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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


Bridge Street

bar cap

proposed in

Bradenton

Beach
By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach officials are moving forward to-
ward a goal of limiting the number of drinking estab-
lishments near Bridge Street.
There are currently 13 bars, restaurants or conve-
nience stores that serve alcoholic beverages near
Bridge Street, Planner Bill Brisson told council mem-
bers. He is proposing changing the zoning classifica-
tion in the area to prohibit sale of alcohol from busi-
nesses less than 300 feet from one another.
Businesses currently in operation would be permit-
ted to continue to sell alcohol under the plan. No ad-
ditional locations for on-site consumption of alcoholic
beverages would be allowed in the area.
"It is clear that an over-concentration of bars and
lounges, and an over-dependence upon activities asso-
ciated with the consumption of alcohol are not consis-
tent with the city's overall revitalization goals,"
Brisson said. He said that at least half of the lots along
Bridge Street are devoted to bars or restaurants.
In addition, Brisson is proposing that if a business
has a special exception to sell alcohol, and the business
closes, no new business may take its place if it is closer
than 300 feet to another bar or restaurant.
City Attorney Alan Prather suggested that the
city's revitalization goals be strengthened to make the
issue more defensible in the courts. "You need to show
some long-term goals and provide for specific types of
uses for the area's revitalization plan," Prather said.
In an effort to halt a flood of businesses trying to
start up before the land development regulations are
changed a process that could take up to six months
- the city council declared the matter "zoning in
progress" to deny any new alcoholic-oriented busi-
nesses to start while the wording of the changes is fi-
nalized and approved by the Florida Department of
Community Affairs.
The alcohol limitations along Bridge Street will
come back to the city council for further discussion
in September.
City officials are showing a high degree of caution
in the matter due to a lengthy series of lawsuits in the
late 1980s regarding other attempts to regulate bars
along Bridge Street.
The city council at one time passed an ordinance
prohibiting the sale of alcohol after midnight in
Bradenton Beach. Several bar owners took the city to
court in an attempt to stay open later, and the courts
ruled that the city late-night booze ban was not legal.


We all
scream
about going
back to
school
Two-year-old Alex
Thurkettle seemingly
beckons kids everywhere
back to school from his
perch at School for
Constructive Play. For
school bus schedules and
all the school informa-
tion, see "School Daze"
beginning on page 10.
Islander Photo: Cour-
tesy Maria Richards


Cortez Bridge repairs could last

through February


Islanders and Cortezians got the bad word last
week that Cortez Bridge repairs and associated traffic
jams could stretch into December, the height of the
tourist and traffic season.
Elise Elsberry, public information director for the
DOT, said non-roadway work has already begun on the
bridge. Traffic lane closures will probably begin the
last week of August, lasting until the bridge is totally
closed to vehicular traffic Oct. 1 for 30 days.
Lane closures will begin again Nov. 1, lasting a
maximum of seven weeks. "In a worst-case scenario,
the work would be completed by late February," DOT
Project Manager Don Maxwell told a group of about
100 residents. His comment was met by boos and jeers.
DOT has authorized the contractor, PCL Civil
Constructors, to work seven days a week on the repair


project, although the contractor indicated Sunday work
probably would not take place. Lane closures will not
take place during "rush hours" of 7-9 am. and 4-7 p.m.
The $2.051 million project will replace engines used
to lift the drawbridge's metal span. The easiest way to get
at the motors is to totally remove the metal draw, engi-
neers have said, spurring the decision to totally close the
span between Cortez and Bradenton Beach.
Other work scheduled includes renovation of the
bridge tender office and new lighted gates to halt traf-
fic when the bridge span is raised.
Boat traffic will not be affected.
The contractor has a financial incentive to com-
plete the work ahead of schedule as far as the total clo-
sure of the bridge is concerned thanks to a $10,000 per
day "bonus" if an estimated 30-day schedule is bested.


Welcome back:
it's school year
1995-96
Anna Maria Elementary
School principal Jim
Kronus is ready to greet the
420 youngsters, kindergar-
ten through fifth grade, who
will join him in his 22nd
year at the helm of our
Island school. Contrary to
rumors, Kronus says he has
no immediate plans to
retire. "I've just got too
much left to do!" says the
seasoned educator. Islander
Photo: Cynthia Finn.


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions ................................ ................ 6
Those Were the Days .................................... 7
Island Poet ................. ........ ............... 9
Stir-it-up................................ ............... .. 14
Announcements ...................................... 16
Streetlife ................ .. ......... ............. 18
Anna Maria island tides ............................ 20
Real estate ....................... ............. 22
Crossword puzzle..................................... 22
Business...................................... 23


ISLANDER


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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


AUGUST 17, 1995






1M PAGE 2 0 AUGUST 17, 1995 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Parking in Bradenton Beach park draws residents' ire


By Paul Roat
Is it a neighborhood beachfront park or not?
That question has been posed by nearby residents
of the Katie Pierola Sunset Park, 2200 Block of Gulf
Drive, in Bradenton Beach.
The small park about one third of an acre -
became public property in September 1994 as a part
of the Florida Save Our Coast program. The site was
initially destined to become a neighborhood park, a
place where nearby residents could stroll to and
watch the sun set.
However, a master site plan for the park "proposes
the development of limited vehicular parking" spe-
cifically, 14 parking spaces. It is the parking element
that has angered Charles Dubs, owner of the Sea Side
Motel adjacent to the park.
Dubs said the crowds that would come to the park,
the trash they would leave strewn around, the lack of
rest room facilities, the possibility of criminal activity
and the safety issue of cars pulling into and out of the
park from Gulf Drive should serve as a disincentive for
public parking in the park.
"I have people all the time give me lip because I
won't let them use the bathroom in one of my empty
rooms," Dubs said. "I even had a woman bother one of
my guests for hot water and then complain 'cause the
water wasn't hot enough to make coffee.
"Whereas the park would be an enhancement, the
parking lot would deteriorate property values," he said.


Jack Gorzeman, Manatee County Environmental
Action Commission Environmental Projects Coordina-
tor and author of the park master plan, said "on-site
public beach parking will provide convenient vehicu-
lar access to Gulf beaches, a high priority of the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection, and is impor-
tant when calculating state cost-sharing for future
beach nourishment projects."
Since the property is owned by the State of Florida,
Gorzeman added, the final say-so will rest with the


Katie Pierola Sunset
Park, in the 2200 block
of Gulf Drive. Should the
park have parking spaces
or not? The Florida
Department of Environ-
mental Protection will
decide. Islander Photo:
Paul Roat










state. However, Dubs' concerns were added to the park
package sent to the DEP for review.
The park was acquired after Hurricane Elena de-
stroyed the seven cottages on the property in 1985. One
additional lot just to the south of the park is still to be
added to the overall park acreage.
The park features a dedication sign, eight "chickee"
huts, a granite marker explaining the process of creating
the park, two rows of sea grape plants and a wooden walk-
way that rises over a sea oat-covered sand dune.


New legislation says city officials can talk to constituents
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter And now did it all start?
Holmes Beach City Attorney Patricia Petruff has A nd ho did it all start
given the city council an opinion on recent legislation that In Jennings v. Dade County, the Supreme Court its to the subject property, discussions with indi-
overruled restrictions on access to public officials imposed ruled that all land rezoning matters are quasi-judicial. viduals or letters received.
by the a 1993 Florida Supreme Court decision. That means the proceedings must take place as if in Most attorneys have construed that the new law
House Bill 5 provides "that a person not otherwise a court of law, with examination and cross-examina- requires an ordinance or resolution adopting the stat-
prohibited by statute, charter provision or ordinance tion of witnesses, witnesses sworn to tell the truth ute. Neither Holmes Beach, Anna Maria nor
may contact a local public official regarding the mer- and communication between elected officials and the Bradenton Beach have adopted the ordinances or reso-
its of any matter on which action may be taken by any public taking place only in a public hearing forum. lutions to allow ex parte communication to take place.
board or commission of which the local public official This "ex parte" communication prohibition in- Bradenton Beach City Attorney Alan Prather
is a member," wrote Petruff. cluded elected official's attendance at neighborhood said he was preparing language for upcoming land
A municipality may adopt procedures which re- associations or citizen coalitions gathered to discuss development regulation changes that would address
move the presumption of prejudice arising from ex a land use issue pending before an elected board, the new state statute.
parte communication with local public officials, said Also prohibited was communication with the peti- Manatee County commissioners have sched-
Petruff. Such legislation is not required, she contin- tioners, petitioner's lawyers or members of the gen- uled a workshop on the matter later this summer in
ued, but "may be prudent to insure that before a vote eral public who wish to influence the outcome of the preparation of adopting a process to allow commu-
is taken on quasi-judicial matters that persons who rezoning matter. nication between boards and the public.
have opinions contrary to those expressed in any ex The new law, co-sponsored by Rep. Lisa The matter is of particular interest to
parte communication are given a reasonable oppor- Carlton, R-Osprey, changes the Supreme Court de- Bradenton Beach officials, who were taken to court
tunity to refute or respond to the communication." cision. Through ordinance or resolution, "Any per- last year by Bradenton Beach Marina owner Allan
Petruff advised the council adhere to the following sons ... may discuss with any local public officials Bazzy when the council denied him a rezoning of
procedures: the merits of any matter on which action may be six lots he owns adjacent to the marina, lots he
1. Disclosure of the subject of the communication taken by any board or commission on which the lo- planned to use to expand the marina.
and the identity of the person, group or entity with cal public official is a member." Circuit Court Judge Scott Brownell based part
whom the communication took place is made part of "Local public official" is defined to include both of his decision to allow the rezoning to take place
the record before final action is taken. elected and appointed members of boards, commis- on ex parte communication between members of
2. Placement of any written communication re- sions or councils. the council and residents.
ceived and read by a local public official into the record The statute states that any communication be- Based on the court decision, the council permit-
before final action is taken. tween citizens and officials must be disclosed dur- ted the marina expansion, and work is currently un-
3. Disclosure of the existence of any investigation, ing the public hearing process, including on-site vis- derway.
site visit or expert opinion is made part of the record
before final action is taken.



IEOC approves essential service providers


Three of four applications for essential service pro-
viders were approved by the Island Emergency Opera-
tions Center last week.
Essential service providers are individuals or busi-
nesses that return to the Island after the cleanup teams
following a disaster. Their job is to prepare the Island
for the return of residents.
Applications were received from Sea Trek Divers,
Inc., of Bradenton, Electrical Service and Maintenance
of Bradenton Beach, Bradenton Beach Marina and
Tom Turner for the City of Anna Maria.
Members felt the marina with oil containment
equipment, boats, boat salvage equipment and gas-
powered fuel transfer pumps and the electrical service
company with a fleet of fully-stocked service trucks to
restore power to homes and businesses would be of
great value following an emergency.
Turner's application which said he would return to
videotape damage to the city prompted members to


agree that the other two cities should do the same.
Turner's application also noted that he has knowledge
of Federal Emergency Management Agency regula-
tions and experience in evaluating property damage.
Sea Trek Divers was not approved but put on a
resource list to be called if the need arises.
"Why wasn't a plumber approved as an essential
service provider?" asked Holmes Beach Council-
woman Billie Martini.
"Individual houses may have problems with plumb-
ing, but the cities and agencies are not in a position to tell
a plumber to go in a house and take care of a problem,"
explained Mary Stephens, secretary for the fire district.
"Will homes be checked for broken pipes before
the water is turned on?" was asked.
That question should be posed to the public utili-
ties department, said Stephens.
This prompted Holmes Beach Councilman Don
Maloney to note that residents should know how to turn


off their water and electricity before they evacuate.
"What about council people returning?" asked
Martini.
That decision would be up to the county, which
takes charge during a disaster, said Bradenton Beach
Police Chief Jack Maloney.
Each council member should have an identification
badge with his/her photograph on it, said Stephens.
These are provided at the fire station.
"Will the IEOC phones be manned after a storm?"
asked Martini.
"Everything depends on how bad the storm is,"
pointed out Chief Maloney. "You can do all the plan-
ning you want, but you really have to play it by ear and
adapt to the circumstances."
In other business, Frances Smith-Williams, repre-
senting the American Red Cross, said a new booklet,
"Disaster Preparedness for Seniors," will be made
available at Island city halls.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER U AUGUST 17, 1995 U PAGE 3 lI

Agenda light at Anna Maria meeting; flooding discussed


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
Coming on the heels of lengthy budget sessions,
and with little impact from the previous week's storm
to address, there was a lighthearted air to the Anna
Maria City Commission session Aug. 8.
Discussion during the sheriff's report ranged from
a suggestion from Commissioner George McKay that
the city consider not allowing construction on Sundays


to a request from a resident for a stretch of bayside
beach that allows dogs. No action was taken.
McKay did bring up the storm during Public
Works Director Philip Charnock's report. The commis-
sioner said he had noticed certain new areas where
water was flowing off private properties onto major
arteries.
Charnock said his department was looking into
making swales wider and deeper. McKay suggested


'No wake' signs go up for Anna Maria streets
Lakeview Drive at Crescent Street in Anna Maria is frequently flooded by heavy rains where
a "no wake" sign. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Carolyn Pepka


residents posted


looking into the rental of a backhoe from the city of
Holmes Beach.
A Lakeview Drive resident said the use of a back-
hoe would be greatly appreciated in his area, where
storm drainage is bad during high tides and storms.
At the suggestion of Commissioner Doug Wolfe,
the commission also discussed the need to pursue the
purchase of a generator to power essential functions at
City Hall during predicted and no-name storms.
While current plans call for Anna Maria officials
to head to Holmes Beach and the Island Emergency
Operations Center during major storms, commission-
ers agreed that someone would still have to man the
post in Anna Maria.
"Let's explore all avenues and not assume we
don't have to be here," said Mayor Dorothy
McChesney.
The commission agreed.




Anna Maria City
8/18, 10 am., Homecoming Committee
8/22, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting

Bradenton Beach
8/17, 1 p.m., Council meeting
8/23, 10 am., Safety Committee

Holmes Beach
8/19, 9 a.m., Planning Commission
8/22, 9 am., Planning Commission

Of Interest
8/19, 10:30 am., Holmes Beach Civic Asso-
ciation, Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
8/21 Island Transportation Planning
Organization, 10 am., Holmes Beach City Hall.
8/23, 2 p.m., Island Transit Study Committee,
large conference room, Department of
Transportation, 4410 66th St. W., Bradenton.


