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Plastic: it just
By Jim Hanson
It cuts herons' legs off. It strangles fish. It starves
dolphins and turtles. It kills pelicans.
It also happens to be something that is of great use
and benefit to mankind, something all of us use every
day, something most of us won't live without.
Plastic, in its myriad forms and applications.
If you think cigarettes are bad for people, you
should see what they do to birds and fish. In days gone
by, cigarettes only killed humans. Nowadays, when
most cigarette smoke is inhaled through a filter, they're
death in the water, too, for fish and birds.
Ingrid McClellan, education coordinator for Mote
Marine Laboratory, says that of all ocean debris, ciga-
rette butts are the worst because they're most preva-
lent Creatures of the air and sea mistake the discarded
filters for food. They are plastic, and they kill. And they
last forever, for practical purposes, not breaking down
to harmless components for hundreds of years.
Another deadly threat to sea life is the lowly plas-
tic bag. It floats, and dolphins and turtles think it's jel-
lyfish and therefore lunch. Ingested, it blocks the diges-
tive system or fills it up so the sea creature thinks it is
full and starves.
"Sandy," a loggerhead turtle with a plastic-blocked
intestine, survived and is back at sea thanks to Mote
scientists who pulled her through earlier this year.
Six-pack rings have been a terrific killer, with fish
and crabs and birds getting their necks stuck in the
rings, says McClellan, but still there may be hope for
a way out of the killer plastic problem.
One of the most horrible offenders is fishing line.
The Sports Fishing Institute estimates 50 million an-
glers go on 450 million fishing trips a year, and that if
the average fisher snares or cuts loose only one yard of
line per trip there is enough monofilament line loose to
wrap around the world six times.
Dale Shields, the Pelican Man who has rescued
thousands of birds and animals, said fishing line causes
95 percent of all injuries to pelicans.
Waders like blue herons, he said, get tangled in loose
line which tightens as they struggle and finally pulls them
down to drown or starve. Egrets are more tender, so the
line cuts their legs off when they fight it in their terror.
Almost any plastic can kill bottles, cups, con-
tainers, foamed plastic, straws, utensils. Conversely,
McClellan says glass and metal are less deadly and
indeed often provide homes to small life along the bot-
tom. If they wash up on shore, though, these contain-
says the city
No-parking signs and I,
barricades have been
erected on the one-block
Gulf Boulevard, which
the city ofAnna Maria .
now claims as its own.
Road repair and a
solution will be discussed
at the city commission's
Sept. 12 work session.
Islander Photo: -. ..
Cynthia Finn.I sk E"
ers can injure humans.
What makes plastic such a threat to wildlife is its
durability. Most plastic now in existence will far outlast
humans now alive, people being more biodegradable
than plastic. Some disintegration times:
Paper towel two to four weeks, newspaper six
Styrofoam cup 50 years.
Tin can 50 years, aluminum can 200 years.
Plastic bottle 450 years.
Monofilament fishing line 600 years.
Non-photodegradable six-pack ring 400 years,
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Illustration Courtesy: Mote Marine Laboratory
photodegradable six-pack ring less than six months.
It is in that latter item that hope lies.
In 1987 Anheuser-Busch, the world's largest
brewer, voluntarily changed all of its six-pack rings to
photodegradable plastic, and many other bottlers of
beer and soft drinks have followed suit.
Ultraviolet rays from the sun break this form of plas-
tic down. Many states, including Florida, now require
rings that disintegrate in 120 days. It also helps that the
only sizable producer of six-pack rings now produces only
the photodegradable version, noted Bruce Ryan of the
Center for Marine Conservation in St. Petersburg.
Ryan pointed out that while photodegradation is
excellent in the light, it's not so great in the shade or
underwater or in a landfill.
Another big problem, foamed plastic fast-food
containers usually called Styrofoam, is being lessened
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SEPTEMBER 7, 1995
IMG PAGE 2 E SEPTEMBER 7, 1995 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Travel trailers to be legalized in Holmes Beach
By Pat Copeland
So, you want to park your camper in the driveway
but the city says you can't There's hope on the hori-
zon for trailer travelers.
Holmes Beach residents will soon be able to park
pop-up campers and travel trailers in their yards, a prac-
tice previously prohibited in the city.
Code Enforcement Officer Mike Heistand recently
told council the city's prohibition on travel trailers may
be discriminatory, as the code permits utility, boat and
yard maintenance trailers, but not travel trailers.
"In my opinion, a travel trailer or pop-up camper
is not as unsightly as a well-used utility trailer,"
Heistand said. "The city's intent was apparently to dis-
courage people from allowing friends and relatives to
camp on their property; however, the city has an ordi-
nance against camping."
A draft ordinance in which all types of trailers must
be parked within an enclosed structure or in the side or
rear yard of the home was presented to council by City
Attorney Patricia Petruff.
By Cynthia Finn
Anna Maria City Commissioner Mark Ratliff
would like to see two amendments to the city charter
put before voters in the February 1996 city elections.
Ratliff had requested that the items appear on the
commission's Aug. 22 agenda. His peers felt there was
plenty else going on and maybe a special work session
would be better.
"This won't be a quickie," said Commissioner
The first item concerns the distribution of pay
raises for commissioners voted on by commissioners.
Current interpretation of the charter, which prohibits
commissioners from voting themselves a raise, ties the
increase to the commission seat, says Ratliff.
The number of votes received determines which
seat a commissioner holds. Ratliff would like the char-
ter changed to provide "that no elected officer's salary
shall be increased until said officer has been returned
to office in a city election."
"Perhaps there is some sense in awarding the high-
est vote-getters with the longest terms," says Ratliff in
a six-page memo, "but I can't conceive of a reason that
any successful candidate for city office should be paid
any less or any more than any other successful candi-
date if both have just stood before the voters."
In the second item, Ratliff proposes that the charter
should state a specific time frame and an exact method for
the commission to fill a vacancy so that it can't turn into
a four-member board for any lengthy period.
Anna Maria Motel
By a 4-to-2 vote, the Anna Maria Planning and
Zoning Board has recommended approval of a variance
for the Anna Maria Motel, 808 N. Bay Blvd., to con-
struct an owner's residence and convert current resi-
dence/office space into a rental unit.
The 45-year-old, 8-unit motel sits on six lots totaling
32,000 square feet. The proposed plans would cover 20
percent of the buildable land, said owner Arnold Colon.
Board Chairman Tom Turner and planner Jimmy
Nichols were opposed, expressing concern about the ex-
pansion of a nonconforming use by the one rental unit.
Other planners felt there was ample land to support
the proposal and agreed with contractor Steve Kring's
assessment that "I don't think what we're asking to do
will harm the city or the neighbors."
The final decision rests with the city commission.
Councilwoman Billie Martini asked how far away
from the street the vehicle must be parked.
"We have a front yard setback, which in most cases
is 20 to 25 feet," answered Public Works Supervisor John
Fernandez. "I would consider the rear yard anything that
is 20 to 25 feet from the front property line. A side yard
setback could be 10 or 15 feet. A trailer would have to be
10 or 15 feet away from the side property line."
"That was not my intention," said Petruff. "My
intention was to have the trailer not extend beyond the
front wall of the building."
Setting a height limitation for overgrown lots was
another recommendation by Heistand. He said the
city's lack of a limitations makes the code hard to en-
force. He suggested a six-inch maximum on improved
lots and an 18-inch maximum on unimproved lots.
Councilman Don Maloney said he found a county
ordinance that sets a maximum of 12 inches for over-
grown lots if the growth covers one third of the prop-
"I had one lawyer tell me if it's still growing, it's
not overgrown," Maloney noted. "As a result, I have
backed off from this. I think it's a matter of pride. Write
letters to shame people."
"The code enforcement officer has been enforcing
a reasonable community standard," said Petruff. "That
sometimes can be difficult. There are other cities that
have tried to do this with a standard of inches and a
percentage of coverage. Maybe we should consider
making a reasonable height."
"It's only a problem if they won't cut it,"
Fernandez noted. "Ninety-five percent of the time it's
not a problem. If you put something in an ordinance
that says 18 inches, then what about someone with 17-
Council Chairman Luke Courtney asked Heistand
to check standards in surrounding communities.
Another code change recommended by Heistand is
to allow the city to tow junk and abandoned vehicles
from private property 72 hours after a citation has been
issued. He said the practice is provided for in the
Council will vote on the ordinance concerning
travel trailers on Sept. 13.
Holmes Beach City Councilman Don Maloney, left and Bradenton Beach City Councilman Walt Grace
are the Island's most-recent graduates of the Institute for Elected Municipal Officials. The pair took
courses on structure of city government in the state, taxes and other revenue sources, budgeting and
accounting and ethics during their course of study. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
Holmes Beach council may hold
special session on Seaside Gardens
By Pat Copeland
A request by a Holmes Beach resident to add a
room onto his Seaside Gardens home may result in a
special work session of the City Council.
In a letter to council Earl Mowry of 435 62nd
Street asked for permission to enclose a covered porch
which would require a setback variance.
"Mowry owns a unit in a triplex," explained John
Fernandez, public works supervisor. "He has an exist-
ing covered porch in the rear yard. It is my contention
he could enclose that existing back porch but he wanted
to go further and make it a larger living area."
According to Fernandez, the 30 percent rule on lot
coverage, in which no more than 30 percent of the lot
may be covered by impervious surface, may already
be violated on the property. He said the project would
not be within the current standards.
Mowry asked if council could amend the standards
for Seaside Gardens as its own district.
Hugh Holmes, Jr., the subdivision's developer,
said Mowry asked his advice. Holmes, also a member
of the city's board of adjustment, told Mowry the vari-
ance could not be granted.
"When we built those triplexes, the setbacks were
from the outside of the three lots," explained Holmes. "If
the center or outside units wanted a porch, we could do it
Apparently now the setbacks are from the property lines
and that causes problems for anyone who wants to put a
porch in the middle unit. It's an odd situation."
"It's not a standard community," said Council-
woman Carol Whitmore. "I favor a special work ses-
sion to get input from the neighbors and take a good
look at it. It's not fair the middle person can't put a
"It's not like a single family residence where you
have a property line," Council Chairman Luke
Courtney noted. "You have houses attached to each
other. I could see that as a basis for looking at the set-
backs, but I don't see how you could do anything about
the 30 percent rule."
Courtney asked Holmes to gather documents con-
cerning Seaside Gardens and notify the subdivision's
residents, and the council will schedule a special work
session on the issue.
"We want to see if anyone else wants to do it,"
Courtney said. "We don't want to change the law for
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N SEPTEMBER 7, 1995 N PAGE 3 KM
Anna Maria beach seminar set Oct. 5
The city of Anna Maria will hold a coastal manage-
ment seminar at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at City Hall
to inform residents of the effects of recent beach erosion
and to discuss what steps, if any, should be taken.
Seventy-five Gulffront property owners will re-
ceive personal invitations by mail from Mayor Dorothy
Property owners were opposed to the city's partici-
An innovative pre-GED/job skills program for
hearing impaired adults begun last spring will resume
Sept 11 with Donna Harris of Homes Beach at the
head of the class.
