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WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


ISLANDER


Island property value $808,842,722 for 1994


By Paul Roat
If you were the owner of all of Anna Maria Island,
your property would have increased $20,914,886 dur-
ing the past year.
That's the increase in total assessed value of property
on Anna Maria Island from 1993 to 1994, according to the
Manatee County Property Appraiser's office.
Total assessed value of Anna Maria Island for 1994
is $808,842,722, up from the 1993 total of
$787,927,836, according to Greg Pennington with
Property Appraiser Charles Hackney's office.
The reason for the increase, according to Bill
Kersey with the property appraiser's office, is the in-
crease in value of property on Anna Maria Island based
on the sale of land and houses.
The addition of a newly nourished beach has not
yet affected property values on the Island, Kersey said.
Property values are a factor of home sales, and the de-


Commission

rejects request

for Sandbar

alley vacation
By Mark Ratliff
Islander Reporter
With a 3-2 vote, the Anna Maria City Commission
put an end to one of the more heated controversies of
recent years by rejecting Ed Chiles' petition to vacate
an alley that runs beside his Sandbar Restaurant. The
commission took two hours to come to its decision
June 28 before a standing-room-only crowd at city hall.
After reading the recommendation of the planning
commission which unanimously approved granting
Chiles' petition the mayor asked for a motion. Com-
missioner Doug Wolfe quickly moved to accept the
planning commission's recommendation for the alley
vacation with Vice Mayor Max Znika offering an im-
mediate second.
Commissioner Dottie McChesney objected to the
petition, saying it did not specify the location of an
easement Chiles had offered to give the city in ex-
change for the alley. This was rectified by an amend-
ment to the petition, but Commissioner Chuck
Shumard wasn't happy. Shumard said the planning
commission's recommendation was to approve the
vacation in exchange for a permanent easement, and
PLEASE SEE SANDBAR, PAGE 2


gree of increase in value for real estate transactions
hasn't reflected the degree of change necessary for any
kind of blanket increase in Island land values, he said.
"You can't make a blanket statement that property
value has gone up on the beach by, say, 20 percent,"
Kersey said. "If the sales have gone up, then the total
value has gone up, but there hasn't been enough trans-
actions yet to make a big increase."
"Say you have 10 sales on the Island that reflect
increases in value due to the new beach," Kersey said.
"Do you re-do the whole Island's property values be-
cause of one-tenth of one percent of the houses? You
just can't do that."
Kersey said the value of the property on the beach,
and the assessed value of that land, will increase in time
to reflect the new beach. But it hasn't happened this year.
There have been some individual properties that
have increased significantly, Kersey said. Property


value of the site of the former Trader Jack's restaurant,
in the 800 block of Gulf Drive North in Bradenton
Beach, has increased three or four times in the past few
years as a result of the new beach, Kersey said.
Property values within the three Island cities for
1994 are:
Anna Maria, $212,537,413
Bradenton Beach, $137,717,905.
Holmes Beach, $458,587,404
1993 total property values for the Island were:
Anna Maria, $204,854,391
Bradenton Beach, $129,335,055.
Holmes Beach, $436,100,935
Those figures include all property, and are higher
than the totals that the cities receive for taxable evalu-
ation, since churches, government buildings and chari-
table organizations are not taxed and therefore not in-
cluded in city calculations for their budgets.


Bradenton
Beach Marina
debate
continues
Allan Bazzy, right, makes
a point during a discus-
sion of the $1 million
renovation he hopes to
receive approval for at his
marina just south of the
Cortez Bridge. About 30
people showed up on the
site last week to engage in
a walk-through of his
proposal. The Community
Redevelopment Agency
was meeting at presstime
to make a recommendation
on Bazzy's proposal. Next
Tuesday, the Planning and
Zoning Board will meet at
7p.m. to hear the request.
Islander Photo: Paul Roat


SOUNDING OFF FOR A HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY


Islander Photo: Mark Ratliff
Ben Murphy, age 3, not only got to sit in the antique fire truck during the Privateers Fourth of July
parade, he also got to ring the bell of the big red truck. Despite threatening skies and occasional thunder-
storms, the weather cleared Monday to provide some welcome sunshine to the Island.


Make-over makes
Island woman a
glamorous star,
page 19







SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Center responds .......................................... 4
O pinions ...................................................... 6
Those Were the Days ................................. 7
Announced ents ......................................... 11
Playboy book.............................................. 12
S tir-it-up ..................................................... 14
S treetlife ..................................................... 16
Anna Maria tides ........................................ 19
Real estate transactions ............................ 21


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


JULY 7,1994






ijn PAGE 2 K JULY 7, 1994 A THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Romano blasts mayor, CRA board on last day at work


See related article, page 9
Joe Romano didn't sit idle on his last day on the job
as the Bradenton Beach Building Official.
Last Thursday, Romano:
Wrote a scathing three-page letter blasting Mayor
Katie Pierola, members of several of the city's advisory
boards and the city's civic association, while lauding staff;
Again cited Pierola and Bradenton Beach Sailboat
Rental for operating a business that does not conform to
city codes. It is the second such citation Romano has
lodged against the business, which is run by Ralph Cole
and operated out of the Catalina Beach Resort, 1325 Gulf
Drive North, owned by Pierola and her husband, Gil.
The first citation was dismissed by the city's code


enforcement board due to a technical mis-phrasing of
the language of the document. Romano then had said
the business was in violation of city codes for "oper-
ating boats for hire from a zoning not appropriate for
this type of operation," a statement he later recanted.
The new citation is for expanding a non-conform-
ing use without proper city approval. Cole may rent
sailboats, but not the Jet-skis that have become the fo-
cus of controversy in the city in recent months.
Also controversial is Romano's long-standing feud
with city advisory boards, specifically the Community
Redevelopment Agency, the group that was pivotal for
the revitalization of Bridge Street.
"My belief is that the mayor is being swayed by


certain members of certain city boards that have no
business trying to run this city," Romano wrote in his
letter to Pierola and city council members.
"The citizens of Bradenton Beach elected a mayor
and council to run the city for them, not to let the boards
run the city. I think the mayor is losing sight of the fact that
the backbone of any city government is the departments
- and without the departments, you have a floundering
City without purpose," Romano continued.
"If the city elected officials who sign the ordinances,
break their own laws, the city could be dealing with severe
consequences at some point in the future. It's time for the
elected officials to take the city back from the boards and
start pulling its own cart," Romano said.


Emergency director frustrated by lack of cooperation


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Fire Chief Andy Price showed his
frustration last week when only two of-
ficials showed up for the monthly meet-
ing of the Island Emergency Operations
Center (IEOC).
Only Holmes Beach Councilwoman
Carol Whitmore and Anna Maria Public
Works Director Don Tarantola were
present for the meeting.
"I know what the problem is," said
Price, director of IEOC. "'This is just an-
other meeting. It's not important. It's
something they come to because it is
needed but once they leave it's forgotten.
They don't have the time to fool with it,
because they have other jobs to do."
Price said the cities and the fire dis-
trict share responsibility for emergency
management on the Island. The IEOC
was formed to coordinate with each
other and Manatee County.
"The whole concept of the IEOC
was coordination and communication,"
said Price. "The county couldn't deal
with three municipalities (in the event of
a disaster) and they began using the fire
district as a communication tool. They'd


'Last year I made this pitch that the cities are going to have to
handle their load. We haven't gotten that. People look at me for
direction and expect me to do it all and I can't. We need to take
a good look at the IEOC and see what direction we want to go.'


call us because they could always get
hold of us and then we'd run around and
tell the cities what the county wanted.
That's when we said 'time out' and
formed the IEOC."
However, Price said, the majority of
the IEOC's work continues to be done
by the fire district.
"We can't keep doing it anymore,"
he stressed. "Lastyear I made this pitch
that the cities are going to have to handle
their load. We haven't gotten that.
People look at me for direction and ex-
pect me to do it all and I can't. I can't sit
down and write the grants. I can't sit
down and write the SOPs (standard
operating procedures). We need to take a
good look at the IEOC and see what di-
rection we want to go."
Price said one aspect of the group's
operation has improved. In the past, city
officials took the group's requests for


purchases to their councils for approval.
Waiting for a response form each coun-
cil delayed purchases from six months
to two years.
Officials agreed last year that each
agency would budget the same amount
to be put into a special account for IEOC
purchases. Each city designated a repre-
sentative to okay the purchases in order
to streamline the process. However,
Price said the cities did not budget
enough this year and even more will be
needed next yearn
Price said the group's most impor-
tant task this summer is to develop a
coordinated plan of action to follow in
the event of a disaster.
"The most important thing we
should be working on is our proce-
dures," said Price. "What are we going
to do? We need a plan that says when a
hurricane is projected to hit here in 72


hours, we should be doing this, this and
this."
"Why don't we just devote the next
few meetings to that?" asked Whitmore.
"We need guidance from you. We need
to know what our role is and what the
rules are."
"I need people to be able to sit down
and work with me, because I need to be
dealing with the inner workings of the
cities and what has to be done with
equipment and buildings," said Price.
"We need a checklist, so when we acti-
vate the IEOC, I know exactly what
each city is supposed to be doing. My
idea of the IEOC is not to direct but to
manage."
"It seems like it's a duplication of
effort to do independently," noted
Tarantola. "We all have the same needs.
We ought to sit here and do it together
and perfect it."
They agreed to begin the process at
the July 13 meeting.
The IEOC rejected four applications
for emergency service providers, indi-
viduals or businesses that come onto the
Island following a disaster to prepare for
the return of the residents.


Simches breaks tie, votes against Sandbar request


SANDBAR, FROM PAGE 1
that what was being offered at that moment was a non-
permanent easement.
"I think it's terribly important that we talk to the
issue before I call the question," Mayor Ray Simches
said. "I cannot support, I will not support the motion at
this time."
The mayor went on to say that he would support "a
way of dealing with vacating that particular aspect of
the alley that will accommodate for the encroachments
that have occurred over a long period of time." Simches
said he couldn't back the idea of moving the alley some
80 feet east of its present location on the Sandbar prop-
erty because it would cause traffic and safety problems.
"I think there may be additional room for negotia-
tion," Simches said, "but as this now reads I cannot
support it."

'I think it's unfair
what you're asking'
Ed Chiles began his statement by reiterating his
position that during the 15 years he has owned the
Sandbar, he has relied on city records showing the al-
ley as vacated. He went on to say that he could not
accept a compromise which was offered last year, to
move the alley only 25 feet. Chiles said this would not
work because the improvements he planned for his
kitchen and bathrooms would need greater setbacks
than than the compromise allowed.
Chiles said not only had he met the criteria for al-
ley vacation as laid out in the city codes, he had gone
further by "offering to exchange a functional alley with
no obstructions, for vacating an alley which runs two
feet inside of our building and includes numerous
structures which have been permitted by the city."
Simches was not swayed.
"I hear you about the kitchen and the bathrooms,


Ed Chiles makes a presentation before the Anna
Maria City Commission on vacating an alley adja-
cent to the Sandbar Restaurant on Spring Avenue.
but unfortunately the two things didn't come together
- mainly the nonexclusive easement and your plans
for the kitchen and bathrooms," Simches said. "I don't
see the plans in front of me, so I don't know how close
or distant the nonexclusive easement is to your plan."
"What we're here about today is an alley vacation, not
about plans for expansion," Chiles said. "Your criteria
clearly states what we're to be looking at, and at the time
I decide to go through with the kitchen and bathroom ex-
pansion I'll be bringing that before the city.
"You'll have to pardon me, Mr. Mayor, but I think
that you can recognize after the year-and-a-half I've
been in this process, and the way we've been moved
around and the way things have changed, the last thing
I want to do is spend a lot of money to draw up plans,"
Chiles said. "I think it's unfair what you're asking."
Chiles' attorney William Strode asked that Shumard
excuse himself from voting on the issue. According to
Strode, Shumard was biased and had spoken against the
issue to various people in violation of law.
City Attorney Jim Dye stated that the only reason
for Shumard to excuse himself would be if he stood to


gain financially.
"I was elected by the people, and I'm voting the
way I feel," Shumard said. "Chiles accepted last year's
compromise offer at the time, then when he got to the
commission meeting he said no. That compromise, I
think, was the best solution."
McChesney said, "I think that many times the first
decision is usually right. I think the planning commis-
sion gave a lot of thought last year to that compro-
mise."

Alley as a growth-control tool
Bill Merrill, an attorney representing about 20 land
owners opposed to the alley vacation, said the real is-
sue the commission should be looking at is controlling
commercial growth.
"Contrary to what the petitioner has claimed, I
think the real issue is not whether the alley functions
merely as a traffic way or access way for utilities, but
whether or not the alley can be used as a growth con-
trol devise to discourage further development of the
largest commercial property on Anna Maria Island,"
Merrill said. "The prior commissions of this city have
wisely drawn this alley as a line in the sand in order to
prohibit unbridled commercial growth bordering right
up to the beaches of Anna Maria."
The commission then heard from the audience, a
contingent of Sandbar detractors and a few area resi-
dents speaking in favor of the petition, including a del-
egation from the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce.
Before voting, City Attorney Jim Dye gave the
commission a final piece of advice.
"Rely on what the city code requires you to rely
on," Dye said.
The commission voted 3-2 to deny the alley vaca-
tion, with Wolfe and Znika casting the minority votes
in favor of the petition.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E JULY 7, 1994 N PAGE 3 iI

Mayor to present Holmes Beach

budget to public Thursday


Swiftmud unveils

Island drainage

options
Engineers from the Southwest Florida Water
Management District (Swiftmud) met with Island
public works directors and elected officials June 30
to lay out possible solutions to storm drainage prob-
lems. The meeting, which was technical in nature,
was held at Anna Maria City Hall.
The Swiftmud engineers offered a number of
drainage options for several areas around the Island.

Anna Maria
storm drain options
System running from North Shore and Poin-
settia cost $264,000.
System for Jacaranda, Alamanda, Rose, Iris,
Fern, Gladiolus, and North Bay Boulevard cost
$40,000 to $228,000 depending on option selected.
System running from Lakeview to Crescent
- cost $38,000.
System for intersection of Willow and North
Shore Drive-cost $20,000 to $104,000 depend-
ing on option selected.
System at Island Baptist Church (81st, 82nd
and 83rd streets)--cost $285,000.