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9 am to 11 pm, seven days a week.


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Just bring this ad when you visit Main Bookshop
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li3 PAGE 4 0 AUGUST 17, 1995 U THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Planners draft new objectives for


Holmes Beach comprehensive plan


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Planning Commission has be-
gun drafting new goals and objectives for the city as
part of the state-mandated review and revision of the
comprehensive plan.
The draft of the plan featuring eight elements -
future land use, traffic circulation, housing, recreation
and open space, coastal zone and conservation, inter-
governmental coordination and capital improvements
- must be completed in August.
Commissioners are rating the goals, objectives and
policies of each element according to a scale provided
by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council. Some
will be re-written and new ones will be added as nec-
essary.

Future Land Use Element
Commissioners discussed eight new objectives to
add to the Future Land Use Element. Recommended
objectives are paraphrased and include:
Objective 1 The city shall identify the city's
natural and man-made resources and facilities and de-
velop standards of use, care and maintenance by June
1998.
Objective 2 The city shall annually review all
land development codes for clarity and consistency
with the comprehensive plan.
Objective 3 The city council shall adopt ordi-
nances to ensure the identification and preservation of
historical sites, artifacts and records by June 2000.
Objective 4 The city council shall issue a yearly
compliance review of all land development codes and
recommend any changes.
Objective 5 The planning commission shall
submit an annual status report on all objectives and
policies in the comprehensive plan.



Use-permit

ordinance moves

toward a vote
By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
"I just want to keep nudging forward so we get it
done," Anna Maria Mayor Dorothy McChesney said of
the proposed ordinance before the city commission that
will regulate special events.
The commission had in hand at its July 25 meeting a
draft of the ordinance, No. 95-541, complete with all
changes suggested by City Attorney Robert Hendrickson.
If passed, the law will provide an application proce-
dure that allows for issuance of temporary-use permits.
The ordinance contains the phrase "application ...
with all applicable fees," but to date the commission
has not discussed what those fees, if any, might be.
The current draft says activities requiring a permit
include, but are not limited to: promotional and/or sales
activities, sporting events, sidewalk sales, rummage
sales and/or flea markets, holiday events, Christmas
tree sales, beach fests, charitable and other fundraising
events, parades, plant sales, grand openings, art shows,
fairs, festivals, and all other other similar types of uses
of a temporary nature.
The city's public works director or the director's
designee will review all temporary-use applications
and obtain comments from any affected city depart-
ments, such as the police force.
A written summary will go to the mayor who may
approve, disapprove, approve with conditions or submit
the application to the commission for review and approval.
The ordinance says matters that must receive city
commission consideration are any nuisance or safety
hazard to adjacent properties or the public; generation
of traffic, crowd control and adequacy of parking; com-
pliance with the noise ordinance; compliance with
other ordinances and laws; and any other factors which
the reviewing agencies deem relevant based on the
specific nature of the proposed temporary use.
Completed applications must be submitted at least
two weeks prior to the event or six weeks before if the
applicant is requesting city services.


Objective 6 All the provisions presently con-
tained in the land development regulations pertaining
to setbacks, height, floor area, parking, spacing of
buildings, buffering, parcel size and concurrency shall
be maintained.
Objective 7- The city council shall adopt defini-
tions contained in Chapter 509, Part I, State Statute
509.013 509.417.
Objective 8 The city shall develop a plan and
standards for road and sidewalk maintenance and road-
side landscaping within the city.

Transportation Element
The commission is re writing the entire transpor-
tation element of the plan. Recommended goals and
objectives are paraphrased and include:
Goal 1 Plan for a multi-modal transportation
system that emphasizes public transportation, alleviat-
ing congestion, alternatives for single-passenger ve-
hicles and provisions for the handicapped.
Objective 1 Achieve annual improvement in the
frequency, routing and ridership of the public transpor-
tation system between mainland and Island communi-
ties.
Objective 2 Expand bicycle and pedestrian
pathways and encourage their use with marked cross-
walks and bicycle racks.
Objective 3 Alleviate vehicle congestion by
1997 by encouraging car and van pooling and investi-
gate a mainland-to-Island park-and-ride program.
Goal 2 Maintain all roads in the city as two-lane
roads, with the exception of turn lanes.
Objective 1 Strive to maintain Level of Service
D for state and city roads.
Goal 3 Develop weight and size limits for trucks
traveling through the city and reduce noise and fuel
pollution from commercial air traffic over the city.


A few questions and comments came up during a
brief discussion of the proposal.
Former Public Works Director Frank Tyndall won-
dered if garage sales were included and if so, he said,
"then we're in trouble."
McChesney said they are not in there, unless the
commission decides to add them.
Former Commissioner Max Znika and resident Peg
Wolfe asked what the penalty is for not going through
the permitting process.
McChesney said she'd check on that one after
Planning and Zoning Board Chairman Tom Turner said
there are really no penalties included in the bulk of the


Coastal Zone,
Conservation Element
This element is currently under discussion and no
decisions on additional goals and objectives have been
made. Areas under discussion are as follows:
Coastal wetland and marine habitat protection
including mitigation requirements, exotic species re-
moval, improvement of water transparency, dredge and
fill requirements, pollution prevention, public access to
beaches and criteria for development.
Emergency management including representation to
the Island Emergency Operations Center, evacuation pro-
cedures, hurricane preparedness, awareness and recovery.

Housing, Infrastructure Elements
No new goals and objectives added.

Other plan changes
During their review, commissioners found several
policies that have never been implemented by the city.
Policies are paraphrased and include the following:
The city shall consider establishing a Parks and
Recreation Advisory Board by 1995.
By 1991, the city shall enter into interlocal agree-
ments with Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Manatee
County School Board and Manatee County to coordi-
nate and evaluate comprehensive plans and develop-
ment proposals.
The Island cities and Manatee County shall estab-
lish an Intergovernmental Coordination Committee
with representatives of each jurisdiction to discuss is-
sues related to plan implementation, development and
funding which affect the Island.
The planning commission shall serve as a Capi-
tal Improvements Advisory Committee to evaluate and
rank projects for a five-year schedule of improvements.


city's ordinances.
Znika also asked if the ordinance would apply to
the Community Center and stated that the use of alco-
hol "should be in there in some way, shape or form."
McChesney said "the Community Center is one of the
main reasons the sheriffs have asked for this ordinance."
Commissioner Doug Wolfe said the city already
has an ordinance that says the Island Players, the Com-
munity Center and the volunteer fire department can
have alcohol. "I don't think this should mention alco-
hol at all," said Wolfe.
The ordinance will be back up for discussion on the
commission's next agenda.


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Revolving door for dollars
At the most recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island President Jim Moss had the pleasure
of presenting donations from members that totaled more than $6,700 to fellow member Pierette Kelly. As
executive director of the Anna Maria Island Community Center, Kelly accepted the Rotary club's donation
to the "Light Fund," afundraising campaign established to provide the necessary $25,000 for new lights
for the Center's Little League and soccer fields. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M AUGUST 17, 1995 M PAGE 5 ED

Lights out for sea turtles


Keep turning off those lights at night!
Now is the most stressful time of year for Turtle
Watch Program volunteers, as the tiny sea turtle eggs
are starting to hatch and the little turtles start their trek
from the sand to the sea.
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch Program volun-
teers are urging Islanders to turn out their outside lights
to aid in the safe return of tiny sea turtles to the water.
Female turtles come ashore in the evenings from
May to October to dig nests in the sand and lay eggs.
After about 60 days, the baby turtles burrow out of the
sand and head for the water.
Beachfront property owners who leave outside
lights on distract or attract the turtles. Both the
females and the little turtles use the glow off the wa-
ter as a beacon for their return to the sea. Lights other
than the Gulfs illumination will attract turtles, and
every year hundreds of turtles are squished under the
tires of cars as baby turtles head for street lights near
busy highways.
All three Island cities have ordinances prohibiting
outside lights during the turtle nesting and hatching
season from May to October.
Florida Power & Light District Director Ed
Rathke told The Islander Bystander that street lights
at beach ends had been painted to shield the light
from shining on the beach. "We wanted to show our
corporate responsiveness and be good neighbors to
the Island," Rathke said of the Island-wide
streetlight painting program.


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Loggerheads in distress
This little loggerhead was discovered emerging from sea oats, struggling to climb over a blade of grass after
hatching and losing his way to the Gulf Saturday morning. Anna Maria Turtle Watch volunteers searched the
beach in Anna Maria at Bean Point and at 34th Street in Holmes Beach for two nests of baby turtles that had
hatched overnight and headed for street lights. Mother nature provides a glisten of moon and stars on the
water that guides baby turtles back to the sea and man-made lights can spell destruction for hundreds of the
two- to three-inch-long hatchlings. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood


Adult entertainment prohibition proposed


Zoning changes to prohibit "adult entertainment"
are in the works in Bradenton Beach.
The city currently has an ordinance on the books pro-
hibiting nudity in establishments that sell alcoholic bev-
erages. City Attorney Alan Prather said that 1978 ordi-
nance regulates "conduct" only, though, and does not es-
tablish through zoning a ban on adult bookstores, theaters,
photographic studios, lingerie modeling and the like.
"I recommend that the city, in order to avoid the in-


production of land uses which are not normally considered
appropriate to maintaining a family oriented atmosphere,
prohibit adult entertainment establishments throughout the
city," City Planner Bill Brisson said.
"It would be prudent to include a definition of adult
entertainment establishments so that the city and poten-
tial operators of such establishments are aware of what,
specifically, is prohibited," he said.
Brisson is proposing prohibiting "those business


operations whose primary business is to provide
adult entertainment predominantly involving 'Speci-
fied Sexual Activities' or 'Specified Anatomical
Areas.' Such establishments shall include, but not be
limited to, cabarets, adult book stores, adult theaters
and adult photographic studios."
The ordinance is expected to come before the
Bradenton Beach City Council in September for final
determination.


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School is a savior
Next week kids go back to school. With the exception
of Christmas, Easter and the Fourth of July, there is no
other single event with as much impact on the citizens of
Anna Maria Island.
Twenty years ago, as a single parent with two pre-
school children and an income of under $700 monthly, I
remember the exaltation of "back to school."
It was incredible to me that after several years of what
seemed like extortion for daycare, the public school system
with its competent, educated personnel was actually
going to care for and educate my children for nothing.
(Well, except for taxes, to me it was free.)
At least I wasn't making weekly payments of $40 to
$50 to neighborhood homebodies like Judy, Joan or Jane
for child care.
At the first required parent/teacher conference (in lieu
of report cards in this former school district) I learned my
daughter was withdrawn, seemingly angry and hadn't spo-
ken aloud for the first six weeks of school.
At home I asked why she didn't speak up in class or
on the playground. "Are you angry?" I said.
The result was dissatisfaction with having her hair
combed and put in pig-tails and a desire to wear jeans that
zipped, snapped and had belt loops rather than my choice
of school dresses.
Fine. We went to Sears and got jeans. She got a hair-
cut and came out of her shell.
When Kendra entered Anna Maria Elementary School
a few years later, she was confused by long division and
totally taken aback by kazoos. Kazoos?!
The progressive style of education in Champagne, Ill.,
had put her light years ahead in math and had ignored the
concept of making music.
Anna Maria gave Kendra guitar lessons. I gave her les-
sons in long division. Now she plays a pearl-inlaid, gold
fret Les Paul given to her by Gregg Allman and she's an
attorney with superior analytical skills.
I now know that both of my children are among the
luckiest in the world. Lucky to have attended Anna Maria
Elementary School and to have grown up on this Island.
Anna Maria Island offers all of us a charming lifestyle
while Anna Maria Elementary School offers the most idyl-
lic education a parent could ever hope for. While there, my
children learned friendship, camaraderie and how to be-
lieve in themselves to believe that they were the best stu-
dents and that they would grow up to be the best there is
- an incredible education by any standard.
Back to school for me means there are even more chil-
dren who after spending early years at our elementary
school will leave Anna Maria Island with ultimate pride
in themselves. Hopefully, they will return to enrich us all.






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Traffic gridlock can be controlled
Contrary to Mr. Guy's claims I believe that when
given option most Americans will many times opt for
transportation other than their private cars: trolleys in
San Francisco, New Orleans, St. Pete Pier; trains and
subways when traveling in Europe and Canada; and
buses and jitneys in many assorted vacation locales -
including islands the world over.
It is true that mass transit doesn't appeal to the
majority of going-to-work commuters, but just think of
all the cars traveling Gulf Drive filled with visiting
relatives, sightseers, Sunday-out-for-a-drivers, going-
to-lunchers, cruisers, and the multitude of going-to-the
teachers and overall out-of-doors enthusiasts?
Thousands of cars, I'll bet. If we, county residents
and government, could start with the acquisition of
some area for theme park-style parking lots, say just
east of Leverocks on Manatee Avenue and east of the
Village of Cortez on Cortez Road, we could do as the
St. Pete Pier/Marina planners did reasonably-priced
metered parking in safely lit and native-plant land-
scaped areas, serviced by trolleys and jitneys. Rustic
waiting areas could afford some shade and protection
from rain to encourage ridership.
The current-trolley has proved very popular and, with
proper planning on a larger scale, I believe citizens and
visitors alike would gladly take a trolley to have lunch at
their favorite spot and then catch another after lunch to do
some shipping before taking a trolley back to their cars.
Such a setup could greatly lessen the volume of autos.
Families and outdoor enthusiasts would drive from east
Manatee County, Sarasota, or wherever with their bicycles
in bike racks, park, pay the meter, unload the bikes and the
whole family is off on an excursion to Anna Maria Island.
Walkers, hikers, joggers, roller-skaters and roller-bladers
would do the same.
I recall that a few years ago a bus was offered to the
Island cities by MCAT for trolley-type use but no one
knew what to do with it at the time. Perhaps even Vo-
tech students could get into the act and contribute to the
project by training on and then maintaining the new
Island-access transportation system. There are so many
ways a community can work together.
I remember when I first moved to the Island in 1978,


bicycle-path enthusiasts had already been pitching long
and hard to the county commissioners and planners about
the need for bike paths and the other benefits of promot-
ing environment-friendly travel options. The time has
come to get working on these options.
Experts in "long-range planning" are supposed to plan
for such a traffic crisis, but, whether they did or not, we
must take action now if we hope to preserve any part of
the Island's laid-back atmosphere. Let's get going with
some tasteful, farsighted action before we are just another
Treasure Island or Madeira Beach creeping, crawling,
smelly walls of cars with no where to park.
Peggy Dickson, Anna Maria City

Unfair: sales tax plus parking fee
Why should we residents of Manatee County be
charged an additional fee for parking at Coquina
Beach, as suggested by the mayor of Bradenton Beach,
when we are paying a one-cent sales tax for beach im-
provements?
Why doesn't the mayor instead have an ad cam-
paign in Hillsborough or Pinellas Counties to "come on
down" and visit one of the finest beaches on the west
and east coast.
These visitors can stop and shop and enjoy the res-
taurants on the Island. The additional sales tax can be
used for upgrading the beach without a parking fee.
J. Mammina, Bradenton

Sweat sweats lack of election
day workers
I would like to thank you again for agreeing to as-
sist my office by printing timely election information
in your publication.
Your willingness to help is greatly appreciated.
Although the 1996 elections may seem far off, we
are already preparing for them. With four major elec-
tions in 1996 and adding at least 20 new precincts, we
will be in need of additional election day workers.
I hope that you will have space available in your
next issue to solicit election day help from your com-
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Part 5, Anna Maria in the Movies
by June Alder


That's Esther Williams in the cockpit of Peter Lawford's stolen plane on
location in Holmes Beach in 1947.

