, 1993 0 PAGE 12


Marine and Strasser
marry
Lori Ann Strasser and Peter William Marine Jr.
were married June 18 at Rosary Cathedral, Toledo,
Ohio. The Rev. Thomas Oedy officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James
Strasser of Toledo. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Pe-
ter Marine Sr. of Anna Maria.
Matron of honor was Leigh Robish. Bridesmaids
were Lisa Strasser and Heidi Strasser, sisters of the
bride; Andrea Campbell; Julie Kremer; and Wendy
Batey, sister of the bridegroom.
Best man was Peter Marine Sr., father of the bride-
groom, of Anna Maria. Groomsmen were Matt Marine,
brother of the bridegroom; Todd Batey, brother-in-law of
the bridegroom; Jason Strasser, brother of the bride; Steve
Parent; Steve Armstrong; and John Robish.
A reception followed the ceremony at the Marriott
Hotel. The couple honeymooned in Jamaica. They live
in Auburn, Ala.


The Island poet
Anna Maria Island is a wonderful place for
peace and quiet,
And many folks have pulled up stakes to come
down here to try it.
For you will have no factory whistles or the
rumble of a train,
Or all the noise of the big city that can cause your
ear drums pain.
Oh, you may hear the children gleefully yell
and shout,
As they greet the outside world when school is
letting out,
But the three small towns go about their busi-
ness in a quiet way,
Perhaps that's why so many visitors feel this
must be the place to stay.
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Ham Jones, Jr.
Ham Jones, Jr., formerly of Bradenton, died Aug.
9 in Lexington, Ky.
Born in New York City, Mr. Jones graduated from
Manatee High School in 1972 and the University of
Florida in 1977.
He was employed by the Seafood Shack Restaurant
from 1997 to 1986 and was employed in North Carolina
and Kentucky until his death.
He is survived by his wife, Rebecca, of Lexington;
his parents, Ham and Barbara Jones of Bradenton; sis-
ters, Kimberly Trombley and Nancy Sullivan of St.
Petersburg and Adele Jones of Atlanta.
Services were held at Longboat Island Chapel,
Longboat Key, the Rev. Jim March officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Ham Jones, Jr.
Scholarship Fund, c/o Ham Jones, Sr., Seafood Shack,
P. 0. Box 637, Cortez, Fla. 34215.
























Returning home
Lillian Kacura of Holmes Beach enjoys a summer
visit from her son, David, and his wife, Linda, the
former Linda Raines. The Kacuras now live in
southern California. Both David and Linda were
raised on Anna Maria Island, but didn't meet until
each had moved to the Golden State. "It's still
beautiful here," said David. "It's tempting to move
back."


THE ISlANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 19, 1993 K PAGE 13



Double help for
Island Chamber
Derrick (standing) and David Sipe, twin sons of
Islander Pat Sipe ofAnna Maria City, volunteered
this summer to work at the Anna Maria Island
S. Chamber of Commerce. Two afternoons a week, the
18-year-olds answered phones and the multitude of
questions from walk-in visitors. The young men took
the unpopular volunteer time slots of Thursday and
Friday afternoons to help out their step-mother,
Mary Ann Sipe, president of the chamber. Both boys
are in their second year of college at Florida State
University, Tallahassee. David is working toward a
.* degree in computer science and Derrick is taking
.* some time before he declares his major.
S. Islander Photos: Joy Courtney


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[] THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M AUGUST 19, 1993 M PAGE 14


Island vet helps children
understand pet care
Island veterinarian Dr. Bill Bystrom of Holmes
Beach presented a children's program on pet care
at the Island Branch Library. Dr. Bystrom explained
balanced nutrition was the most important part of
responsible pet care. He also said canine dental
care is an up-and-coming concern of many pet
owners. The pet care industry has responded with
properly-shaped toothbrushes as well as malt or
poultry flavored toothpastes. Pictured, the doctor
shows the children an x-ray of a dog's skull. The pet
had a broken jaw caused by a bullet. Pet and jaw
were OK after treatment, said the doctor.
Islander Photo: Joy Courtney


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all dinners include bread and butter,
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filed in ladder