Holmes Beach
storm drain options
System for 74th St. watershed, including
Coral and Bay Breeze cost $105,000.
System for central Holmes Beach watershed,
west side of Marina just east of Palm Drive, and
comer of 66th St. and Key Royale Drive cost
$10,000 to $25,000 depending on option selected.
System for Haverkos Court watershed cost
$27,000 t0O$145,000 depending on option selected.
System for Manatee County Beach Water-
shed cost $1,500 to $3.75 million depending on
option selected.


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger will present his 1994/
95 budget to the public for comment at Thursday's


Sidewalk

improvements

sought for Anna

Maria, Holmes

Beach
Sidewalks are few and far between on the Island.
Anna Maria and Holmes Beach residents will
know by September whether $434,000 in grants have
been approved to expand the sidewalk network in
their cities.
Anna Maria Mayor Ray Simches and Holmes
Beach Public Works Superintendent John Fernandez
have applied for special highway enhancement funds
for their respective cities. Simches is requesting
$250,000 to improve about five miles of sidewalks in
Anna Maria; Fernandez is asking for $184,000 to im-
prove about three miles of sidewalks in Holmes
Beach.
If approved by regional transportation planners
and the Florida Department of Transportation, the
work would get started in the 1999-2000 fiscal year.
Led by Simches, the grant would be used to ex-
pand and construct new paths for pedestrian strollers,
bicyclists and in-line skate enthusiasts.
Bradenton Beach did not participate in the fund-
ing request, partly because of efforts by the city and
Manatee County to secure other funding for improve-
ments to Gulf Drive from Manatee Avenue south to
the Longboat Pass Bridge.


Holmes Beach Council work session.
This budget is the first in recent memory that will
take no funds from the city's reserve. It reflects the
same millage rate- 1.7500 as the previous budget.
On the revenue side, the budget shows an income
of $1,813,642, which includes two carryovers from the
previous budget, $160,000 for Key Royale Bridge re-
pairs and $3,000 to open 41st Street. After total city ex-
penses of $1,790,549 and an emergency contingency of
$20,000 are deducted, there is a remainder of $3,093,
which is earmarked for capital expenditures.
The city's share of funds from the one-cent school
tax will be $365,594 and may be spent only for infra-
structure needs. With a deduction of $35,000 for an
architect to design the city complex master plan, there
will be a remainder of $330,594.
Department budgets, with last year's budget fig-
ures in parentheses, are: administration, $264,346
($244,711); police department, $818,999 ($809,860);
and public works, $707,204 ($676,812).



Anna Maria City
No meetings scheduled
Bradenton Beach
7/7, 7 p.m., Council meeting
7/12, 10 a.m., Budget work session with
council and department heads
7/12, 7 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
rezoning request by Bradenton Beach Marina
Holmes Beach
7/7, 7:30 p.m., Council work session

Of Interest
7/11, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire Commission,
Fire Station 2, Holmes Beach
7/13, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Operations
Center, Fire Station 2, Holmes Beach


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I!E PAGE 4 N JULY 7, 1994 A THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Island Community Center responds to


Holmes Beach Council's concerns


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Representatives of the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center (AMICC) responded to concerns expressed
recently by Holmes Beach City Council members over
their annual donation request.
Pierrette Kelly, AMICC executive director, asked
each Island city to double its annual donation to the cen-
ter this budget year to provide for increased community
services and programming. For the city of Holmes Beach,
this would be an increase from $15,000 to $30,000.
Susan Montgomery, a licensed clinical social worker,
was hired by the center a month-and-a-half ago to develop
programs for youth and teenagers. She answered those
who questioned the center's entry into counseling when
there are county-funded programs available.
There are two programs in the county Manatee
Glens and Family Resources, said Montgomery. At
Manatee Glens, there is a waiting list of 100 to 150
clients, fees range from $30 to $50 per hour, there is
only one therapist in the evenings and clients must pro-
vide their own transportation to the office at 6th Av-
enue and U.S. 301. At Family Resources there is also
a long waiting list and the emphasis is directed to sup-
port groups.
"I don't know of any youth or community center
that doesn't provide counseling," .said Montgomery.
"So many of the problems we face in a child care set-
ting are the result of family instability domestic vio-
lence, family substance abuse, abuse and neglect. A
counselor with a ratio of 25 to one cannot deal with
those issues. I can deal with them here."
Montgomery has a client list of 85 youth and teens
and 50 of those were added in the last month. She cur-
rently holds 112 sessions per month with her clients,
working three 10-hour days per week. Margo Burchim,
the center's licensed mental health counselor, works
one evening per week and has added 20 clients in the
past month.
"We know how badly counseling services are
needed in this community," stressed Montgomery. "I
am also available to parents who bring their children to
the center but I don't have enough time to see many of
the individuals and families that need help."
"Kids come in here with incredible problems,"
added Kelly, "and without a trained staff, it's is very
difficult to deal with them. We have sought the best

Community needs

to be assessed
A second function of the newly named Community
Action Program, which grew out of recent forums held at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, will be to per-
form a community needs assessment. The assessment will
be developed by retired sociologist Dr. Frances Smith-
Williams, a Holmes Beach resident..
"A needs assessment is not to identify problems. It is
to identify what we need to make the community work
more comfortably and easily," said Smith-Williams.
For example, said Smith-Williams, some questions
might identify the need for specific social services. There
are many services that are already available, so the need
would be to publicize them and make people aware they
are available.
The door-to-door survey will be taken in January
1995. Those conducting the survey will be specially
trained so they will get "clean" answers. The only identi-
fication required will be what city respondents live in. The
random sampling will be done by streets.
Age groups to be surveyed are under 14, 15 to 20, 21
to 60, and over 60.
"The questions will be the same within each age
group, but there are different needs," said Smith-Williams.
"Much of the information that will come out of the needs
assessment will be utilized by the cities and the chamber
of commerce," she said. "We're hoping they will consider
putting in some money for the printing."
Smith-Williams said she expects the survey to be
completed in four months and the only cost involved will
be printing.
The analysis of the survey data will be performed at
Drug Free Communities. The top five needs in each age
group will be identified and task forces will be formed to
address those 20 needs.


people for all of our programs. All are being paid less
than they would in the 'real world,' because they are
working from their hearts and have a genuine caring for
the community."
Kelly said she would be happy to relinquish the
center's counseling services to a dedicated counseling
center for the Island but "there's no way the commu-
nity could do it for the money we're doing it on. Our
total cost for the year is $64,583. You couldn't pay two
counselors with that."
The need for counseling services for all ages ad-
dresses, in part, the criticism that the center is overex-
tending its programming and should return to being a
youth center rather than a community center.
"With the problems we see in the family today, it
is not possible to be just a youth center," said Mont-
gomery. "A child's problems are a symptom of the
family's problems."
"You cannot heal just the child if the family has the
problem," added Kelly. "You have to work with the
whole family."
The center served 1,748 adults and 786 children.last
year with hundreds of programs, said Kelly. Many Island-
ers who use the center are transportation disadvantaged
and off-Island programs are inaccessible to them.
"I am pleased that the mayor thinks we are a well-
run organization." noted Kelly. "We have worked hard
over the last four years to develop that. I would like the
cities to appreciate that we are a group of dedicated
professionals providing these services to 2,534 indi-
viduals, many of whom are enrolled in more than one
program. How or where would the cities begin to pro-
vide the services we do for the money we do (it for)?"
Kelly responded to the suggestion that the center
be more aggressive in seeking individual donations and
grants and increase its fund-raising activities.
From 1991 to 1994, individual donations increased
from $17,459 to $42,600, she said, and individual do-
nations range from $25 to $750 per person. Funds
raised at special events increased from $43,200 to
$54,740 and class fees from $46,812 to $68,000. Sales
to the public brought in $14,075 last year. The total
raised by the center in the last budget year was
$179,415.
Kelly said individual donations are not always ap-
parent in budget figures because many are for specific
events and are listed under the event rather than under


donations. An example would be a $5,000 donation
from center "angels" for the spring dinner auction.
Donations from the three Island cities totaled
$30,000 in the last budget year. Grants from the county
included $31,000 for general funding, a $6,000 preven-
tion grant and $36,000 for children's services. A
Florida Department of Transportation grant of $30,000
was used to purchase a bus and the United Way con-
tributed $19,000. City donations and grants totaled
$146,000.
"That shows the center is doing more than its fair
share in raising funds," said Kelly. "And with more
secure funding from the cities, the center's board mem-
bers could spend more time fund-raising for specific
projects rather than just trying to keep the doors open
and the center functioning."
Some feel they are being taxed twice for the cen-
ter because they pay county taxes as well as city taxes
and both entities make donations to the center.
"If the county is not going to give these services to
the Island," reasoned Kelly, "isn't it better to have these
services here and get some benefit from our tax dollars
rather than having all the tax dollars stay in town?"
Kelly said the center is always receptive to clubs
and social organizations that wish to donate.
"We have many projects they can help us with,"
she said, "such as the purchase of curriculum materi-
als, a fax machine, a larger bus and new flooring for the
.gym. We are even seeking space for more programs.
The Tingley Memorial Library and the Anna Maria
Island Chamber recently offered us space:"
Holmes Beach Council members indicated that
along with their donation, they would like a contract
with the center to show accountability, a request Kelly
said she would be happy to accommodate.
"We do it for the county," she responded, "We are
extremely accountable and have made huge strides in
the last four years. Our computer program tracks our
income and expenses down to the penny. But it does
depend on how it is set up. If it is beyond what we do
now, we don't have the money or manpower for middle'
management."
Kelly said the people of Holmes Beach are the
largest users of the center 707 adults and 326 youth
- and she invited those who have benefited from the
center's programs to attend Thursday's budget session
or call their council persons and tell them.


Good taste for dove Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
This mourning dove had the good sense and good taste to build her nest in a hanging basket perched under
the overhang at the entrance to Peaches Deli and Ice Cream in Holmes Beach. For'her reward, she is treated
to tasty bagels, compliments of Ron Kilner, owner of Peaches, who also keeps a watchful eye for the new
clutch of baby doves.








Bennett named
Outstanding Paramedic
for Florida
Islander Robert Bennett was named Outstanding
Paramedic for 1993/94 for the state of Florida by the
Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was honored at the
group's annual convention
last week in Orlando.
Bennett has been a
volunteer with the Anna
Maria Fire District, where
he currently holds the rank
of captain. He graduated
first in his class, in EMT
school (emergency medical
technician) and was hired
by the Sarasota County Fire
Robert Bennett and Rescue Department in
1988. He graduated from
fire school in 1989 and was first in his class in para-
medic school in 1992.
Last year, Bennett was named Outstanding Paramedic
for the tri-county area and his name was entered into con-
sideration for the state award. His name will now be en-
tered into consideration for the national award.

Meeting to discuss
proposed Swiftmud
amendments
A public information meeting is scheduled Thursday,
July 14, at 7:15 a.m., to discuss the implications of the
proposed Southwest Florida Water Management District
(Swiftmud) amendments to Water Use Permitting rules,
including Manatee County rules in the Southern Water
Use Caution Area. Water use areas to be discussed include
all major user groups in agriculture, public supply and
industry. The meeting will be held in the Kendrick Audi-
torium, Agricultural Center at the Palmetto Fairgrounds.
Speakers include Jim Daniel of 4-Star Tomato who
will discuss implications to agriculture; Charles
Hunsicker, assistant director of Manatee County Public
Works Department, who will focus on public supply im-
plications; and G. Greg Williams, environmental superin-
tendent at IMC-AGRICO.
All interested citizens are invited to attend.


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Register now for fall voting


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
If you plan to vote in any of this year's local, state
or federal elections, now is the time to register.
Voters must register by Aug. 8 to vote in the
first primary Sept. 6 and the runoff primary Oct. 4.
Voters must register by Oct. 10 in order to vote in
the Nov. 8 general election.
Islanders can register at Barnett Bank, located
at the corner of East Bay Drive and Manatee Av-
enue, all city halls and the tag office. The county
elections office is also in the midst of a voter reg-
istration drive, with special registration locations
set up throughout the county twice a month until
Oct. 10.
Any person who is 18 years of age, a citizen of
the United States and a legal resident of the state
and county in which he wishes to register is eligible
to register to vote. Any person who will become 18
on or before the date of any election and meets the
above qualifications may pre-register on or after his
17th birthday to vote in any election occurring on
or after his 18th birthday.
Those who are not entitled to register to vote
include persons adjudicated mentally incompetent
in this or any other state who have not had their
competency restored and persons convicted of felo-
- nies whose civil right have not been restored.
In order to register, you must have two forms
of identification. These can include a driver's li-
cense, credit card, birth certificate, student I.D., and
utility or rent receipts. The registrar will fill out
your voter's registration record and you will be
asked to take an oath to protect and defend the
United States Constitution and swear that you are
qualified to register, are a citizen of the United
States and a resident of the county.
You may register as a Democrat, Republican or
Independent; however, Independents may only vote
on non-partisan issues in the primaries.
If you were previously registered but have not
voted in the past two years, your name may be
purged from the registration list. You will be noti-


fied by mail by the supervisor of elections and
asked to fill out a card and return it within 30 days.
If you fail to do so, your name will be purged and
you must re-register.
Absentee registration is available to the fol-
lowing:
Members of the armed forces, whileon ac-
tive service, and their spouses and dependents.
Members of the Merchant Marine of the
United States and their spouses and dependents.
Citizens of the United States who are perma-
nent residents of the state and are residing outside
of the territorial limits of the United States and the
District of Columbia and their spouses and depen-
dents when residing with or accompanying them.
Citizens of the United States who are perma-
nent residents of the state and are temporarily re-
siding outside the state, or who are residing within
the state but temporarily outside of the county of
their permanent residence.
Residents of the state who are physically dis-
abled and unable to register in person.
Residents of the state who are unable to reg-
ister in person.
Your voter registration card has other uses in
addition to permitting you to vote. It may be used
to obtain a homestead exemption, register your
children in school, to get in and out of ports not
requiring passports (a photo identification is also
required), and to get a library card.
There are 34 races scheduled for the Novem-
ber election including U.S. Senate seat held by
Sen. Connie Mack, R-Florida; U.S. Representa-
tive seat held by Rep. Dan Miller, R-Bradenton,
governor's seat held by Gov. Lawton Chiles, D;
state Senate seat held by Sen. John McKay, R-
Bradenton; two state representative seats held by
Rep. Mark Ogles, R-Bradenton, and Rep. Julie
McClure, D-Bradenton; three county commission
seats; three county school board seats and two
Anna Maria Fire Commission seats held by Com-
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What's in a

honkytonk?
Mistakenly (we hope) members of the Pine Av-
enue Group sent a letter to fellow residents in the
City of Anna Maria urging them to stop commercial
expansion of the Sandbar restaurant and keep the
city "free from developing into a honky tonk town
like Bradenton Beach."
The letter was accented by Pine Avenue resident
Doug Wendt in his remarks at the commission meet-
ing, to boos and hisses from the audience. Anna
Maria Mayor Ray Simches offered an apology to
anyone in attendance from Bradenton Beach when
he appealed for silence from the crowd.
Rightly so. Residents and businesses in
Bradenton Beach don't deserve to be called a honky
tonk.
Since the beach renourishment project ended in
March 1993, we've seen private enterprise and in-
dividual property owners clean-up, spruce-up, re-
model and improve their businesses and homes in
Bradenton Beach.
The motels kicked it off. Bridge Street renova-
tions followed and the roundabout finalized the new
look for the old gateway to the island.
With property values increasing, real estate
prices are already escalating and all the property
owners of Bradenton Beach need to beware of is the
inevitable increase in taxes. Even higher taxes are
good news to some city leaders who look forward
to an expanding tax base.
But to bring it back to those fearful of Anna
Maria becoming a "honky tonk" like Bradenton
Beach, here's a question to ponder:
Who's to say that if the Sandbar did eventually
remodel or (heaven forbid) expand, that Anna Maria
would become a honky tonk as a result?
The remark obviously came from someone so
new to the Island that they don't recall the Sandbar
of 20 years ago a "hole in the wall" bar only lo-
.cals frequented without even a Gulf view from the
bar stools.
PAG didn't make any friends at city hall with
their remark. We think Bradenton Beach is looking
great and the future is bright. In fact, we think there
was a lot to like in Bradenton Beach even before the
renovations and remodeling and improvements.
Bradenton Beach deserves an apology from the
members of the Pine Avenue Group. ,