Classes are held from 7 to
10 p.m. Monday and Thurs-
days at the Deaf Service Cen-
St ,-. | ter of Manatee/Sarasota Inc.,
A collaborative project with
the School Board of Manatee
County Adult and Commu-
nity Education Program, in-
Harris struction includes use of an
up-to-date computer lab.
Harris, who holds a master's degree in deaf educa-
tion and English from Ball State University, was hon-
ored as the 564th daily point of light by former Presi-
dent George Bush for her adult-education programs
with the deaf.
Harris taught at the Indiana School for the Deaf for
16 years. While there she coordinated a statewide pro-
gram helping local communities provide a variety of
educational and personal-interest classes for deaf and
She also developed the nation's first training work-
shop for literacy tutors to work with hearing-impaired
children and adults.
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pation in the 1992-93 beach renourishment project in
Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach.
Anna Maria has been told that if it wishes to get in
on a possible phase-II renourishment in 2001, the city
must act quickly.
Guest speakers will include Jack Gorzeman, environ-
mental projects coordinator for Manatee County; Rick
Spadoni, vice president of Coastal Planning and Engineer-
Harris and her husband, Brian Northam, own the
Brain Gym bookstore in Holmes Beach. The store has
recently been put on the market for sale so that Harris
can return to the education field full time.
In addition to serving as an instructor at the Deaf
Services Center and Manatee Vo-Tech, Harris will be
traveling as a consultant, offering accelerated learning
workshops for teachers and parents.
For more information on the fall class, call the
Deaf Service Center at 758-2539.
ing Inc.; Cliff Truitt, senior scientist and director, South-
west Coastal Research Center, Mote Marine Laboratory;
and Lonnie Ryder, state environmental administrator,
beach and coastal ecosystem management
Katie Pierola, Bradenton Beach mayor and a mem-
ber of the board of directors of the Florida Beach and
Shore Association, and Luke Courtney, chairman of the
Holmes Beach City Council, will also participate.
Anna Maria City
9/7, 7:30 p.m., Special commission meeting
and first public hearing on the budget
9/12, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session
9/7, 7 p.m., Council meeting
9/8, 7 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board meet-
ing on special exception for
Bradenton Beach Marina
9/12, 7 p.m., First public hearing on
9/12, 10 a.m., Planning Commission
9/13, 7:30 p.m., First public hearing on the
budget followed by council meeting
9/11, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire Commission,
Fire Station 1, Holmes Beach.
9/13, 9 a.m., Citizens' Advisory Committee to
the Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Holmes Beach City Hall.
9/13, 10 am., Island Emergency Operations
Center, Fire Station 1, Holmes Beach.
9/13, 5:30 p.m., Public hearing on the banning
of harvesting live shellfish from county waters,
county commission chambers,
Manatee County Administrative Center,
1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
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All aboard for the Florida Coastal Cleanup
By Cynthia Finn
The International Coastal Cleanup coming up
Saturday, Sept. 16 is the largest grassroots, environ-
mental effort in the world. Its effects will reach some
15 to 20 miles of shoreline along Anna Maria Island.
Sponsored by the Center for Marine Conservation
(CMC), the first cleanup was manned in 1986 by 2,800
volunteers who covered 122 miles along the coast of
Last September more than 200,000 volunteers
from 60 countries scoured more than 7,300 miles of
shoreline worldwide along streams, rivers, lakes and
oceans. They collected and recorded more than 3.8
million pounds 1,900 tons of debris.
In addition to the removal of the trash, the CMC's
cleanup mission is to educate the public about marine
debris, to collect valuable information on the types and
amounts of debris and to influence policy decisions
impacting marine environments on the international,
national and regional level. The data obtained from the
volunteer workforce is extremely important.
On the local front
Keep Manatee Beautiful (KMB) is the coordinator
for Manatee County's participation in the 8th annual
Florida Coastal Cleanup.
Between 9 a.m. and noon, large numbers of volun-
teers are expected to help rid Manatee County's 159 miles
of saltwater shoreline of dangerous and unsightly litter.
In 1994 nearly 17,000 volunteers statewide took
part in the Florida cleanup. In approximately three
hours, they covered almost 1,300 miles of coastline and
picked up and recorded 167 tons of trash.
Out of 35 counties participating last year, Manatee
County was one of seven with more than 1,000 volun-
teers. They covered more than 44 miles of shoreline,
relieved us of almost 10 tons of human-made garbage
and, through Keep Manatee Beautiful, forwarded their
records to CMC's St. Petersburg office for the center's
all-important data bank.
Cigarette butts have led the count as the largest
percentage of debris for the last four years in Florida
28.74 percent in 1993 with 349,692 butts collected
and 24.71 percent, or 211,632 butts, in 1994.
Plastic, glass and aluminum beverage containers
all of which are recyclable; styrofoam, plastic bags
and straws; and 19.7 miles of monofilament line (also
recyclable) were included in the tons of litter "we" left
and "they" picked up.
KMB Executive Director Susan Hancock says
cigarette butts are one of the biggest sources of pollu-
tion in the county. KMB's 1995 cleanup focus will
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Gulffront and bayside beach walkers, plus
small boats and Jet-skis to cover fragile mangrove
areas, are all needed to make the Island's participa-
tion in the 1995 Florida Coastal Cleanup a success.
The accompanying article includes contact
phone numbers to volunteer on and off the Island.
In addition, sign-up slips are available at the
following Holmes Beach locations: Island
Foods, 3900 East Bay Drive; Home True Value
Hardware, Island Shopping Center; Captain's
Marina, 5501 Marina Drive; and Smith Realtors,
5910 Marina Drive.
draw special attention to the butts and the
"It seems emotionally acceptable for a smoker to
flick that butt but they're leaving a real danger to
wildlife," she says.
Cleanup volunteers who turn in their data cards
will receive a bumper sticker that says "Don't leave
your butt on the beach." Free pocket ashtrays will be
available to smokers who request them.
As for the monofilament line, it can be recycled
through many bait and tackle shops or through the
CMC in St. Pete by calling 1-800-CMC-FLORida.
'Great' Island effort
On the Island, Hancock has nothing but praise for
the volunteers who take part each year in the Coastal
"Dottie and Billie headed up a great effort last year.
I was really pleased," Hancock says of Anna Maria
Mayor Dorothy McChesney and Holmes Beach City
Councilwoman Billie Martini.
Both women have been on KMB's board of direc-
tors for more than two years. That board meets at the
same time as the Bradenton Beach City Council, mak-
ing it impossible for a Bradenton Beach council mem-
ber to serve.
Another Islander, Lynn French of Anna Maria, also
sits on the KMB board. An environmental specialist
with Florida Power and Light, French is serving for the
second year as co-chair of the cleanup's Manatee
Island volunteers are gearing up for the morning of
Sept. 16 and they're hoping to be joined by as many
folks of all ages as possible. Documentation of volun-
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teers and of debris collected is important so everyone
is urged to go through official coordinators.
Sheila Hurst is looking for volunteers in Anna
Maria. She can be reached at 778-4520. In Holmes
Beach, Billie Martini is the coordinator at 778-2549. To
volunteer in Bradenton Beach, or elsewhere in the
county, call Hancock at 795-8272.
Hancock hopes this year to involve more small
boats and jet skis to clean up fragile mangrove areas.
Jim Gillette and Scott Fritz, owners of A-I Island Jet
Ski Rentals in Holmes Beach, have signed up to help in
that effort and have expressed an interest in involving
some young people. They can be reached at 778-8559.
Sixth, seventh and eighth graders from All Island
Middlers youth group are expected to participate.
Dwight Gay from Island Foods and Frank Migliore of
Smith Realtors have signed up as site captains, and
Tommy Grant of Anna Maria will again take his boat
out to clean up Gilligan's Island.
Also, for the first time this year, the 26 staff mem-
bers of U.S. Coast Guard Station Cortez are joining in
the local effort.
That's just to name a few who will be setting aside
only a few hours of time that will make a difference in
On Longboat Key, Mote Marine is the local sponsor
and is urging participation in the Sarasota Bay National
Estuary Program's cleanup at Quick Point on the south
end of the Key. To get involved, call 361-6133.
"The people are doing the work," says Hancock,
"but the people are also making the litter."
Keep Manatee Beautiful has a lasting thought for
all those who use our Island shoreline: Please, leave
only your footprints behind.
BEACH DEBRIS, FROM PAGE 1
by some franchise operations, with McDonald's taking
the lead in converting back to paper containers that
often are of recycled and recyclable paper, Ryan said.
Plastic clearly isn't going to go away, having been
with us since the 1860s when John Hyatt developed
cellophane. But it needn't go into the sea as part of the
14 billion pounds of litter that ends up in the oceans
It can be controlled, says the Center for Marine
Conservation from its headquarters in Washington,
D.C. It's all very well that governments reach formal
agreements and designate special areas, that the plas-
tics industry itself conduct aggressive programs, that
organizations take measures to keep debris out of the
water and off the beaches.
But it is basically a problem caused by individu-
als, and only individuals can clear it up.
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All Island Youth going strong
The All Island Youth group for grades 9 through
12 is nearing its 18-month anniversary and is going
strong, reports one of the adult leaders, Stacey Bel-
Bellows, Carol Burke, Pastor Dan Kilts and Dr.
Scott Kosfeld, plus a steady group of 17 to 20 young-
sters, invite other high school students to join the
weekly gatherings and special events designed to pro-
mote fun, learning and fellowship.
Island businesses and organizations, the Island's
churches and individual volunteers are backing the
youth effort and are credited for the recent success of
a back-to-school bash Aug. 26.
Despite stormy weather, the group participated
in an afternoon scavenger hunt involving seven busi-
nesses (and their donated spoils) and ending at
Manatee Public Beach where the Anna Maria Island
Privateers guarded the ultimate treasure chest.
Following the afternoon adventure, the youths
were treated to a candlelight dinner at Roser Church
and an evening of music, group discussion and a sun-
set walk to the Anna Maria City Pier for some good,
old-fashioned bubble blowing.
The day's theme making choices and traveling
down the right path was a part of all activities and
"made for a joyous time of learning and fellowship for
youth and adults alike," says Bellows.
All Island Youth and its recent offshoot, All
Island Middlers for grades 6, 7 and 8 meet every
Wednesday evening. For information, call Roser
Church, 778-0414, or Gloria Dei Lutheran Church,
seaside services resume
Pastor Wayne D. Kirk, left, will lead worship when
Roser Memorial Community Church resumes its
seaside services at 7p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, on the
Gulf beach at the end of Magnolia Ave. in Anna
Maria. Rob Roberts will provide contemporary
Christian music. For more information, call Roser at
778-0414. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.
The Island Poet
For me it always seems such a pity,
That most of our dogs are raised in the city.
For dogs should have the fields to roam,
And not be bottled up inside the home.
And pull their owners out at a very fast gate,
As they run each morning to the park to elimi-
And force the men who wouldn't change their
own child's diapers,
To run down the street with a pooper scooper
and a couple of wipers.
Dressed in their favorite formal wear, members and leaders of All Island Youth recently surprised founding
leader Roy McChesney, in the crown, and whisked him off to an appreciation dinner at you guessed it -
McDonald's. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.