killing
An incident on the Palma Sola Causeway
that led to the death of Holmes Beach resident
Thomas Fortuner has resulted in murder
charges.
Joseph Wharren, a 24-year-old from Or-
lando, is accused of hurling a ladder at
Fortuner, age 52, as he passed by Wharren on
the Palma Sola Causeway at about 2 a.m. on
Aug. 3. Wharren was arrested on Aug. 3 and
murder charges were filed by the state
attorney's office on Aug. 13.
Wharran, a window washer from Orlando
working in the Bradenton area, was quarreling
with a co-worker on the causeway when
Fortuner passed them on his motorcycle just as
the 5-foot ladder was flung by Wharren, knock-
ing Fortuner off the motorcycle, police said.
Court records state that Fortuner's death
was not a premeditated killing that would have
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August 5, Coquina Beach, burglary of purse from
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August 6, 6900 Gulf Dr., Bali Hai, larceny of
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August 8,200 block of 30th Street, petty larceny
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August 9, 3700 block of East Bay Drive, bur-
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Lots of bad news
By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
Genuine dread is an emotion seldom felt by folks
as fortunate as us.
Living here and usually kidding about "just an-
other day in Paradise," we seldom feel the dread of
this past week as that oil slick once declared "harm-
lessly blown out to sea" found its way back to our
shores. But those pictures of Pinellas beaches in the
newspapers and on television remind us of just how
lucky we've been following the disaster at the mouth
of Tampa Bay.
Even more distressing and real than the pictures
are the birds stained and soaked with oil flying back
to Anna Maria. Doug Bourget, rescue coordinator for
the Pelican Man Sanctuary in Sarasota operating
out of Anna Maria this past week says they've
treated upwards of 70 sea birds as of Monday, and
expect many more to come.
This whole incident reminds us again of our vul-
nerability as an Island community to not only natu-
ral, but also man-made, disasters.
On a personal level, it makes me proud to be part
of newspaper staff able to cover a breaking story the
magnitude of the shipping disaster so well, and do it
all on deadline day. Paul Roat's pictures and writing
and also Jack Egan's cartoon were journalistic high
points carried out in the face of chaos and deadlines.
The oil spill in our community isn't the only in-
sult to the Gulf of Mexico at the moment. Those huge
floods in the midwest have resulted in scientists predict-
ing that the "dead zone" at the mouth of the Mississippi
River may double in size to 6,000 square miles.
And this comes just as we wind up the "Year of
the Gulf' program designed to increase public aware-
ness of problems with "America's Sea."Ironically, a
major portion of the Year of the Gulf program fo-
cused on the Mississippi River and its role in carry-
ing nutrients to the Gulf.
Of course, the Mississippi has always flowed into
the Gulf. But beginning in the last century, and sky-
rocketing in this one, the extra nutrients from sources
including fertilizers washing off farmlands and sew-
age systems all along the river have served to promote
algae blooms taking so much oxygen from the water
in the dead zone that fish cannot live there.
We all have to begin to realize that when we
"throw something away," we're really just throwing
it somewhere away from us. And like karma, it will
eventually find its way back.
In that spirit, the states of Florida, Alabama, Mis-
sissippi, Louisiana and Texas will join hands begin-


and good dancing
ning September 18 in a "Take Pride Gulfwide" beach
cleanup program. The five states will also launch of
Boater's Pledge program, asking boaters to promise
they will not dump trash in the water.
This program is being jointed sponsored by Sea
Grant and Sea World in Orlando. Granted, it's a small
beginning, but it is a beginning.
Speaking of dead zones, that one in Florida Bay
I wrote about a couple of months ago is now spread-
ing south of the Keys and is beginning to damage the
Florida Marine Sanctuary. Large patches of dead
seagrasses are being found on the ocean side of the
Keys in-channels.
Biggest damage so far is on the turtle grass flats in
Hawk Channel and Long Key Channel.
"When you start seeing stable communities, ma-
rine nursery communities like seagrasses that provide
habitat for commercial fish, suddenly dying, it's defi-
nitely cause for concern," says Billy Causey, manager
of the Florida Marine Sanctuary.
Causey is working closely with management of
Everglades National Park and the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers as all three groups try to find some solution
to the ongoing degradation of Florida's southernmost
waters. I understand that the Army Corps has tripled
water flow through the Park in an effort to flush
Florida Bay, but results are mixed so far.
Meanwhile, sugar cane growers continue to dump
their fertilizer-rich waste water into the Shark River
Slough. That flows into the Shark River (surprise!)
which is eventually swept into Florida Bay on incom-
ing tides off the Gulf of Mexico. And the beat goes on.
Lets strike a far lighter and more local note.
One of America's oldest continuous sailing regat-
tas, the Sarasota Sailing Squadron's Labor Day Re-
gatta, is scheduled for the 47th straight year beginning
September 3 on Sarasota Bay.
More than 300 boats, from all parts of the country,
are expected to show up for the fun. And great fun it
is, too. I haven't missed one in years.
Totally unlike the usual "yachting" scene, the La-
bor Day Regatta welcomes sailors and non-sailors
alike for a weekend of not only sailing competition,
but also plenty of old-fashioned barbecues, live bands
playing foot-stomping music and oodles of dancing on
the shores of Sarasota Bay.
Everything is cheap, the people are friendly to a
fault, and if you don't have a good time, then you're
not really trying.
Make plans to spend a little time at the regatta this
year. You'll thank me for the suggestion.
See you next week.


Bowling
benefits kids
at center
Scott Dell, program
director (back left),
and Billy O'Connor
(back right), a coordi-
nator of the O'Connor
Bowling Tournament
held in July to benefit
the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, let
Island kids show off the
new sports equipment
the proceeds pur-
chased. The new
equipment includes
basketballs, soccer and
volley balls, a bowling
set for the smaller
children, a floor hockey
set and much, much
more. The center
expects delivery soon
of a $650 Gemini
public address system
also purchased with the
$1,272 proceeds.
Islander Photo:
Joy Courtney