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responds to letter
To the Pine Avenue Group, Concerned Citizens and
Anna Maria Commission:
I read with interest your letter regarding Mr.
Chiles' expansion plans.
Though I sympathize with you over your concerns
for your town, my complete feelings took a total turn-
about when I read your statement in the last paragraph
of the letter stating that you want to keep your quiet city
safe and free from developing into a honky-tonk town
like Bradenton Beach.
I object to that!
Bradenton Beach is the "heart" of the Island. It is
the welcome center for tourists. It has risen above all
odds and has come out like a shining star.
Have you taken a look at the beauty lately? We
have open beaches and well-kept parks.
Of all the three cities on the Island, we offer the
most to our visitors.
Eileen Suhre, Bradenton Beach

Rezone for whom?
Concerns have arisen regarding the recently pro-
posed rezoning of specific properties in Bradenton
Beach, from residential to commercial, for the benefit
of the marina.
This establishment plans to expand overall facili-
ties considerably, and at great expense. The city is ex-
pected to "give" parcels of land to the marina for this
private endeavor.
It is obvious the marina has spent a great deal of
time and money on professional expertise in prepara-
tion for this move. Why? Whom does the marina ex-
pect to benefit?
Residents are obviously concerned about this pro-
posal. Were they aware they should have been spend-
ing time and money professionally in an effort to refute
re-zoning? Do they have professional expertise avail-
able to support their concerns?
Their concerns involve property value, noise, land
traffic, water congestion, respect for the environment,
and let's not forget future expansion which while
cautiously being avoided now, will definitely be pro-


vided for under commercial zoning.
In short, residents are rightfully concerned that the
quality of their lifestyle will not only be negatively
impacted upon, but, totally destroyed.
Bradenton Beach is a lovely, neighborly, quaint
community. Walk it for yourself from the Gulf to
the sound. Don't miss Bridge Street. Many residents
are senior citizens and find a quiet, peaceful neighbor-
hood conducive to the retirement they have planned
and worked so hard for.
Who will benefit by a million dollar marina? Ob-
viously marina owners in land and business hold-
ings, not to mention voluminous cash flow!
Residential land value is in jeopardy and property
owners stand to lose hard earned dollars while their
very basic lifestyle is threatened.
Residents think and speak up.
Mabel Hinds, Bradenton Beach

Applauds handling of
Sandbar Restaurant issue
I think the Anna Maria City Commission reached the
correct decision which was to deny the Sandbar's petition
to vacate and relocate the alley at the June 28 city meet-
ing. It was in the best interests of the community.
I appreciate the concerns expressed by each mem-
ber of the commission, their patience in allowing the
citizens the opportunity to speak and, most importantly,
for listening to what the citizens had to say.
I think that Mayor Simches has been very patient
and understanding during this difficult situation and
conducted a fair and just city meeting.
I appreciate the response and input of so many
concerned citizens. The community's continued sup-
port and involvement are needed to maintain the village
atmosphere of Anna Maria City.
Fred Edmister, Anna Maria


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Part 1, The Homesteaders
by June Alder


The curving Gulf shore was Anna Maria's Island's sidewalk and wagon track
for a good many years before there were streets here.


THE SQUATTERS


People who make history are usu-
ally too busy doing it to talk or write
about it. Such was the case for the
homesteaders of Anna Maria Island a
hundred years ago.
Three decades passed before one of
them got around to putting on paper
what was to be the only written contem-
porary account of the pioneer days of
the 1880s and '90s. This little history of
"Anna Maria Key" written in 1927
by John R. Jones when he was 75 and
first published in booklet form 22 years
after his death in 1935 is the chief
source of what we know about the Is-
land before 1900.
Though in the 1880s it was still re-
served for military purposes by the U.S.
government, Jones notes that the un-
spoiled Island was a favorite spot for
Tampans like himself to camp and hunt
and fish and enjoy the sun-drenched
beaches.
After a while, however, some of
these visitors decided to replace their
tents with palmetto shacks and huts.
They became pre-emptors ("squatters")
who wanted to have first dibs on the


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piece of land that took their fancy.
Most were single men.
One of them wasn't single for long.
George Colman had arrived in
Tampa from Connecticut on the same
boat as the George Emerson Bean fam-
ily around 1882, and he fell in love
with little Lula, the next-to-the-eldest
of Bean's seven children. In 1886
Colman and Lula Bean were married in
Tampa and the couple honeymooned
on Anna Maria Island in their secluded
little cabin on the Big Bayou (probably
near where Galati's marina and Rotten
Ralph's is today). A romantic spot if
there ever was one.
Colman never "proved up" (only a
few of the squatters did.) He shortly
whisked his bride off to Polk County
and then back to Connecticut. But a
half century later Lula Bean Colman
returned to the Island as a widow with
her daughter Marion. Mother and
daughter lived here from then on until
their deaths Mrs. Colman in the
1950s; Marion, who never married, in
1988.
Another bachelor who found ro-
mance on the Island was Andrew K.
Gowanlock. Born in Scotland in 1815,
at the age of 67 he moved to Anna
Maria Island from Canada for his
health. His physical condition im-
proved so wondrously that he was
thereafter a strong believer in sun and
saltwater and exercise.
It was while he was taking a con-
stitutional row up the Manatee River to
the village of Manatee that he paused to
visit the Widow Nichols who lived on
Shaw's Point (DeSoto National Monu-
ment). He took to tarrying there, and no
one was surprised when Elizabeth
Nichols became Mrs. Gowanlock in
June 1883.
But in their case love didn't last.
Soon Elizabeth left Andrew and he
lived a solitary life for 25 years, some
time along the way "proving up" his
claim to a few acres. When he was in
his 90s and not as spry as he used to be,
he had another old fellow named Asa
Goddard come to help him out with his
chicken ranch and truck farm (located
about where Eckerd's is today in
Holmes Beach)
Gowanlock outlived his friend Asa
by a good bit. He died in 1922 at the age
of 107 surely a testimonial to Anna
Maria Island's salubrious situation.


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Thank you for printing the letter from the Pine
Avenue Group. My honky-tonk neighbors and I have
just sided with Ed Chiles in the alley issue.
Wanda Palmer, Bradenton Beach

Against proposed
Bradenton Beach Marina
expansion
Bradenton Beach, like Anna Maria, Longboat and
Cortez villages, has a quaint atmosphere that is still
intact. It has historic buildings, waterfront views, re-
tired people, fishermen and small businesses. Unlike
other Island villages, Bradenton Beach has allowed
extremely unwise development, despite an admirable
attempt by the Community Redevelopment Agency to
screen all permits.
The proposed Bradenton Beach Marina expansion
being pushed by owner Allan Bazzy will bring a ware-
house-style, industrial-looking complex to the bridge
approach which will overshadow the Bridge Street re-
development area. It is out of scale for the area, not to
mention it is being proposed on property which is cur-
rently zoned residential and is in a residential neighbor-
hood, not an industrial park.
Bradenton Beach officials should consider:
When Mr. Bazzy first built his stockade fence, he
promised to "heavily" landscape it. Later, he said he
would take it down. Neither has happened.
Do not be swayed by false promises of "pie in the
sky." Check out figures and "facts" they are being
thrown out but they aren't being substantiated.
Mr. Bazzy has a long history of insensitivity to
his surrounding neighbors. Make no mistake, he cares
not about Bradenton Beach. He cares about money -
for himself.
Do not be intimidated. As neighboring property
owners to Mr. Bazzy, we have been harassed, but
people like us ultimately have nothing to fear from
people like Mr. Bazzy.
We had to remove 10 feet of our dock after we
complained about the fence even though we had
submitted plans and obtained a building permit from
Bradenton Beach; the dock was built to plan! Impor-
tant: we do not, nor have we ever, operated a commer-
cial business from our property at Bay Drive North. We
do dock our boat there, which is permitted by code. We
pick up and unload charter guests at the Seafood Shack
and always have.
It seems to us, and many others, that this expan-
sion, not remodeling, is a "done deal" and people are
beginning to wonder why Mr. Bazzy gets whatever he
wants in Bradenton Beach. We feel that we have been
treated unfairly. A nurse and a fireman don't have
"deep pockets" to fight back with. We do have many
good friends and neighbors.
In summary, Bradenton Beach will ultimately be


hurt by this project because property values are tied to
good or bad zoning. Already Mr. Bazzy has taken a
beautiful waterfront lot and "blighted" it. Area real
estate agents have opined that the street has lost "curb
appeal" and the property has been depreciated because
of what he has done.
The answer to the revitalization of Bradenton
Beach doesn't lie in empty promises, it lies in the
unique qualities of the area and its people. When I look
across the water at the pretty pastel houses and the pier,
and then try to envision an 18,180-square-foot
"Tropicana" style metal warehouse, I am amazed that
anyone could even consider this beneficial to a residen-
tial area. Bradenton Beach, if it can only hold out, can
become an authentic area of small shops and begin
enticing local events which will attract business.
Ultimately though, revenues for the city will come
from appreciation in property values, provided zoning
is controlled. Atmosphere is an intangible, but it can
enhance or destroy property values. Look at property
values in Longboat village. Make no mistake spot
zoning is destructive.
Interested parties should plan to attend the
Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board meeting
July 12, 7 p.m., Bradenton Beach City Hall.
Laura Gray, Bradenton Beach

We can make a difference
Thanks to your newspaper staff for helping to
make our first Sports Card Show a real success.
Printing the announcement and the article about Billy
Bob Goldschmitt written by Tomara Kafka was the boost
we needed to get the word out about the trading show.
We are planning the next show to be for July 9, 10
a.m., in the Fellowship Hall at Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church.
It is the group's hope that by providing these kinds
of activities that involve kids of all ages and making
them accessible for the kids to participate they will
choose to be involved in wholesome fun versus the
alternatives available to them.
We as a small community can make a difference!
This world has so many things that are negative and
trying to figure out solutions to negative situations isn't
always easy, but by forming an allegiance with other
concerned parents we can make a difference. We are
committed to providing alternatives for the youth on
this island and we are convinced that the youth are just
bored and looking for something to do.
Thank you Islander Bystander for all your support in
printing all of our announcements and Tomara, thank you
for taking the time to write a charming article about Billy
Goldschmitt. You made him feel pretty special. You made
his parents feel very proud and you made our entire group
feel like we had accomplished a huge task.
It was a wonderful day for the whole community.
Ursula Stemm, Holmes Beach


Bennett takes
trophies in
Battle of the

Shields
Anna Maria Fire District Volunteer
Carl Bennett won two trophies in a
recent Battle of the Shields in which
local fire departments vied with
police departments. Bennett took
first place in the most repetitions on
the bench press and the most repeti-
tions overall. The event was a
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The following is the text of the letter Bradenton
Beach Building Official Joe Romano who described
himself as "The man of many positions" wrote to
the mayor and city council last Thursday.