ESTHER WILLIAMS

FALLS IN LOVE


For countless ex-GIs and the girls
they came home to, the 1948 Esther
Williams Technicolor epic, "On An Is-
land With You," had a welcome mes-
sage: The war is over and together you
lovers can realize your dreams.
What more appropriate location
could M-G-M have chosen than our
very own Anna Maria Island?
In 1947 enterprising Island devel-
oper Jack Holmes was creating dream
homes and hideaways at affordable
prices for war-weary former soldiers
and war workers to hie themselves to.
The producers of the film needed a
small airstrip for various sequences fea-
turing Williams. Holmes after
whom a new Island city was shortly to
be named was glad to oblige.
He hired a bulldozer and an ex-
Marine to operate it, and in 13 days,
cleared off some 30 acres of jungle in
the middle of the Island extending
northward from what is now Pete
Reynard's Restaurant, then a private
marina. Holmes and flying enthusiast
Guy Wimpy laid the concrete strip.
(Wimpy had a combination house and
hangar built next to it.)
Holmes, naturally, later used the
movie to promote his housing projects.
A promotional folder he put out when
the movie was showing across the
country rhapsodized:
"After exhaustive scouting in the
Caribbean and other tropical areas,
Anna Maria Island was chosen as the
spot most perfectly typifying the
producer's vision of a romantic tropical
isle where the dashing naval officer
(Peter Lawford) flies with his kid-
napped beauty, Miss Williams. The Is-
land offered every facility for the shots
contemplated, with the airport and its
4,000-foot runway accommodating the
heavy Navy bomber carrying the ab-

June Alder is on summer hiatus. This
series is a repeat from March 1994.


ductor, and the adjoining yacht basins
in the same development caring for the
amphibian plane in which Ricardo
Montalban arrives to 'rescue' the hero-
ine."
Hundreds of movie people de-
scended on the Island with cameras,
lights and miles of cable to film the
landing of a plane supposedly bringing
Lawford to an Island paradise with the
beauteous Esther. The water ballet se-
quences for which Esther became fa-
mous were filmed at Cypress Gardens
in a pool constructed in the shape of the
State of orida. Some Island girls were
recruited for the corps of graceful un-
derwater swimmers.
While working on the picture,
Esther came under the spell of the Is-
land. She bought a building lot from
Holmes which she held onto for many
years. She kept up the taxes and sent
money to the city to keep it mowed.
Esther may have been no great
shakes as an actress, but who can forget
her languid back-stroking and perfect
swan dives. The movie she made on our
Island helped to make her one of the top
box office attractions of the '40s and
'50s.
"On An Island With You" still
being shown on TV from time-to-time
- was the last major movie production
on the Island, though there have been
occasional TV commercials and the like
shot here over the years. It seems that
nowadays Island lovers want to be left
alone and don't want Hollywood or TV
peeking in to reveal "our little secret,"
as an infamous advertising campaign
once aimed to do.


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By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
After making some changes, the Holmes Beach
Council last week approved a lease for the city-owned
portion of docks in Crabby Bill's boat basin fronting
Marina Drive.
When Crabby Bill's owner, Bill Zalla, received
council approval to improve the docks in September
1994, it was learned that two to four feet of the docks
were city property. At a July work session the coun-
cil agreed to allow Zalla to lease the city-owned por-
tion of the docks for 20 years at $1 per year, with Zalla
maintaining the seawall and docks and assuming li-
ability.
The lease follows the direction of the council, said
city attorney Patricia Petruff, but she and colleague
Steve Dye expressed reservations about some portions
of the lease.
"We have problems with the term (20 years with
an option to renew for 20 years) of the lease," she said.
"We advised the council not to do something that ties
the hands of future councils. It is tying the hands of
council for 40 years."
The lease contains a clause that would allow coun-
cil to terminate the lease with 60 days notice, pointed
out Charles Johnson, representing SPA Enterprises
owned by Zalla.
Petruff said termination could only be for a bona
fide city purpose.
Council revised the term to 10 years with a 10-


year option to renew.
Both she and Dye are also concerned about the
rental fee of $1 per year, Petruff said. She said the city
can lease property for fair market value.
"It is Mr. Zalla's intent to run a business off these
docks and he's receiving rent and he's not paying taxes
on the city-owned property," Petruff noted. "One dol-
lar is not adequate consideration."
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore suggested $1,000
per year.
Petruff said Dye suggested the lease fee be based
on a percent of the property taxes being paid on the
basin or on a percentage of the rental income.

Johnson said he would agree to basing it on a per-
centage of the property taxes.
He would like stipulations concerning seawall
maintenance included in the agreement, said Council-
man Don Maloney.
Referring to an agreement between Tony and
Eleanor Tatakis, the property's former owners, Johnson
told council, "The agreement is very specific saying the
person who is the successor in interest to the Tatakises
must maintain in good condition all that portion of the
seawall bordering the property. On behalf of Mr. Zalla,
I don't have any objection to that language being put
into the lease."
Council instructed Petruff to do so and voted to
allow the mayor to execute the agreement when all
revisions are completed.


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
The second attempt in three years to activate a
temporary-use permit ordinance for the city of Arna
Maria appears destined for the drawing board, again.
After several months of discussion and with yet
another draft of Ordinance No. 95-541 in hand, the
city commission told Mayor Dorothy McChesney on
Aug. 8 that the original intent has been lost in a bu-
reaucratic quagmire.
Commissioner George McKay said he understood
that the city's sheriff's deputies and the public works
department sought a means of monitoring major
events in the city.
He thought the intent was to earmark parades, big
happenings at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center and traffic problems on the Fourth of July.
"But now it seems like we're regulating every-
thing," said McKay. "Some of the things on that so-
called grocery list are beyond what I thought the cri-
teria was all about."
Among the many items listed that would require
a city permit are rummage and garage sales, plant sales
and beach weddings.
Commissioner Chuck Shumard favored dropping
garage sales. Commissioner Mark Ratliff wondered if


there wasn't a way to address the impact of major
events versus over-regulating so many small ones.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe said "the original in-
tent was to put a protective umbrella on all our other or-
dinances."
He pointed out that the draft still had no penalties,
no waivers and no fees written into it.
McChesney said she just wanted "to make this
workable for our police and public works."
In light of her peers' comments, the mayor con-
cluded, "It's back to the drawing board."


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The creators of an award-winning, 20-year-old
Career Awareness Program in California offer the fol-
lowing tips for effective, four-year planning that can
lead high school students to the college of their choice.

Freshman year
Begin work toward fulfilling most colleges' basic
admission requirements, which usually include three years
of math and two or three years of a foreign language.
Take classes that are challenging, which doesn't
necessarily mean always signing up for the most ad-
vanced courses or the toughest teachers.
"Admission officers tend to favor well-rounded
students who are willing to stretch themselves," ac-
cording to Judy Phillips, manager of the Career Aware-
ness Program. "Participating in school clubs is a great
way to develop your personal interests and show who
you are."

Sophomore year
Continue signing up for challenging academic
courses and extracurricular activities. For practice, take
the PSAT or the PLAN (formerly known as the P-
ACT+) in the spring.
"Do things now that can help you later," Phillips
suggests. "By getting involved in your career goals
early, you already begin to stand out from the crowd."

Junior year
In the fall, take the PSAT for practice before tak-
ing the real thing the SATs or the ACTs in the
spring.
This is the time to start narrowing the list of col-
leges being considered. Weigh factors such as tuition,
size, location and institutional strengths and weak-






Avis W. VonDissen
Avis W. VonDissen, 81, of Holmes Beach,
died June 11, 1995, at home.
Born in Heyworth, ll., Mrs. VonDissen came
to Manatee County from Heyworth in the mid-
1970s. She was co-owner with her husband Rob-
ert of Wholesale Company of Children and Teens
Apparel, with stores throughout the Midwest. She
was a member of the National Association of
Women's and Children's Apparel Salesmen and a
Lutheran.
A memorial service will be held Saturday,
Aug. 19, at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island
Chapel, 6000 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, with the
Rev. Don Sandin officiating. Burial took place in
Heyworth Cemetery, Heyworth.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of South-
west Florida, 406 43rd St. W., Bradenton, Fla.
34209, or the American Cancer Society, Parkwood
Professional Center, P.O. Box 10459, Bradenton,
Fla. 34282-0459.
She is survived by three sisters, Reva Phillips
and Helen Gregory both of Decatur, Ill., and Ruth
Stepnich-Sumner of Washington; several nieces
and nephews; and a grand-niece and nephews.


nesses. Send away for the school's catalog.
After the list of colleges is down to a manageable
total, visit each one if possible. Talk with teachers and
students, sit in a class, browse in the library, sleep
over in a dorm and try the food. Spend time in the sur-
rounding community.
"Don't rely on a college's reputation," Phillips
says. "Get out and find out for yourself what will be
the best situation for you."

Senior year
Even if the SAT or ACT was taken in the junior
year, take it again in the fall. Most students raise their
scores on the second try.
Get applications from the five or six most appeal-
ing colleges, including one in which admission seems
virtually guaranteed. Have a trusted source review
and edit your application essay. Collect recommenda-
tions from teachers, advisers and community leaders
who know and like you.
Decision letters begin arriving in March and
April. If you're put on a waiting list, write back with
new information on your personal achievements.
If you are completely shut out in your search, stay
calm. By May roughly two-thirds of colleges still
have unfilled spots for freshmen and transfer students.
Ask your counselor for a list of these institutions and
make application.
"Your plan is your road map to the college of
your choice," Phillips says. "As long as you have it,
you can go anywhere."
These tips are included in a 10-part series on ca-
reer-development issues. For more information, write
to Savings of America, Career Awareness Program,
4900 Rivergrade Road, Irwindale, Calif. 91706.


'King of the Island' missed
Bluie, the 14-year companion of Gertrud Mann and
a well-loved fixture around the Anna Maria post
office and at Roser Church seaside services, was
the recent victim of a hit-and-run accident. "He
sure will be missed," says a special friend, Sgt. Jim
Tillner of the city's sheriffs station. Islander
Photo: Courtesy of Gertrud Mann.

The Island Poet
Happiness is made up of little things that happen
every day,
Like when your boss gives you a check for your
very first pay.
And when you make the final payment on your
car you'll have a glow,
With so much happiness most folks will never
know.
Or happiness is holding that wee small hand as
you go to the candy store,
That makes a two block journey feel like a glo-
bal tour.
Or it could be a soft warm breeze or those fluffy
clouds up in the sky,
But most of all it's that certain twinkle you see
in your loved ones eye.
Bud Atteridge


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1995-96 School

* Calendar


* Aug. 21
Sept. 4
SSept. 12
* Sept. 18-22
* Sept. 21
Sept. 26
SSept. 28
SOct. 13
SOct. 20
Oct. 23
Nov. 3
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School opens
Labor Day, no school
Anna Maria parents night
HS parents nights
Progress reports
Sugg parents night
King parents night
Inservice day, no school
End of first quarter
Record day, no school
Inservice day, early dismissal
Thanksgiving, no school
Progress reports
Winter vacation begins
School resumes
End of first semester
M.L. King birthday, no school
Record day, no school
Inservice day, early dismissal
Inservice day, no school
Presidents Day, no school
Progress reports
End of third quarter
Record day, no school
Spring break, no school
School resumes
Progress reports
Memorial Day, no school
Last day for students
Last day for teachers
Summer school begins


Kindergarten starts

with half day
Kindergarten classes at Anna Maria Elementary
School will only be in session for half days for the first
week of school, Aug. 21 through Aug. 25.
Lunches will be served and dismissal will be at
noon. School bus transportation will be provided in the
morning but not for the noon dismissal. Parents will be
responsible for noon transportation.
Individual parent/teacher conferences will be
scheduled during the afternoon hours.
Full-day classes will begin Monday, Aug. 28.


Before, after-school

care on Island
Anna Maria Island has three facilities offer-
ing before- and after-school care for elementary
school students. All are licensed by the Florida
Department of Health and Rehabilitative Ser-
vices (HRS).
The Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, 778-1908, opens
at 7 a.m. for kindergartners through fifth graders
with transportation in Center vehicles provided to
Anna Maria Elementary School. The before-school
fee is $2 per child, per day.
The center picks up students at the elementary
school at 2:45 p.m. for an after-school program that
runs until 6 p.m. The cost is $25 per student per
week or $7 per day.
The School for Constructive Play, 302 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria, 778-2210, provides care for
school-age children in addition to its full-time pre-
school operation. The school opens at 7 a.m. There
is a school bus stop at that address for transporta-
tion to the elementary school.
Students will be dropped off by the school
bus for the after-school program which runs un-
til 5:30 p.m. The fee is $30 per week, per child.
Dolphin Daycare and Preschool, 5354 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach, 778-2967, has facilities
for children up to age 12 in addition to its full-
time preschool offerings. Dolphin Daycare opens
at 7:30 a.m. and provides morning drop-off and
afternoon pick-up to and from the elementary
school in its own vehicle.
Dolphin's after-school program is available
until 6 p.m. and the fee is $40 per week, per
child.