EI THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 19, 1993 M PAGE 17


By Captain Mike Heistand
Last Tuesday's oil spill caused by a collision in
Tampa Bay of a phosphate freighter and two barges
carrying petroleum products did not seem to affect
fishing around Anna Maria Island, according to the
captains I spoke to.
Arkee from the Bradenton Beach Pier said one
of the pier customers caught a 21-inch grouper. The
rest of the anglers brought in big sheepshead, drum
and grouper as well as mangrove snapper, trout and a
few flounder.
Chris from Galati Yacht Basin told me boats
were bringing in shark, grouper and snapper from off-
shore. Pinfish seemed to be working best for the grou-
per. In the backwater, he said there had been numer-
ous reports of redfish with some being caught in the
bayou by Key Royale.
I'd like to welcome Captain Joe Webb on becom-
ing a reporting captain. His reports will start next week.
Dan from the Anna Maria City Pier reported
customers were catching a lot of mangrove snapper, a
few snook which were released and a few redfish.
Carl from Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said his
customers were coming in with redfish. He also said
shrimp is now available at all the bait shops.
Captain Tom Chaya said redfish, trout and snook
were his best bet last week.
Captain Phil Sheilds reported his clients brought
in mangrove and yellowtail snapper, amberjack, red
grouper and barracuda.
Terri from Annie's Bait & Tackle told me Cap-
tain Zack with "Dee Jay" reported much redfish from
15 inches up and up to 15 pounds as well as a good


Soccer season
on a roll at center
Boys and girls from ages five to 13 can now
register to play soccer at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center. Tryouts are Aug. 28 (all
children who register will be able to play -
tryouts are merely to assess ability), the
fundraiser "Jamboree" is set for Sept. 3 and
soccer season officially starts on Sept. 7. The fee
is $25. These enthusiastic soccer players
(front row, left to right) Travis Roush, 6, and
Tyler Krauss, 7, and (back row, left to right)
Nichole Freeman, 9, and Ben Sato, 9, invite all
Island children to join the soccer league. Call
Scott Dell, AMICC program director, at 778-
1908 for more information.
Islander Photo: Joy Courtney


amount of speckled trout up to 24 inches good
mid-summer catches. A few flounder, Spanish mack-
erel and lots of mangrove snapper were out there, the
good captain said.
Captain Rick Gross told me his best bet was
redfish last week with several coming in over the 27-
inch limit. Yes, they were released. Rich also said his
clients caught some big trout up to 24 inches.
Ray from the Rod & Reel Pier said pier fisher-
men brought in a lot of mangrove snapper, a few
snook which were released and a few redfish.
Captain Mark Bradow said he targeted trout
last week with excellent results. Some came in up to
26 inches long with plenty of smaller fish. Mark said
he also had a good time bringing in some redflsh.
Yvonne from the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said
the fleet's four-hour trip brought in an average of 125
head of vermilion, lane and mangrove snapper. Its
six-hour trip averaged 200 head of vermilion, lane
and mangrove snapper as red grouper. Its nine-hour
trip averaged 25 head of amberjack, red grouper,
mangrove and yellowtail snapper and scamp.
Captain Todd Romaine said he was still bringing
in limit catches of redfish and a few snook for his clients.
Bill from Island Discount Tackle told me lots of
redfish were reported being caught using both live and
artificial baits such as gold spoons and mirror-lures. Bill
advised anglers to look for the faster moving tides for
best results. Offshore grouper, snapper and amberjack
seem to be his customers' best bets right now.
My clients on "Magic" caught snook, redfish,
flounder and mangrove snapper. Good catches and
good fishing!


) Nine feet of meat
'- _. Islanders Chris, Mike and Mary Galati,
S,. Richard Gupton, Anthony Manali and Bob
Lopez had some fun bringing in this nine-foot,
170-pound hammerhead shark. The battle took
place in about 130 feet of water.
















Island fishing still good


after oil spill


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DAY AMHIGH AMLOW PMHIGH PMLOW
Thu 8/19 1:46 2.0ft 7:02 0.711 1:49 2.5ft 7:49 0.7ft
Fri 8/20 2:11 2.2ft 7:56 0.6ft 2:42 2.2ft 8:12 0.91t
Sat 8/21 2:39 2.3ft 8:58 0.5ft 3:42 2.0ft 8:36 1.1ft
Sun 8/22 3:15 2.5ft 10:040.411t 4:55 1.7ft 8:58 1.3ft
Mon 8/23 3:58 2.5 11:200.4ft 6:40 1.5ft 9:03 1.4ft
Tue 8/24 4:50 2.5ft 12:53 0.4ft
Wed 8/25 5:57 2.5ft 2:26 0.4ft
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later.
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SCHOOL'S OPEN MONDAY, AUGUST 23rd


Please drive carefully!

They are counting on you ...

SCHOOL to be aware of
SPEED school zones, 2 ...

LIMIT buses and .


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778-0773
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778-1628
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10003 Gulf Dr. Anna Maria
778-9884
CANDY CAIN'S
111 Bay Blvd. S. Anna Maria Island
778-1515
CAPTAIN'S MARINA
We value our children, drive carefully.
5501 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
778-1977
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING CO.
5508 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
778-3924 778-4461
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107 Gulf Dr. N. Bradenton Beach
778-1005
DICK WAGNER REALTY, INC.
2217 Gulf Dr. Bradenton Beach
778-2246
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Real Estate
2810 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
778-7500


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3901 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
778-2501


FIRST UNION BANK
5327 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
798-2704
FRAN MAXON REAL ESTATE
9701 Gulf Dr. Anna Maria
778-1450 778-2307
GRIFFITH -CLINE
Funeral Homes
Serving Anna Maria and
Manatee & Sarasota Counties
748-1011 778-4480
HARLAN'S 1-HOUR PHOTO
ANNA MARIA CENTRE
3332 East Bay Dr. Holmes Beach
778-4277
HOLMES BEACH CITY HALL
5901 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
778-2221
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5347 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
778-2924
HUFFINE'S AMOCO SERVICE
5424 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
778-1771
IRENE'S RESORT WEAR
5308 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
778-1161
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5343 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
778-2245
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213 54th Street Holmes Beach
778-3082
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6101 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
778-6066
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5340 E. Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
778-1472
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5412 MArina Dr. Holmes Beach
778-2253

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5203 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
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5500 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
778-5710
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5348B Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
778-5622
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5340A Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
778-4505
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3007 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
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5318 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
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778-2169
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SCHOOL DAZE RETURNS


School starts
Monday
Kindergarten through fifth grade classes
begin Monday, Aug.23, at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria
Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive N.,
Holmes Beach. Call 778-1125 for admission
information.