The following statements are a rebuttal to the
mayor's remarks about me at the special meeting of
May 31, 1994.
The mayor stated at that meeting that she had been
wrestling with something for about three years now,
concerning me.
If the mayor has had problems with me for the past
three or so years, why then, at a city employee function
last December, was I given an award with a clock
mounted on it with the inscription, "This is for loyal
service, circa 1984"? Why then on two occasions in
front of the city clerk in the mayor's office, she said to
me, "The city is so fortunate to have you and I don't
know what the city would do without you"?
On two other occasions, at two separate social
events that my wife and I attended, the mayor and my
wife had a conversation where the same subject came
up. The mayor told my wife, "We are so fortunate to
have Joe working for the city, and I don't know what
we would do without him." Does all this sound like the
mayor has had problems with me for the past three or
so years? I think the problems really started when the
Jet-skis became an issue.
The mayor says that I'have a bad attitude problem.
I think what the mayor should have said was, members
of certain city boards have an attitude problem.
Let's address the pier revetment. I brought the
problem to the attention of the mayor. All the mayor
did was make the phone calls to obtain the grant infor-
mation. I did the leg work of taking pictures at least
three times- of the area in question, and took steps
to get surveys and location maps. I arranged and coor-
dinated with the Army Corps of Engineers and the vari-
ous agencies involved for a meeting of site. This can be
verified with Rick McMillen at the Corps. I did not
balk at doing any of this work.
The mayor said that I complained of being over-
worked and that I was not a planner. Well, that's all
true. She told me many times that "I always have a full
plate."
They mayor stated that people have been com-
plaining about me. The only things I'm aware of are the
remarks made by certain city board members, and two
other citizens that went to the mayor and stated that "I
was on the take."
I have a constitutional right to know what the ac-
tual complaints are, who make the complaints, and to
face my accusers!
In answer to my statement that I feel the city has


too many city boards, that is MY opinion and I'm en-
titled to it.
In a letter to the city from the civic association,
Ida Cuthbertson stated that I was "insubordinate to
the mayor and council" because I failed to approve
the parasail business for the Bridge Tender Inn.
You're right, I did not approve it, because it did not
meet the requirements of the Land Development
Code. The mayor and council decided to approve the
parasail on their own, and with that decision, it went
directly to the city clerk's office where the occupa-
tional license was issued.
In the same letter from the civic association, Ms.
Cuthbertson is saying that there are a series of com-
plaints against me, and the mayor also keeps talking
about complaints.
Again I say, bring these complaints forward so
that I have the opportunity to respond.
In 1986, while Working for the city in the same
position I have now, the mayor at the time gave me in-
structions that amounted to selective enforcement of
certain persons. At this point, I immediately resigned to
avoid being party to any unethical practice by the city.
My feeling is that the same thing is happening
now, with this administration. Just after the
Bradenton Beach Marina fence issue, the. mayor
called me into her office and informed me that the
"CRA, as well as a lot of other people, did not like
the fence." I told her that I did not like the fence ei-
ther, but that it was legal by city zoning laws and
ordinances. She then stated to me that I "should have
never issued a permit for the fence," and that because
of the controversy surrounding the Bazzy marina, "all
permits should be seen by mayor and council before
being issued." To that I answered, "Madam mayor,
that is selective enforcement, and I can't do that with-
out written instructions from mayor and council re-
quiring that action."
My belief is that the mayor is being swayed by
certain members of certain city boards that have no
business trying to run this city.
The citizens of Bradenton Beach elected a mayor
and council to run the city for them, not to let the
boards run the city. I think the mayor is losing sight
of the fact that the backbone of any city government
is the departments, and without the departments, you
have a floundering city without purpose. If the city
elected officials who sign the ordinances, break their
own laws, the city could be dealing with severe con-
sequences at some point in the future.
Someone once said, "Let the people lead, and the
leaders follow." It's time for the elected officials to
take the city back from the boards and start pulling
its own cart.


Bay bridge crossing study


continues; Sept. meeting set


Plans are progressing to conduct an intensive
three-day workshop on a new bridge from the mainland
to the barrier islands.
Bob Herrington, an official with the regional trans-
portation planning group charged with studying the
feasibility of a bridge to Anna Maria or Longboat Key,
said he hoped to conduct the planning "charrette" in
September.
Members of the charrette would include represen-
tatives from environmental permitting agencies, state,
regional and local elected officials as well as interested
citizens.
Herrington said he would be presenting Island of-
ficials with the areas of concern on the proposed bridge
in July.
The area of study for the proposed span would
stretch from the area of Sarasota Bay between the
Cortez Bridge and the Ringling Causeway Bridge in
Sarasota. Environmental impact of marine life, con-
struction, impact to neighborhoods and cost are some
of the factors expected to be discussed during the
charrette.
At least one elected official has already made up
his mind about where the bridge should be built,


though.
Manatee County Commissioner John Gause told
members of the Metropolitan Planning Organization
recently he wanted a high, fixed span bridge leaving
the mainland at 53rd Avenue in Bradenton, with an
Island touchdown point south of Leffis Key in
Bradenton Beach.
The bridge would be a four-lane structure, Gause
said, to tie into a six-lane State Road 70 from Inter-
state 75.
The bridge would extend to the south under the
Gause plan, and swoop over Longboat Pass as a high,
fixed-span structure, replacing the aging Longboat
Pass Bridge.
Gause said he wanted the current Cortez Bridge
to either be turned into a fishing pier, or have its draw
locked in the "up" position except in emergencies.
"This would have a minimum impact on
Longboat Key," Gause said, "and a minimum impact
on Bradenton Beach and the village of Cortez.
Gause's proposal drew no reaction from other
MPO members. "I realize this is a big plan to look
at," he said, "but IYbelieve it should be considered"
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of the camera

By Tomara Kafka
Islander Features Editor
Judy Rickerson has a face that many in the commu-
nity might think of as familiar. She is one of the women
behind the courtesy desk at the Island Foods grocery
store in Holmes Beach.
When The Islander Bystander asked Rickerson if
she would be interested in being the subject of a story
on glamour photography, she was skeptical.
We wanted to do a before-and-after pictorial and
a feature story on the whole experience of the glamour
photo session and the results.
"I didn't want to do it at first," says Rickerson.
"But it was a lot of fun."
When she asked her husband Rick about it, he en- ,
courage her to go ahead. -P 1K
"He wanted me to do it," says Rickerson. "He was
supportive of it and he can't wait to see the pictures."
Hot Shots Glamour Photograpy, owned by Tricia
Payne, was scheduled to do a day of glamour photos at
a local salon and we were all set to be there.
Payne moved to Anna Maria Island in May from
Ft. Myers Beach and quickly made contact with Laura
Van Winkle, owner of Headquarters in Holmes Beach.
The photo shoot is billed as "glamour portraits of
women by women for the men in their lives."
"We do men, too," says Payne, "but it's harder to
get men into the studio."
But it seems to be quite a popular thing for women
to do. Not only are two more future sessions set for Is-
land salons, but Payne often conducts glamour photo
parties, much like the once-popular Tupperware par-
ties. She travels all around the state making contacts
and taking pictures of women.
"I do parties for groups of women," says Payne,
"like employee groups or for fund raisers."
Payne, a photographer for 14 years, has been do-. [
ing the glamour photography for about two-and-a-half I
years.
"I also take lots of family portraits," she says. "I do
the boudoir, negligee shots and often I take pictures on
the beach and many other settings."
Once Rickerson decided to have her glamour por- --
trait done, she called her daughter Jill, 19, to come and
watch. It didn't take long for Jill to be convinced to join Judty Rickerson is afatniliar.face at Island Foods grocery -%
in the fun. store in Holmes Beach. at right. Pictured above is the way -
"We always do extra shots if women bring in their Juhdy looked after her session with a glamour photographer. .
daughters," says Payne. Islander Photo: Tomara
The set fee includes a complete hair styling and
make-up, a high-fashion photo session with between 12 some different shots and all the proofs." When Hot Shots works with Head T
and 16 shots, wardrobe and accessory changes and one Payne has hairdressers and make-up artists that she Holmes Beach, Payne says, their staff will d
8- by 10-inch picture of your choice. For an extra fee, works with but some salons provide their own staff. Hot Shots will be at Head To Toe in Holm
you can purchase a photo package with your choice of At Headquarters, Van Winkle and Sandy Charnely on Monday, July 18; and back at Headquarte
prints and sizes. did the hair styling. But Payne brought in make-up art- urday, July 30.
Rickerson was so pleased with her final proofs she ist Mary Kaczmarek from Ft. Myers. "I never did anything like that before
purchased a combination of photos. "Some salons will do the hair and make-up," says Rickerson. "I'm glad I did it. It really makes
"I bought a whole package," says Rickerson, "with Payne. good about yourself."



Judy Rickerson with daughter .
Jill, 19 years old, decided at the
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Horseshoe dynasty
continues to ring true
The horseshoe-pitching dynasty of Ruth and Rich-
ard Foehrkolb continues to reign at the weekly contest
at Anna Maria City Hall. Ruth was one of this week's
winners, while Rich took home runner-up honors.
The other winner was Gene Snedeker, while George
McKay picked up the remaining runner-up trophy.
The games are held every Saturday at 9 a.m., and
all are welcome.

Baseball card trade
show slated Saturday
The Island Community Baseball Card Club spon-
sored by the Concerned Island Parents will be held on
Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fellow-
ship Hall at Roser Community Church, 512 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria.
Enjoy watching sports videos while you trade or
sell cards with Island friends. Free hot dogs, popcorn
and drinks while they last. Guest speaker is Eric
Hinsch, local collector. Many door prizes awarded
throughout the show.
Free trading tables will be available to display your
cards if you reserve in advance. Call Bill Goldschmitt
at 778-7918 to reserve a table.

Roser to continue
August sea-side services
The sea-side worship services conducted by Roser
Memorial Community Church, Anna Maria, will not be
held in July. The Saturday service will resume on Aug.6.

Writers invited to read
The Gulf Coast Writers Group will meet at the Is-
land Branch-Library, 5701 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach,
on Monday, July 11, at 10:15 a.m. Writers are encour-
aged to bring original works and poetry to read. Visi-
tors are welcome. For more information call 778-6879.


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Selby Gardens announces July classes


Selby Gardens' department of education opens its
July program of classes with "Edible Plants" on Tuesday,
July 12, from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the Activities Center.
Bob Fritz, tropical fruit and vegetable curator, will teach
the informative and entertaining course on tropical edibles.
Comfortable clothing and headwear is suggested. Cost is
$8 for members, $12 for non-members. ,
On Wednesday, July 13, Dr. John Atwood, director
of Selby's Orchid Identification Center, will conduct
"Sight Recognition of Cultivated Orchids," keyed to the
orchidist who would like to know more about the many
forms to which botanists append the name "orchid." Par-
ticipants will learn to recognize 20 of the most prominent
orchids. The workshop will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3
p.m. Cost is $15 for members, $20 for non-members.
A special children's class, "Make a Rainforest T-
shirt," is scheduled for Saturday, July 16, in the Selby


House classroom form 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for ages 8 to
12. Instructor Donna Atwood, with a background in hor-
ticulture and art, teaches children to design and paint their'
own rainforest T-shirts, using flowers and other plants.
Participants should bring two light-colored t-shirts, a
painting smock or old shirt and lunch. Cost is $16 for
members, and $20 for non-members.
Noted orchid grower Ed Golden will conduct "Or-
chids, an In-depth Look," on Tuesday, July 19, in the
Selby House classroom from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For stu-
dents with orchid-growing experience, the class includes
varieties suitable for orchid growing in Florida, culture and
propagation tips, repotting and alternatives. Participants
may bring their own plants for evaluation and or repotting.
Cost is $25 for members, $30 for non-members.
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Holmes Beach woman compiles


40-year history in new Playboy book


By Tomara Kafka
Islander Features Editor
Gretchen Edgren has an alluring smile, a pretty
round face and, for 25 years, worked at Playboy with
Hugh Hefner.
Was she a Playboy bunny?
"Heavens, no," she laughs. "I never had the look
for it."
But certainly, she had the brains.
Edgren was a senior editor of Playboy magazine
when she retired in 1992. She had worked in Chicago as
an editor since 1967 starting with VIP, the former Play-
boy Club publication for keyholders, and purposefully and
methodically, enjoyed a long-lived, successful career with
one of the nation's leading magazines for men.
While both she and husband Bud retired to their
Holmes Beach duplex in 1992, Edgren remains a
freelance contributing editor to the magazine and co-
ordinates such annual features as "Sex in Cinema,"
"Sex Stars," and "The Year in Sex."
Last week, some-
PL AY BO thing new emerged from
...... ., .. the retired editor.
,. As part of the ongoing
/ 40th anniversary of Play-
S1boy Enterprises, "The
SPlayboy Book: Forty
I Years The Complete
Pictorial History" hit book
U stores everywhere last
S week
iThe $45 coffee-table
Version of the evolution
of Playboy and founder
Issue number I Hugh Hefner was written
by Edgren with Murray Fisher, the founding editor of
the Playboy interview.
"The original idea was Murray Fisher's," says
Edgren. "I started working on it, then Hefner got in-
volved."
Edgren says although she didn't work with Hefner
on a day-to-day basis, she has a lot of respect for him
and he was good to work with.
"I like him very much," she says. "He has a real
genius for knowing what people want to read, for pic-
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As senior editor atTlayboy, Edgren assigned, ed-
ited and supervised copy for several magazine sections
including "Playboy After Hours," a potpourri of enter-
tainment reviews and special features including "The
World of Playboy," "Playbill," and "Next Month," and
all pictorial copy the text that accompanies the
centerfold models.
"In terms of the interviews with the Playmates,"
says Edgren, "I assigned that to other writers, but I
edited the results. None of it is made up. We have a
rigorous fact-checking procedure. If she says she went
to Florida State University, then she did. They are very
careful about printing the truth."
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Eastwood, Erica Jong and David Halberstam.
Eastwood, she says, "was hard to interview. He was
nice but he didn't have a lot to say. He was tall and very
thin."
Erica Jong and Edgren hit if off and still remain
friendly, visiting just last May at a bookseller's conven-
tion. "She is really interesting," Edgren says of Jong.
While Edgren continues to freelance for Playboy
from her home in Holmes Beach, she and Bud keep
busy with community activities.
They both sing in the Anna Maria Community
Chorus and each sings for their church chorus at the
Church of the Annunciation and Gloria Dei. Both are
involved with Anna Maria Turtle Watch.
Meanwhile, Edgren looks forward to future projects.
"I've been busy with the book," she says, "but am
working on some things for other publications. And I
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Island Community Center schedules summer activities


Youth Programs:
Summer Camp: Ages 5-12. Includes arts and
crafts, recreation, cooking, marine life, etc. One major
field trip a week to Lowry Park Zoo, Adventure Island,
Museum of Science and Industry, Sea World, etc.
Three minor field trips a week such as bowling, mov-
ies, etc. Cost is $50 per week, $45 for second child
($15/$10 per day only with advance reservation).
Kidnastics: Ages 2-6. Instructor Lauri Coons, 794-
1508. Saturday, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Includes coordina-
tion exercise, music movement, balance beam, play
balls, ribbon. Cost is $5 per class for members, $6 per
class for non-members.
Teen Basketball, Summer League: Ages 13-16.
Tuesday, 7 to 8:15 p.m.; Fridays, 6 to 9 p.m. Free. Call
Scott, 778-1908.
Adult Programs:
Jazzercise: Instructor Sheree Welch, 798-3729.
Monday and Thursdays, 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.
Fees by the class or group of classes.
Gentle Aerobics: Instructor Tanya Slack, 795-


Happy birthday Photo Courtesy of Victor Dashiell
Iva Belle Dashiell, Anna Maria resident for nearly 30
years, celebrated her 100th birthday on June 21 with a
party at the Inn at Freedom Village, Bradenton.