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
Rest a little easier, all you sixth graders getting
ready to enter Martha B. King Middle School. You're
not the only ones embarking on a new phase of your
life. Your principal's a new kid on the block, too.
Her name is Jo Ann Fortson. Mrs. Fortson. And in


answer to my own sixth grader's question,
yes, she's really nice.
When we met, Fortson and her office
staff were working "anyplace with a flat
surface." The main office was in the midst
of major renovation new air condition-
ing, painting, carpeting. The main lobby
was a maze of renovation materials where
soon there will be 1,300-plus students.
Fortson didn't seem at all displaced.
Rather she was warm and charming and
already right at home, gearing up for
school year 1995-96.


Jo Ann Forts


She knows she's got a tough act to follow. Retired
principal Nancy Carson was King's one and only prin-
cipal for 17 years.
"Change is growth," Fortson said. "I've been tell-
ing myself that over and over. Change is growth."
For Fortson, the change means an entirely new job
in an all new environment following 22 years at South-
east High School.
But Fortson is where she wants to be she ap-
plied for this job because she truly wanted it.
And in the words of a staff member who answered
the phone the first day back from summer vacation:
"She's going to be really great for King Middle School.
Just wait and see."
Fortson says many parents have already been in to
meet her. 'To see what I look like," she says with a bright
smile. "I've been meeting great parents and I'm looking
forward to furthering that connection."
Joan Pettigrew of Holmes Beach, last year's chair-
man of King's Parent Advisory Council, met with
Fortson recently.
She said, "King Middle School parents have al-
ways been interested and involved in their children's


Orientation, open
Sugg Middle School has expanded its orienta-
tion hours for entering sixth graders and their par-
ents to a four-hour session, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 18. Students may pick up their sched-
ules and tour the school. For more information,
call 741-3157.


It is generally recognized in the Manatee County
Schools that cleanliness, personal appearance and proper
dress are important in setting the pattern of school and
social conduct and that there is a correlation between a
student's appearance and his or her attitude and behavior.
The dress and grooming guidelines for all levels of
public school are as follows:

Appropriate dress for females
1. Slacks and jeans, dresses, skirts and shorts which
are not shorter than five inches above the knee.
2. Tank tops with wide straps and overshirt. Materi-
als covering entire front and back and long enough to tuck
inside. All undergarments must be covered. No sheer (see-
through) shirts will be worn unless tank tops are worn
underneath that meet the above requirements.
3. Shoes must be worn.
4. Warm-ups should be in good condition and fit
properly.

Appropriate dress for males
1. Trousers, jeans, shorts, which are not shorter
than five inches above the knee.
2. Tank tops or muscle skirts with overshirt. Must
not be loose under the arms.
3. Net shirts with an undershirt or overshirt buttoned.


education. I'm looking forward to working with Mrs.
Fortson to help foster the high academic standards of
Vhich King has been so proud.
"I'm sure all King parents will welcome Mrs.
Fortson and give her the support she will need as the
new King principal."
Contact with the adult population faculty, other
administrators and parents is nothing
new for Fortson, who served for the last six
years as Southeast's assistant principal.
Prior to that she was dean of students
for 13 years, and a three-year business-edu-
S cation teacher. That long-ago move from
'_- teaching to administrating was "a calling,"
--*--*- says Fortson.
"The opportunity presented itself for
real one-on-one work with the students and
that aspect has been an enrichment beyond
on what I could have imagined."
Computer technology as a tool for
teaching is one of Fortson's areas of expertise and one of
her great loves.
Without wanting to frighten anyone, she says that
one of her main goals is to give the students and fac-
ulty of King Middle School every available opportunity
for the application of up-to-date technology.
While at Southeast, Fortson was instrumental in
the re-wiring and total updating of the school's com-
puter capabilities.
With the realization that the networking project at
Southeast had almost reached closure, Fortson viewed the
opening at King "as a new challenge, a new opportunity."
"We can't hide from the value of technology in
education," says Fortson. "It's another tool, a useful
tool, that is very much a part of the world we are pre-
paring our children for."
Fortson says she didn't know as a child that her
future would be in education. "Though looking back,"
she says, "I can remember playing office a lot at my
desk as a young girl."
And now she's looking forward to being the real-
live principal at her brand-new desk.
Don't be afraid. She's really nice.


house at schools
King Middle School, 741-3183, will hold its sixth-
grade orientation from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18.
Kindergarten open house at Anna Maria El-
ementary, 778-1125, will run from 2 to 4 p.m. Fri-
day, Aug. 18. Students will be able to meet their
teachers and tour their new classrooms.


4. Shoes must be worn.
5. Warm-ups should be in good condition and fit
properly.

Not allowed
1. Sunglasses.
2. Hats, visors or other head apparel.
3. Cropped pants, cut-offs, midriffs or unbuckled
belts.
4. Ill-fitting sweat pants or warm-ups.
5. Suspenders handing down, including overalls.
6. Shirts which advertise alcoholic beverages,
drugs or which bear questionable language or art
work.
7. Spandex-type dresses.
8. Beachwear.
9. Any bizarre clothing and hair styles that may be
a distraction to self and others or that have obscene or
drug-related phrases therein.
10. Jeans with holes, cuts, slits.
11. Gym shorts and soccer shorts that are not
proper length.
12. Flip-flops which do not buckle.
13. No spandex shorts.
14. No clothing, make-up, insignia or style that
indicates membership in secret society/gang.


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Dress, grooming guide for school


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER a AUGUST 17, 1995 I PAGE 11 []3

Granstad comes home to elementary school


There's a new third grade teacher at Anna Maria
Elementary School only she's not really new.
"This feels like coming home," said Kathy
Granstad as she started setting up her classroom last
week.
Granstad is well remembered by many students,
parents and faculty. A good chunk of her 18 years as
an art teacher was spent at the Island school. And it was
a sad day when she decided to take a leave from teach-
ing a few years ago.
Still, she didn't disappear. Granstad lives in Anna
Maria and has been extremely visible in other endeav-
ors. Among her recent activities was pursuing certifi-
cation in elementary education at the University of
South Florida.
Granstad did some substitute teaching at Anna
Maria Elementary last year. She made it clear to Prin-
cipal Jim Kronus she wanted to be back where her heart
was. But there wasn't an opening.
Well, things happen. With just weeks to go be-
fore the start of the school year, an opening was cre-
ated with the promotion of another Anna Maria
teacher, Vicky Small.


Small has been appointed as assistant principal at
Sea Breeze Elementary in Bradenton. Toni Lashway
will move from the third-grade teaching slot to Small's
former position as the head of the fourth- and fifth-
grade family grouping class.
And Granstad comes home to Anna Maria Elemen-
tary, with the full-time position she's been hoping for.
Welcome back!
Among other changes at the school, Kronus re-
ports the over-the-summer renovation of classrooms
and new bathrooms facilities in the hallways and in
the kindergarten classrooms.
There are also two new portables at the school,
one a classroom and one an art room. The television
studio has been moved from the auditorium to the
old art portable, making more room for teachers'
aide desks in the auditorium.
Academically, Kronus says technology and the
writing process will be the top focus of teacher train-
ing this year.
Kathy Granstad unpacks enthusiastically in her
new classroom. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.


Parent volunteers are great assets


"Our parents who offer their time, ideas and experi-
ence are one of our school's greatest assets," says Ginie
Smith, current president of the Anna Maria Elementary
School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).
"Whether it's just spending a couple of hours a week
in your child's classroom, or joining one of our many dif-
ferent PTO committees, our children can only benefit
from your efforts."
Smith has compiled a list of volunteer needs. Those
interested may leave their name and phone number in the
PTO box at the school or may call Smith at 778-1863.
Among ways to get involved are:
Ways and Means Committee organizes and co-


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ordinates fundraising events.
PTO membership recruit and keep an accurate
list of members.
The Tame Peacock compile information about
school events and PTO news for the monthly newsletter.
Math Superstars passing out, collecting and grad-
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T-shirts help in picking out design for 1995-96
schoolyear T-shirts, order-taking and distribution.
Directory putting all students' addresses and
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Instructions for students riding buses


Riding the school bus is a privilege. All students
and parents are urged to be aware of bus-riding guide-
lines in the interest of pupil safety.
Students may register on only one bus and should
board and depart at the same designated stop each day.
Students should be at their stop at least five min-
utes, but no more than 10 minutes, before scheduled
arrival of the bus.
Students should stand off the roadway and con-
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the bus.
Walk 10 feet in front of the bus and wait for
driver's signal before crossing road.
Keep arms and head inside bus windows. Outside
of ordinary conversation, classroom conduct is to be
observed. Students will not use profanity or abusive
language on the bus.
The driver is in full charge of bus and pupils. Pu-
pils must obey the driver.
The driver has the right to assign pupils to certain


seats if necessary to promote order on the bus.
No eating, drinking or smoking on the bus.
Pencils and pens must be carried in a backpack or
closed container, not in the student's hand.
Large objects including band instruments that in-
terfere with seating and the safety of others will not be
permitted on the bus.


The transportation department of the School Board
of Manatee County encourages parents to be part of the
team that insures the safe transport of our children to
and from school. Here are some helpful hints.
If your child is riding the bus for the first time
or if you have moved over the summer, please write
your name, child's name, address and phone number
on a card for them to carry in their backpack.
It is a good idea to take your child to the bus
stop prior to the start of school and begin to practice


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cutting instruments, fireworks and other similar items
are not allowed on the bus.
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by the driver to the school principal who has authority
to suspend pupils, either temporarily or permanently,
from riding the bus.


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Manatee High School
Bus 191
Gulf Dr. & 29th St ..................... 6:43
Gulf Dr. & 31st St ..................... 6:44
East Bay Dr. & Manatee Ave....... 6:50
Palm Dr. & 77th St ...................... 6:53
Palm Dr. & Key Royale .............. 6:55
Gulf Dr. & Haverkos Ct. ............. 6:56
Gulf Dr. & 46th St...................... 6:58
Manatee Ave. & Perico Bay......... 7:03
Manatee Ave. & Perico Island.... 7:04
Manatee Ave. & Flamingo Cay.... 7:05

Bus 226
Pine Ave. & Tarpon St ................ 6:45
Bay Blvd. & Pier........................ 6:46
Bay Blvd. & Crescent Dr ............ 6:47
Bay Blvd. & Alamanda Ave. ....... 6:49
N. Shore Dr. & Fir Ave............... 6:50
N. Shore Dr. & Newton Lane....... 6:51
Fir Ave. & N. Shore Dr............... 6:52
Gulf Dr. & Magnolia Ave ........... 6:54
Gulf Dr. & Oak St. ................... 6:55
Gulf Dr. & 85th St....................... 6:56
Palm Dr. & 71st St. .................. 6:57
Palm Dr. & 57th St...................... 7:00

Bayshore High School
Bus 142
Cortez Rd. & Waterway .............. 6:03
Cortez Rd. & 101st St ................. 6:05
Cortez Rd. & 115th St. .............. 6:10
Cortez Rd. & 123rd St................. 6:11
Cortez Rd. & 127th St ................. 6:12
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & county line........ 6:25
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & LB Harbour ...... 6:30
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & White Sands ..... 6:31
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & Little Gull......... 6:32
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & St. Judes............ 6:33
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & Jungle Queen.... 6:34


Gulf/Mex. Dr. & Em. Harbour..... 6:35
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & Dream Island .... 6:36
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & Gen. Harris....... 6:37
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & Palm Dr............ 6:38
Broadway & Palm Dr................. 6:39
Gulf Dr. & 8th St. S.................... 6:40
Gulf Dr. & 1st St. N. ................. 6:41
Gulf Dr. & 9th St. N..................... 6:42
Gulf Dr. & 17th St. N................. 6:43
Gulf Dr. & 24th St. N.................. 6:44
26th St. N. & Ave. C .................. 6:45
Ave. C & 22nd St. N .................. 6:47
Cortez Rd. & 124th St ................ 6:51
Cortez Rd. & 106th St ................ 6:53
Cortez Rd. & 100th St................. 6:55
Cortez Rd. & Mt. Vernon............. 6:56
Cortez Rd. & Coral Blvd.............. 6:57
44th Ave. Dr. & 86th St. Ct. W.... 7:00

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Gulf/Mex. Dr. & Gulfside Dr....... 7:08
4401 Gulf/Mex. Dr....................... 7:15
4120 Gulf/Mex. Dr., county line.. 7:18
Centre Shops, 5350 Gulf/Mex. Dr.7:25
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & St. Judes............ 7:26
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & Spanish Main.... 7:27
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & Dream Island.... 7:28
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & Wake Island...... 7:29
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & DeNarvaez........ 7:30
Palm & Broadway ...................... 7:35
Gulf Dr. & 10th St. S................... 7:40

Bus 115 Red, A load
Gulf Dr. & 4th St. S.................... 7:25
Gulf Dr. & 2nd St. N ................... 7:26
Gulf Dr. & 7th St. N..................... 7:27
Gulf Dr. & 11th St. N.................. 7:28
1801 Gulf Dr., Runaway Bay....... 7:29
Gulf Dr. & 28th St........................ 7:30


Morning bus routes for

schoolyear 1995-96


Old Gulf Dr. & 6th Ave. .............. 7:32

Bus 115 Green, B load
Gulf Dr. & 27th St. (west side) .... 7:44
23rd St. & Ave. C....................... 7:45
Ave. C & 24th St ........................ 7:47
Ave. C & 25th St ........................ 7:49
Gulf Dr. & 27th St. (east side) ..... 7:51

Bus 122
Spring Ave. & N. Shore Dr.......... 7:06
Spring Ave. & Tarpon St............. 7:07
Spring Ave. & Bay Blvd. S.......... 7:08
Bay Blvd. N. & Crescent Dr. ....... 7:10
Bay Blvd. & Alamanda Ave. ....... 7:12
N. Shore Dr. & Fern St................ 7:15
780 N. Shore Dr. N....................... 7:15
N. Shore Dr. & Newton Lane....... 7:16
N. Shore Dr. & Linda Lane.......... 7:18
N. Shore Dr. & Coconut Ave. ...... 7:20
N. Shore Dr. & Pine Ave.............. 7:21
Gulf Dr. & Oak Ave................. 7:22
Gulf Dr. & Peppertree Lane ......... 7:23
Gulf Dr. & 70th St...................... 7:24
Gulf Dr. & 65th St...................... 7:25