King to hold sixth-grade
open house
An open house is planned from 1 to 2 p.m., Thurs-
day, August 19, to welcome incoming sixth-grade stu-
dents and their parents to King Middle School, 600
75th St. NW.
The open house will be held so new students can
become familiar with the school before classes begin
Aug. 23.
Students and their parents should arrive at the school
cafeteria by 1 p.m., where they will be greeted by King
Parent Advisory Council officers Joan Pettigrew and
Sharon Demetree. Information: 741-3183.


SneaL &neatL.
CHARMING HOUSE IN ANNA MARIA
Two bedroom, two bath with white tile floors.
Super location close to the bay.$159,900.
SUNBOW BAY CONDO
Well priced at $92,500. You'll be amazed at
this spacious and immaculate unit. Pretty as
a picture. Good Rentals too!
Call Patty Lance.
Office 383-3708 or Evenings 778-5295
PATTY LANCE
Want excellent results?
Hire an exceptional
REALTOR with a
proven track record of
success. I will go the
extra mile for you!
--. Specializing in Long-
boat Key and Anna
Maria Island's finest
MILS


Center offers 'after care' for
kindergartners
Kindergarten students at Anna Maria Elementary
School will be dismissed early at 12:30 p.m. during the
first week of school only.
The Anna Maria Island Community Center will
increase its after-school child care program to begin at
12:30 p.m. for this time period. Contact AMICC Pro-
gram Director Scott Dell at 778-1908 for details.

New student and admission
information
Preschool students must be three years old on or be-
fore September 1 to enter Florida public school. Children
with disabilities may be served beginning with their third
birthday, if not earlier. Kindergarten students must be five
years old on or before Spetember 1. First grade students
must be six years old on or before September.
Students entering a Florida school for the first time
must meet admission requirements which include:
Provide a certified birth certificate
Provide current (within the past 12 months)
physical examination documentation
Offer proof of residence by a utility bill, lease or


RENTALS
$56,000 One bedroom condo with one
car garage. Owner may finance.
Call Today! (813) 778-1999
5320 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217
The Island Shopping Center
Open the door to your dreams.
Be sure to read all the real estate ads in the
Islander Bystander.


rental agreement, or homestead exemption notice
Provide a certificate of immunization
Proof of two doses of measles vaccine are required
and enforced for all kindergarteners, at public and private
schools, beginning this year. The Florida Certificate of
Immunization (HR form 680) is being revised to docu-
ment the second measles vaccine dose.
Physicals and immunization are available from
private physicians or the Manatee County Public
Health Unit, 748-0666.

Anna Maria School menu
Monday, 8/23/93 *
* Breakfast: Toast, Fruit or Cereal
* Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Tater Tots,
Green Beans, Fruit Cup
Tuesday, 8/24/93
Breakfast: French Toast or Cereal, Juice
* Lunch: Ham Pattie, Seasoned Noodles, Carrot and *
Celery Sticks, Hot Roll, Orange Juice
* Wednesday, 8/25/93
Breakfast: Toast, Cheese or Sausage, or Cereal
* Lunch: Hamburger Gravy on Mashed Potatoes, *
Broccoli, Hot Roll, Pudding
* All meals served with milk.
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ISLAND

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


6101 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach (813) 778-6066
C)Sales @Rentals @Property Management


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HOLMES BEACH Canal Home. Dock and
Hoist. Close to open waters of Sarasota Bay.
Three bedrooms, 2 baths plus study with sky-
light. Fireplace, caged pool and all white tile
added recently. Two car garage plus added
parking. Truly a SAILBOAT WATER HOME.
$177,000. Call Rose, 778-2261 or 1-800-422-6325.
ROSE
"- SCHNOERR
Realtor@
GRI, LTG, RRC
Neal & Neal Top
Company-Wide Sales-
person of the Year
#1 in Sales and
SListings on Anna
i Maria Island


Whether BUYING OR SELLING,

REACH RICHARD! m_ aM.


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778-2261
After Hours: 778-2284


WANTED: YOUR LISTINGS
Results = Sold


Great duplex, great invest.
ment. 208 Peacock, Holmes Beach.
2BR/2BA on each side of this totally
upgraded duplex. Close to wide
beach. Good rental history. $135,000.


Fantastic beach cottage. 209 Priced Right. 301 23rd St. N.,
Coconut, Anna Maria. Totally updated. Bradenton Beach. Two Bedroom,
A must see, not a drive by. Fireplace, one bath. A cute, little updated cot-
beautiful dining area. Best of all, next tage. Turnkey furnished. $116,500.
to world class beach. $169,600.