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Clean-up is everyone's chore
It's dawn. A light breeze is gently blowing off the
Gulf as you set out on a stroll along the shore.
An occasional tern calls from the dunes. Pelicans
dive into the lightly breaking surf for bait Suddenly,
there's an explosion in the Gulf as a dolphin jumps
clear from the water, followed by another and another
in an almost-show.
The sun is higher above the horizon now, and you can
see ghost crabs scurrying back from the water's edge to-
ward their burrows in the sand as you approach. Looking
closely toward the burrows, you can barely make out the
tiny footprints of a gang of loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings
heading from their nest toward the Gulf.
It's pretty wonderful to live here in this Island para-
dise, you think to yourself as it gets brighter and brighter.
Or maybe it's not as wonderful as you first thought
when, with the sun fully above the horizon now, you
notice all the debris on the beach, compliments of a
horde of careless beachgoers.
Empty beer cans. Snarled balls of fishing line. Soggy
fast-foot bags. Straws and Styrofoam cups. Mounds of
cigarette butts. Plastic soft-drink bottles. The list is almost
endless, and the trash is nearly limitless.
"What a shame that people act like such pigs!" you
think to yourself. "Why can't they pick up after them-
Well, perhaps the nameless litter hogs can't pick up
their own trash, but we can save paradise Sept 16 dur-
ing the annual Florida Coastal Clean-up day.
The event brings hundreds of people together to
gather, catalog and then dispose of or recycle the
piles and miles of trash-strewn on the shoreline. The
event's a tremendous success; last September's
200,000 global clean-up volunteers collected 3.8 mil-
lion pounds of debris along 7,300 miles of shoreline.
Plastic six-pack rings choke and kill birds that stick
their heads through the holes. Plastic bags, mistaken for
tasty jellyfish, gag and suffocate turtles. Fishing line
strangles dolphins. Cigarette butts kill birds and fish
and last for an undertermined number of years -
longer than scientists can calculate.
With some plastics taking 400 to 600 YEARS to
decompose and disintegrate, our trash resembles the
little pink bunny with the battery on its back: except it
keeps killing and killing and killing.
Make your beach walk Sept. 16 a special one. Call
the Keep Manatee Beautiful committee 778-4520,
778-2549, or 795-8272 to volunteer. Walk the beach
with a bag in your hand, and help make our Island para-
dise a more lasting, beautiful place.
Maybe by next year we can decrease the impact by
decreasing the debris.
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Island full of helping hands
Thank you for all your prayers, get well wishes,
notes, phone calls, flowers, visits, delicious food, trips
to the doctor and all who sat with me while Bill did
All are greatly appreciated.
I am convinced that being lifted up to Our Lord in
prayer is the reason I'm recovering from my illness.
Bill and our children would also like to thank you.
Virginia Heatley, Holmes Beach
Island 'saints' do Honey of a job
I would like to extend my thanks and heart-felt
gratitude to four of the "best people on earth." It's very
comforting to know that these four are all part of our
Island community. I know now that I have chosen the
greatest place in Florida to live.
My dog, Honey, had been missing for five days
and had been given up for dead. About 11 am., Sun-
day, a wonderful couple from Key Royale called to tell
me they had seen her. Honey was exhausted and scared
to death, they said.
John and Ann Mariotti spent the next three hours
of their Sunday afternoon literally driving me around
on every street between Key Royale and my home in
Bradenton Beach to try and find her. They never
once gave up.
About 2 p.m. we checked at my home and a van
with two more saints, Susan Brown and her daugh-
ter, Meagan, pulled up and said, "Jump in. We know
where she is." They immediately drove us to where
the dog was. But because Honey was so confused
and scared by now, she wouldn't even come to me
when I called her.
Ann followed the dog on foot for over eight blocks
on Gulf Drive while Susan put on her emergency flash-
ers and slowed the traffic down and got Honey safely
across the busy street.
After five days of running scared, Honey limped
into my yard totally exhausted.
I only hope that someday I can repay them all for
the spontaneous effort and time and goodwill these
four perfect strangers extended to me and my dog.
They all deserve the "Citizen of the Month" award.
God bless them all.
Linda Kelly, Bradenton Beach
Change the cause
To both The Islander Bystander and the Dolphin:
I have never written to any publication in my life.
However, no newspaper has made me as angry as the
Dolphin has this past week.
Mr. Friedel, publisher of the Dolphin, writes of
Bonner Presswood, publisher and editor of The Is-
lander Bystander, using the Islander to "serve the pub-
lisher," though this is precisely what the Dolphin has
The Dolphin is not asking Presswood to "serve the
community," but to serve Mary London. I can certainly
sympathize with London. The loss of her son's arm in
a bike accident was tragic. I'm sure she thanks God that
her son is alive.
I can also sympathize with the young girl driving
the vehicle involved. This is something she must live
The Islander and Bonner Presswood chose to re-
main neutral as a newspaper should.
"Ownership of a newspaper is not a reason to in-
timidate people," wrote Friedel. It seems to me that a
recent issue of the Dolphin was devoted to intimidat-
ing Presswood into involving herself in Mary London's
Anna Maria Island has a very real sense of commu-
nity, unlike many areas of Florida. Bonner Presswood
and The Islander Bystander are leaders in bringing
people from all over this country together to form the
community that we all love.
If you want to fight for a cause in the name of Jared
London, how about better bike paths and clearer bike
Kathy Smart, Anna Maria City
The Islander Bystander welcomes your letters.
Letters should be short, to the point and addressed to:
Editor, The Islander Bystander, 5408 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217.
'Watch out for the wildlife'
I9I JOfRO l e 7
THOSE WERE TIHE AYS
Part 3, What's In a Name?
by June Alder
EL A ELAXiTAI UDERNNANDOiODE OTO
Did old Hernando DeSoto name Anna Maria Island after saints back in the 16th
century? Or did federal officials name it after two Scottish sisters when Florida
became a state in 1845? No one knows for sure.
n the late 40s long-time Island
resident and history buff Al
Robson set off on a quest to settle
the controversy over the origin
and pronunciation of Anna Maria
One school of thought favored by
newcomers was that it was a Spanish
name and therefore ought to be pro-
nounced "Anna Ma-ree-uh." But Island
old-timers were certain it was a Scottish
name and should be said with a Scottish
burr "Anna Ma-rye-er."
One day at the Anna Maria post
office Robson happened to get into a
conversation with Mrs. J.B. Johnson, a
descendant of Madison Post, an early
mayor of Tampa. She said the old-tim-
ers were right, and she knew what she
was talking about because the Island
had been named after her grandmother
Anna Post and her sister Maria and
they were from Scotland.
Unfortunately Mrs. Johnson didn't
have any family papers to back up her
statement. But Robson couldn't be
He drove up to Tampa and spent
several days in the historical society
rooms in the Hillsborough County
Courthouse. There he located some in-
teresting clippings from the Tampa
Herald the first Florida West Coast
newspaper in which Madison Post
and his wife Maria were mentioned
prominently. Robson was beginning to
feel he was on the right track.
A front-page story in an issue in
1843 really got Robson excited. It told
about the Post family entertaining offic-
ers from the federal schooner engaged
in surveying the coastline in preparation
for Florida statehood. This article not
only mentioned Maria Post but her sis-
ter Anna, as well.
That pretty well convinced Robson,
but to be thorough he paid a visit to the
National Archives in Washington, D.C.
He pored over maritime maps of Tampa
Bay in the 18th and 19th centuries -
and not a one of them showed an island
called Anna Maria Island until 1848. To
top it off, Robson unearthed an 1842
letter issued by the Commerce and
Postal Department to all government
surveyors sent to Florida. They were
specifically instructed to "establish
names for locations as used by local
citizens to facilitate the establishment
of post offices and to help in record-
ing tax lists."
That was enough for Al Robson.
He maintained steadfastly from then
on until he moved off the Island in the
'70s that the Scottish lassie theory
But his research didn't win the day.
Now, nearly 50 years later, it's rare in-
deed to hear anyone speak Anna Maria
Island's name with a Scottish accent;
the only ones I know of are retired Anna
Maria Assistant City Clerk Elizabeth
Moss, and retired City Engineer Charlie
Oh, well. As I've said before, Anna
Maria's a beautiful name no matter
which way you say it.
June Alder is on summer hiatus. This
series is a repeat from October 1993
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Volunteers needed for
Island bird hospital
The Pelican Man's wild bird rescue program needs
Island volunteers to help maintain the bird rescue sta-
tion on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria City.
A wild bird rescue training class will be held at the
Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Park-
way, City Island, on Saturday, Sept 9, at 10:30 a.m.
The class is free of charge and open to all persons
18 years of age and older.
Information, call 388-4444.
Island democrats meet
The Anna Maria Island Democratic club will meet
Monday, Sept. 11, at noon at Crabby Bill's Seafood
Restaurant, 5325 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. Interested
democrats are welcome to attend.
Workshop for writers at
The Gulf Coast Writers will meet at the Island
Branch Library in Holmes Beach on Monday, Sept. 11,
at 10:15 a.m. Members and visitors are invited to bring
their original prose and poetry to read.
For information call Jan Gooderham at 792-5295.
Island Luau ticket outlets
Tickets are now on sale for the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce's Island Luau and Polynesian
Show fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23,
at the Island Community Center.
Tickets, at $18 per person, are available in Holmes
Beach at the Chamber office, 501-D Manatee Ave. W.,
Home True Value Hardware, Island Shopping Center,
and Island Real Estate, 6101 Marina Drive; and in
Anna Maria at Five O'Clock Marine, 412 Pine Ave.
For information, call the Chamber at 778-1541.
Community Youth Chorus
begins fall season Sept. 13
Cliff Burgeson, director of music at Roser Memo-
rial Community Church in Anna Maria, will lead the
Community Youth Chorus into its fifth season begin-
ning Wednesday, Sept. 13.
The program is open to girls and boys from second
grade on up with students from all religious denomina-
tions and churches are welcome.
The chorus will learn folk and fun songs, hymns
and spirituals, and patriotic and seasonal music.
The chorus will rehearse on Wednesdays from 3
to 3:35 p.m. Parents can arrange for students to be
picked-up by a Roser Church van at Anna Maria
Elementary School and taken to the church. Follow-
ing practice students can be taken to the Anna Maria
Island Community Center or home. Only if a student
is pre-registered may he or she ride the church vans.
Registration is available at the first rehearsal.
Nutritional snacks will be provided and contribu-
tions to the "snack cupboard" are requested.
Pre-registration is available at the church office,
weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additional infor-
mation, call Molly Parks at 778-0414.
Island school opens door
for annual open house
Anna Maria Elementary School PTO invites all
parents and friends to its Open House on Thursday,
Sept. 7, at 7 p.m.
Everyone is invited to meet in the school's au-
ditorium to meet the officers of the Parent Teacher's
Organization and each other. The greeting will be
followed by a tour of your favorite student's class-
PTO memberships will be available in each class-
room. The cost is $1 for an individual membership, $5
for a family, and $10 for a patron.