Bus 226
Palm Dr. & Clark Dr. .................. 7:37
Palm Dr. & 77th St...................... 7:39
Gulf Dr. & Palm Ave. ................. 7:41
Marina Dr. & 82nd St ................... 7:42
Marina Dr. & 75th St.................. 7:43
Marina Dr. & 72nd St ................... 7:45
Marina Dr. & 67th (Key Royale). 7:50

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75th St. & 24th Ave. W............... 8:20
Manatee Ave. & 6th Ave.............. 8:25
Gulf Dr. & East Bay Dr................. 8:27
Gulf Dr. & 28th St...................... 8:29
E. Bay Dr. & Sunbow Bay ........... 8:30
Manatee Ave. & Perico Bay......... 8:35
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Bay Blvd. & Pine Ave................. 8:21
Bay Blvd. & Crescent Dr. ........... 8:22
Bay Blvd. & Alamanda Ave. ....... 8:24
N. Shore Dr. & Fern St................. 8:25
N. Shore Dr. & 780 N ................. 8:25
N. Shore Dr. & Newton Lane....... 8:26
N. Shore Dr. & Linda Lane .......... 8:28
N. Shore Dr. & Coconut Ave....... 8:29
Gulf Dr. & Magnolia Ave ........... 8:30
Gulf Dr. & Oak Ave. ................... 8:32
Gulf Dr. & 81st St. ..................... 8:33

Bus 226
Palm Dr. & 76th St..................... 8:15
Marina Dr. & 71st St................... 8:18
Gulf Dr. & 51st St. (GTE)............ 8:21

Bus 115
Palm Dr. & Clark Dr................ 8:10
Palm Dr. & Key Royale ............... 8:11
Marina Dr. & 62nd St ................. 8:13
Marina Dr. & 56th St. (mall)........ 8:14

Sugg Middle School
Bus 5
Cortez Rd. & 127th St. ................ 8:04
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & Gulfside Dr....... 8:08
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & St. Judes............ 8:14
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & Dream Island .... 8:15
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & Emerald Harbour 8:17
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & Edlee................. 8:18
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & Gen. Harris....... 8:19
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & Broadway ......... 8:20
Gulf Dr. & 10th St. S................... 8:22
Gulf Dr. & 5th St. S.................... 8:23
Gulf Dr. & 3rd St. N.................... 8:24
Gulf Dr. & 9th St. N.................... 8:26
Gulf Dr. & 17th St. N ................. 8:27
22nd St. & Ave. C ...................... 8:28
Ave. C & 24th St ....................... 8:29
Ave. C & 26th St........................ 8:30
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Business is on
the up and up
If you venture 30 miles south to the island of Boca
Grande and visit a little marina called Whidden's,
you'll find a sign that's surely older than dirt for that
matter, Whidden's is older than dirt, the sign is just old
- on the wall over the crab bait that says "Boca
Grande es on the upp an upp."
The sign welcomes visitors to corporatete" It says
"rest in our hall. Sears Robuck and air conditioning for
your comfort."
About 10 years ago I was in the Englewood area
working and figured they were headed for some major
growth. I reasoned you could sit down with the phone
book for the area including Grove City, Boca Grande
and Manasota Key, compare it to a larger city's phone
book like Bradenton/Sarasota and come up with
the missing business elements in the community.
Any missing businesses would be a sure success
there. It's probably not the Forbes' recommended
method of finding success for a new venture, but it
seemed logical at the time.
Anna Maria Island has grown a lot in the past 10
years, too.
We now have two large chain drugstores not to
mention growing shopping centers and new small busi-
nesses popping up everywhere.
Bradenton Beach is expecting a new German bak-
ery to open soon. A Victorian shop in Holmes Beach,
Sugar & Spice, recently quadrupled in size. And a new
business in Anna Maria features collectibles and an-
tiques where months ago used appliances were clus-
tered. It's called Curiosities Under the Sun.
Antique shops are sprinkled all over Cape Cod
where antiquing is a favorite "sport" of visitors. Hope-
fully it's catching on here, too.
There used to be very little evidence of a charter
fishing industry here but now charter boats, boat rent-
als and parasailing businesses proliferate.


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Events
Selby Gardens annual "Half-Price Days" are sched-
uled for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19 and 20. More than
20 display gardens and exhibits, the Plant Shop, the Selby
House Bookshop and the Museum Gift Shop will be open
to the public. The gardens are located at 811 S. Palm Ave.,
Sarasota. Admission: $3 adult, $1.50 children 6 through
11, children under 6 are free. Information: 366-5731.

Clubs
The Manatee River Orchid Society will meet on
Monday, Aug. 21, in the Bradenton Herald Building, 102
Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. This month's subject will
be "Grooming Your Orchids. Information: 756-8547.

Fundraisers
On Saturday, Aug. 26, the American Cancer So-
ciety, Manatee County Unit will hold its 7th Annual
Tennis Shoe Ball at the Landings at Freedom Village,
6501 17th Ave. W., Bradenton, starting at 7:30 p.m.
The ball is a spoof on black tie affairs where partici-
pants dress formally but wear tennis shoes and black
tie. The evening will include a live and silent auction,
food, music, dancing, door prizes and a cash bar. Cost:
$15 per person. Information: 753-6471.

Business
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will hold
its monthly Business After Hours at Old Republic Title
Company, 5360 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Suite #205, in the
Centre Shops on Thursday, Aug. 24, from 5:30 to 7:30
p.m. with complimentary hors d'oeuvres provided. Cost:
$5 member, $10 guest. Information: 383-2466.

Religion
Temple Beth El, 2209 7th St, Bradenton, will hold
an open house on Sunday, Aug. 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. for
prospective members. Light refreshments will be served
and congregants and officials will be in attendance to an-
swer questions. Summer schedule includes services con-
ducted on Saturday at 9 a.m. in Hebrew and English, fol-
lowed by a Kiddush.


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Pretty in pink times two
The "Golden Twins" perform their acrobatic rou-
tines for the pleasure of diners at Old Hamburg
Restaurant in Holmes Beach. The twins are seasoned
professionals from Berlin -performing since they
were two years old traveling and working all over
the world in clubs, theaters and circuses. Now they
travel Florida in a camper with their twin poodles
looking for clubs to perform in. They're a delightful
addition to Old Hamburg's offerings but guests
should take note, they work strictly for tips which are
especially appreciated in the "lean" summer season.
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Magical mermaid exhibit
Anna Maria artist Zoe Von Averkamp takes a
moment to enjoy the new exhibit, "Seashells
and Seascapes," at the Artists Guild Gallery.
The highlight of the exhibit is Von Averkamp's
fanciful mermaid chair. The chair is covered
with over 500 different shells and sea creatures
and is accompanied by a story of the mermaid
throughout history. The exhibit will run through
Saturday, Sept. 9, at the gallery located at 5414
Marina Dr., Island Shopping Center, Holmes
Beach. Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
Tuesday through Friday. Islander Photo:
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ANNO I9UNCEMEN


Roaring '20s musical
opens at Sarasota Players
On Thursday, Aug. 17, the curtain will go up on
"Ain't She Sweet," at the Players' of Sarasota, 9th
Street and US 41 in Sarasota. The show will run
through Aug. 27.
"Ain't She Sweet" is a Roaring '20s musical about
the trials and tribulations of Valentine O'Rourke, the
sexy daughter of a gangster, and how she outwits the
mob to find love, fame and fortune.
The tickets for opening night only are $30 per person.
The admission includes the show, a chef sampler supper,
drinks, dancing and a party on stage after the show.
Seats are reserved for $14 per person during the
rest of the run. For show times and additional informa-
tion call the Players' box office, Monday through Fri-
day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. at 365-2494.

Chamber seeks volunteers
for membership drive
Members of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce are urged to dive in and join a team for the
chamber's "Membership Treasure Drive" scheduled
Tuesday, Aug. 22 through Thursday, Aug. 24.
A total of 36 team volunteers are needed for the
telemarketing drive which hopes to sign up 300 new
chamber memberships. The drive's theme is "Treasure
Your Business Friendships ... Join the Island Cham-
ber."
Executive Director Darcy Lee Marquis says area
members are donating prizes to be awarded to top team
competitors at a 'Treasure Reception" to be held Aug.
24 following the drive.
Volunteers wishing to participate in the drive may
call Marquis at 778-1541 as soon as possible.

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'Charley's Aunt' auditions
at Island Players
"Charley's Aunt" will be the focus for auditions to
be held at the Island Players on Sunday, Aug. 20, at
7:30 p.m. at the theater, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue
in Anna Maria City.
Geoffrey Todd, director, has parts for six men,
three in their early 20s (Oxford types) and three men
ages 40 to 60 and for four ladies, three in their late 20s
(ingenue types) and three in their 40s and 50s.
The run will be Oct. 13-22.
For additional information call 792-3986.

Indoor flea market
The Anna Maria Island Firematics Team is spon-
soring an indoor flea market on Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. to
3 p.m. at Station 2 on Cortez Road. Spaces are avail-
able for $10 each. Contact Susan at 778-7687 or Capt.
Rich Losek at 778-6621 for details.

'Sleep With the Sharks'
now taking reservations
The first two sessions of Mote Marine
Laboratory's unique educational program "Sleep With
the Sharks" are now open to the general public for res-
ervations.
Sessions are Friday, Aug. 25, for ages 6 to 10, and
Friday, Sept. 8, for ages 11 to 13.
The program provides a hands-on look at sharks
through activities such as shark tagging, behavior stud-
ies, shark teeth and body part lessons, creating shark
art, storytelling and viewing videos.
At night, when the lights go out, everyone settles
down to sleep next to the underwater viewing area of
Mote's 135,000-gallon shark tank.


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To receive a registration form, call Mote's Educa-
tion Department at 388-4441.
Mote Marine Laboratory is located at 1600 Th-
ompson Parkway, Sarasota.

Chamber reception Aug. 23
Chez Andre, 5406 Marina Drive in the Island Shop-
ping Center, Holmes Beach, will host the next monthly
membership reception of the Anna Maria Island Cham-
ber of Commerce from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23.
By a vote of the chamber's executive board, fol-
lowing the example of other area chambers, there will
be a $5 admission charge for members and a $10
charge for non-members.
Members, guests and any potential members are
welcome to attend.
Hors d'oeuvres will be provided and a cash bar will
be available. For more information, call the chamber at
778-1541.

Pelican Man's Bird
Sanctuary announces
cookbook sale
The Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary has announced
the sale of a cookbook composed of recipes submitted
by volunteers and friends of the sanctuary.
Publishing was funded by Tropicana and photos
were provided by Alice Mayo Shaw, a sanctuary vol-
unteer photographer.
The cookbook can be purchased at the sanctuary's
gift shop, 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota;
Kingsbury's Book Emporium on St Armands Circle;
and Longboat Interiors on Longboat Key.
All proceeds benefit the sanctuary's ongoing mis-
sion of rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife.
For more information call 388-4444.



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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER U AUGUST 17, 1995 U PAGE 17 EI
r I


German orchestra returns to area

for August concert series


The South German Youth Orchestra of
Balingen, Germany highly acclaimed in its visit
to the Island two years ago will return to the
Sarasota/Bradenton area for a two-week concert
tour starting Aug. 14.
While no Island concerts are scheduled, many
of the performers will be staying on Anna Maria
and plans for Island receptions are in the works.
Three concerts are scheduled in Bradenton.
The internationally known orchestra consists
of more than 20 high school and college students,
ages 16 years to 25, who rehearse regularly on
weekends in Balingen to further their common
musical aspirations. Their repertoire ranges from
baroque to classical to contemporary music.
Conductor Volkmar Fritsche, music director of
the city of Balingen and lecturer at the
"Musikhochschule" Trossingen, founded the youth
orchestra in 1985. In addition to its various activi-
ties throughout Europe, the orchestra has made
several concert tours to the United States, Canada
and Chile.
Prior to the south Florida stop, the 1995 U.S.
tour will include participation in the Maryland
music festival "Music at Penn Alps" and a perfor-
mance in Washington, D.C.
Fritsche's credits are many, from conducting to
composing and recording. He was the founder of
the University Orchestra Freiburg and has been


opera and symphonic conductor across Germany.
In addition to many guest conductor slots in
Germany, Fritsche has served as guest conductor of
the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and the West Shore
Symphony Orchestra in Michigan and the Monterey
Symphony Orchestra in Monterey, Cal.
In 1994 he was invited to Russia to conduct with
the Philharmony of Voronezh and in April of this
year he conducted the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra
Ekaterinburg (former Sverdlovsk).
South Florida concerts scheduled include a per-
formance at Freedom Village, Bradenton, 7:15 p.m.,
Friday, Aug. 18; St. Petersburg Museum, 3 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 20; German American Trade Council,
Miami, Tuesday, Aug. 22; Pineview School,
Osprey, Thursday, Aug. 24; Neel Auditorium,
Manatee Community College, Bradenton, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 25; Good Shepherd Lutheran Church,
Sarasota, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26; and First
United Methodist Church, Bradenton, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, Aug. 27.
A professional recording will be made of the
Neel Auditorium concert on Aug. 25. That perfor-
mance will also be a fundraiser for the orchestra
with tickets at $5 per person.
For more information, contact Jim Hawkinson
at 747-4406. Director of Music at First United Meth-
odist, Hawkinson is serving as the Balingen
orchestra's tour director.


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In this final volume of the trilogy, the Georgia
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Aug. 8, suspicious circumstances, 875 N. Shore
Drive, Rod and Reel Pier. The complainant reported
his stepdaughter boarded a boat with two strangers to
go for a ride but returned a couple hours later.