Richard A. Freeman, Island and Key Specialist, Realtore Associate, neaLSneaL REALTORS Toll free 1-800-422-6325
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419 Pine Avenue Anna Maria FL 34216
Associates After Hours
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PANORAMIC VIEW
Gorgeous views of Egmont Key, the Skyway Bridge
and Tampa Bay. North end of Anna Maria on white,
sandy beach. JUST REDUCED TO $349, 500.
4_. .. Twelve years experience
specializing in Creative
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Make your dreams and
goals a reality with

SPaul Collins
REALTOR-ASSOCIATE
0,e After Hours (813) 778-4330

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ULcesed Real Estate Broker
3224 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (813) 778-6654


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ISLAND SPECIALISTS


LARGE ISLAND HOME
A must see for anyone looking for.6 bed-
rooms, 4 baths, pool, deep water canal, lift &
great views. It's immaculate and not a drive
by!!! $386,000. #11806. Richard Freeman
OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-2284.
BAYFRONT VACANT LAND 2.15 acres in-
cludes a single family home. R-3 Multi-family
zoning. Possible 18 family units located 200'
East of Gulf Drive on 7th St. in Bradenton
Beach. $365,000. Nick Patsios. OFC: 778-
2261 EVES: 778-4642.
RARE 3 bedroom/2 bath unit with updated
appliances, freshly redecorated. Complete
with private carport and boat dock. All located
on canal surrounded by 26 acres of tropical
splendor. $164,900. #11648. Dick Maher
OFC: 778-2261. EVES: 778-6791.
SHELL POINT Updated 2BR/2BA unit
with lots of extras. Walk right out to lawns
and beautiful Bay. Complex has Club
room, putting green, pool and tennis. All
for 119,000. #10631. Marilyn Trevethan.
OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 792-8477.
SHELL POINT Great water view from this
2BR/2BA unit. Carport with storage area. Great
rental history. $125,000. #10708. Bobye
Chasey OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-1532.
TIFFANY PLACE Turnkey furnished 2BR/
2BA on most beautiful beach on Anna Maria
Island. Nicely appointed, view of Gulf from
bedroom and porch. Elevator building, sauna,
pool, ground level storage. Covered parking.
$169,999. #11481. Evelyn Mitchell OFC: 778-
2261 EVES: 778-1952.
FANTASTIC BEACH COTTAGE totally up-
dated. Over 2600 square feet with possible
4th bedroom. Great rental possibilities. Fabu-
lous fireplace, beautiful dining area. Best of
all, next to world class beach. A must for the
price. Just $169,600. #99841. Richard Free-
man OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-2284.
WATERFRONT LOT!!! ANNA MARIA IS-
LAND. Large canal front lot located just 3
blocks from the Bay. $79,900. #10941. Tom
Nelson OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-1382.


Call 778-7978
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eam with success
"team up with success" I


DICK MAHER
Ucensed Real Estate Salesman
TOP
PRODUCER:
Island office,
1st Six months, 1993
After hours: 778-6791
778-2261 778-2244
605C Manatee Av W 401 Pine Av
Honlmes Beach Anna Maria
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
\TOLL FREE 1-800 422-6325.J
FREE! Home delivery of
the Islander Bystander on
Anna Maria Island. Just
call 778-7978.


The Prudential __


We All Scream for Ice Cream!

A Great Opportunity! 4 "
Here's your chance to buy a
growing business on Anna Maria
Island. Great location on Gulf
Drive with excellent visibility and
accessibility. Potential unlimited.
Here's the American Dream!
Call Roy or Frank...
795-2525 or 778-2261
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B t [ REALTORO AIS [
Roy Watters After Hrs. 747-4332
Broker/Salesman
and
Frank Davis After Hrs. 778-6335
Frank Davis Broker/Salesman

See page five in this issue of the Islander
Bystander for mail subscription information.


Florida Realty


We Are FPkrida
.


5340 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217 *


SHELL COVEI $99,900
#51958 ... Enjoy
fabulous sunsets from
the balcony of this direct
Gulffront unit. Turnkey
furnished!
SUNBOW BAY UNIT! 1
$81,500 #51783 ... I
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


A. PARADISE, INC.)
REALTOR
3001 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(813) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-327-2522
Thinking of buying or selling?
Call the experts at A Paradise, Inc.
Beautifully Furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit in a
Gulffront complex. Overlooks pool and jacuzzi with
views of the Gulf. Complex offers tennis courts &
elevator. $175,000.
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. $399,000.
Questions concerning buyer's broker??
Call Dennis McClung at 778-4800


DIC
WAGE
RHEALTYINC


MOTEL WITH OWNER FINANCING! PLUS a cap GULFFRONT RESIDENCE Newly listed 2BR resi-
rate of 13.4%. A Buyer's dream with 9 units plus dence on wide, sandy beach with fabulous views of
owner's home. Priced at $595,000. Call Stan Will- the Gulf. Excellent investment opportunity. Offered
iams for an appointment, at $195,000. Call Dave Moynihan for details.


$53,900 will buy this 2BR-1BA, fully furnished
condo. Convenient to shopping and across the
street from the beach with a pool, private patio and
cook-out area. Call Tom Eatman for details.


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


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


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LA PLAYITA
2BR 2BA townhouse, close to beach and shop-
ping, large pool and recreation area, garage and
storage for $79,900. Call Dave Moynihan.


the Prudential
Florida Realty


CAROL HEINZE. CRS
REALTOR-ASSOCIATE"


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


on Dollar Club

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BEST ISLAND BUY! #52283 $149,500 ... 3
bedroom, 2 bath pool home. Close to beach &
Bay! Call Sally Schrader 792-3176.
GREAT LOCATION! #52651 $85,000 ... 2
bedroom in one of Bradenton's most desirable
areas. Call June Gilley 792-0758 anytime.