Please do NOT bring us your
phone books this year
Island residents will not have to rely on The Islander
Bystander to recycle their phone books this year. A
dumpsterfor that purpose will be provided by the
Manatee County Public Services Department. It will
be located in the Holmes Beach City Hall parking lot
from Sept. 11 to 24. Last year the newspaper offered
to hold recycled books and residents brought
hundreds of them to the office awaiting consent
for an Island dumpsterfrom the county.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Aug. 25, traffic, Pine Avenue and Bay Boulevard.
The driver failed to stop at the intersection. The report
noted that road conditions were slippery, and the driver
admitted the car's tires were beginning to wear down. The
vehicle slid through the intersection, struck several deco-
rative pilings and a no-parking sign before becoming stuck
on top of one of the wooden pilings.
Aug. 27,9707 Gulf Drive, Sign of the Mermaid. A
person unknown broke the lock on the outside walk-in
cooler and removed property.
Aug. 24, warrant for violation of parole on a DUI
with serious injury, attached tag not assigned, driving
while license suspended, recovered tag, East Bay Drive
and Manatee Avenue. The officer stopped the subject for
having an attached tag not assigned, did a warrant check
and found the warrant. The subject was placed in custody.
A driver's license check revealed the subject's driver's
license was suspended.
Aug. 24, criminal mischief, 100 block of 12th Street
South. The complainant reported a wooden fence on the
property had been knocked down and two lights under the
carport were broken. Damage was $140.
Aug. 27, grand theft auto, 600 block of Gulf Drive
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Aug. 27, exposure of sexual organs, Coquina Beach.
Two females reported the suspect was swimming near
them and repeatedly pulled down his swimsuit exposing
himself to them. They said later he approached them and
asked if they wanted to touch his private parts. The officer
located the suspect, who was identified by the victims, and
issued a trespass warning.
Aug. 29, forgery, uttering a forged instrument, 116
Bridge St, Sports Lounge. The complainant reported her
HRS check was sent to her old address where the suspect
resides. The suspect cashed the check at the Sports Lounge
after forging the signature of the complainant, said the
report The suspect was placed in custody.
Aug. 30, burglary to an automobile, criminal mis-
chief, 201 Gulf Drive N., Oma's Pizza. The complainant
reported a person unknown broke the passenger side win-
dow of his vehicle and removed a suitcase containing his
belongings. Damage was $300.
Aug. 30, battery, resisting without violence, 116
Bridge Street, Sports Lounge. The officer met with the
victim who said he and his girlfriend were shooting pool.
The victim's girlfriend was about to shoot and asked the
suspect if he could move because he was in the way. The
suspect insulted the victim's friend, and the victim said,
"Don't worry about it. They're just a couple of morons,"
said the report.
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pect then punched the victim in the mouth, and the victim
grabbed the suspect and threw him to the floor. The
suspect's friend chased the victim around the bar, and was
verbally threatening him.
The owner stepped in and told the suspect and his
friends to leave. They became verbally abusive and the
owner called the police. They left the bar, and officers
found them on Church Street
The officers repeatedly asked the suspect and his
friends to stop and they finally did so. The officers asked
for their identification and all but one said they had none.
They were abusive and uncooperative, said the report, but
agreed to come back to the bar.
The bartender confirmed the victim's story, and the
suspect was placed in custody. One of his friends began
yelling at the officers. Several times he was told to back
off or be arrested; he continued and was placed in custody.
Aug. 24, suspicious, Holmes Beach Post Office. The
complainant reported a person unknown is taking news-
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Aug. 25, petty larceny, 3304 East Bay Drive, Island
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fronted him in the parking lot. The subject allowed the
employee to search his vehicle and person, and nothing
Aug. 25, animal, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee County
Public Beach. The officer responded to a report of chick-
ens on the beach and located the chickens at the north end.
A witness advised the officer a person unknown dumped
eight-to-12 chickens on the beach. Animal control offic-
ers do not respond to chickens, said the report, and an
animal rescue group was called. The cackling fowl were
corralled and removed.
Aug. 25 noise, 2900 block of Avenue C. The officer
responded in reference to loud music coming from the
Anchor Inn. He noted the complainant appeared to be in
bed, so he could not enter the residence. The bass from the
music was barely audible and did not appear to be in vio-
lation of the city's noise ordinance, said the report. The
management of the business was advised of the complaint
Aug. 26, battery, 3610 East Bay Drive, Dry Dock.
The officer responded in reference to an assault and found
the victim at the rear of the bar with lacerations on his face
and a gouge of skin missing from his forehead. He called
EMS to check the victim.
An employee said the victim had quarters on a pool
table and was waiting to play when the subject butted in.
The victim advised the subject it was not his turn, and the
subject made threats to the victim. The victim took his
quarters and turned to leave, and the subject struck him in
the face with his fist.
Aug. 26, noise, 3007 Gulf Drive. The complainant
reported music was making her walls vibrate but did not
want the officer to enter the residence because her mother
was ill and resting. The officer sat in front of the
complainant's residence and said he could "just hear the
bass of the music." He entered the bar and asked to have
the music turned down.
Aug. 27, vandalism, 5400 Marina Drive,
laundromat The complainant reported a person unknown
poured saltwater into the change machine.
Aug. 28, theft of an automobile, 3100 block of Gulf
Drive. The officer responded in reference to a stolen au-
tomobile, and another officer said he observed the vehicle
at the corer of Sixth Avenue and Gulf Drive. The officer
took the owner to his vehicle, and he found the key that
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was hidden inthe center console and $6 from his wallet
were missing. Items from the wallet were on the ground.
Aug. 28, found property, 500 block of 42nd Street
The complainant reported he found six new fluorescent
light fixtures in the wooded area.
Aug. 28, disturbance, 300 block of 57th Street. The
complainant reported his neighbor's children were throw-
ing things into his yard and at his vehicle from the roof of
their house. The officer spoke to the mother who said she
would make them come down from the roof.
Aug. 29, burglary to an automobile, 200 block of
Peacock Lane. The witness reported she heard a knock at
the door and saw two white male juveniles walking down
the stairs. The next morning her father found the driver's
side window of his vehicle broken out and a loaded
Beretta 380 and holster missing.
Aug. 29, disturbance, 5410 Marina Drive, D. Coy
Ducks. The bartender asked a customer to leave because
he'd had too much to drink. The customer refused to leave.
The officer spoke to the subject who then agreed to leave.
The officer asked him to leave his vehicle in the parking
lot and drove him home.
Aug. 29, burglary, 503 Manatee Ave., Professional
Medical Center. The officer responded to an alarm and
found the rear window pried open and broken out. He
checked the building, and nothing was taken.
Aug. 30, burglary, 501-A Manatee Ave., Cruising
World. The office manager reported when she got to work
she found the sliding patio door open and the office had
been ransacked. A cordless telephone was torn from the
wall and a pocket calculator and a lap top computer val-
ued at $3,280 were missing. Drawers were gone through,
items were tossed on the floor and wires to computers and
telephones were ripped out of the wall, said the report.
Aug. 30, retail larceny, 5353 Gulf Drive, Circle K.
An employee reported a white male subject entered the
store and put a beverage in his pocket, paid for some candy
and left the store. The subject was not found.
Aug. 30, burglary, 5600 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported a person unknown pried off a lock
to a storage area and removed a $100 rod and reel.
Aug. 31, Baker Act, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach. The officer found the subject sitting
on the beach with a knife in his hand. He had several cuts
and scrapes on his chest which were bleeding. He told the
officer he was upset over a divorce in progress and cut
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Ludwig Goettman, 87, of Bradenton died Aug. 28.
Mr. Goettman was born in Pfungstadt, Germany.
He came to this area from Grand Rapids, Mich., in
1979. He was a master hand carver in the furniture
business. He was a Lutheran and a member of the Na-
tional Wood Carvers Association.
He is survived by a daughter, Renate Piko of
Bradenton Beach, and two grandchildren, Dr. James
Piko of Dearborn, Mich., and Dr. Cynthia Piko-Marille
also of Dearborn. A private memorial service will take
place at a later date. Manasota Memorial Funeral Home
was in charge of the arrangements.
Philip Norman Webb
Philip Norman Webb, 77, of Cortez, died Aug. 30
Born in Hopewell, Va., Mr. Webb came to Mana-
tee County from Hastings on Hudson, N.Y., 15 years
ago. He was a retired marine paint specialist. He was
a member of Church of the Annunciation Episcopal
Church, Holmes Beach. He was a member of the
Suncoast Yacht Club, the Association of Marine Archi-
tects and Naval Engineers; Navy League and the
Hastings Volunteer Fire Department. He was a U.S.
Navy veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Joan; two sisters,
Wende of Bradenton, and Allison of Maui, Hawaii; and
three sons, Robert Lane Pettibone and Bruce Pettibone,
both of Bronxville, N.Y., and Philip N. Jr. of Tallahas-
see; and six grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at Church of the
Annunciation. Memorial contributions may be made to
Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Dr., Holmes
Beach, FL 34217
himself intentionally. The officer noted he was intoxi-
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Aug. 31, suspicious person, 500 block of 56th Street.
The complainant reported she saw a subject standing at the
front window of her residence after her dog began bark-
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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Storm surge spells
submergence for Island
Storm surge is a "dome" of water that sweeps
ahead of the center of a hurricane. The storm surge can
inundate the Island and cause massive, devastating de-
struction to property and lives of those who have
elected to weather a hurricane in their homes.
For more information about storm surges and high
winds, see inside this special hurricane section.
"We looked out on the flooded golf course and saw
one of the tees moving. Literally moving, squirming,
wriggling. With binoculars you could see that the tee
was covered with snakes trying to get out from the
flooded roughs onto higher ground."
For more hurricane tales and tips, see inside this
Fido need not apply for
Hurricane shelter officials prohibit your taking
your dog or cat with you in the shelter if a hurricane
threatens. Make plans now to board or kennel Spot or
Socks during a big storm, or find a friend on the main-
land that will shel-
'About average' storm season for 1995
1995 is going down in history as one of the busi-
est hurricane seasons in more than 50 years.
Satellite views last week showed four hurricanes
churning across the Atlantic Ocean, the most since the
1930s. If a fifth hurricane should develop it would set
a record of the most storms ever in the Atlantic at one
time, and a strong tropical wave was moving off Africa
earlier this week with the potential of developing into
a tropical depression.
Hurricane Luis was a Category 4 storm earlier this
week, with winds at more than 140 mph.
Dr. William Gray, a Colorado hurricane researcher
who has a 90 percent success rate for his prognostica-
tions on bad storms, revised his predictions earlier this
summer to reflect changing global weather patterns.
Gray says 16 tropical storms, with eight of them
developing into hurricanes, is what the Atlantic region
can look forward to this ""' y during the summer hur-
He may have been conservative in his predictions.
To date, 12 named storms have formed in the Atlantic
- and we are barely through the first, mildest half of
Gray predicts that the changing global climate con-
ditions, plus an increased knowledge of the cyclical
patterns of hurricanes, should produce more and worse
storms during the next 30 years.
Gray bases his prediction on three factors: a 20-
year drought in Africa that appears to be ending, a dy-
ing El Nino system in the Pacific Ocean and strato-
Gray believes that a wetter west-African region
produces more tropical fronts that move off the coast,
cross the Atlantic and become tropical storms. "After
20 years of drought, close to normal rainfall means it
will be pretty wet," Gray said. "When it's wet there,
intense hurricane activity goes way up."