Bradenton Beach
Aug. 3, burglary, 100 block of Fourth Street
South. The complainant reported a person unknown
entered the residence and ransacked it.
Aug. 3, burglary, 100 block of Fourth Street
South. The complainant reported a guitar valued at
$200, a Nintendo valued at $90, a Nintendo game val-
ued at $40, ajar of coins valued at $50, a ring valued
at $275 and a ring valued at $100 were missing from
the residence.
Aug. 3, DUI with property damage, 100 Gulf
Drive South. The officer on patrol heard tires squeal-
ing and observed Amos Lester Prince, 20, of Longboat
Key, drive over a curb about six inches high. The ve-
hicle struck a street light, knocking it over, then struck
a palm tree. The vehicle became stuck on the curb.
The officer observed that Prince was very un-
steady on his feet, his speech was slurred and he
smelled strongly of an alcoholic beverage. According
to the report, Prince admitted he had six shots of liquor
in the past hour-and-a-half. Prince told the officer he
hit his head on the steering wheel upon impact.
Due to that fact and the fact that he was unsteady
on his feet, the officer did not administer field sobri-
ety tests. Prince was placed in custody.
Aug. 4, burglary to an automobile, 100 Gulf
Drive N., Circle K. The complainant reported he left
his wallet on the seat of the unlocked vehicle and when
he returned, his wallet was missing. It was valued at
$40 and contained identification and credit cards.
Aug. 4, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The complainant reported a person unknown
broke the vehicle's passenger door lock and removed
a camcorder valued at $1,000 and a case valued at $50.
Aug. 6, burglary to an automobile, 200 Bridge
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the vehicle and removed a purse containing identifica-
tion and $40 in cash.
Aug. 6, criminal mischief, 1801 Gulf Drive
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son unknown cut the stem off a tire on her vehicle and
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Aug. 7, burglary, 100 block of Fourth Street
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Aug. 7, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The complainant reported a person unknown
entered the vehicle and removed a stereo valued at
$200 and a purse.
Aug. 7, battery, 107 Gulf Dr. S., Key West
Willy's. The victim reported she and a neighbor had a
verbal argument and the neighbor pushed her from
behind causing her to fall and scrape her knee and caus-
ing her glasses to fall from her head and break.
Aug. 8, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The complainant reported a person unknown
entered the vehicle and removed two wallets valued at
$10 each, driver's licenses, credit cards, identification,
$30 in traveler's checks, shorts valued at $20, a purse
valued at $30, a checkbook, keys and ATM cards.
Aug. 8, intoxicated person, 402 Church St.,
Bradenton Beach Marina. The complainant reported a
subject passed out on the property. The officer woke
the subject, saw he was okay and sent him home.
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Aug. 4, noise, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. The
officer responded in reference to loud music. The man-
ager advised he would turn it down.
Aug. 4, petty larceny of a microwave oven val-
ued at $100, 6600 Gulf Drive, Resort 66.
Aug. 5, grand theft, 5353 Gulf Drive, Circle K.
The officer responded in reference to theft by the man-
ager. He met with the district manager who said bank
deposits had been late at the store and no deposit was
made on Aug. 5.
The district manager said she confronted the man-
ager who admitted not making the deposit of $6,800 on
Aug. 5. The manager gave the district manager $1,800
from the deposit and said she had taken $5,000, accord-
ing to the report.
The manager was brought to the police department
where she was read Miranda rights. According to the
report, she gave verbal and written statements that she
took $5,000.
Aug. 5, traffic, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. The
complainant reported a black truck was driving reck-
lessly in the parking lot. The vehicle was not found.
Aug. 6, petty larceny of a bike, 3902 Gulf Drive. The
officer later located the bicycle at the corner of 66th Street
and Holmes Boulevard and returned it to the owner.
Aug. 7, noise, 5410 Marina Drive, D. Coy Duck's.
The officer responded to a report of employees being loud
and using profanity and pots and pans being too loud.
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Aug. 8, assistance, 5800 Gulf Drive. The officer
responded to a complaint of subjects sitting around a
pool making noise. He advised them to go to their
rooms.
Aug. 8, lost property a brooch valued at
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pended pending further developments. Coast Guard
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Aug. 4, Boarding. A 22-foot commercial vessel
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to unsafe conditions on board.
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Aug. 10, suspicious person, 3900 East Bay Drive,
Island Foods. The officer responded in reference to a
subject causing a disturbance by yelling and cursing at
employees and customers. The subject was not found.
Aug. 10, information, 600 Manatee Avenue, West
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Aug. 11, suspicious persons, Aqua Lane and White
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Aug. 5, Boarding. A 38-foot motor vessel was
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with diesel fuel in the bilge. The vessel's voyage
was terminated due to unsafe conditions, and the
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Our national focus on 'wilderness'


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
What is it we Americans have with wilderness?
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The first truth, Cronon says, is that we Americans
really separate, mentally and physically, wilderness
from our everyday surroundings. To us, wilderness is
generally devoid of people.
"The movement to set aside national parks and
wilderness areas followed hard on the heels of the fi-
nal Indian wars, in which the prior human inhabitants
of these regions were rounded up and moved onto res-
ervations so tourists could safely enjoy the illusion that
they were seeing their nation in its pristine, original
state in the new morning of God's own creation.
Meanwhile, its original inhabitants were kept out by
dint of force, their earlier uses of the land redefined as
inappropriate or even illegal."
The professor then goes on to point out that wilder-
ness is mostly a fantasy for urban folks who buy their
food in a supermarket and the wood for their house
from a lumber yard. "Only people whose relation to the
land was already alienated could hold up wilderness as
a model for human life in nature ..." he writes.
We Americans like to believe wilderness is somehow
what it means to be American. While most of us have
nine-to-five jobs and benefit from all kinds of governmen-
tal systems ranging from military defense to Medicare, we
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to do with nature. We don't even think of the trees in our
own yard as having much to do with trees in a wilderness.
But they do both, in one sense, are wild. In an-
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"If wilderness can stop being (just) out there and
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as it is natural, then perhaps we can get on with the
unending task of struggling to live rightly in the world
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Schooling reds in the bays are best fishing bet


By Capt Mike Heistand
Redfish is still the best backwater bet, with the
spotties starting to school near the mangroves in the
bays. Offshore, Spanish mackerel are starting to show
up.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier anglers
have been catching redfish, sea trout, mangrove snap-
per and black drum.
Ron at the Anna Maria City Pier said fishers
there have been catching mangrove snapper, two or
three keeper reds as well as some in the 30-inch range,
a few mackerel and some catch-and-release snook.
Night anglers are spotting cobia.
Lee at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trip averaged 75 head of Key West grunts, lane
snapper and grouper. The six-hour trip averaged 125
head of grouper, lane snapper, Key West grunts and
porgies. The nine-hour trip averaged 20 head of bar
jacks, porgies, mangrove snapper and black grouper.
The bay fishing trip produced Key West grunts and
mangrove snapper.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said Sunday Frank
and Butch Zaffina, with Suzy Castelina, boated 30 red-
fish up to 30-inches long, some 27-inch trout, flounder,
mangrove snapper and some catch-and-release snook.
Capt. Zack said Spanish mackerel are beginning to
show up in the Gulf.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said the wade
fishers report the reds are schooling near the man-
groves. Richard, who runs the airboat, said he's been
seeing lots of snook in very, very shallow water.
Capt. Phil Shields said he's just back from the
Keys, where he had a very successful fishing expedi-
tion. He's back in business and ready to go up here
now.
Capt. Dave Pinkham said he's had very good red
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bringing in some nice lane snapper and Spanish mack-
erel.
Capt. Rick Gross reports all the reds you could
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than the 27-inch limit. There are also some catch-and-
release snook being caught.
Capt. Mark Bradow said redfish is all but a guar-
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BASEBALL AT THE MOVIES
BY NANCY SALOMON / EDITED BY WILL SHORT


ACROSS
1 Duel tool
5 Plant bristle
11 24-hr.service
14 Barbarians
19 Big bargain
20 One of a biblical
trio
21 Revolutionary
name
22 Outlying, in a
way
23 Powerful
pitcher? (1975)
25 Runabout
26 "- to bury
Caesar...
27 "... lamp -
my feet"
28 Dull and dreary
29 Attempting to
score? (1978)
31 "- the
loneliest
number"
32 Song
33 Rugged ridge
34 Punch
35 Pageant title
36 Dig
37 Finishes a flight
39 Players
42 Veteran slugger
comes out of
retirement?
(1992)
45 "Any-?"
46 Anesthetic


47 "Baked in-"
(nursery rhyme
phrase)
48 Smelly
49 Plant anew
52 Medicine
cabinet item
53 Opposite sides
56 Gymnastics
coach Karolyi
57 Unassisted
58 Ump's strange
calls? (1984)
60 it all
62 Swimmer's path
63 Lifesaver,
maybe
65 Stews
66 High pop-up?
(1972)
68 Terrific
69 Shoot in the
foot?
70 Chinese flower
71 Author Bates et
al.
72 Final word
74 Not absorbed
75 Court plea,
briefly
76 Earth covering
77 Soldier's lodging
79 Defensive woes?
(1967)
85 "Gunsmoke"
star
86 Ocean
87 "She loves me

88 Medical prefix
89 Like the
O.G.P.U.


90 "Pudd'nhead
Wilson" writer
92 What's more
93 There's nothing
like this, in song
94 Batter's new
strategy? (1984)
97 Plug up
98 Impolite remark
99 1948 Tommy
Dorsey hit
100 Supermodel
Carol
101 Base runner's
shining
moment? (1949)
104 Reagan Cabinet
member
105 Begin, with
"off"
106 Apollo site
107 So
108 One ofthe Foys
109 Tack on
110 Zoo showoffs
111 Brit. mil.
awards
DOWN
1 Co. founded by
Perot
2 Funnel-shaped
flower
3 Sincere
4 Snobbery
5 Hotshot
6 Give-away
emcees
7 Fence off
8 Fine mist
9 White lie,
perhaps
10 A verb for you
11 Grants


12 Parliamentary
prospect
13 Kind of
scholarship
14 Lively person
15 Response to a
jerk?
16 Ticket dispenser
17 Hits the nail on
the head
18 Reposes
24 Wallops
29 Film festival site
30 Vetoed
31 Govt. book
balancers
36 Plague, with "at"
37 "Evita" Tony
winner
38 Proceed (from)
40 Like the arms in
exercise class, at
times
41 Toward the
center
43 Gone by
44 Draw pile, in
cards
45 Take care of
48 Invests with
land, in olden
times
49 Shoot down
50 Have wedding
bells sans
wedding bills
51 Not yet
completely lost
52 Whipped
54 Inventor Howe
55 Replay feature
56 Many college
grads
57 Ready


59 Vane dir.
61 Flynn and others
63 Elapse, as years
64 "What--
Believes"
(Doobie
Brothers hit)
67 Woodlands
68 Journalist
Heywood
71 Consecrate


72 Lot
73 Hornet's nest
76 More stuffy
77 Sauteed
78 On the guest list
79 Lacked purpose
80 Exalt
81 Like some
ancient
manuscripts


82 Some check
payees
83 Back pain
84 Afore
85 'Take on
86 Saved, with
"out"
91 "-- way to go!"
92 All-points
bulletin


93 Sit-ups toughen
them
95 Decree
(legal term)
96 Euphoria
97 Heart-to-heart
101 In spite of, in
short
102 Baseball execs
103 Article for
Cervantes


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VIEW OF BAY FROM ALL WINDOWS! BIMINI BAY PRICELESS VIEW 3 bed-
Downstairs or upstairs corner unit. 2 bedroom, room, 2 bath home. 16x32 pool, 8 ft. hot tub,
2 bath. Ceramic tile, dome ceiling in kitchen, 40x10 dock w/lift. 210 ft. sea wall, vaulted ceil-
lanai is glassed. $142,500 and $145,000. Beau- ing, large lanai, well maintained. A LIFE STYLE
tiful units. Call Bob or Lu Rhoden 778-2692. $375,000. Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones: eves;
Owner of one unit is licensed Real Estate Agent. 778-6791.
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GULF FRONT CONDO Direct Gulf view
condo with 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Complex has
pool and is on a wide walking beach. Tumkey
furnished with new carpet and tile. Call Mary
Ann Schmidt, eves; 778-4931.


DIRECT BAY VIEW This custom one of a kind
condo has it all! 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, pool,
Jacuzzi, elevator, secured entry, boat dock,
plenty of storage. $189,900. Call Bill Bowman;
eves; 778-4619.


BEACH COTTAGE IN WOODED LOT 4 ANNA MARIA ISLAND HOME $249,000. KING SIZED TOWNHOUSE WITH
bedroom, 2 baths, screen porch, hardwood This charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath island home LOVELY WATER VIEWS 4 bedroom, 2.5
floor, possible in-law apartment. Pine floors, is nearly new. Elevated, open plan, over 2100 bath turnkey furnished, shows like a model!
some furniture, appliances, fans and washer/ sw. ft. Bay view, close to the beach. Many up- Boat slip, tennis, 2 heated pool. $134,900. Call
dryer. Call Rose Schnoerr 778-2261.$125,000. grades, elevator, too. Call Janis Van John Green 778-3167.
Steenburgh; eves; 778-4796.


WHITNEY BEACH WATCH THE SUN
RISE! Fumished one bedroom with wonderful
bayou view. Docks, pool, tennis. $99,900. Call
Rose Schnoerr 778-2261.


Bill 4-
Bowman
REALTOR .

778-4619



Bill has been an Island resident for
7 years and has 24 years experi-
ence as a Real Estate Broker. Bill
formerly owned his own real estate
business and we're pleased he is
now with Neal & Neal, REALTORS.


Heated pool. tennis. boal
turnkey lurnished 2 an
Baths From $124.000
Dave Jones 778-6791 or
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Galati Marine sails away
in sales, celebrates
25th anniversary
Joseph Galati, president of Galati Marine, has been
awarded Cruisers' Top Dealer Award for the 1995
model year.
Galati Marine has won this award for six consecu-
tive years.
This year, 1995, is also Galati Marine's 25-Year
Silver Anniversary.
Founded by the late Michael Galati, Sr., in 1970,
Galati Marine has become one of the largest retail
marine operation on Florida's west coast, with two on-
the-water locations and over 70 employees.


SPACIOUS ISLAND DUPLEX, 2BR/2B
plus den that could be used as 3rd BR. Near
beach, perfect for the investor or islander to
live in year round. $174,900.







Wtherer you are looking for an island property
or a Manatee County waterfront home, contact
the waterfront specialists, the exceptional people
at Michael Saunders & Company.


KALEIDOSCOPE SUNSETS and turquoise blue
waters of the Gulf create the panoramic view from
this 2BR/2B condominium. Formal living room, mir-
rored wall dining room, appliance-filled kitchen, den
or 3rd bedroom, turnkey furnished, pool. Potential
Income property. $199,900. Barry & Kimberly
Charles, 795-1273.