ANNUAL & SEASONAL RENTALS available.
Call Jack Bachman 778-0769 or 778-5368.


Proud corporate sponsors of Mote Marine Laboratory, Call us for a brochure and discount coupon. It


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WALK TO BEACH! #52870 $109,000 ... 2 bedroom home in Holmes
beach. Just a short walk to the best beach. Call Carol Heinze 792-5721.
SPACIOUS ISLAND HOME! #52542 $325,000 ... Island living at its best!
3 bedroom with Bayview. Call Roni McCuddin 778-5585.


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ADDRESS/lot


Anna Maria 701 Jacaranda
50xl10

Anna Maria 710 Jacaranda
50x150 canal


Holmes Beach


Holmes Beach


Holmes Beach


Holmes Beach


2817 Avenue E
50x100

3805 E Bay Dr
18 Sunbow Bay 2

608 Crestwood Dr
133x215 bay x210

621 Gladstone
100x257 canal x85+


CALL A PROFESSIONAL!
READY TO HELP YOU!
SANDY GREINER REALTOR*Associate
Aih Hrs-778-3794 Pager. 333-1864
REALTORS=
1 .S 5203 Guf Dr.Homes Bea.d
S '; u Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
M I S -- ,.) 1 l)41-3772 Ea 55 OPEN SEVEN DAYSAWEEK UL._.


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







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ARCHITECTURALLY DESIGNED
Mediterranean Villa exquisite in every way! Gulffront
on the world's most beautiful beach, Anna Maria.
$1,295,000. Paul Collins, 778-4330.

DUPLEX NEAR BEACH Prime location in Holmes
Beach to own and have an income to help with the mort-
gage! Unit 1: 2BR/1B, Unit 2: IBR/1B. Lots of parking,
well manicured lot. $189,900. Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
40' DOCK ON SAILBOAT WATER Spacious 3BR
condo on deep sheltered canal. Only 6 units in building.
Vaulted ceilings, 4 sky-lights. Pool, tennis. Private area
on cul-de-sac. $219,000. Terri Robertson, 795-2676.
VAST BAYOU OVERLOOK Sailboat water laps 2
sides of this Key Royale property. 3BR/2B u-shaped
home surrounds heated and caged pool. Dock. $279,000.
Don and Karen Schroder, 778-2200.
BEACHWALKERS DREAM Exquisite 3B/2B remod-
eled home steps to the Gulf. Sunrise to sunset, the low
maintenance, modem convenience and old Florida charm
will entice and enthrall. $269,000. Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
Anna Maria Island Centre (813) 778-6654
3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach. FL 34217
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STYLE/rooms

elevated home
2bed/2bath/lcar

elevated home
3bed/3bath/lcp

ground duplex
?bed/2bath/lcar

elevated condo
2bed/2bath


AGE/size SELLER/BUYER/date SOLD$/LIST$


1977 Lawson/Kay
1032 sfla 7/25/93

1977 McMahon/Leech
2216 sfla 7/25/93

1953 McLean/Bettis
1164 sfla 7/25/93

1979 Williams/Drouven
1112 sfla 7/25/93


ground home 1968
3bed/2.5bath/2.5car 3043 sfla


ground home
3bed/3bath/2car


Reiland/McNelis
7/25/93


1974 Sharpe/Towell
2568 sfla 7/25/93


$140,000
list uk

$223,000
list $259,000

$162,000
list uk

$92,500
list uk

$380,000
list $499,000

$330,000
list uk


~-neat neat
Nick G. Patsios
Broker/Salesperson
Island Specialist for 15 years
"The One Who Knows"
778-2261 or 778-4642

Toll Free1-800-422-6325


SALE OF THE WEEK
by Doug Dowling


403 Alamanda, an elevated two bedroom, two
bath home built in 1981 in the City of Anna Maria,
is an example of "Island standard fare." No third
bedroom. No direct water frontage. Nice neighbor-
hood. The home was successfully marketed by Dave
Moynihan of Dick Wagner Realty, Bradenton
Beach, for $136,500.


Open the door to your dreams
in the real estate section.

SIoANDER souIc
is your source!
a -*


OPEN HOUSE
Sunday, August 22 1 to 4 PM
107 Los Cedros, Anna Maria
A Real Charmer This lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath
elevated home on Lake Marcia is a wonderful pri-
mary home or great retreat house. Many new
amenities such as a new dishwasher, roof (2 years
old), extra insulation, thermo-pane sliding glass
doors and windows, dock, cedar siding. Privacy
abounds in this peaceful setting. Walking distance
to the Gulf. New listing $159,000. Call Kathy
Tooker-Granstad, eves. 778-4136.
Broker Nancy Ungvarsky
Associates: Frances V. Maxon, Prue Maxon-Yost, Agnes Tooker,
Kathleen Tooker Granstad, Janice Tressler, Pat Jackson,
Kenneth Jackson. Rosemary Schulle, Mike Schulte,
and Kay Kay Hardy
SATURDAY 9AM to NOON


SALES RENTAL 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 and professional services. Over 75 combined years of
ISLAND business experience shows we are long established ISLAND offices!