Another pattern that has caused greater Atlantic
Ocean storms in 1995 has its foundation in the Pacific
Ocean. An abnormality known as El Nino has been occur-
ring for the past few years. Barometric pressure aberra-
tions off Peru's coastline cause warming of the Pacific
Ocean across two-thirds of the body of water, heating up
wind currents. The warm winds heading east keep storms
from forming over the Atlantic and coming west
With El Nino virtually gone, greater storms are
The third factor Gray uses in hurricane predictions
is winds in the stratosphere. The winds run in 18-month
cycles, and this year they should be heading east dur-
ing hurricane season, shearing off the tops of strong
storms and weakening them. However, forecasters ad-
mit that the high winds are the least of the factors work-
ing for, or against, storms.
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these storms here
Hurricanes are placed into categories by the Na-
tional Hurricane Center based on the strength of the
storms. Storm categories allow emergency manage-
ment officials to determine time and need of evacua-
tion of areas of the coastline.
The Manatee County Division of Emergency Man-
agement notes that "a Category 1 hurricane will kill
you just as fast as a Category 5 storm, with the excep-
tion that in a Category 5 storm you will be under a lot
Hurricane veterans have noted it is extremely dif-
ficult to walk around in winds in excess of 50 mph -
24 miles an hour less than even a Category 1 storm.
Hurricane forecasters use a "disaster-potential
scale" to assign storms into five categories. From least
to most powerful, the five categories and damage po-
tential are as follows.
Winds of 74-95 mph. Damage is primarily to
shrubbery, trees, foliage and unanchored mobile
homes. Some damage may occur to poorly constructed
signs. Storm surge is expected from four to five feet
above normal. Flooding is expected on barrier islands.
Low-lying coastal roads are expected to be inundated.
Expect minor pier damage and small craft to be torn
from exposed anchorages.
Hurricane Agnes in 1972 was a Category 1 storm,
leaving in its wake 122 deaths and $2 billion in damage.
Winds of 96-110 mph. Damage caused by wind is
considerable, with some trees blown down. Major dam-
age is expected to exposed mobile homes and poorly
constructed signs. Some damage to roofs, windows and
doors of buildings is expected. Expect considerable
damage to piers, marinas and small craft in unprotected
anchorages. Storm surge is expected to be six to eight
feet above normal with accompanying flooding.
Hurricane Cleo in 1964 was a Category 2 storm,
devastating Florida's east coast and causing $500 mil-
lion in damage.
Winds of 111-130 mph. Large trees will probably be
toppled. Practically all poorly constructed signs will be
blown down. Structural damage is expected to small
buildings, and many mobile homes are expected to be
destroyed. Storm surge nine to 12 feet above normal. Se-
rious flooding along barrier islands and coastal areas.
Large exposed buildings will be damaged, and smaller
structures will be destroyed by waves and floating debris.
Hurricane Betsy in 1965 was a Category 3 storm
that killed 75 people and caused $1 billion in damage.
Winds of 131-155 mph. Shrubs and trees gone.
Extensive damage to roofs, windows and doors, with
most roofs on small homes destroyed. Complete de-
struction expected of mobile homes. Storm surge 12-
15 feet above normal. Major damage is expected to
lower floors of structures near the coastline or on bar-
rier islands due to flooding, waves and floating debris.
Hurricane Donna in 1960 was a Category 4 storm
that killed 50 people and caused $500 million in dam-
ages. Wind gusts were estimated at 180 mph in Hurri-
Hurricane Andrew came ashore on Florida's east
coast August 25, 1992, as a Category 4 storm. Sustained
winds topped 145 mph, with gusts more than 175 mph.
More than 60,000 homes were destroyed, 200,000 people
left homeless, more than 2 million people evacuated, 15
people died and damage was estimated at $20 billion.
Hurricane Andrew was the third most intense hurricane
this century, and caused the greatest loss of property of any
hurricane in the United States.
Winds in excess of 155 mph. No trees, shrubs or
signs. No windows small buildings, mobile
homes. Storm surge more than 15 feet above normal,
resulting in extreme damage to structures less than 10
feet above sea level.
A 1935 hurricane on Labor Day struck the Florida
Keys with winds in excess of 200 mph. A total of 408
people died as a result of the hurricane.
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Right now, before hurricane season begins:
Enter each hurricane season prepared. Recheck your supply of boards, tools, batteries, non-perishable foods and
other equipment you will need to secure your home and prepare yourself for evacuation from the area, if necessary.
Prepare or update your Hurricane Survival Kit. The kit should include: medicines (at least a two-week sup-
ply); special dietary foods that are non-perishable; blankets, pillows, sleeping bags; flashlight and batteries; por-
table radio and batteries; extra clothing; lightweight folding chairs, cots; personal items; infant necessities; quiet
game or favorite toys for children; important papers; and snacks.
Develop a plan for where you will go if you need to leave the Island. Friends on the mainland or hurricane
shelter locations should be identified and a route to the safe shelter plotted.
If hurricane advisories list Southwest Florida as a threatened region:
Fill your vehicle with gasoline, check the oil, tires and wiper blades.
Gather your Hurricane Survival Kit.
Moor your boat securely or evacuate it to a safe mooring.
Be prepared to board windows or protect them with tape or storm shutters. Remember, damage to small windows
is mostly caused by wind-driven debris; damage to larger windows may come from debris as well as wind pressure.
Bring indoors all outdoor furniture, plantings, lawn ornaments and anything that can be easily moved. Secure
outdoor objects that can't be taken inside. Garbage cans, garden tools, toys, signs, porch furniture and a number of
other harmless items become missiles in hurricane winds.
Stock up on drinking water. Bathtubs, jugs, bottles or pots can be used, or buy bottled water. Remember, water
service may be disturbed for days or longer after a hurricane. You should have one gallon of water per person per
day, and you should have at least a three-day supply.
Stock up on non-perishable food. Remember that electricity may be off for days or longer and cooking may
be difficult, so make plans to prepare food or have food that can be eaten cold. Check to make sure that you have a
can opener that can be operated without electricity.
Check all battery-powered equipment and stock up on batteries. Hurricane experts are recommending you not
use candles for light due to the threat of fire and advise you to use flashlights instead. An untended flashlight won't
start a fire, but a candle or lantern might
o Stock up on clean-up materials: mops, buckets, towels, cleansers and the like.
Make arrangements for boarding your pet. Remember, shelters do not allow pets, so animals will have to be
kept with friends or at a vet.
If hurricane advisories list Southwest Florida as a possible landfall
for a hurricane, begin making preparations for the storm:
Board all windows, or secure with tape or security shutters.
Be prepared to leave. Remember, traffic leaving the Island will be worse than you can imagine. Hurricane
authorities predict upwards of 12 to 17 hours to evacuate the Island, so plan ahead and plan to leave early.
Watch or listen to local news broadcasts for shelter openings.
If officials order an evacuation:
Leave your swimming pool filled and superchlorinate. If possible, remove the pump, otherwise cover it.
Turn off electricity and water to your house.
Let your friends and relatives know where you are going.
Check with neighbors to make sure they have a safe, timely ride out of the area.
After the hurricane passes:
Be patient. Access to damaged areas will be limited, and you may not be able to return to your home immediately.
Roads may be blocked by trees and live power lines, and emergency crews will need time to make the area safe.
Expect security checkpoints, so make sure you have valid identification showing your proper local address.
Do not drive unless you must, and don't sightsee. Roads should remain clear for emergency vehicles.
Avoid downed or damaged electrical wires.
o Beware of snakes, insects and animals that may have sought higher ground to avoid flood waters.
Re-enter your home with caution. Open windows and doors to let air circulate and dry out the house.
Assess and photograph damage to structure and contents.
As soon as feasible, report any broken power, water, sewer or gas lines to authorities.
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Leave, and avoid becoming a statistic
By Paul Roat
Mention tropical disturbances or hurricanes like
Donna or Elena or Andrew and everyone has common
ground to tell a story:
"We looked out on the flooded golf course and
saw one of the tees moving. Literally moving, squirm-
ing, wriggling. With binoculars you could see that the
tee was covered with snakes trying to get out from the
flooded roughs onto higher ground."
"We walked down flooded Gulf Drive to watch
the storm-driven waves crash through the broken glass
fronting the old Trader Jack's Restaurant in Bradenton
Beach. The waves crested somewhere inside the build-
ing and washed onto the road in a rush of swirling
"We were awakened to a peaceful sound with
frightening overtones: the gentle lapping of waves -
against the side of our bayfront house as the storm
surge, greater than anticipated, inundated the Island."
"We went out to check on the status of the storm
and, going out the front door, stepped in ankle-deep
water. One more inch and it would have been inside the
house and this was a storm that no one expected to
amount to anything."
Storm stories are as numerous as the people on the
Island. And therein lies the biggest problem we've got
to face when not if, but when Southwest
Florida's own Hurricane Andrew comes calling.
There are too many of us living in too many vul-
We've been playing Lotto with our houses on the
beaches, going against the odds year after year with our
property and our savings on a barrier island unsuited
for habitation in times of high winds and waves.
Hurricane experts warn us not to test the elements
with our lives.
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and Cutler Ridge suffered after their own version of
Hell Hurricane Andrew came ashore in 1992.
The $20 billion in damages, 200,000 left homeless and
15 dead are a grim reminder of what can happen here.
Yet despite the doom and gloom of what you will
look at and read in this special hurricane section, it
won't hit home until your house, your belongings, your
priceless mementos of 10 or 20 or 50 years of living are
scattered across what is left of your neighborhood.
But don't let objects or property take the place of
When the warnings come, take heed and leave.
Don't think to stay and save your property.
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Hurricane a central low-pressure system with
very strong and pronounced circulation, winds in ex-
cess of 74 mph, heavy rain, high seas and a storm surge.
Hurricanes can generate winds of more than 200 mph.
Hurricane eye the area of relative calm in the
center of a hurricane. Expect winds to come from the
opposite direction when the eye passes.
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Sarasota bridge task team appears love struck
By Bob Ardren
"Fooled around and fell in love," in the words of
the old country song, describes last week's meeting of
Sarasota's Ringling Causeway Bridge Aesthetic Task
Team. First announcing they didn't like the looks of
any of the designs proposed by the Florida Department
of Transportation (DOT), the group slowly came
around and appeared to be mostly smiling by the end
of the gathering.
The Sarasota group even agreed to try to, make a
road trip to Vero Beach to look at a recently completed
bridge there. It is scheduled to make a decision on the
options early next month.
That "aesthetic" decision then goes to the Sarasota
City Commission for a final vote.
Interesting that Sarasota is getting all that extra
attention to "aesthetics" for the design of their "mega-
bridge" between the mainland and Bird Key, isn't it?
Six staffers from the DOT arrived in Sarasota to help
sell its latest designs to the five-member team. Double-
teaming was obviously part of the group's plan.
DOT staff showed the task team three design pos-
sibilities for the new Ringling bridge.
The first design presented by DOT s Gerald Carrigan
incorporated bridge pilings resembling fluted Greek col-
umns complete with ornate capitals. In addition, the bridge
railing was said to use a pattern taken from the stone pan-
eling on the Temple of Aphair in Aegina.