GULF-FRONT CONDOMINIUM on Anna Maria Is-
land. Listen to the surf, see beautiful sunsets from
this special 2BR/2B unit. 2 pools and shuffleboard.
For owner occupancy or Investment property.
$229,900. Anne Miller, 792-6475.


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Palma Sola bayfront property. 4 bedroom suites.
10 ft. callings. crown moldings, pickled maple cabl-
nets, Imported marble floors. Elegance and perfec-
tion at It's best. $965,000. Traute Winsor 727-7074
or Bobble Banan, 383-2659.


Residential Sales / Rental Division: Licensed Real Es!ate Broker
3224 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (941) 778-6654
4400 Manatee Avenue W., Bradenton, FL 34209 (941) 748-6300


BEAUTIFUL
RENOVATIONS!
Must see spacious island home
features Mexican tile, elevated
family room with fireplace, built-
in cabinets and skylights light
and airy feel throughout only 3
Rebecca Samler blocks to beach! $169,900.


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Jim Viestenz, left, Cruisers' president, and Casey
Stock, owner, present to Joe and Jennifer Galati
the company's 1995 Top Dealer Award. Also
included in the presentation, left to right, are
Jane and Carmine Galati, vice president of
Galati Maine, and Joann and Andy Harwell.
Harwell was awarded the Retail Salesperson of
the Year from Cruisers for the second consecutive
year. Photo: Courtesy of Cruisers



Come ride with me!







We'll find your place in paradise.
When buying or selling, Ed can
make your Island Dream come true!
ED OLIVEIRA
REALTOR
WAGNER REALTY- since 1939
778-1751 2217 Gulf Drive 778-2246
Evenings Bradenton Beach Office
FL 34217





OPEN HOUSE
August 20, 1995
1 pm 4 pm
530 Key Royale Dr., HB ............ $188,500
Canal front, 3BR/2BA home on a deep water ca-
nal. New seawall, fresh painted. Call Judy
Duncan 778-1589 eves.
607 Key Royale Dr., HB ............ $395,000
Key Royale Bayou: stunning refurbished 2BR/2BA
home with expansive water view. Caged heated
pool, dock with boat lift, over 2300 sq. ft. of living
area. Call Carol R. Williams 778-1718 eves.
6500 Flotilla Dr. #186, HB ........ $149,900
Westbay Point & Moorings, 2BR/2BA condo with
spectacular Bay view, plus 30' boat slip. Decora-
tor perfect. Call Gene Rossano 778-2615 eves.
6618 Gulf Dr., HB .................... $199,500
2BR/2.5 gorgeous townhome with Gulf views
from living room and master bedroom. Steps to
the beach. Call Ed Fisher 778-0290 eves.
5616 Gulf Dr., HB .................... $174,900
Direct Gulf front unit. 2BR/2BA, screened porch
with stairs leading directly to beach. Security
system, covered parking. Call Clarke Williams
778-1718 eves.
116 White Ave., HB ................ $350,000
Steps to the beach, 2BR home plus a 1 BR/1BA
income producing apartment. Possible owner fi-
nancing. Call Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.
4255 Gulf Dr. #221, HB .............. $119,900
Island Village. Lovely 2BR/2BA condo with a view
of the Bay. New ceramic tile, wallpaper, decora-
tor perfect. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991.
701 Manatee Ave. W #11, HB ...... $118,800
Westbay Cove South. 2BR/2BA bay front ground
floor unit. Steps to pool and tennis. Furnished
turnkey. Call Elfi Starett 798-9716 eves.
525 Kumquat Dr., AM .............. $345,000
Canal front 3BR/2BA elevated home with view of
Tampa Bay. Gourmet kitchen, a Paskan Rock fire-
place, oversized 6+ car garage. Deep water canal
w/dock. Call Michael Advocate 778-0608 eves.
405 63rd St., HB ......................... $84,900
Affordable island living. 2BR/2BA furnished villa
with 1 car garage and screened lanai that over-
looks greenbelt area. Within walking distance to
boat ramp, tennis courts and shopping. Call
Darcie Duncan 779-2290 eves.
920 59th St., Bradenton ............... $99,900
Spanish Park. 3BR/2BA home close to every-
thing. Family room, lanai, neat and clean. Call
Frank Migliore 778-2662 eves.

m REALTORS
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS


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Island Realty Group


WONDERFUL NEIGHBORHOOD!
2BR/2BA home with lots of living space on sail-
boat water in Anna Maria City. This home also
offers an expansive Florida room with peace-
ful Bayviews. Call Fran Maxon today to see this
fantastic Island Home!


INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY
This may suit your business! Five rental garages,
two retail/office spaces plus one bedroom apart-
ment. 100% occupancy & adaptable to many busi-
nesses. Well-maintained structure & room to expand
apartment. Owner financing. Asking $275,000.



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MARE [C, REAL ESTATE
FRANKLY REALTY "T'CER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gljf Dive PO Box 835 Anrm Mmul, Rorida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941)778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


ANNA MARIA

LOT FOR

SALE
North end of island, near beaches.
Price includes state approved plans
for a 3 bedroom, 3 bath elevated
new home that will have some
beautiful water views. $145,000.
Call Peggy or Alice 778-0426.


(941) 778-0426
HORIZON REALTY
of Anna Maria, Inc.
420 PINE AVENUE BOX 155
ANNA MARIA, FL 34216 FAX 778-1929


A BIG HOUSE ON KEY ROYALE
611 Gladstone. 4BR/3.5BA/2 kitchen/2-car, 3,895
sq.ft. under roof home including caged pool. Unique
origami roof line and walled solarium. $265,000.


Doug
Dowling
Realty
778-1222


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REALTY
409 Pine Av.
Anna Marli
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The ONLY Island Real Estate Group AND we offer you ALL REAL
ESTATE SERVICES! Anna Maria Island Real Estate Specialists ex-
tending both Personal AND Professional Services In New Construc-
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Analysis, Home Warranty, Free Network to Other Areas, Best Prop-
erty Management and Annual & Vacation Rentals. Over 75 Yrs.
Combined Experience AND Smilesl
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HISTORICAL CORTEZ VILLAGE... waterfront with
buildings for retail/industrial development. Prosper
with this business opportunity. #64903. $390,000.
Call T. Dolly Young, eves at 778-5427.
PERICO BAY... immaculate 3BD, 2BA, top floor
unit with fantastic view. Former model with
many upgrades, tile floors, glassed lanai and a
garage. Furniture neg. #65369. $198,500. Call
Roni Price, eves at 778-5585.
BEAUTIFUL LAKE VIEW... second floor 2BD,
2BA unit that overlooks lake. Would make a
great rental or first home. Community pool.
Close to everything. #62078. $39,900. Call
Bruce Skorupa, eves at 795-0303.
DUPLEX... west of Gulf Dr. 3BD/2BA,
fam rm, frpl, carport/gar; 2BD/2BA,
and den. #DY64777. $259,900
MARTINIQUE... 3BD, 3BA, 2 car ga-
rage. Own. fin avail. #DY60737.
$196,900.
WESTBAY COVE... 1BD, 1BA, turm-
key. Htd pool, tennis, walk to beach.
#DY58710. $85,900.
SUN PLAZA WEST... 2BD, 2BA, turn-
key. Htd pool, sauna, tennis. T. Dolly Young
#DY63126. $167,500. REALTOR*/IMS
6 VILLA MOTEL... Value! #DY63227. Leading Edge Society
$430,000. 778-5427


Karin Stephan
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Ich Spreche
Deutsch
Office:
941-778-0766


KEY ROYALE... 3BD, 3BA, on a comer lot with circle driveway, lush
landscaping, fruit trees, pool, and canal with boat dock. Fireplace,
large living room, storm shutters, and In excellent condition. The per-
fect Investment on prestigious Key Royale. #63811. $445,000.

BAY VIEW UNIT...
in friendly Gulf-to-Bay community
with a heated pool, clubhouse pri-
vate fishing dock and gulf access.
This 2 BD unit is turnkey fur-
nished and has an outstanding
view. #63498. $79,900.
Carol Heinze
REALTORF/CRS
Premier Circle
778-7246
Certified Residential Specialist


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Weekly coverage of all three Island cities, all the happenings, stories about Island people, the elementary
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9WAGNER REALTY.,,99

NO ONE KNOWS ANNA MARIA LIKE WE DO.
221 -800-211-2323
s D{^_[ 2217 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
Phone (941) 778-2246 Fax (941) 778-4978


LAGOON VIEW from this 1BR/1BA Runaway Bay unit
with washer/dryer, extra closet space, all new appli-
ances and close to the pool. Across the street from the
beach, second home or great rental with on-site rental
management all for $78,900. Call Ed Oliveira.




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APARTMENT MOTEL Five unit Island apartment mo-
tel, fully renovated and tastefully decorated. Located
across the street from beach. Complex includes 2
pools, courtyards, Jacuzzi and laundry. Offered at
$359,000. Call Dave Moynihan for details.


BAY VIEWS and mouth
of canal frontage from
deep water lot in prime
Holmes Beach location.
S Quiet residential area
within walking distance
to beach. Offered at
$147,500. Call Dave
Moynihan for details.


OUR PEOPLE MAKE
Dave Moynihan........... 778-7976
Bill Alexander.............. 778-0609


GULF FRONTS Exceptional value for these 2BR direct
Gulf front apartments in small ten-unit complex with
quiet Holmes Beach location. Pool, wide sandy beach
and walking distance to shops and restaurants. Start-
ing at $124,500. Call Dave Moynihan for details.


NEAT AND CLEAN! Well-maintained 2BR/1.5BA el-
evated one-half duplex with central Holmes Beach lo-
cation. Great vacation spot, weekend get away, or
rental. Close to shopping, school and just a quick walk
to Bay or Gulf. Priced at $72,500. Call Ed Oliveira.


ANNA MARIA ISLAND'S IINESI tCUMPLtX. Spec-
tacular views, wide sandy walking beach, heated pool
and spa, secured elevator lobby, covered parking.
Old Florida architecture with quality construction.
Three prime units priced from $189,500 to $235,000.
Call Dave Moyihan or Ed Oliveira.
THE DIFFERENCE
Ed Oliveira ................. 778-1751
Jackie Jerome .............. 792-3226


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A A N- ADER

ITM O ALE ANNUCEETSTANSPORTATIO


WE BUY ANTIQUES by the piece, room or house.
Please call 779-2151.
RATTAN LOVE SEAT & rattan glass end table. Excel-
lent condition. 778-7810.
QUEEN SIZE waveless water bed and box springs,
$50. School desk & chair, small chest of drawers, all
three $30. 794-6460 after 7:30 pm.
ANTIQUES desks, dressers, oil lamps, floor lamps
and other nice pieces. Call for appointment 778-2409.
IN-LINE SKATES, Roller Derby BX5000. Men's size 7.
Over $230 new. Almost new wheels. Very fast. Asking
$120.778-7978.
FUJI 21 SPEED BIKE, small frame. $100. 778-7978.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get rid
of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.


MOVING SALE 527 Key Royale, Holmes Beach. Au-
gust 19.9-4. Furniture, organ, bicycles, 12 ft. aluminum
boat and much more.
CHARLIE'S EVICTION SALE... 2909 Ave. E. 9-3 daily
until 8/31. Everything goes, massage tables, TV, books,
Tuner 6-CD player, safe, video camera, Q-4 poster,
sleeper sofa, bike, weights, pool cue, Maxfield Parrish
w/gold leaf frame, Barley original, computer, vacuum,
elec. muscle stimulator, lots more. Make an offer, you
might get lucky. Friends are welcome to come say
good-bye. God bless!


FOUND men's Wristwatch. Black face, brown "alligator"
style band, engraving on back. Found near 74th St.
beach. 778-3789.
Find the key to the home of your dreams in the pages
of The Islander Bystander. Don't miss a week!


HAVE A VACANCY??
WE HAVE TENANTS FOR
SHORT AND LONG TERM
RENTALS ON OR OFF
THE ISLAND
"DIAL DEBBIE"
778-7777 or 1-800-664-8152
RE~1f K Gulfstream
Debbie Dial 5600 MARINA DR. STE. 8
Leasing Manager HOLMES BEACH, FL.

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LOW IMPACT AEROBICS Motivational theme classes;
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, Top 40, Salsa & circuit training.
Classes are Mon. & Wed. 6:30 to 7:30 pm at The Sil-
ver Community Center, 23rd St. and Gulf Dr.,
Bradenton Beach. MUSCLE TONING Upper & lower
body toning using dynabands, dumb bells (1 3 Ibs for
women & 3 5 Ibs for men) and body's own resistance.
Classes are Tues. & Thur. 6:30 to 7:45 pm at The Sil-
ver Community Center, 23rd St. and Gulf Dr.,
Bradenton Beach. For info call Geri 779-2129.

ATTENTION! Witnesses needed to accident on Mana-
tee Ave. Monday August 7. (In front of Down The Hatch
Restaurant.) Please call 778-0162.
REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified mail-
in registration at The Islander Bystander office, 5408
Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center (between D.Coy
Ducks and Chez Andre restaurants), Holmes Beach.


BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. At our home with
constant supervision. No cages/kennels. House calls
(Island only). Cats included. 778-1012.


1988 JEEP CHEROKEE LAREDO. Newly painted sil-
ver. New air-conditioner and battery. Luggage racks.
$7,195. 778-7335. Must sell now!
1985 JAGUAR excellent condition, new headliner, tires,
brake pads, silver. A must see car. $7,000.778-1990.
1982 MERCURY 9 passenger wagon. $1,000 OBO.
778-6088.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything else
in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.


CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations
please. Call 778-1990.
YACHT DETAILING by Carleen. Maintenance pro-
grams, detailing, teak, waxing. No boat too small. Is-
land resident. Pager #813-252-0080.
27 WATKINS, new bottom, shaft, rudder, diesel, head,
shower, w/steering, refrig., sleeps 5. $10,500. 746-5070.
1986 17' C.C., 65HP motor & trailer, needs work.
$2,000 OBO. 778-6088.


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O'Connor are not5
. r bowling challenge is!