RARE GULF FIND Custom built duplex in Anna SUNBOW CONDOMINIUMS LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION
OffeMariaistwoneofveryfewGulffrtsonthe Island's bestienatural Elevator, swimming pool & tennisfacili- New listing directly across from the BAY..I-m-
beach. Excellent construction with privacy wall in be- ties. A nice two bedroom, 2 bath unit. peccably kept 2 bedroom, 1 bath home in area
tween units & completely equipped and well main- $94,900. Or a two bedroom, 2 bath of fine custom built homes. Great potential for
trained structure. Ideal partnership investment & ex- 94900 ra wo bedroom, expansion if needed. Call today. $163,000.
cellent rental history. Asking $408,500. Call today! townhouse. $119,900. Rosemary Schulte, eves. 794-6615.


ANNA MARIA REALTY, INC.
uc. REAL ESTATE BROKER
"We are on the Island!" ... since 1957
9805 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 835
Anna Maria, FL 34216 (813) 778-2259


HORIZON REALTY
OF ANNA MARIA, INC.
420 Pine Ave P 0 Box 155
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-0426 FAX 778-1849


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


--r- *-i-- TX
202 LAKEVIEW
2 bedroom, 3 bath home with 2 car ga-
rage. Heavy duty boat davits. Seawall and
dock. Fireplace, central vacuum. Renova-
tions done ready for offer. Asking
isee0T SI7z5,ee.0 $171,000.
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


CITY


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


SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON II: Contemporary
three bedroom, two bath, three level Island home
on two deep water lots with pool, dock and davits.
Entire package at $489,000 or will sell home sepa-
rately for $359,000 if home closes first. Adjoining lot
with pool, $130,000. For personal showing call
Debbie Walther, 794-6295 eves.
BAYVIEW TERRACE CONDOMINIUM One bed-
room, one bath upstairs unit with water views. Fur-
nished or unfurnished. Community pool and laundry
facilities. $49,500. Call Carla Price, 778-5648 eves.
MOUNT VERNON: 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with
view of the park-like grounds overlooking Sarasota
Bay and water-inlets. Clubhouse, pool, tennis, boat
docks, putting green, $69,900. To see this great
unit, call Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.


REALTORS


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


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Anna Maria Laundromat
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In the Anna Maria Post Office Plaza
OPEN 24 HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK




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Painting by
/ Elaine Defenbaugh
"Professional Excellence"
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
Serving the Islands Since 1969
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778-5594 778-3468



STATE REGISTERED CONTRACTOR State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
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FIBERGLASS SHINGLES
MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558


GOVERNOR WINTHROP DESK White w/gold trim
$50. Three drawer white chest $20. Both in top notch
condition. Would sell the two for $60. 778-2542.
MICROSOFT WORD for DOS 5.5 Never registered
or used (includes Grammatik IV). Retails for $370.
$150 or make an offer. 778-9392.
HENRY LINK coffee table, oval glass top. Like new
($325) Asking $150. Outdoor 42in round table. White
legs, opaque plastic top w/umbrella hold. $40. 792-
7828.
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.

FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels... and everything
else in the ISLANDER BYSTANDER

TWIN BEDS with mattress & box springs/dresser &
bedside table. Excellent condition. Asking $160.778-
4829 or 778-8379. 4909 Gulf Dr, Apt 6B, Holmes
Beach.
PANASONIC PRO 555 Video camera. JVC 3 1/4"
Recorder/Player includes all accessories. $1500
OBO. 778-6221 (message).
4 X 8 ENCLOSED UTILITY trailer. New tires and
axle. Strong I-beam construction. Great condition.
Call mobile # 356-4649 or 778-9392.
FOR SALE 2 Louvre doors (80 X 30") $40 for both.
1 exterior door $20. 778-2586 or 778-6771.
LOVE SEAT New condition, 1 1/2 years old. $175.
Must see. 778-1099.
MOVING MUST SELL Queen Bassett sofa bed. Ex-
cellent condition. 778-2457.
SOFA & LOVE SEAT Very good condition. $90, 778-
1737.


LOOKING FOR ARTISTS and craftsmen for Oct 2
show. Entry fee $20. 778-2099. Sponsored by AMI
Art League.

ART LEAGUE HAPPENINGS
Children's Multi-media Art Adventure
Aug 9-13, 10 a.m. Noon
Do Architecture, Photography, Clay, Tie-Dyeing
Call for other classes
ARTFULLY DONE GROUPER FISH FRY
Aug 28, 5 p.m. 9 p.m.
All You Can Eat-Live Entertainment
$7 in advance, $8 at the door; children $5
Anna Maria Island Art League: 778-2099.


HAPPY 53! Dr. Ben E. Johnson From all your
friends on Anna Maria. Congratulations... on coming
one year closer to becoming a bar of soap.


HOUSEHOLD SALE VCR's, bathtub, jacuzzi, wood
pics, video movies, boat motor, Penthouse mags,
misc. Sat, 8/21. 8 to 2.641 Emerald Harbor Dr, Long-
boat Key.
GARAGE SALE 302 & 317 Iris St, Anna Maria. Sat,
8/21.8 a.m. to Noon. Furniture and household items.
BIG MOVING SALE Fish gear, nic naks, Christmas,
videos, bed, linens, many odd items. Rain or shine.
Sat, 8/21. 8 to 2. 213 71st St, Holmes Beach.


HONDA PRELUDE 1981. Rusty from the beach but
excellent mechanically. $850 firm. 778-9392.