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4799. Monday, 10:30 a.m.; and Fridays, 9 a.m. Cost
is $3 per class.
Step Aerobics: Instructor Geri Travis, 779-2129.
Tuesday, 6 p.m.; Saturdays at 5 p.m. Cost is $2 per
class for members, $3 for non-members.
Line Dancing: Instructor Tanya Slack, 795-4799.
Tuesday at 11 a.m. No partner needed. Cost is $2 per
class.
Line Dancing: Instructor Bob Schrienk, 778-2988.
Saturday, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $3 for members,
$4 for non-members.
Ballroom/Latin/Big Band: Instructor Bob
Schrienk, 778-2988. Monday, 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. Cost
is $5 for members, $6 for non-members.
AMI Forever Young: The Island's newest orga-
nization for active retirees. Meetings are first Mondays
of the month, 12:30 p.m. Info: 778-1908.
Open Basketball: Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. Dona-
tion is $1 for members, $2 for non-members.
Open Volleyball: Tuesdays, 8:15 to 10 p.m. All wel-
come. Cost is $1 for members, $2 for non-members.
Support for Women: Women needing help facing


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Information must be submitted in writing.
Clearly print or type news items. Include first and
last names of all persons mentioned. Include the
preparer's name and telephone number.
Mail or bring to: The Islander Bystander, Island
Shopping Center, 5408 Marine Dr., Holmes Beach,
FL 34217.
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day prior to the desired Thursday issue date. The
Islander Bystander will accept 'announcements two
weeks prior to publication date.
Call The Islander Bystander at 778-7978 for
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Correction
The Eye Associates Sight Mobile will be at the
Island Branch Library on Monday, July 11, from 10
a.m. to 1:45 p.m., to do complimentary screenings
for distance vision, glaucoma, (non-fasting) blood
sugar and cholesterol. Results while you wait. For
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can now get help through Women's Peer Counselor
Program. For information call 778-1908.

Other Programs and Events:
Youth and Family Counseling: Margo Burchim,
LMHC, and Susan Montgomery, MSW, available by
appointment. Free.
Tennis Court Use: Year-round and half-year
memberships. Day passes available for $2.
Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament: June 3
and 4, Friday and Saturday, G.T. Bray Recreation Cen-
ter, Bradenton.
Fishing the Islands Tournament: June 18 and 19,
Saturday and Sunday.
Privateers Family Picnic: July 4 at AMICC.
Heritage Days Arts and Crafts Festival: Nov. 12
and 13, Saturday and Sunday.

The Anna Maria Island Community Center is lo-
cated at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. For more in-
formation call 778-1908.


Islander Photo: Pat Copeland
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M[3 PAGE 14 ] JULY 7, 1994 A THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


By Tomara Kafka
Islander Features Editor
We can finally see Bradenton Beach at night not
the whole city, of course but the reclinata palm in
the middle of the Gulf Drive roundabout is now fully
lit up. There was an electrical problem but the problem
has been solved without having to tear up the new road
and bricks. The power lines along Gulf Drive are now
underground, and in case you haven't noticed, they've
removed all the old overhead wiring making for a much
more aesthetically pleasing view.
Bradenton Beach keeps looking better and better
all the time. Everyone there is working to make the city
look good Who says it's a honky-tonk town?
Clem Dryden, owner of Key West Willy's and the
empty storefront at 110 Bridge Streettells me that a
new business is expected to open in mid-August in the
former grocery store. "An old-fashioned coffee house,"
says Dryden, "with espresso, poetry readings and guest
speakers." Dryden says the new business owner is a
designer with experience in coffee houses in both the
northeast and northwest.
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the cut-off and had to order lunch. Even though I had
to readjust my tastebuds, the catfish sandwich was re-
ally tasty. The Pier is clean, friendly, inexpensive and
a definite return spot for me. Next time I'm going early
enough for breakfast.
The Anna Maria Chamber of Commerce open
house last Wednesday at the S&S Plaza in Holmes Beach
was a nice affair with a good turn out. Chamber members
who hosted the event included Ches's Pasta Plus, La
Pensee Plumbing, Linda's Sunny Side Up Cafe, Island
Canvas Products, Prudential Florida Realty, Brain Gym,
Island Rental Service and Island Gallery West.
Crabby Bill's is open as of last Friday featuring a
newly remodeled restaurant and bar, serving their full
menu. They offer a Crabby Hour (as opposed to happy
hour I know, you already got the joke) with 50-cent
drafts, $1 well drinks and get this $1 for a dozen
fresh-shucked oysters.
D.Coy Ducks' happy hour includes 75-cent drafts
in a chilled mug. Steve Lardas tells me he's running
lots of summer drink specials. Last Saturday night they


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had a "Squeeze party" orange juice and Stoli was the
featured squeeze. Lardas says they'll be doing lots
more of that during the long, hot summer nights ahead.
Make note of a change at the Mutiny Inn. They've
decided to close on Sundays and stay open on Mondays
for a while. No more Champagne brunch but at least we
won't be disappointed on Monday night when we're
craving salmon in tavernier sauce over pasta and a good
glass of wine.
Chez Andre is running a special TV promotion in
July. You can catch him on a half-hour show every
Saturday and some Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. on Mana-
tee Educational Television (METV) Paragon channel
60. I'll try my best to see it and let you know how the
popular French chef is on TV I adore Chef Andre's
wonderful French accent.
Lynches Landing Bar & Grill on Longboat was
reviewed recently in the "other" newspaper where
writer Pat Benson said, "The restaurant gives you a
choice of eating in the air-conditioned dining room or
in the fresh air. Whichever you choose, you'll have a
view of the blue-green waters right across the street."
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Planned Parenthood
announces officers
Stacey S. Gillman, a Longboat Key attorney, will
lead Planned Parenthood Association of Southwest
Florida, Inc., for the next two years as chairperson of
the board.
Other new officers elected at the recent Planned
Parenthood meeting are Marci D. Willett, RN, MPA,
of Treasure Island, first vice chairperson; Anne E.
Fisher, Ph.D., Sarasota, second vice chairperson;
Kathleen C. Ball, Tampa, secretary; and David Hand,
attorney, Sarasota, treasurer.

Marine Biology sessions
planned July 11,18,25
Bill Stemm will conduct three sessions on Marine
Biology as part of the Roser Memorial Community
Church's summer program for young people. The ses-
sions will be held Mondays, July 11, 18 and 25, from
10 a.m. to noon in the Fellowship Hall of Roser
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Along with the presentation, the "young biolo-
gists" will go on local field trips in the church vans -
and may get a little wet in the process. There is no
charge for the sessions. All children and youth, as well
as adults, are welcome.
For more information call Roy McChesney at 778-
0414.

REAP to hold luncheon
The institute for Retired Executives and Profes-
sionals (REAP) will meet for lunch at the Beach House
Restaurant at noon on Friday, July 8.
If you plan to attend please call 794-5979 or 792-
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All Island Youth to meet
at Roser
All Island Youth, the cooperative youth program
sponsored by All Island Denominations of Anna Maria
Island and the Longboat Key Chapel, will meet during
July at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria.
Youth from 7th through 12th grades (including
those beginning 7th grade this fall) are welcome to the
meetings held on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. for
supper, games, a topic for discussion and worship. The
group also plans special fun events, service projects
and fund-raising activities.

Dart earns honors
Laura Dart, of Holmes Beach and a junior at Hiram
College, was inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa
Honor Society and the Alpha Society this spring.
The Alpha Society recognizes juniors and seniors
who have maintained a 3.5 grade point average and
earned a minimum of 30 credit hours. The Omicron
Delta Kappa Honor Society honors exceptional leader-
ship and versatility. Hiram's chapter of ODC, the Black
Key Circle, places emphasis on whole-person develop-
ment as a member of the college community.
Dart, with a communication major and theater arts
minor, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Dart of
Holmes Beach.
Bloodmobile to visit
library
The Manatee Community Blood Center's Blood-
mobile will be stationed at the Island Branch Library
on Monday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Islanders
are invited to come and donate blood.
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ones that have landed.
For-more information call 951-0884.

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A free workshop on mutual funds will be held on
Saturday, July 9, at 10:15 a.m. at the Island Branch
Library.
The workshop will be presented by John T. Sharp,
personal financial planner, and cover topics such as
how mutual funds work, measuring performance, judg-
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Bring a friend but leave wallets and checkbooks at
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Island police reports
City of Anna Maria
June 27, three alcohol citations, Bayfront Park.
June 29, three alcohol citations, Bayfront Park.
June 29, petty larceny of a bicycle, 877 N. Shore
Dr., Rod and Reel Motel.
Bradenton Beach
June 24, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams,
Coquina Beach. The officer, responding to a complaint
about a group of people drinking alcohol and smoking
marijuana, saw a group of people standing around a ve-
hicle looking very nervous. He asked them if they were
drinking alcohol and they responded affirmatively. He
asked them if they were smoking marijuana and they re-
sponded negatively.
The officer then asked Rodney C. Fair, 29, Bradenton,
if he could look in Fair's vehicle and Fair said he could.
The officer located a small bag of marijuana on the floor-
board and asked if there was more. Fair said there was and
gave the officer a cigarette pack containing a small bag of
marijuana and a pack of rolling papers. James R. Gaines,
24, Bradenton, said the cigarette pack belonged to him.
The officer issued appearance tickets to both.
June 27, DUI, 1900 block of Gulf Drive to the
Cortez Bridge. The officer observed William E. Buck-
les, 52, Bradenton, cross over the center line, causing
the officer to leave the road. The officer activated his
lights and siren and pursued Buckles but he failed to
stop. At the intersection of Gulf Drive and Cortez
Road, Buckles turned east onto the Cortez Bridge and
was stopped because the draw was raised.
The officer used his patrol car to block Buckles' ve-
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ficer and a back-up officer had to pull him out of the ve-
hicle. Buckles became combative, said the report, would
not listen to the officer and was placed in custody.
June 27, lost property a beach bag containing
$200 in cash, credit cards and a driver's license, Co-
quina Beach.
June 28, theft of a purse containing a wallet,
credit cards, $30 in cash, a driver's license, a check-
book and a payroll check, 2400 block of Avenue B.
June 30, property damage, 1801 Gulf Dr. N.,
Runaway Bay condominiums. The subject was using
a weed eater around the parking area and it kicked up
a stone and broke the window of a rental car. The win-
dow was valued at $250.
Holmes Beach
June 24, larceny of a boat battery valued at $60,
300 block of 29th Street.
June 24, suspicious, 73rd Street beach: The officer,
responding to a report of a topless female bather, spoke to
the female who was from Holland. She told the officer she
was unaware topless sunbathing was prohibited.
June 24, petty larceny, 3900 East Bay Dr., Island
Foods. A person unknown dug up and removed plants
valued at $200 from the rear of the building.
June 25, noise from a loud party, 400 block of Clark
Drive.
June 25, found property identification cards,
Florida driver's license and other cards, 3007 Gulf Dr.,
Anchor Inn.
June 25, found property a black men's
Trailmaster beach bike with a tan seat, 30th Street and
Avenue C.
June 25, boat, 67th Street beach. The complain-
ant advised that a personal watercraft was being
launched off a private beach. The officer gave the op-
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June 25, fleeing to elude an officer, 8100 block
of Gulf Drive. The officer reported that the subject re-
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for a traffic violation. After traveling two miles and
reaching the traffic light at the intersection of Gulf and
Marina Drives, the subject attempted to go around
stopped traffic. She was blocked by a sheriffs deputy
and placed in custody.
June 25, found property a wallet, 34th Street
and 6th Avenue.
June 25, suspicious, 62nd Street and Flotilla Drive.
A person unknown stacked six newspaper machines and
a green bench in the street. The officer put them back. ,
June 25, found property a chaise lounge, 200
block of 67th Street.
June 25, battery, 5702 Marina Dr., Turtles Bar
and Grill. The victim reported he was battered by an
unknown assailant when he attempted to leave the
parking lot. The assailant fled.
June 26, suspicious, 2716 Gulf Dr., Gulf Cabins.
The complainant reported that 10 to 12 juveniles were
swimming in the condominium pool. When con-
fronted, they became verbally abusive and threw pool
furniture into the pool and fled. As the complainant was
searching for them, one juvenile returned and removed
the furniture from the pool.
June 26, suspicious, 3200 East Bay Dr., Shell's
parking lot. The complainant reported that he saw two
white males in a black vehicle as he was leaving work.
The two told him they had two handguns in the vehicle
and were looking for someone on the Island and were
going to kill him. The complainant reported the
vehicle's tag number to the police and all units were
advised to watch for the vehicle. It was not found.
June 26, fraud, 5300 block of Marina Drive. The
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complainant reported she went on a date with a man
named Mike May 30 and a few days later realized her
credit card was missing. She called the credit card com-
pany to see if any transactions had taken place and
found that $2,970 had been charged to her account.
June 26, retail larceny, 3304 East Bay Dr., Island
Bazaar. The officer responded to a report of a.subject
shoplifting a $2 bag of sea shells. The subject was lo-
cated at his residence and placed in custody.
June 26, found property a wallet, 3900 block
of East Bay Drive.
June 26, petty larceny of a skim board, 4000 Gulf
Dr., Manatee Public Beach.
June 27, found property a vehicle tag, 64th
Street and Gulf Drive.
June 27, petty larceny, 7100 block of Holmes
Boulevard. The complainant reported mail containing
personal checks to pay bills was removed from his mail
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June 28, grand larceny, 7000 Gulf Dr., Tiffany
Place. The complainant reported an unknown person
removed a Hobie Cat, valued at $3,000, from the beach
using the beach wheels stolen in the above grand lar-
ceny. It was later located on the beach in the 100 block
of 78th Street stripped of $2,100 in equipment.
June 28, petty larceny of two rugs valued at $100,
503 Manatee Avenue, Medical Center.
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June 28, suspicious, 248 S. Harbor Dr., St.
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June 29, petty larceny of a bicycle, 400 block of
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June 29, grand larceny, 400 Gulf Dr., Manatee
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person unknown removed a cooler containing a hat
valued at $20 and a class ring valued at $330.
June 30, suspicious, 5500 Marina Dr., Key Income
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June 30, trespass, 2700 block of Gulf Drive. The
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June 30, found property a ladies Trailmate
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Sharks in the Bay, sailfish in the Gulf


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Fishing has been good, with a lot of small sharks
and redfish being caught in Sarasota Bay. Offshore,
Capt. Phil Shields is still bringing in the odd sailfish,
this week a 60-incher. White bait is still hard to get.
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers there
have been catching mackerel in the mornings, big red-
fish and average size catch-and-release snook. There
are also some good catches of big stingrays.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said there are keeper
grouper in the 60-to 80-foot depth in the Gulf. There are
still some kingfish hanging around offshore as well.
Chris said there are a lot of sharks in the Bay, includ-
ing some black tips and hammerheads.
Capt. Dave with the Neva-Miss said his charters
are catching big permit up to 18 pounds on the
offshore artificial reefs. Further offshore, Capt. Dave
said they are catching snapper, bonito, a few big king-
fish, and some barracuda. Speaking of barracuda, there
are reports that the big fish are up in the Manatee River.
Lee at Perico Harbor Bait and Tackle said they
have been catching redfish and catch-and-release snook
using shrimp for bait. Offshore, he said they are catch-
ing grouper in about 90 feet of water. There are also a
few wahoo and sailfish. For backwater fishermen, there
are a few big trout in the 28-inch length.
On my boat Magic, afternoon thunderstorms all but
killed my charters. I did get out one day and caught
limit catches of reds, some up to 10 pounds in size.
Capt. Rick Gross is on vacation this week, but said
he'll be back and ready to go next week.
Capt. Phil Shields scored big on a 60-inch sailfish
about 30 miles out in the Gulf off the Island. Capt. Phil
said there are plenty of mangrove snapper and red grou-
per out there as well.