SIGN UP TO BOWL FOR BENEFIT DOLLARS
Aug. 26 5:30 Sign-up at D.Coy Ducks 7:30 Bowl at Galaxy Lanes
Party to follow at Crabby Bill's $10 per bowler includes 3 games and shoes.
Advance sale raffle tickets available anyone can win! Info: 778-1500
All proceeds benefit youth sports at Anna Maria Island Community Center


525 Loquat, Anna Maria
Beautiful 5BR/4BA canal home. Screened
porch overlooks pool area. Seawalled ca-
nal with dock and davits. Great view of
Tampa Bay. Just reduced to $475,000.
Call (941)778-5590


OPEN HOUSE
Sunday August 20 1-4 pm
PLAYA ENCANTADA
2 Units, each 2BR/2BA, turkey furnished
6005 Gulf Dr., HB Unit 212 $174,900
6006 Gulf Dr., HB Unit 216 $124,900
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S Commercal Residential Free Estimates
Lawn Hauling By the cutor by the month.
Service .13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURE)
778.1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
778 34AND SATISFACTION

Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
7 years with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353


Kessler's Plumbing
New Construction
Remodeling Service Calls
741-8900 RF-0066644



State Registered Contractor State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR

LICENSED INSURED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
FIBERGLASS SHINGLES
MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS
Free Estimates 748-3558


REMODELING
ADDITIONS
S* RENOVATIONS
XACT KITCHENS BATHS
DECKS & MORE
ARPENTRY CALL KIT WELSCH

ERVICES 778-5230
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Private &
Commercial
Interior/Exterior
20 Years
Experience
SHusband/Wife Team
Free Estimates
778-2139


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I would like to rent a slip for a 17ft. boat to stay in water
on Anna Maria Island yearly. 756-2749.
ESCAPE on deluxe catamaran. Stable, fast, shallow
draft. Snorkel, swim, sail. Family fun. Ovemight and day
trips to Egmont Key. Passage Charters 794-5980.
Group rates.


SKILLED HANDCRAFTERS required by island busi-
ness. Detailed woodworking, painting and assemble of
1" scale miniatures. Tools, supplies, training provided.
Contact Dale at 778-1361.
Calling ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet in-
teresting people from around the world? Are you inter-
ested in learning the history of Anna Maria Island? Get
involved with the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum,
402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE NEED YOU! Call Dor-
othy Stevenhagen, 795-0148 if you can give a few hours
of community service.
PART-TIME YARDMAN needed for Island condo. 20 to
30 hours per week. 778-5915.



"RELIABLE daytime health care Mon.-Fri. for disabled
and memory impaired adults at adult day center, through
Manatee Council on Aging. Transportation available.
748-6974."



JEWELRY REPAIRS custom designs. We can turn your
old gold into beautiful new jewelry. Golden Isle Jewelers
401A Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 778-4605.

LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., airports,
cruise ports or prescription delivery. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.

DESIGN 2000 FOR HAIR. Offering excellence in hair
design and color expertise. We invite you to experience
the finest in personal service. North end of LBK at 6400
Gulf of Mexico Dr. 387-9807, evenings by appointment.

NEED A PICKUP to move a load? Appliances, brush
piles, construction debris, junk... whatever your hauling
needs. Call Eddie O. 792-1693.

DOLPHIN DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL New school
year starts Aug. 21. 5, 3, or 2 day program. Telephone
778-2967.

SEAMSTRESS new in town. 25 years experience. Alter-
ations, mending, hemming, repairs. Will pick-up. Call
Sandra 941-795-0676.
"SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES" Residential and
commercial cleaning. User friendly, experienced and re-
liable. Island resident. Estimates and appointments.
Beverly 778-1945.
BEST CLEANING RATES and references. On island
since 1985. Also ironing and personal care. Will pick-up
and deliver. 778-2085.
SPARKLE & SHINE prompt, courteous housecleaning
by Melissa. 747-6044, pager 569-8065.
I WILL DRIVE you wherever you need to go! 778-4881.
A-DRY CLEANERS Business, residence. Free pick up
& delivery. 778-9189.
LANDSCAPING Lawn work, light hauling. Tree work,
no tree too big or small. Odd jobs of any kind. Call
778-3089 anytime.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED -The best news in town and the
best results from classified ads and service advertising!
AUTO DETAILING at your home or office, at your conve-
nience. Complete detailing includes wash, wax, shampoo,
engine & underbody cleaning, leather & vinyl conditioned,
tires & trim dressed and much more. Protect your invest-
ment. Call Damon on mobile number 320-0110. Please
leave a message for quick reply if not available.


CARPET DIRTY? Rent a Rug Doctor. $12 for 4 hours.
Crowder Bros. Hardware. Holmes Beach: 778-0999.
Bradenton: 748-8551.


DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island references.
Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
NEED YOUR CARPETS cleaned right! Call Cody, sham-
poo-steam, deodorize, living rm, dining rm & hall, $34.95.
11 years in the business. No hidden prices. 794-1278.


VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Interior/
Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island resident
references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island ref-
erences. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.

MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE Professional instal-
lation and repair. Fully insured. Manatee Co. resident 25
yrs. Call for free estimate. Ken 792-1084.

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


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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 Furniture repair. Danish crafts-
man. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
PRESSURE WASHERS for rent starting at $40.
Crowder Bros. Hardware, Holmes Beach 778-0999.
Bradenton 748-8551.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vinyl
tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs. Paul
Beauregard 387-8066.
THE ISLANDS HOME Maintenance Co. All phase
of home repairs, carpentry to painting. 20+ yrs ex-
perience. Insured, island resident, references
available. Jim 779-2129.



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MAN WITH SHOVEL... Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, shell, odd jobs. Hard-working and responsible.
Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.
LOCAL HANDYMAN can take care of your screen re-
pairs, window cleaning, small paint jobs, lawn & yard.
Thorough & careful. References. Peter 778-8436.


MINI-VACATION SPECIAL 25% discount either Sun.-
Wed. or Mon.-Thurs. 2 people/4 nights $135. Kitchens.
500 ft. to beach. Free bikes. Haley's Motel & Resort
Complex 778-5405/800-367-7824.

ANNUAL, SEASONAL and summer rentals available
from $300/week. Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
GULF FRONT residence. Excellent north Holmes Beach
location. Fully furnished 2BR/2BA. Available short term.
Call Dave Moynihan, Realtor 778-7976/778-2246.
BEACH RENTALS Daily, weekly, and monthly rentals
available on the beach. Call Debbie Thrasher 941-778-
2055 at Prudential Florida Realty, 5340-1 Gulf Dr.
Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
GULFFRONT 1BR/1BA vacation condo. Screened
lanai, sundeck, private beach, nicely furnished. Avail-
able weekly/monthly Aug. 1 to Dec. 30 starting at $425.
weekly. 778-2832.
LUXURY CANAL FRONT one story home with pool. 2/
3 bedroom, 3 baths, three quarter block from beach.
$3,400/mo, weekly rates available. 1-800-223-4472.
SUMMER, ANNUAL AND SEASONAL rentals. Call the
rental specialist. Wagner Realty 778-2246.
FEBRUARY RENTAL NEEDED; 3BR, condo? pool?
Would like to return to AMI to enjoy island beauty and
Roser Church congeniality. Will be on AMI 9/18. Mark
Foxon, 23 Ash Hill Rd, Reading, MA 01867.
LARGE 2BR/2BA CONDO, 2 blocks from beach. Avail-
able furnished or unfurnished. Dayna, 778-2134.
SUMMER RENTALS: 1BR/1BA direct gulffront units.
$425/wk; 2BR & 3BR homes on or near the gulf, $600/
wk and up. Call Carla Price, Smith Realtors, 778-0770.
2BR/2BA Holmes Beach, furnished plus W/D. 6/mo or
1/yr lease. $650/mo plus utilities, small pet OK. 778-
3527, leave message.
A BREEZY BAY FRONT cottage with dock. Fully fur-
nished clean & neat. Quiet area. Perfect for retiree.
$250/wk $600/mo. 794-5980.
GULF FRONT 2BR/1BA sleeps 4-6. Beautiful sunsets.
Private beach, cable telephone. Available Now-Nov.
from $400/wk. 778-1135.
BRADENTON BEACH Duplex 1BR/1BA or 2BR/2BA,
water garage, garbage, cable, washer & dryer included.
104 7th Street S. Call 723-0430 leave message.
LOVELY HOLMES BEACH 2BR/3BA home on sailboat
water with dock. Recent renovation. Annual or seasonal.
778-5047 after 3 pm.


WBC Lg. 1BR poolside/courtyard. Seasonal or An-
nual. River Oaks 2BR/2BA Riverfront. Dock, elevator/
security. Seasonal. The Prudential Florida Realty, T.
Dolly Young, 778-0766.
ANNUAL RENTAL unfurnished, 2BR/2BA condo at
Smugglers Landing with boat dock on canal. 1st, last
and security. $900/mo. Call Debbie Thrasher 778-2055.
Prudential Florida Realty.
HOLMES BEACH, nice 2BR/2BA, AC. No pets. $625/
mo. First, last & security. 778-0217.
ANNA MARIA annual rental: 2BR/1BA, carport, utility
room. $550/mo plus utilities. First, last and security. No
pets. 778-3119.
ANNUAL OR SEASONAL rental. Newly remodeled, 1BR/
1BA, close to beach. $500/mo plus security. 778-2967.
WANTED Condo/villa, 2BR/2BA for February '96 for
retired non-smoking PA couple. On/off island. Call 215-
721-1644.
ANNUAL CANALFRONT, 2BR/1BA, duplex. Skyway
View, unfurnished. 222 B South Harbor. First, last and
security. $650/mo. 778-1292.
2BR/1BA, quiet Anna Maria across from the beach.
New kitchen with dishwasher, parking. Annual or sea-
sonal. Starting at $625. 778-9187.


WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Featuring 2 & 3BR
units with tennis, pools and boat dock. Call Dick Maher
for additional information. From $131,900. Neal & Neal
Realtors 778-2261.
GULFFRONT. Almost 1 acre on white sand beach of
Anna Maria. Possible split: Home+ lot; vacant lot: and 2/
3 acre w/house 100' beach front. Call T. Dolly Young af-
ter hours. 778-5427. Prudential Florida Realty 778-0766.
FOR SALE BY OWNER
3 duplexes all in Holmes Beach. 208 54 St., 1BR/
1BA each unit, close to shopping center $119,000.
404 71St., 2BR/1BA each unit, large front unit -
$159,000. 203 76 St, 2BR/2BA & 1BR/1BA, close to
Gulf $169,000. Call for appointment, 778-3757.
COMMERCIAL CONDOMINIUM in Homes Beach. 2-
story, one drive-in door, one walk-in door, heart of In-
dustrial District $45,000. Call Rose Schnoerr, Neal &
Neal Realtors 778-2261.
WEST BRADENTON minutes from beaches. Just off
75th Street. Country Village, 55 + community. 1400 s.f.
villa. 2BR/2BA, den, 1-car garage, new carpet, paint,
verticals, maintenance free living, $102,900. Open
house every Sat & Sun 1 4. 7142 28th Ave. Dr. West.
794-8792.
SAILBOAT WATER Direct access to bay. View of Sky-
way Bridge. 10,000 lb. boat lift and dock. newly remod-
eled 4BR/3BA with large pool. Dream Master bedroom
with Jacuzzi. Beautifully landscaped with circle drive.
$319,000. 778-9252.


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Saturday 10 to 2 (usually).
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AUGUST 21


Please drive carefully!


Children are counting on you to be aware
of school zones, buses and bus stops!
As you hurry to and from work and
appointments, kids are hurrying
to and from school. Keep an
eye out for youngsters wait-
ing buses and walking to
and from school. Remember to
observe school zone speed limits
and as always, that pedestrians have the right of way. This pub
service message is sponsored by the following local merchants.


1st National Bank of Manatee
5324 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
778-4900

A Paradise Cruises & Travel
3018 Ave. C Holmes Beach
778-5549
A Paradise, Inc., Realtor
3001 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
778-4800

Air & Energy
3500 East Bay Dr. Holmes Beach
778-0773 24 Hour Service
Anchor Inn
3007 Gulf Dr. N. Holmes Beach
778-3085

Anna Maria City Hall
10005 Gulf Dr. Anna Maria
778-0781

Anna Maria Oyster Bar
City Pier Anna Maria
778-0475

Anna Maria Realty, Inc.
9805 Gulf Dr. Anna Maria
778-2259

Beach Bistro
Award-winning surfside dining
778-6444

Beach-Style Resortwear
10010 Anna Maria
778-4323

Bortell's Lounge
10003 Gulf Dr. Anna Maria
778-9884

Captain's Marina
5501 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
778-1977

Christie's Plumbing Co.
5508 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
778-3924 778-4461


City of Bradenton Beach
107 Gulf Dr. N. Bradenton Beach
778-1005

Cortez Cafe
12108 Cortez Rd. Cortez
792-0030
Crabby Bill's Seafood iestawr^ni
5325 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
778-9566

Dolores M. Baker Real Estate
2810 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
778-7500

Duffy's Tavern
3901 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
778-2501

First Union National Bank
5327 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
798-2704

Fran Maxon Real Estate
9701 Gulf Dr. Anna Maria
778-1450 778-2307

Harlan's 1-Hour Photo
3332 East Bay Dr. Holmes Beach
778-4277

Harrington House
5626 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
778-5444

Holmes Beach Mini Storage
3018 Ave. C Holmes Beach
778-5549

Holmes Beach Police Dept.
5901 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
778-2221

Irene's Resort Wear
5308 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
778-1161

Island Animal Clinic
5343 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
778-2445


Island Inn Restaurant
1701 Gulf Dr. Bradenton Beach
778-3031

Island Real Estate
6101 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
778-6066
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Jim ;o. :i Insurance Co., inc.
5412 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
778-2253

Key Income Tax
5500 Dr. Holmes Beach
778-5710

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

Peaches Ice Cream & Deli
5318 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
778-7386

Rotten Ralph's
901 S. Bay Blvd. Anna Maria
778-3953

Snips Hair Design
9807 Gulf Dr. Anna Maria
778-1968

The Prudential Florida Realty
5340 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
778-0766

True Value Home Hardware
5324 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
778-2811 Fax 778-6982

Wagner Realty, Inc.
2217 Gulf Dr. Bradenton Beach
778-2246

Westcoast Refrigeration
5347 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
778-9622


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