SECRETARY/OFFICE MANAGER for local environ-
mental consulting firm. WordPerfect and Lotus skills
a plus. Resume to Florida Permitting Inc. 5306
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, FL 34217. 778-9584.
HAIRSTYLIST WANTED with following, chair rental
available. Call Pam at Snips Hair Design. 778-1968.
HAIRSTYLIST with clientele needed. Head Quarters
Salon. 778-2586.


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.


CHILD CARE Any age. Mature woman to care for
children by the hour or overnight while you go out for
the evening. 778-0262.
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.
AFTERSCHOOL CHILDCARE. Available evenings
and weekends in our home. References available.
778-6438.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED
The best news in town.
PRIVATE MUSIC INSTRUCTION Piano or keyboard.
Youth to Adult. Enroll now. Call 778-3788 for inter-
view.
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.


Pull-Out Spray Kitchen Faucets
Distinctive European styling, decorative
finishes, and innovative features for
the contemporary kitchen.
THE BOLD LOOK
OFKOHLER.

LaPensee
Plumbing, Inc. -
778-5622 LIC. #RFo49191
5348-B Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach


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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.

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VAN-GO PAINTING 15 yrs experience. Residential/
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! 18 1/2 years on this Island!
(20% discount to Tom Selleck). 778-9217.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many island
references. 778-2993.
ON THE ROCKS Bartending Services. Private par-
ties or any occasion. 794-5947.

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

ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. Remodel-
ing & repairs. Screen rooms, roof-overs, siding &
soffit, etc. Insured, references, reasonable. LIC #RX-
0051318. Rex Roberts 795-3757 or 778-0029.
FAT CAT HOME WATCH Will care for your home or
condo while your are away. Call Jon Kent mobile
#745-4723 for information.
WILL EDIT/re-write your memoirs, short stories or novels.
Military journalism, newspaper, technical manuals expe-
rience. Reasonable fee. 778-6142 anytime.



RENTALS-RENTALS-RENTALS
Efficiencies, 1 bedrooms-2 bedrooms.
Furnished or unfurnished.
Annual and seasonal.
Call
James W. Green Real Estate.
778-0438.

HOLMES BEACH $700 month. 2/2,1200 sq ft, W/D,
decks and garage. Near beach. Gulf Bay Realty 778-
7244 or 778-2151.
HOLMES BEACH Furnished 2BR condo, pool, utili-
ties included. $795 month thru Dec 1993. 778-0794
or (407) 846-8741.
HOLMES BEACH Furnished 1BR condo. Annual/
$495 month. Seasonal/$695 month thru Dec 1993.
778-0794 or (407) 846-8741.
ANNA MARIA Furnished 1 and 2BR apartment, gulf/
bay view, pool, patio. $550/$650 month includes utili-
ties. 211 S Bay Blvd. 778-2896.
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.


UNFURNISHED ISLAND RENTALS
Large family home
4/3, pool, deep water, $1500.
307 57th St, 3/2, $850.
Island in the Sun 2/2, pool, $600.
604 North Shore 1/1 $425.
604 North Shore 2/1, on canal w/dock, $625.
Neal & Neal Rentals, Inc.
813-778-9477 or 1-800-422-6325.

ROOMMATE WANTED Holmes Beach. Own en-
trance and separate living quarters. Kitchen privi-
leges. $70 week plus share utilities. 6 month lease.
778-1767.

BUY IT!- SELL IT! -FIND IT!
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED.

ONE LARGE COMMERCIAL Studio Gulf view, ideal
for small business, office, crafts, etc. Rent negotiable.
Call Frank...778-6126.


RIVER FRONT LOT 100 x 200 ft. 10 minutes to
Downtown Bradenton. $45,000. Call 778-7980.
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.
DIRECTLY ON THE Intracoastal. 2 story duplex. 2BR
upstairs, 1 down. Garage and sea walled lot. Deep
water. $139,9000. 778-7980.
DEEP SAILBOAT WATER LOT 60 X 100. 211 N
Harbor Dr, Holmes Beach. $89,900. 778-4253.


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.


TWIRLING BATON in a case lost near pool/park area
at White Sands Resort. If found, call Suncoast Twirler,
Andrea McCall. 747-4029.


ISLANDER BYSTANDER ADVERTISING WORKS!
Look what you get for just $3!
DEADLINE: MONDAY for Wed. publication. Up to 3
line minimum includes approximately 21 words -
$3. Additional lines $1 each approximately 7 words
per line. Please place ads in person at the office,
5400A Marina Drive, between D. Coy Ducks and the
laundromat. Who can bill for just $3? More informa-
tion: 778-7978.


g KILTS PIANO STUDIO X
ENROLL NOW for Private Music Instruction
Piano to Keyboard Youth to Adult
Nationally Certified Teacher Music Teachers National Assn.
Paulette Kilts Holmes Beach (813) 778-3788







Anna Maria Pest Control

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







*1 CHRISTIE'S
PLUMBING
COMPANY
Commercial & Residential
Open Saturday
S24-Hour Service
HNo Overtime Charges!

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


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Painting

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

778-2139


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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, Box: $1,
Headlines 100 per word.
For more information,
call 778-7978.


AUTO &
BOAT

DETAILING
WASH WAX SHAMPOO
Engine & Underbody
Leather & Vinyl
Tires & Trim
Every detail is cleaned and
protected. Your car or boat
can look like new again ...
and maintain its value!
By appointment, at your
home or office.
Call mobile service #
356-4649 or
778-7978.






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