Sailfish saga
Tom Garbacz, Stan Salvador and Gaspar Salvador hold a sailfish caught and released in the Gulf of Mexico
recently. The fish was caught on the same trip as the big blue marlin.


Capt. Tom Chaya said white bait is still hard to get,
but it's worth the work to get those tasty little fish. It's
paying off for him: he's getting his charters onto snook,
redfish and trout.
Capt. Mark Bradow said there are plenty of small
trout and a few mackerel on the deeper seagrass beds


outside of the Galati channel off Anna Maria. He said
there are also plenty of small sharks out there right now.
Capt. Todd Romine said there's good catch-and-re-
lease snook action right now, as well as plenty of redfish
in the legal limit slot, as well as a few trout.
Good luck and good fishing.


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By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
So the "offshore" powerboat racers took one look
at four- and five-foot seas in the Gulf Sunday and
moved inshore into the middle of Sarasota Bay, to
be exact. I suppose they needed somewhere to play
with their loud toys, but Sarasota Bay hardly seems
appropriate, especially since we're in the middle of
dolphin calving season.
Jay Gorzelany, deputy program manager of Mote's
Marine Mammal Program, headed up a program again
this year to keep watch for manatees during the weekend
boat races. "Our primary concern involves the thousands
of spectator boats on the water during the entire weekend,"
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It was really lucky, too. The bridge tender at the
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JULY 7, 1994 U PAGE 19 -iE


Another Bay in a state far, far away

By David Futch /,. ~ .,, .,.." 4. ..
Editor's Note: On leave for the summer from The "\ --c .'. ''
Islander Bystander, journalist and tarpon guide David 7 4, .:''
Futch is spending the summer working at fish camp in '- .
Alaska. His reports on the Alaska River Safaris camp at '' ... . .. ,
Goodnews Bay, Alaska will appear periodically. / .


GOODNEWS BAY, ALASKA If my handwriting ap-
pears somewhat askew, please blame it on the 38-de-
gree temperature.
Still, it's better this a.m. than yesterday. At least
this morning, as the sun peeks over the peaks at 5:15,
the wind is still.
Yesterday, it blew to 20 mph making 38 feel 28.
As I write with gloves on, enveloped in my wool
shirt, jacket, hat, etc., I have
to say this is a.beautiful and
most incredible place.
Goodness Bay and our
South River camp are along
the north fork of the
Goodnews River approxi-
-mately four miles northeast of
S -s the Yupik (that's you-pick)
Eskimo village of Goodnews
Bay. Other reference points
Futch include Quinhagak, 31 miles
due north. The village of Eek
(as in "Eek! There's a mouse.") is another 30 miles north
of Quinhagak. Then there's Kwigillingok to the northwest
Also Tuntatuliag is right near Eek to the northwest (That's
tune-tah-too-lee-og).
Immediately west is Kuskokwim Bay (cuss-ka-
quim). South is Bristol Bay. To the east, over the
Kilbuck Maintain range are the native villages of
Togiak, Manokotak, Aleknagik, Dillingham,
Kanakanak and Tuklung.
Not too far from those towns and to the east are
Ekwok, Naneck and Egegik (e-gah-gack).
As you can see, we are surrounded by rather large
metropolitan areas, many of which have nearly 100
residents.
The 100 mile flight from Bethel south to the camp
showed off Alaska's true beauty.
We were in a single engine Cessna 207 flying at
about 1,500 feet. The landscape is a patchwork mosaic
of tundra painted greens and browns and yellow and
dotted with hundreds of black lakes. The Kilbuck
Mountains, still capped with snow, rise to 2,500 feet.
The melt-off of this snow feeds the Goodnews
River, making it run an incredibly swift six knots.


If you thought "Cortez" or "Perico" are odd names, how about the village of Eek, or Tintatuliag? They are the
neighboring villages where Islander Bystander correspondent David Futch is "wintering in southwest Alaska.


Camp is totally self-contained and self-sufficient
except for fuel and food flown in.
Power is supplied by eight-kilowatt generators. We
have three freezers for food storage, a machine shop and
hundreds of gallons in fuel tanks. We even have a
composer where we dump our human-generated waste.
Inside are hundreds of thousands of tiny worms and each
morning we feed them our waste and they in turn trans-
form it into compost used in vegetable gardens.
Obviously, the most envied job in camp is to empty
the honey buckets into the composer each morning.
Everyone enjoys the task and everyone gets the chance
to do it.
As you can see, we are the epitome of democratic
fish camps. Everyone gets the "sweet job," so to speak.
.We have two 55-cup percolators going at all times


and go through both during the course of the day.
Day begins at 5:30 a.m. and goes until 9 or 10 at night
Yesterday, we cleaned the entire lodge where we eat
- a very large Quonset hut. Ceilings and walls were cov-
ered, no, make that caked with nicotine stains and diesel
fuel stains. Today we strip and wax the floors.
It's a good group of people here. Four of us from
Florida, two are from Idaho. One man, Charlie, is a
Yupik Eskimo. The camp manager is from Canada. In
winter months he works in the Antarctic taking care of
scientists with the National Science Foundation, "keep-
ing them from falling into glacial crevasses." Two oth-
ers are from Washington state.
Coming soon: "Bear-atarian treatment of griz-
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0 :-]ii 12Ta II


The Rev. Myron R.
Bunnell
The Rev. Myron R. Bunnell, 90, formerly of
Bradenton Beach, died June 6 in Southfield, Mich.
There was no local visitation or service. Cremation
Society of Michigan was in charge of arrangements.
Born in Oxford, Ohio, the Rev. Bunnell was pastor
emeritus of Harvey Memorial Community Church in
Bradenton Beach. He served as reverend of the church
from 1973 to 1983. Rev. Bunnell was also instrumental in
beginning the ecumenical group on Anna Maria Island.
He served the Congregational Church for 67 years in
Ohio, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Florida.
He is survived by two daughters, Patricia and Vir-
ginia; a son, Richard; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-
grandchildren.
Eugene B. Frank
Eugene B. Frank, 82, of Bradenton Beach died June
30 in Springwood Nursing Center in Sarasota.
Born in Turtle Creek, Pa., Dr. Frank came to
Bradenton Beach from Wisconsin in 1978. He was a
physician. He was a Catholic. He was a U.S. Army vet-
eran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Lorraine; three daugh-
ters, Sarah Brauflick of Wisconsin, Naomi Simecek of
Bradenton and Virginia Frank of Virginia; and three
sons, John and Eugene, both of Bradenton Beach, and
Patrick of Wisconsin.
Shannon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Harold Lester Schlosser
Harold Lester Schlosser, 73, of Bradenton Beach
died June 29 in HCA/L.W. Blake Hospital.
Mr. Schlosser was born in Toledo, Ohio and came
to Bradenton Beach in 1969 from there. He was a re-
tired carpenter. He was a Lutheran.
He is survived by a sister, Minerva L. Steger of
Bradenton Beach; a niece, Linda Jean Jones of Bradenton;
and a nephew, David Steger of Bradenton Beach.
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Tampa.
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Miss Martin is a 1982 graduate of Riverview
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geography from Florida State University in 1988.
She is a community planner with Manatee County
Planning, Permitting & Inspections Department.
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Tampa Catholic High School and received a
bachelor's degree in political science from the
University of South Florida in 1979 and a master's
degree in regional city planning from the Univer-
sity of Oklahoma in 1983. He is an administrator.


Newlyweds visit
grandmother
Tony, left, and Andrea
Beer, right, were married
recently in Wisconsin
Dells. Tony's grand-
mother, Betty, center, of
Holmes Beach had to
have surgery the week
before the wedding and
couldn't attend, so the
newlyweds came to visit.
Tony works for Marriott
Hotels in Chicago and
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the University of Wiscon-
sin.

Guild to present herb
garden demonstration
"How to Create an Herb Garden" presented by Shela
Hurst on Monday, July 11, at the Artists Guild of Anna
Maria Island, 5414 Marina Dr., Island Shopping Cehiter,
Holmes Beach. The herb garden will be auctioned off af-
ter the demonstration.
Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. The pro-
gram will start at7 p.m. and a general meeting will follow
the program. Call the gallery at 778-6694 for information.

The Island Poet
Mother has been to the hospital and came home with a
brand new baby boy.
And all the neighbors have come over and seem to jump
for joy.
But why did they bring all those gifts and shower him
with clothes,
When he is such a scrawny kid with hardly any nose.
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CITY

Anna Maria


Bradenton Beach


Holmes Beach


ADDRESS/lot

228 Periwinkle Plaza
56x125x212x199 canal

236 Chilson
75x148 canal

515 Bayview Place
90 x 110 canal

1801 Gulf Dr
205 Runaway Bay

1800 Gulf Dr
221 LaCosta

2316 Canasta Dr
50 x 125

3000 Gulf Dr
9 Palm Cay

5400 Gulf Dr
43 5400 Gulf Dr

5608 Gulf Dr
214 Sun Plaza West

207W 71st St
30 x 105

2914 Av C
50 x 100

2916 Av C
50 x 100

308 68th St
116 x 100 lake

3801 East Bay Dr
202 Sunbow Bay


440 62nd St
38 x 125


STYLE/rooms

elevated home
2bed/2bath/2cp

ground home
3bed/3bath/lcp

elevated home
3bed/2bath/2cp

condo
2bed/2bath

elevated condo
2bed/2bath Gulf

ground home
2bed/2bath/lcp


condo
Ibed/lbath


AGE/size SELLER/BUYER/when

1990 Guthrie/Shirley
1475 sfla 5/9/94

1966 Van Horn/Conoly
1740 sfla 5/9/94

1989 Small/Brendlin
1740sfla 5/16/94

1978 Hirsch/Camara
1114 sfla 5/9/94

1979 Turner/Scarle
1100 sfla 5/16/94

1972 Sirianni/Bowen
1514 sfla 5/16/94


1980
750 sfla


condo
2bed/2bath gulf

elevated condo
2bed/2bath

elevated townhouse
2/bed/2bath

residential lot


residential lot


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3bed/2.5bath/2car

elevated condo
2bed/2bath

ground townhouse
2bed/2bath/lcp


Barrett/Coyner
5/9/94


1969 Sheets/Rose
1290 sfla 5/9/94

1981 Gussin/Casaula
1250 sfla 5/9/94


1987
950 sfla


Gordon/Galizia
5/16/94


Lacios/Ilexhurst
5/16/94

Lacios/Jawitz
5/16/94

1985/91 Borstelmann/Degaris
1480 sfla 5/16/94

1981 20th Century/Theer
1150 sfla 5/16/94

1970 Lemon/Zadarosni
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$195,000
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$172,000
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$292,000
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$94,000
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$75,000
list uk

$52,500
list uk

$209,000
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$145,000
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$120,300
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$27,000
list uk

$27,000
list uk

$135,000
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$84,000
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$81,000
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bay access. $175,000.
* 720 Key Royale Dr ... Build
your dream home in North
Pointe Harbour! $199,000.
* 101 Tern Dr ... Large
lot in Anna Maria won't
last long! $99,000.


* 2413 Avenue C ... Fabulous
investment ... duplex walking
distance to beach. $108,900.
* 935 Waterside Ln ... Perico
Bay Club 2BR/2B with all
amenities. $106,900.
* 402 Alamanda Rd./301
Poinsetta ... Just listed! Duplex
in Anna Maria. $129,000.
* 2301 Gulf Dr./100 23rd St ...
2 duplexes on 50x100 corner lot,
deeded separately. $225,000.
* 208 Peacock Ln ... Upgraded
4BR/4B duplex close to beach and
bay. $135,000.


* 528 Bayview PI ... Just reduced!
Meticulous upgraded Anna Maria
home overlooking bay. $164,900.
* 1105 Gulf Dr ... Wonderful Gulf
views, super-clean, many recent
improvements. $135,500.
* 3601 East Bay Dr ... New com-
plex of Sandy Pointe, 2BR/2B unit
overlooks pool area. $84,900.
* 405 28th St ... Just listed 6BR/
4B home on deep water canal with
pool. $386,000.
* 4204 126th St ... Smugglers
Landing 2BR/2B condo in historic
Cortez. $167,500.