Reaction from the task team seemed lukewarm,
perhaps because a very similar design had been ridi-
culed by local architects months ago. That criticism
came when the task team presented its ideas for the
bridge design incorporating fluted columns with pon-
Negative reaction by local architects at that time
was led by Mark Smith, past president of the area chap-
ter of the American Institute of Architects.
A second proposed design eliminated the fluted
columns and capitals, leaving what Carrigan called "a
clean, contemporary look." In effect, that design was
DOT's standard 65-foot-high bridge design used
throughout Florida. An example is the Misener Bridge
at the north end of the Skyway immediately south of St.
Soccer season starts with dinner, jamboree
By Scott Dell
Soccer season for the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center starts Friday, Sept. 8, with a fundraising
dinner to benefit the program.
The banquet begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, and will feature baked
ziti, salad, bread and drinks. Prizes will also be raffled.
The banquet fare will be prepared by Mark Maietta,
chef at Athens Express.
Cost for the dinner is $5 for adults, $3 for children,
By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
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Aug. 25, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report from the Longboat Key Police
Department of flares from a sailing vessel anchored
100 yards offshore of the 3000 block of Gulf of Mexico
Drive. The station launched a boat and removed the
vessel's captain due to the severity of the seas. The boat
was also reported overdue in returning to St. Peters-
burg. The captain was the subject of a warrant for ar-
rest, and he was turned over the Longboat Key police.
Aug. 25, Search and rescue/assistance. Station Cortez
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of gas. The station provided communications assistance
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The third proposal was very similar to the second
one, but with larger, more substantial-looking (some
would say bulky looking) supports.
Questions from the 11-member audience to the
DOT staff went largely unanswered.
Asked where the proposed designs would land on
Bird Key Park, DOT staff said they didn't know.
Asked the cost of a new bridge in Vero Beach they
suggested the local team visit, engineers again said they
Asked by Smith if they were aware of new studies
showing the "New Jersey barrier" being proposed by
DOT for the sides of the bridge were unsafe in high
winds, DOT staff said they were not aware of that.
"What's most interesting," architect Smith said
later, "is what the DOT didn't show us at the presen-
tation. They didn't show a single real side view incor-
porating land so we could judge the scale.
"There were no ground level views either, because
that would show the real impact and scare hell out of
Carrigan and his staff also dug in their heels again
on the issue of the New Jersey barrier (a 32-inch-high,
solid concrete wall). Sarasota officials have repeatedly
asked for, and even conducted national research on,
alternatives to the New Jersey barrier which, as de-
signed, wouldn't allow drivers passing over the new
bridge to see Sarasota Bay.
DOT staff told the aesthetic team such research
was "irrelevant" since their "first consideration is
"I can't believe this community, divided as it is by
this bridge, is going to put up with a wall that deprives
them of their view of the water," Sarasota Vice Mayor
Mollie Cardimone told the Carrigan last July at an ear-
lier presentation. City Commissioner Nora Patterson
agreed, and moved to try again to negotiate with the
head of DOT in Tallahassee.
After he flatly said the New Jersey barrier is "the
only acceptable" barrier between bridge traffic and the
water at the July meeting, Carrigan's story started to
Under heavy questioning, first by Patterson and
then by Cardamone, Carrigan admitted the design had
been devised by his department and then approved by
Washington. The reason there is "only one approved
design" now appears to be because only one design was
As submitted by the DOT, plans for the $25 mil-
lion replacement bridge show a 5,213-foot-long
project, with the roadway at 78 feet above sea level at
its highest point. The barrier wall, hand rails and street
lights will be above this elevation. Two 12-foot-wide
vehicle lanes adjoining a five-foot bicycle lane in each
direction would be separated by an 18-foot-wide con-
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Snook season starts with a roar
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Snook season started with a bang last weekend -
despite all the boats on the water for Labor Day and
promises to be excellent as the water cools and the fish
get bigger and bigger. Offshore, grouper and snapper
continue to be good bets.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier fishers
been catching snook, black drum and reds. Also, he
reports Patrick Cogan caught a 33-inch snook over the
weekend, and Jim, a teacher at King Middle School,
took a break from his students and landed a 28-inch
Dave at the Anna Maria City Pier said pier an-
glers have been catching lots of snapper, a few mack-
erel, reds and an occasional flounder.
Lee at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trip averaged 35 head of Key West grunts. The
six-hour trip averaged 100 head of porgies, lane snap-
per, Key West grunts and vermilion snapper. The nine-
hour trip averaged 30 head of grouper, snapper and Key
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said Bill Varnell of
Longboat Key, with friends Tony and Chris from Or-
lando, caught a bunch of reds, snook, trout, blues and
mangrove snapper with the snapper being caught in
Sunday's Mote Sports Day
a fun fundraiser
Clean up your clubs, restring your racquet, pick out
your favorite pole and bring your appetite to Mote
Marine Laboratory's annual Sports Day.
The full day of golf, tennis, fishing and barbecue
will be on Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Longboat Key Club.
All proceeds will benefit Mote's research programs.
The hardest decision you will have to make is
which sporting event to choose. You'll be par for the
course by playing golf on the plush course of Longboat
Key Club Islandside. The tournament is a four-person
team scramble with a shotgun start beginning at 11 a.m.
The cost is $100 per person. This year there is a Mil-
lion Dollar Hole-in-One Contest.
Get into the swing of things by enjoying tennis
round-robin contests along with a clinic by Nick
Bollettieri's Tennis Academy at Longboat Key Club's
Islandside courts starting at noon. The cost is $50 per
Participate in a day of fishing in Sarasota Bay with
one of the areas premier captains. The fishing event
begins at 8 a.m. with boats leaving from the docks at
Mote. Cost is $100 per person.
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about four feet of water over grassy flats in Sarasota
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said some keeper
black grouper have been caught in the pass near Bean
Point. Snapper is biting on the offshore reefs and near
the Skyway Bridge. In the backwater, redfish have
been a good bet.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said wade
fishers have been bringing back good catches of snook
and trout, with medium-sized shrimp the best bait.
Capt. Phil Shields said the weather has really got-
ten better, and offshore fishing has improved 100 per-
cent with plenty of red and black grouper and man-
grove snapper. Capt. Phil predicts the fall snapper fish-
ing should be great.
Capt. Rick Gross got the snook season off with a
good start with limit catches for his charters during the
weekend, as well as lots of redfish.
Capt. Mark Bradow said reds, trout and a few
keeper snook are the best bets.
On my boat Magic I've been going offshore to get
those good catches of grouper, mostly in less than 100 feet
of water. In the backwater, there's lots and lots of redfish.
Capt. Tom Chaya reports good catches of snook
and redfish, with the water getting clearer and more
Power squadron holds
Anna Maria Island Power Squadron's
safe boating classes will begin at 7:30 p.m. on
Tuesday, Sept. 12, in the cafeteria of the
Manatee Vocational Technical School, 5603
34th St. W., Bradenton.
Dedicated to boating safety, the course
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on boat handling and seamanship, boat type
and terms, registration and equipment regula-
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weather, marlinespike, charts and navigation.
A small fee is charged for materials used
in the course.
To register or for more information call
the Squadron's headquarters at 792-0394.
Registration is also available the evening of
the first class.
DOLPHIN: 10 fish daily
GROUPER: (black, gag,
inch minimum length; 5 fish
limit; no harvest of Nassau
minimum fork length in state
waters; 20-inch minimum
federal waters: 2 fish limit in
state and federal waters.
10-inch minimum; 5 fish
REDFISH: 18- to 27 inch
slot; closed in March, April,
May. 1 fish limit.
minimum on red snapper; 12-
inch minimum on cubera,
dog, silk, queen, mahogany,
blackfin and yellowtail; 10-
inch minimum on gray or
mangrove snapper; 8-inch
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SNOOK: 24-inch minimum
length; closed Jan., Feb.,
June, July, Aug.; 2 fish limit;
cannot possess more than one
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12-inch minimum length; 10
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"little Al Brunk, who released his catch.
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Bill at Island Discount Tackle said snook are be-
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Offshore, grouper fishing remains very good for this
time of year.
Good luck and good fishing.
Anna Maria Island Tides
DAY AMHIGH AMLOW PMHIGH PMLOW
Thu9/7 12:17 1.8ft 4:42 1.2ft 11:25a2.5ft 6:03 0.4ft
Fri9/8 12:38 1.8ft 5:32 0.9ft 12:17 2.5ft 6:35 0.6ft
Sat 9/9 12:54 1.9ft 6:14 0.8ft 1:02 2.4ft 7:01 0.8ft
Sun 9/10 1:12 2.0ft 6:57 0.6ft 1:48 2.2ft 7:22 0.9ff
Mon9/11 1:34 2.1ft 7:36 0.5ft 2:30 2.1ft 7:44 1.1ft
Tue9/12 1:59 2.2ft 8:18 0.5ft 3:16 2.0ft 8:06 1.2ft
Wed 9/13 2:28 2.3ft 9:03 0.5ft 4:05 1.8ft 8:31 1.3ft
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later
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views of sparkling Bimini Bayl The lushly
landscaped lot features a pretty 32'x17' swim-
ming pool with therapy jets, electric cradle
boat lift, dock, circular driveway, and many
exotic specimen palms and fruit trees, including fig, carambola, mango, orange, lemon, tan-
gerine, Japanese Plum, and two magnificent Canary Island Date Palmsl Amenities include
vaulted ceilings with track lights and fans, white or beige ceramic tiled floors, luxurious mas-
ter suite with Kohler bathroom, featuring a 6' Jacuzzi with brass fittings, and handsome French doors which open onto
the private, sunny patio. There are two central air and heat systems, a preferred split bedroom design, and a spacious
eat-in kitchen with almond colored European cabinetry, breakfast bar, and handy pass-thru window to living room. This
handsome hideaway includes a One Year Homeowner's Warranty and is reasonably priced at $325,000.
iats Af t r: B arbara A. Sato...7 -350 Nancy Gailinford...778 8 Mon ca Reid...729- 3 YEAR
AssoclatAftlr Hours: Barbara A. Sato...778-3506 Nancy Guilford...778-2158 Monica Reid..729-3333 WFN
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[1 2217 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
Phone (941) 778-2246 Fax (941) 778-4978
___ Call Toll free in the U.S. 1-800-21 1-2323
A RARE FLORIDA HOME Special 3BR/2BA home on
100x100 lot with view of Intracoastal. Built for easy enter-
tainment with 30x48 covered and screened patio and pool
area. Large master bedroom includes spa room, large
walk-in closet and bath. Priced at $235,000. Call Ed
Oliveira or Dave Moynihan for details.
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND'S FINEST COMPLEX. 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.
LAGOON VIEW from this 1BR/1BA Runaway Bay unit OCEAN PARK TERRACE Nicely decorated, turnkey
with washer/dryer, extra closet space, all new appli- furnished 2BR/2BA unit at Ocean Park Terrace. Great
ances and close to the pool. Across the street from the view of the Gulf from master bedroom and screened
beach, second home or great rental with on-site rental porch. Pool, secured lobby, elevator and walking beach
management all for $78,900. Call Ed Oliveira. enhance this vacation home or great rental possibility.
Priced at $169,000. Call Ed Oliveira.
BAY VIEWS and mouth
of canal frontage from -,
deep water lot in prime
Holmes Beach location.
Quiet residential area
within walking distance
to beach. Offered at
$147,500. Call Dave
Moynihan for details. ISLAND VILLAGE CONDO Spacious 2BR/2BA, top
floor unit in prime Holmes Beach location. Open floor
plan, lovely views. Large screened porch. Walk-in clos-
ets, two pools, tennis courts, garage parking and short
O,, p w MC alwc walk to great beach. From $119,500. Call Dave
044A4 ^toU ^^VJL at 4A4- Moynihan for details.
Dave Moynihon....... 778-7976 Ed Oliveiro.......778-1751 Suzanne Georgia ..... 755-1576
Bill Alexander..........778-0609 Jackie Jerome .......... 792-3226
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DIRECT GULF VIEWS
From this recently remodeled two bedroom, two bath
beach front elevated home. Must see to appreciate Prop-
erty is fenced. $240,000 Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
THE WATERWAY Top drawer describes this Com-
modore Suite of over 3,000 sq. ft. 3BR/2BA with large
private dock, outstanding views, upgraded interior deco-
ration & premier furniture package. All this in 1st class
complex for just $149,900. Ken Rickett 778-3026.
TWO TO CHOOSE FROM New construction: two
new homes side by side, 3BR/2BA homes just one
block from one of Anna Maria's finest beaches. Fea-
tures include vaulted ceilings, overhead fans, whirl-
pool tub, Ig. porch, southern exposure-convenient
location. Price from $174,900. Ken Rickett 778-3026.
COMMERCIAL BUILDING Can be divided into
5 units if desired. Building located in center of Holmes
Beach. Over 3,000 sq. ft, 2 story. Great visibility.
$279,900 Stan Williams 795-4537.
DIRECT GULF FRONT Two bedroom, 2 bath, 2nd
floor unit with Gulf view balconies, elevator, covered park-
ing, lighted tennis court, new capet &new tile. Walk to sh-
ping & restaurants. $159,000. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
RENTAL 2BR/2BA Duplex Annual $650.00 Monthly
Licensed Real Estate Broker
WALK TO BEACH, shops, restaurants. Large 3/2
with screened, lanai, storage & covered parking.
EXCELLENT VALUE! Redecorated 2/2, home. Lots
of storage, attached garage, all new appliances.
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20 Stag goers
21 Spiffy, as clothes
24 Some M.I.T.
26 Rio seven
29 Venue for figure
32 Not a happy
35 Early TV sex
38 "- tu" (Verdi
39 On both sides of
40 Gave the
41 Pitcher's target
44 Future corp.
47 One full of grace
52 No gentlemen,
54 Get the message 107 Fathers
55 Judge Lance
57 "... ready-!"
64 Vino center
65 Hit protest song
68 When Solomon
71 "Call Me
73 "The Volcano
76 Pile up
80 Journal end
87 Gene Wilder
91 Suffix with
witch or hatch
92 Julio Iglesias hit
94 Tarlatan skirt
95 Shoulder ofa
96 Come before
100 German native
101 Assistant of a
106 Sub in a tub
114 Small pocket
115 Premiere of
120 Them, with
123 Electrical unit
124 "Make do"
125 Tolkien tree
126 Be in control
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5 Simile center
8 First word of
13 Summer mo.
15 Actress Davis
16 Gold check
18 Turns one's hair
19 Ships, in poetry
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31 "Service -
33 Joan of art
34 "-- Billie Joe"
35 H orS, in Morse
44 Brainy bunch
45 Stock, in
46 John who played
48 "Vingt ans
49 "...I'll tell-
58 Kind of end
59 Barley beard
62 ".. to few"
63 Kind of cab
65 Hold forth
66 Hit out of the
67 Frommer title
69 French political
77 Winter wear
79 Dowdy person
81 Estonian, e.g.
82 Melville work
85 49-day period in
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89 Ashcans, in
90 Paddling site
96 Mideast letters
97 Hang around
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FULL SERVICE PROPERTY
Open Six Days a Week
from $700 mo.
Call (941) 778-6665 or
Toll Free 800-749-6665
530 77th St., HB................................. $375.000
620 Fox Street.................................... $175,000
4000 Gulf of Mexico Dr., LBK............ $425,000
601 St. Jude Dr., LBK ........................ $119,000
6901 11th Ave. W............................... $129,900
4119 19th Ave. W............................... $112,900
1612 38th Ave. W ........................... $34,900
5147 41st St. W ................................. $109,900
4902 64th Dr. W................................. $595,000
3805 East bay Dr. #202 ....................... $94,500
3805 East Bay Dr. #201 ....................... $84,900
3805 East Bay Dr. #310 ..................... $117,900
6200 Flotilla Dr. #311 ......................... $124,000
6400 Flotilla Dr. #25........................... $129,900
6400 Flotilla Dr. #32........................... $165,000
6500 Flotilla Dr. #203......................... $134,900
6500 Flotilla Dr. #225......................... $149,000
1906 Gulf Dr. N. #203........................ $185,000
5400 Gulf Dr. #39............................... $250,000
6315 Gulf Dr....................................... $162,000
6005 Gulf Dr. #216............................. $119,900
6006 Gulf Dr. #212............................. $174,900
1007 Gulf Dr. N. #107 ...................... $189,900
1007 Gulf Dr. N. #215...................... $144,900
2312 Gulf Dr. N. #104 ................... $159,900
6804 Gulf Dr................................. $179,900
6700 Gulf of Mexico #121.................... $99,000
600 Manatee Ave. #113..................... $145,000
600 Manatee Ave. #213..................... $142,500
600 Manatee Ave. #114....................... $79,900
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435 30th Ave. W. #411D.................... $62.900
206 Pine Needle Dr. #206 ................... $68,900
17th St. & Gulf Dr ............................... $650,000
202 77th St .................................... ..... $89,999
107 Bay Blvd. N ................................. $395,000
517 Blue Heron .................................. $500,000
4000 Gulf of Mexico Dr...................... $150,000
4000 Gulf of Mexico Dr ...................... $325,000
9850 SR 64E ........................................ $75,000
5600 Lockwood Ridge Rd ................. $329,000
7901 Manatee Ave. W ......................... $39,900
10205 Old Tampa Rd .......................... $70,000
5910 Wauchula Rd .............................. $35,000
5930 Wauchula Rd .............................. $35,000
5960 Wauchula Rd .............................. $35,000
3100 Gulf Dr., 6 Plex.......................... $399,000
116-122 52nd St., 4-Plex ................... $340,000
4000 Gulf of Mexico Dr...................... $850,000
4016 Gulf of Mexico Dr .................... $750,000
2112-2118 First St. W. ........................ $350,000
PERICO BAY CLUB
876 Audubon Dr .................................. $83,400
1105 Edgewater Cr......................... $126,500
706 Estuary Dr. ............................... $89,900
513 Sanderling Cr. ...................... $127,000
971 Waterside Lane........................... $122,900
959 Sandpiper Circle ......................... $129,900
1336 11th St. W .................................... $49,900
CALL 778-2261 Toll Free 1-800-422-6325
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Unique island business building with two retail/office
locations, 5 storage garages/workshops & rental
apartment. Offers opportunity to work at home plus
additional income from rent. Reduced to $250,000!
Call Marie Franklin.
"F" REALTY R""
"We ARE Th* Ilsand."
9M65 Gull Drive PO Box 835 ArMl M.ra, Rorda 34218
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941)778-2250
One of the last remaining canal-front lots in Anna
MariaCity. Quiet cul-de-sac lot offers 104 ft. on
the water. Don't miss this "Buy of a Lifetime." Just
$137,500. Call Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986
or Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-5287.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
9 701 Gu Dve.-POBox717AnMta Mai., FL34216
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307
VACATION RENTALS AVAILABLE
Privately owned vacation homes ranging
from rustic beach cottages to luxury bayview
and Gulffront accommodations.
of Anna Maria, Inc.
420 PINE AVENUE BOX 155
ANNA MARIA, FL 34216 FAX 778-1929
503 59th St. HB, 2 BR/2
BA ,1 car garage, dock,
409 Pin. Av.
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GREAT GULF VIEW
Watch the sunset from 12x30 porch. 3BR/2BA home
in Anna Maria, cathedral ceilings, great room, ceiling
fans, wall-to-wall carpet throughout, new 3-ton A/C,
new roof, downstairs den and office, enclosed 2-car
garage. 108 Pine Avenue. By owner, $365,000.
(813) 949-0104 or (813) 229-2850.
CANAL FRONT HOME... on deep water canal with
dock. 3BD, 2BA, over 2,200 sf of living area. Gourmet
kitchen with island, 2 ovens, 2 sinks and Jenn Aire,
large living room with Alaskan rock fireplace, and view
of Tampa Bay from Master Bedroom balcony. Over-
sized 6 car garage under. #65826. $345,000. Call
Michael Advocate, eves at 778-0608.
FLAMINGO CAY... large irregular lot with circle drive-
way and a 3BD, 2BA home with a nice view. On the
curve of the canal, your own access to Palma Sola
Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway. Nice fruit and
shade trees and good fishing. #65785. $159,900. Call
Horace T. Gilley, 792-0758.
HAVE BOAT, NEED HOME? 3BD, 2BA canal-front
home with dining room and eat-in kitchen. Davits and dock
with electric & water plus concrete area for boat. #65843.
$169,900. Call Carol S. Heinze, eves at 792-5721.
FLORIDA "CRACKER" HOUSE...
2BD, 1 BA, garage & guest quarters. 50'
of Gulf frontage. #DY64092. $450,000.
KEY ROYALE... 2BD, 2BA wlboat
dock and room for pool or addition.
BAYOU FRONT... 2BD, 1 .5 baths.
Room to expand or add a pool
6 VILLA MOTEL.. Value #DY63227.
ISLAND RESTAURANT... beach view/
high traffic visibility plus 2BD apart-
ment. #DY5279. $450,000.
T. Dolly Young
Leading Edge Society
GULFTO BAY COMMUNITY...
11BD, 1BA, in well cared for
community with fishing dock,
heated pool and Gulf access.
Carol S. Heinze
Certified Residential Specialist
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GULF FRONT HOLMES BEACH CONDO. Love a
spectacular view? You must see this 2 bedroom, 2 bath
condo with a great room design, cathedral ceiling,
screened balcony with stairs leading directly to the beach,
updated a/c & heat, security system, covered parking and
large ground level 12'x12' storage. Priced at $174,900.
Call Carol R. Williams 778-1718 after hours.
AFFORDABLE ISLAND UVING. 2 bedroom, 2 bath fur-
nished villa with 1 car garage and screened lanai that
overlooks greenbelt area. Within walking distance to boat
ramp, tennis courts and shopping. All this for only
$84,000. Call Darcie Duncan 779-2290 after hours.
2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH CONDO with spectacular BAY
view plus 30' boat slip. Decorator perfect with dome
ceilings in kitchen and baths, wallpaper, ceramic tile,
updated appliances including heat & a/c unit. Priced at
$149,900. Call Carol R. Williams 778-1718 after hours.