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No one could afford to buy Old Sol's gift


By Mark Ratliff
Islander Reporter
Every once in a while, the government releases its
cost-of-living figures those numbers that tell us how
many dollars it takes to meet our basic needs and keep
us alive.
One of the most important aspects of that cost
the amount we spend on energy is always cause for
us to sit up and take notice.
If we ever really had to buy the energy that makes
life possible on this planet, the human race would have
been in Chapter 13 long before our ancestors swam the
oceans.
Upon a moment's reflection, it comes as no great
surprise to most people that the sun is THE energy
source for earth, but as is sadly true in other areas,
sometimes the thing that is of the most obvious value
is taken for granted especially if it's.dependable and
can be had cheaply.
With our faithful benefactor now half way through
its estimated 10-billion-year lifespan, it's perhaps ap-
propriate that we take a few minutes and consider what
that average star gives us free of charge.
To put things in perspective, we actually do pay for
solar energy in many ways oil, coal and even the
firewood we burn in our fireplaces are all forms of
stored solar energy.
In the case of the well-named fossil fuels, we are
releasing energy produced by the sun millions of years
ago that was collected by the chlorophyll in prehistoric
plants. The warm glow from the hearth this winter may
be vintage sunshine of only a few years or as much as
50 or 100 years ago.
Hydroelectric energy which keeps the lights burn-
ing in Las Vegas and many other cities around the world
- also can track its origins right back to the sun, as it is




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solar energy that evaporates the billions of tons of water
from lower regions and drops it in the form of rain or snow
in the mountains, where the gravity-driven runoff will later
turn the turbine wheels of the great dams.
The sun is also due a round of applause from the
wind-energy department, as it is the difference in heat-
ing of various parts of the world that drives our
weather.
The sun-induced wind certainly has earned a place in
history for its contributions to keeping the heads of the
Dutch above water, while watering the millions of head
of cattle that formed the economic backbone of a young
America as it expanded westward. In both instances,


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2/2 each unit. Close to beach, restaurants and
shopping. Pool and laundry facilities. $450,000.
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Across the street from best beach on the Island,
5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, large garage, 2,900 s.f.
living area. $420,000. 1-800-694-2221.


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Located directly on beautiful Gulf beach! This cus-
tom-built home includes a unique design consisting
of three separate structures with three bedrooms,
3.5 baths plus master suite, shower room large
enough for sauna, wrap-a-round decks all under roof
and spacious under cover parking for three cars.
Lush tropical landscaping and attractive stone fence
offers complete privacy and this one-of-a-kind home
is situated on gorgeous Gulf front parcel of over 1/2
acre. Asking $950,000 with available terms. Quali-
fied buyers please. Call Marie Franklin, 778-2259.



MARIE 195 LIC. REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island.'
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (813) 778-2259 Fax (813) 778-2250


Yes, we listed and found a buyer for 501 68th
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please give us a call.
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rants. $116,900. Call Harold Small 778-2261.

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where would windmills have been without the sun?
In dollars and cents, the energy bill from the sun
would be staggering, and even though the earth only
receives two parts per billion of its total output, we're
still talking some awesome numbers.
If converted entirely into electricity and sold at
Florida Power and Light's current rate of approxi-
mately seven-and-a-half cents a kilowatt hour, one sec-
ond of our star's effort would run $8.7 billion billion
- $1.6 billion for every person on the planet.
Hopefully though, if some entrepreneur thought
life in the fast lane of Wall Street a little slow and found
a way to put solar power meters on our homes, he
would be fair and charge us for only that tiny portion
of Sol's production that falls on the earth. Even at that
it probably would be wise to start shopping around for
a second mortgage to pay the utility bills.
In Florida where our bills would be higher in the
course of a year than those of our friends in Vermont
- a homeowner with a 50-by- 100-foot lot would need
$69,000 to keep the power turned on for the next 12
months.
Now, an economy-minded resident might try re-
couping some of that expense by making a deal with
the cosmos, which gets all that energy anyway ev-
ery speck of sunlight (as well as the energy contained
in the invisible part of the spectrum) ends up being ra-
diated back into space, which needs the heat, being it's
hundreds of degrees below zero.
Of course, this time of the year it's little warmer than
that on the Island, causing many residents to curse the sun
as it chases them indoors to an air-conditioned refuge. But
as they switch the switch to "High Cool," it's still our stel-
lar companion 93 million miles away that is making it all
possible running up the electric bill to be certain, but
giving us much more than it ever takes.


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COLLECTION ...

JUST LISTED! This truly lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath
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design with new wall to wall carpeting, new heat
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sunny south side of the street, the beautifully land-
scaped lot offers a mature Jacaranda tree, private
patio, sprinkler system on well, plus plenty of room for
a large swimming pool. Priced BELOW appraisal at
only $210,000.

KEY ROYALE GEM This delightful 3 bedroom,
2.5 bath residence on fabulous Foxworth Lane will ex-
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landscaping with automatic sprinkler system. Spa-
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This immaculate, tastefully appointed 3 bedroom, 3 bath
canal front home has it all, including a boat dock and
davits on deep, seawalled channel, plus executive golf
course located directly across street. Amenities include
gorgeous window and wall coverings, a preferred split
bedroom design with spacious living room, gracious,
ceramic-tiled dining room, expansive family room with
vaulted ceiling, and sunny screened lanai with built in
Jennaire range and wet bar. Also offers a central vac,
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tropical retreat for only $395,000. Don't miss it!
MAGNIFICENT BAYFRONT ESTATE This
ultra spacious and light 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath bayfront
residence has it all! Enjoy year round swimming in the 33
1/2 x 16' heated, caged pool and spa, or drop anchor at
the 50' boat dock with electric lift. The open, free flow-
ing floor plan offers a preferred split bedroom design with
two bayside master suites, a beautifully remodeled
kitchen, and enormous Florida room with spellbinding
views of Tampa Bay. This rare and captivating home is
being offered at $650,000. Finalize your dreams!

INCOMPARABLE BAYFRONT SHOWCASE
Luxury is within your reach with this elegant 4 bed-
room, 4.5 bath North Point Harbor masterpiece!
First class construction and design are evident
throughout this exceptional residence, from the for-
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European kitchen with top of the line appliances
and appointment. The sumptuous master suite
defies description, with a luxurious bathroom done
in imported Italian tiles, separate sitting room area,
picture gallery, and private seaside patio! Unrivaled
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EXCEPTIONAL WATERFRONT VIEW: Two
bedroom, two bath turnkey furnished condo on
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drink and watch the world sail by. Reduced to
$119,900. Call Jennifer Jones, 795-2865 eves.
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TAKE A LOOK AT THE INCOME POTENTIAL
of this elevated Island duplex within walking
distance to Gulf waters! Each unit has two bed-
rooms and two baths, skylights, laundry hook-
ups and plenty of storage. West side has ga-
rage, east side has carport. Easy to show.
$127,900. Call Debbie Walther at 794-6295
eves or Sandy Greiner, 778-2864 eves.


MARTINIQUE CONDO: Original owner never
rented-two bedroom, two bath condo with Gulf
views from almost every room. Bright and peachy
clean with many updates plus garage. Priced at
$165,000. Please call Carol R. Williams for show-
ing, 778-0777; 778-1718 after hours.
NEW LISTING! A home for entertaining, huge
pool areas, davits, dock & deep water for your
sailboat, 3BR/2BA stone yard and all appliances.
Two car oversized garage. $172,900. Call Marion
Ragni, 778-1504 eves, 778-0777 office for your
tour of this home.
BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME: A rare opportunity
to fulfill the American dream can become a realty on
this comer lot, cleared and ready to be built on. One
block to new beach & close to shopping. $66,900.
Call for building requirements & financing infor-
mation, Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.


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PLAYA ENCANTADA
Gulf Front Complex 2 bedroom, 2 bath, with
electric security shutters, heated pool & spa, club-
house, on-site manager, parking garage, excel-
lent rental. Gulf view. $178,000.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX
Charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath with attached stu-
dio apartment. Great rental history. Main house
has ceramic tile floors, breakfast bar, vaulted
ceiling and is nicely furnished. Move in and col-
lect rent. Call for appointment. $158,000.

Call Helen White, 778-6956
Neal & Neal Realtors 778-2261
Toll Free 1-800-422-6325
605-C Manatee Avenue Holmes Beach, FL 34217



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PRIME INVESTMENT potential with this fine
4-plex in W. Bradenton! (3) 2 bedroom units
& (1) 3 bedroom unit. Plenty of cabinets
throughout. Paneling for easy maintenance.
$195,000. #56741 Call now! Robert St. Jean,
778-6467 for appt.
ISLAND DUPLEXES ... available together or
separately, 2 side-by-side. Everything up-
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homes. Cathedral ceilings & skylights. Each
with 2 bedrooms, one bath. #56239, $289,000/
4 units or #56238, $157,500/2 units. Call Carol
Heinze today for appt., 792-5721.
EL CONQUISTADOR ... Spectacular views
of Sarasota Bay from most rooms in this
choice 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath condo! Spacious
& light! Golf, tennis and pools. $214,900.
#56392. T. Dolly Young, 778-5427.

MARTINIQUE condo!
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breathtaking sunsets.
1BR/1BA.
Covered parking.
$114,900.

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2BR/2BA turnkey furnished, including new Berber
carpeting. You can practically feel the spray from
the waves as you sit on the porch. Call Stan Will-
iams, 795-4537. $175,000.
OFF ISLAND BARGAIN 3BR/2BA family
home near 75th Street, featuring solar heated caged
pool and fireplace for just $119,000. Great neigh-
borhood. Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
MOST PREFERRED AREA DIRECT GULF
FRONT NO BETTER VIEW ON ISLAND -
2BR/2BA, new carpet, furnishings amenities include
tennis, heated pool, elevator, security entry. All for
$239,900. Call Lynn llosteller, 778-4800.
INVESTORS Four one bedroom units, steps to Gulf
& Bay. New roof, units in great shape, good income.
Call for details. $174,900. Lynn IHostetler, 778-4800.
FOURPLEX Located in pleasant area near center
Holmes Beach. Can walk to shopping, churches, etc.
Fully rented with annual tenants. Good income prop-
erty. Low maintenance 3 units turnkey furnished.
$175,000. Call Stan Williams, 795-4537.
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Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
LYA- 9701 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 717* Arna Maria, FL 34216
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Lovely 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo with some GULF
views. This 5400 condo has an enclosed Florida
room overlooking the pool. Great location by
beautiful beach. See it now. Call Rosemary
Schulte eves, 794-6615. $79,000.
Broker: Nancy Ungvarsky
Associates: Frances V. Maxon, Prue Maxon-Yost, Agnes Tooker,
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Daily, weekly and monthly specials.
Call now to reserve your
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Contact Debbie Dial
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Licensed Real Estate Broker
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SPOONBILL LANDINGS VILLAS ..
1) #1269 "Grand Cayman" 2/2 + Den + 2
car garage. Faces east with many extras.
Reduced $159,900.
2) #1255 "Antigua" Turnkey furnished 2/
2 with 1 car garage, also faces east. Just
listed. $129,900.
3) #1230 "Grand Cayman" 2/2 + Den + 2
car garage, faces west. $162,000.
Call anytime 792-8477 Office 778-2261
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BEACH HOMES
3110 Ave. F, 3BR/2BA + garage......... $278,000
2500 Gulf Dr., 2BR/2BA + garage .......$299,000
KEY ROYALE
602 Hampshire, 3BR/2BA.......... $248,900
HOLMES BEACH VILLA
3BR/3BA, 7216 Holmes Blvd., pool ... $239,900
WESTBAY POINT &
MOORINGS
2BR/2BA, Three turnkey units from ... $134,500
PERICO BAY
864 Shoreline Terrace, 2BR/2BA ......$88,500
LONG BOAT VILLAGE
620 Fox St., 3BR/3BA, w/art studio. .. $189,000

Call Dick 778-6791
Neal & Neal Realtors@ (813) 778-2261


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GULF FRONT CONDOS Efficiencies,
1BR, 1 BA and 2BR, 1 BA. From $525 to
$700 mo. plus utilities.
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$1000 plus utilities.
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"WESTBAY COVE SPARKLERS"
3 to Choose From:
* $152,900 2/2, 1st fl., comer unit has pool &
bay view. Lu & Bob Rhoden, 778-2692.
* $152,500 2/2, Bayfront, fans, tiled lanai.
Rose Schnoerr, 778-7780.
* $145,900 2/2, open & spacious with Bay
view. Lu & Bob Rhoden, 778-2692.
WESTBAY COVE "SOUTH"
2 Beauties. Available:
* $130,000 2/2, 2nd floor, tastefully decorated,
sunrises over bay. Bobye Chasey, 778-1532.
* $125,000 2/2, downstairs comer unit. Bright
& cheery, tranquil setting. Bobye Chasey,
778-1532.


PLAYA ENCANTADA GULF FRONT
COMPLEX 2Bed/2Bath, very nice top floor
unit. Vertical blinds, all appliances. Under
building parking. $178,000. MLS#58146. Call
Helen White, 778-2261 or 778-6956 eves.
CHARMING SUNNY HOME 3Bed/2Bath plus
1 Bed/1 Bath apartment with good rental history.
Home has ceramic tile, vaulted ceilings, break-
fast bar. $158,000. MLS#58140. Call Helen
White, 778-2261 or 778-6956 eves.
PERICO BAY "ANTIGUA" MODEL 2Bed/
2Bath fully decorator furnished lakefront villa
with 1 car garage, large lanai & sun deck.
$129,900. MLS#57976. Call Marilyn
Trevethan, 778-2261 or 792-8477 eves.


ANNA MARIA

COMMERCIAL

LOT
Great business location on busy Pine
Street, in Anna Maria City. 52.1' x 145'
zoned commercial. Only $79,500. Call
today. Kathy Tooker Granstad eves. 778-
4136 or Agnes Tooker eves. 778-5287.



LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
S SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive- PO Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
FAX# 778-7035
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307


SUNBOW BAY CONDOMINIUM
3805 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Furnished unit
This conveniently located complex is within walking
distance to everything shopping, Gulf beach and
more. Tennis Court, Two Pools. Excellent Investment
potential. $94.Aq0-.Reduced to $89,990.
e C(813) 778-0426
HORIZON REALTY
ofAnna Maria, Inc.
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Serving Anna Maria Since 1939 CALL (813) 778-2246 FAX 778-4978
2217 Gulf Drive ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
DICK Bradenton Beach
WAGNER Dave Moynihan ................... 778-7976
Licensed Ed Oliveira-, ........................ 778-1751
REALTY INC. Real Estate
Broker Bill Wagner, Broker ............ 778-5914


RUNAWAY BAY 2BR/2BA fully furnished, sec- HOLMES BEACH RESIDENCE Well maintained
ond floor unit in complex with pool, tennis, club- Island home with good central Holmes Beach loca-
house, sauna and on site management. Deeded tion. Two bedroom, two bath with large garage and
beach access and excellent rental program. storage area. One block to Gulf beaches. Just re-
Priced at $94,900. Call Dave Moynihan. duced to $109,500. Call Dave Moynihan for details.


DIRECT GULFFRONT Fully furnished 2BR -1 BA
apartment on wide, sandy walking beach. Perfect
investment property or second home. Offered at
$99,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
STOP IN FOR A FREE RENTAL
BROCHURE AND CALENDAR


SPACIOUS 3BR 2BA canalfront home in Key
Royale with a peek of the Key Royale Bayou.
Structurally sound, but in need of modernization
to bring it to the peak of perfection. Priced at
$179,900 to allow you to update in your own
style and taste. Call Pat Thompson for details.
Eves at 778-6439.


INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY Just Listed! Two office
spaces, five garage plus one bedroom apartment zoned Resi-
dential, Office & Retail. 100% occupancy and good rental in-
come. Great corner location in Anna Maria and adaptable to
various small businesses. Attractive and well-maintained struc-
ture plus room for expansion upstairs. Call today! Owner Fi-
nancing. $275,000.


MARIE 1 LIC. REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria. Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (813) 778-2259 Fax (813) 778-2250


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Anna Maria Pest Control

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


Painting by
Elaine Deffenbaugh

"Professional Excellence"
~ INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
We repair popcorn ceilings
...... Serving the Islands Since.1969
Licensed and Insured
778-5594 778-3468



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


J SA N D E R CA S S IIES


Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandi' Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Service 13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
AND SATISFACTION


WANNA SKATE? Island Rollers In-Line Skates. A
relentless rush! For skating information and sales
call 778-3880.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
JACUZZI, 8' x 8', seats 8 with double lounger. Blue
interior with cedar. 2 yr. old. $3,00 new, will take
$1,250. 778-7187.
NORDIC TRACK, new "Sequoia." Paid $456. Work-
out computer, video, manual included. Will sell for
$300, 778-8623 PM.
4 SECTION SOFA makes a "C" or "V" or "L" design.
10 pillows, 2 glass top end tables, contemporary,
$200. 778-3148.
COUCH/LOVESEAT COMBO. Modern Florida pat-
tern. Cream with mauve, blue, green and gray flo-
ral. Must sell, moving. $400. 778-4051.
WILL SWAP olive & tan sofa & chair. Modern style,
excellent condition and very comfortable for set of
men's golf clubs and bag in good condition. Key
Royale, 778-2387.
TOY STORE OPEN, playmobile, castle set, video
systems, telescope & bikes. All perfect condition.
Call 778-1635.
HEALTH IS WEALTH. The Kitchen Nutrition Cook-
ing System retains maximum nutrients, flavor and
natural food color. It's the perfect cooking system for
today's health conscious consumer. For a free
presentation call Arnold Rumph, 794-0567.
WANTED. Precious Moments porcelain dolls and
figurines. 795-1115.


YARD SALE July 9, Sat., 2403 Ave B, Bradenton
Beach. 9 to 2. Crib, nice baby toys and clothes, rock-
ing chair, misc.


FREE classified ads for kids under age 16 looking
for summer work. Drop your ad off by Monday noon.


IRENE'S Dog baby-sitting service. At our home with
constant supervision. No cages/kennels. House
calls (Island Only). Cats included. 778-1012.
STUDENT offers dog walking service. Experienced.
Call Sky Beard, 778-2923.


1982 26' CHRISCRAFT CATALINA, inboard, cabin
cruiser, new MP 350 single, full canvas, new batteries
and many extras. Estate sale, $12,000. 778-2574.
SCUBA SCRUB, mobile underwater hull cleaning
service. By appointment at your dock or marina,
778-9112.


CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. 1/2 & full day. Reservations please.
Call 778-1990.


FULL-TIME Marine yard help. Fork lift operator, boat
detailer, gas dock attendant, etc. Call Ken at 778-5577.
HOUSEKEEPER Harrington House Bed & Break-
fast. 778-5444.
A #1 ISLAND RESORT, needs front desk clerk &
housekeepers. Experience preferred and friendly
personality a plus. Part time 16-30 hrs. a week,
weekends a must. Permanent position. Call Via
Roma, 778-6691 or Resort 66, 778-2238.
RENTAL AGENT needed immediately. Must be li-
censed real estate agent. Call Horizon Realty, 778-
0426.

PARTY ALL THE TIME. Jolee International needs
9 representative to promote fabulous skin care line.
top commissions paid. 813-773-2606 or 813-773-
4400.


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.
HOME REPAIR Kitchen & bath, home repairs. Also
handicap conversions: ramps, handrails, etc. Island
resident, 23 years experience, local references. Call
Mark at 778-5354.
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.
ISLAND PAINTER: fast, neat, reasonable. Call Big
Jim, 778-5587.
NO JOB TOO SMALL! College student, father of
three, trying to make ends meet. Lawns, tree trim-
ming, etc. Lifelong resident, references. Keith, 778-
6438
ISLAND HOME MAINTENANCE. Carpentry to paint-
ing. 20+ yrs. experience. Island resident, Island ref-
erences. 779-2129.
TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, removal of all
types of trees, including palms. Insured, reasonable,
Island resident. Local references. Call Brewers 778-
7790.
SCUBA SCRUB, mobile underwater hull cleaning
service. By appointment at your dock or marina, 778-
9112.
LOVING & NURTURING woman will care for your
children, 5 or younger (infants welcome) in my Island
home. Day hours, bonded, all meals included.
Please call Cindy at 778-8356.
HOUSEKEEPING, windows, laundry, minor repairs,
shopping, errands, open or close your home or apt.
Thorough & dependable. For estimate call 779-1402.


HOME REPAIR Kitchen & bath, home repairs. Also
handicap conversions: ramps, handrails, etc. Island
resident, 23 years experience, local references. Call
Mark at 778-5354.
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.

MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE Professional in-
stallation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee Co. resi-
dent 25 yrs. Call today for free estimate. Ken 792-1084.

FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water
heater, sewer cleaning. 24 hour service. Serving the
Island for 17 years. 778-0181. Lic. #RF0038400.

INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING. Call Jim Bickal
778-1730. Free Estimates 28 year Island Resident.

ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and references.
Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Danish craftsman, free es-
timates, pick-up and delivery. Furniture repair. 778-
4335. 121 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.
BRICK, GLASS, BLOCK, stucco, tile, pavers & con-
crete. In business since 1978. Dave Elliott, 778-
5183.
SCREEN REPAIRS, ceiling fans, painting, carpentry,
roof coating & repairs, drywall repairs, pressure clean-
ing. Work gtd. Low Prices. 778-0410 leave msg.
CUSTOM REMODELING/ADDITIONS. Design as-
sistance. No charge for consultation. Our promise:
lowest price for true quality. Lic. CGC 037608. Call
Mickey, 957-5042.
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.


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Engine Cleaned & Silicone Protected.
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COMMERCIAL STUDIOS 1sm/1Ig. Gulf view on
Gulf Dr. Ideal for small business, office, crafts. Neg.
Anna Maria. Call Frank 778-6126 Eves. 778-6127.
BUY IT! SELL IT! FIND IT! ISLANDER CLASSI-
FIED
WE HAVE GREAT RENTALS! Short term & long
term! Gulf-front, condos, canal homes, duplexes.
Call Debbie Thrasher for all your Rental needs,
now at The Prudential Florida Realty. 778-0766 or
778-3395.
ISLAND CONDO, 2BR/2BA, 2 lanais, pool, walk to
beach, washer/dryer. $900 per month. Call Martha
Williams at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
MARINERS COVE, annual, 2BR/2BA, loft, fire-
place, jacuzzi tub, boat slip, pool, tennis, views of
intercoastal. $1,300 per month. Call Martha Will-
iams at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ANNUAL single family home, 2BR/1 BA, oversized
1 car garage, roof-top deck with beautiful views of
Gulf, private fenced yard, sunny family room.
$1,000 per month. Call Martha Williams-at Island
Real Estate, 778-6066.
SEVERAL 5 to 7 month rentals available. Call
Martha Williams at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ANNA MARIA Gulf and Bay views. 1 or 2 bedroom,
patio, pool, W/D. Furnished or unfurnished. $550,
includes utilities or $650. 211 So. Bay Blvd. 778-
2896.
BAYFRONT 2BR/1 BA apt., seawalled. Furnished or
unfurnished. $575 per month. 778-7980.
ANNUAL RENTAL. Smack dab on the Beach! 3BR/
2BA with a magnificent view where the Gulf and Bay
meet. Luxuriously furnished, beautifully decorated
with contemporary gourmet kitchen. $1,500 per
month. Furnished or unfurnished. Betsy Hills Real
Estate, 778-2291.
SMUGGLERS LANDING CONDO, beautifully fur-
-i shed, 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis, sailboat water, slip
available. $900 per month. Call Martha Williams at
Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ANNUAL 1BR/1BA near beach and stores. Fur-
nished or unfurnished includes walk-in closet, util-
ity room, W/D and AC. $425 per month. Leave mes-
sage, 778-4516.
BRADENTON BEACH efficiency. Newly remod-
eled, furnished, steps to Gulf. Available July, August
and September. $550 per month includes utilities.
Pets maybe. 813-963-0539.
GULF FRONT fall special! 3BR/2BA vacation rental,
best on beach in Anna Maria. Vacancy: Aug. 22,
Sept., Oct. & Nov. $600-$800 per week. Reserve
now. 778-3171.
BUY IT! SELL IT! FIND IT! You can do it all with
great, fast results in The Islander Bystander -the
island's most complete and comprehensive classi-
fied advertising section. No one else gives you as
many ads or great results like The Islander.


FREE HOT LIST "By Owner Homes" 100's com-
puterized & analyzed. Free mortgage card. Help-U-
Sell Realty Counselors. 795-0616.

BY OWNER 4 unit rental complex two buildings
- oversized lot. 150 ft. from beach, flowing well for
watering. Owner operated for 25 yrs. $365,000. 111
& 113 36th St., Holmes Beach. 778-2071.

BEAUTIFUL Gulf views, steps to the beach, 2BR/
1 BA home, oversized 1 car garage, fenced yard
and patio, sundeck, ceramic tile, fresh paint, sunny
family room. $135,000. Call Yvonne Higgins at Is-
land Real Estate, 778-6066.
CHARMING "COTTAGE" In Cortez. 2BR/1.5BA,
nice oaks, quiet setting. Great for get away or sea-
sonal rental. 4415 125th St. W. Asking $62,500.
794-1221.

VACATION RENTAL APARTMENT COMPLEX
6 units 2, 2 bedroom 4, 1 bedroom apartments
overlooking the Gulf, 25 feet to Beach! Gorgeous
view, strong building in a quiet neighborhood. Could
be annual rentals. Drive by 201 35th St. Phone 778-
7373 for appt. $535K.

REAL ESTATE WANTED. Private party, cash
buyer, quick closing. Anna Maria and Holmes
Beach area. 798-3981
BEACH HOUSE right on the Gulf of Mexico in the
City of Anna Maria. Enjoy the splendid wide beach.
This charming home has 2BR/1 BA, tile and parquet
floors, a large kitchen, screen porch and garage.
$530,000. Jeanette Rampone, 747-2244 for infor-
mation. Michael Saunders & Company.
BY OWNER 2BR/1BA, 1,300 sf. Shady yard.
Near Gulf, bay and park. Ground floor. Wheelchair
access. $93,000. 778-7283.
OPEN HOUSE
812 South Bay Blvd., Anna Maria
Sunday 2 PM to 4 PM
Come and see this attractive beach front home lo-
cated southeast of the Anna Maria Fishing Pier.
3BR/2BA with one of the finest beaches and gor-
geous views. Family room, stone fireplace, deck,
garage and fruit trees. $425,000. Jeanette
Rampone, 747-2244 for information. Michael
Saunders & Company.
It Pays to Advertise in
The Islander Bystander
HOW TO ADVERTISE
DEADLINE: MONDAY at NOON for Wed. publica-
tion. Up to 3 line minimum- includes approximately
21 words- $4.50. Additional lines $1.50 each. Clas-
sified ads for businesses are $6.50 for up to 21
words. $2.00 per additional line. Ads must be
placed and paid by deadline. Stop by 5408 Marina
Drive, between D. Coy Ducks and the Chez Andre
in the Island Shopping Center. More information:
778-7978.
YOU GET FAST RESULTS! NO KIDDING!


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Anna Maria Island Centre Holmes Beach 778-3548


AMERICAN CAR WASH

& DETAILING

Self service or personal service
Pick up & delivery service available
Enclosed facility for added protection
'of your vehicle
778-1617 5804 Marina Drive Holmes Beach


KIMBALL
IIOME REPAIR CO.
Handyman Repairs
Installation & Repair* Interior & Exterior
ALL HANDICAP CONVERSIONS:
Rails, Ramps, etc.
Carpentry Decks Dry Wall Kitchen & Bath
23 Years Experience Island Resident Local References
778-5354


HOLMES
I1 BEACH
BUSINESS
.CENTER

C3 ZONING
RENTAL
SPACES
AVAILABLE

Office Suites
Mini Storage
Retail or Service
CALL NOW
778-2924
5347 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach


Don't

forget!
We mail over 800
out of town subscrip-
tions every week.
If you want to keep
in touch with what's
happening on Anna
Maria Island, just fill
out the form on
page 7 in this issue
and send us a check.
HISMLANDE ca 7
5408 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach 34217
(813) 778-7978


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A FLORIDA COMPANY
SMALL HOME REPAIRS
CUSTOM FENCES
DECKS SIDING /
FASCIA SOFFITS
DOORS WINDOWS
ODD JOBS
Fully Insured Reasonable Rates
778-7603
Rick Lease
32-Year Island Resident


Painting

* Interior/Exterior
20 Years
Experience
Husband/Wife
Team
* Free Estimates
778-2139


HOW TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD

DEADLINE NOON MONDAY EVERY WEEK
Classifieds need to be placed in person and paid in advance at our office we do not invoice
or accept credit card charges. Our office is located at 5408 Marina Drive, in the Island Shop-
ping Center, Holmes Beach. We're on the comer between D. Coy Ducks and the laundromat.
Hours: 9 to 5, Monday through Friday and Saturday 9 to 2.
CLASSIFIED RATES:
Minimum $4.50 for up to 3 lines 21 WORDS.
Additional lines: $1.50 each, Box: $2, One or two line headlines 250 per word.
BUSINESS CLASSIFIED:
Minimum $6.50 for up to 3 lines 21 WORDS.
Additional lines: $2 each, Box: $2, One or two line headlines 250 per word.
Call 778-7978 for information and assistance.


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