CLEARED AND READY to build your Island
Dream House or Investment Property zoned
duplex proper elevation would give Bay and Gulf
views. Hurry one of the few remaining building
lots available lot financing information available.
$49,500. Call Marion Ragni 778-1504.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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'93 STEINWAY GRAND PIANO Ebony, 7 Model B.
MOVING SALE Housewares, linens, nic nacs, books,
stereo, king bed, antique desk, and oddities. All priced
to go! 778-2862.
COLOR TV $50, camper shell for shortbed Chevy
pickup $75. Twin box springs free. Gold framed mirror
$50. Stepper climber exercise machine, paid $300, sell
for $175. 779-1002.
18 BICYCLES All sizes, privately owned, moving, must
sell. 501 Key Royale Dr. (Marina Dr.) Holmes Beach.
COUCH, like new, beautiful, worth $300, first $149 -
OBO. 501 Key Royale Dr. (Marina Dr.) Holmes Beach.
TV, 25" CONSOLE First $99, OBO. 501 Key Royale
Dr. (Marina Dr.) Holmes Beach.
ITEMS WANTED: Donations of re-usable items for
SAM'S grand garage sale on Sept. 30, note date
change. Deliver to Haley's Motel, 8102 Gulf, or call Joy
at 778-5405. Proceeds dedicated to SAM'S legal fund.
IN-LINE SKATES, Roller Derby BX5000. Men's size 7.
Over $230 new. Almost new wheels. Very fast. Asking
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.
WANTED: Household appliances, furniture, sports
equipment, toys, plants, books, linens, collectibles, all
for the Anna Maria Island Historical Society Flea Mar-
ket, Saturday, Sept, 16, 8 am to noon, 402 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria. Deliver to the museum or call for pick-up,
778-4198 or 778-1514.
MOVING SALE 501 Key Royale Dr. (Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach.) TV, couch (like new), 18 bicycles (all
sizes), lamps, household items, clothes, misc., many
new items. Must sell nowl
LOST $100 REWARD for return of Milo the cat.
Missing since Thursday. Reddish brown, medium
hair with fluffy tail wearing ID. Very friendly, missed
by family. 778-3100.
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.
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.
1985 JAGUAR excellent condition, new headliner, tires,
brake pads, silver. A must see car. $7,000. 778-1990.
83 SUBARU WAGON Runs well. $375. 778-7710
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything else
in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
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618 South Bay Blvd., Anna Maria
Breathtaking views of sparkling Tampa Bay are seen from
this charming home. Large open kitchen and great room.
Huge deck wraps around the bayfront exterior. A water-
front delight that everyone will enjoy! $369,000.
Call Chris Shaw, 778-2817
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations
please. Call 778-1990.
ESCAPE on deluxe catamaran. Stable, fast, shallow
draft. Snorkel, swim, sail. Family fun. Overnight and
day trips to Egmont Key. Passage Charters 794-
5980. Group rates.
17 DAYSAILER Great Bay boat, basic. $450.778-7710.
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PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN (Never know to fail) Oh,
most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel, fruitful vine splendor of
Heaven, blessed Mother of the son of God, Immaculate Virgin,
assist me in my necessity. Oh Star of the Sea, help me and show
me, herein you are my Mother. Oh Holy Mary mother of God,
Queen of Heaven and Earthl I humbly beseech you from the
bottom of my heart to succor me in this necessity. There are non
that can withstand your power. Oh, show me herein you are my
mother. Oh, Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have
recourse in the thee (3x). Holy Mother, I place this cause in your
hands (3x). Holy Spirit, you who solve all problems, light all roads
so that I can attain my goal. You who gave me the divine gift to
forgive and forget all evil against me and that in all instances, in
my life you are with me, I want in this short prayer to thank you
for all things and to confirm once again that I never want to be
separated form you in eternal glory. Thank you for your mercy
towards me and mine. The Person must say this prayer 3 con-
secutive days. After 3 days, the request will be granted. This
prayer must be published after the favor is granted. RG
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Lan \ Hauling Bythe cut orby the month.
Service .13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
\778 345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
778434_ R-AND SATISFACTION
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
S"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
7 years with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
S& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353
Remodeling Service Calls
State Registered Contractor State Reg. RC0043740
RESIDENTIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR
ALL NEW WORK GUARANTEED
COMPLETED OPERATIONS INCLUDED
MILDEW RESISTANT MATERIALS
SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEMS'
Free Estimates 748-3558
ARPNTRY DECKS & MORE
ARP E Y CALL KIT WELSCH
LOCKS & SECURITY
LOCKED OUT? HOME AUTO
ALL TYPES OF LOCKS
Installed Rekeyed Repaired
Bonded Licensed Insured
Serving Anna Maria, Longboa
Key, Cortez, West Bradenton
By Appointment 778-5594
The "best" news
Painting by Elaine
We repair popcorn ceilings.
Serving the Islands since 1969.
Licensed and Insured
SRetail or Service
5347 Gulf Drive
"ISLAND DRIFTER" 30 ft. pontoon boat with enclosed
rest room. Available for private and personalized char-
ters with Capt. Al Bentley 778-4597.
SEAWALL MAINTENANCE, joint sealing, erosion con-
trol, commercial diving, boat-lift, dock & davit repair, UV.
Local references. Call Cliff 779-2522.
WANTED: HOBIE CAT with trailer in good condi-
tion. Call 779-1002.
ISLAND BOUTIQUE 10010 Gulf Dr. apply within. Re-
tail experience helpful, no smokers.
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.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 778-6247.
"RELIABLE daytime health care Mon.-Fri. for disabled
and memory impaired adults at adult day center, through
Manatee Council on Aging. Transportation available.
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.
SEAMSTRESS new in town. 25 years experience. Alter-
ations, mending, hemming, repairs. Will pick-up. Call
SPARKLE & SHINE prompt, courteous housecleaning
by Melissa. 747-6044, pager 569-8065.
"SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES" Residential and
commercial cleaning. Homes, condos, rentals. Move in/
out specialist. Estimates and appointments. Beverly
DOLPHIN DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL 2, 3 & 5 day
programs. Limited places available. 778-2967.
BEST CLEANING RATES and references. On island
since 1985. Also ironing and personal care. Will pick-up
and deliver. 778-2085.
CLEANING weekly or bi-weekly on island or near vicin-
ity. 17 year island resident. Good references. Call Bar-
bara at 778-1608.
LANDSCAPING Lawn work, light hauling. Tree work,
no tree too big or small. Odd jobs of any kind. Call 778-
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convenience. Complete detailing includes wash,
wax, shampoo, engine & underbody cleaning,
leather & vinyl conditioned, tires & trim dressed and
much more. Protect your investment. Call Damon
on mobile number 320-0110. Please leave a mes-
sage for quick reply if not available.
CARPET DIRTY? Rent a Rug Doctor. $12 for 4 hours.
Crowder Bros. Hardware. Holmes Beach: 778-0999.
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island references.
Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Remove
stains first, dry foam scrubbing, extract soap out leaving
carpets dirt and soap free. Free deodorizing. 11 years
experience. Owner operated. 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.
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.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vinyl
tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs. Paul
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.
GULF FRONT residence. Excellent north Holmes Beach
location. Fully fumished 2BR/2BA. Available short term.
Call Dave Moynihan, Realtor 778-7976/778-2246.
Protect your auto investment
from the scorching sun!
We clean and wax everything for one low price.
Everything is included for $85 on a normal
size car. Top to bottom, ashtray to engine! Hand
wash, buff, seal and polish, vacuum, Armorall,
dress rims and tires, shampoo interior, satin-
black under-carriage. Even the engine is
cleaned and silicone protected. Our complete
mobile service means no one has to drive your
car. We come to you. By appointment,
at your convenience, home or office.
Mobile service number: 320-0110.
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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
ANNUAL, SEASONAL and summer rentals available
from $300/week. Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
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.
SUMMER, ANNUAL AND SEASONAL rentals. Call the
rental specialist. Wagner Realty 778-2246.
LOVELY HOLMES BEACH 2BR/3BA home on sailboat
water with dock. Recent renovation. Annual or seasonal.
778-5047 after 3 pm.
BAYFRONT, available Sept. 1. Annually or weekly
monthly, seasonally. Large 2BR/1BA newly remodeled,
private apt with boat dock. Walk to Gulf, restaurants and
shops. Includes utilities. 794-8792.
ISLAND SEASONAL/ANNUAL rentals. T. Dolly Young,
The Prudential Florida Realty, 778-0766.
FALL SPECIAL Gulf front condo, private beach, large
pool, 2BR/1BA. $350/wk. 778-7323.
ANNA MARIA N. END Waterfront apts. steps to beauti-
ful beach. Fully furnished. Amenities includes hot-tubs &
Kayaks, great fishing. Starting at $400 a week. 778-2202.
SEASONAL 3BR/2BA CONDO pool, tennis court.
Available Oct. 1. 2 week minimum, monthly preferred.
LOVELY ANNA MARIA Gulf front apt. 2 bedroom,
porch, cable, micro, no pets, not annual. 778-3143.
MARTINQUE WATER FRONT condo. $1,500 plus elec-
tric and phone. Available 9/15/95 to 12/15/95. Turnkey
ANNUAL MODERN HB duplex, 2BR/2BA, appliances,
covered parking, large storage, 1 block to beach, no
dogs. Available 10/1. $750/mo plus $1,000 security.
SUMMER RENTALS: 1BR/1BA direct gulf front units,
$425/wk; 2BR & 3BR homes on or near the gulf, $600/
wk and up. Call Carla Price, Smith Realtors, 778-0770.
LOOKING FOR RESIDENCE to share on Island by
Sept. 30. Working woman and long-time resident with
references. Some furniture. 778-0366.
NICE N. HOLMES BEACH. West of Gulf Dr. 2BR/2BA,
furnished. Available Sept. 1-Dec. 1 778-5591. Non-
smoking, no pets.
ANNUAL Directly across from Gulf beach. 2BR/1BA apt.
Stove, refrig, water and garbage pick-up included. Small
pet OK. Bradenton Beach. 778-9154, leave message.
2BR/1BA HOME across from beach, furnished com-
pletely, water, cable, garbage pick-up included. $600/
mo. available Sept., Oct. & Nov. No pets. Security. Call
collect 219-772-3904 evenings after 7:00.
QUIET TENANT wanted for first floor apartment West
of Gulf Dr. near beach. Available furnished or unfur-
nished. One adult preferred. First, last, security and ref-
erences. 778-2884 leave message.
ANNUAL Beautiful 1 BR/1BA beach rentals. Excellent
locations, steps to Gulf, w/view, W/D. Won't last! 1st,
last & security. From $495 includes utilities. 778-2126.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Featuring 2 & 3BR
units with tennis, pools and boat dock. Call Dick Maher
for additional information. From $131,900. Neal & Neal
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 after 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.
DEEP WATER CANAL lot 70'x100'. Easy access to
Gulf. 316 Tarpon. $160,000. Choice view and location.
ISLAND 4-PLEX Four 2BR/1.5BA townhouses. Steps
to Gulf, private courtyards, 30x30 sundeck, building is
in excellent condition and has good rental history.
$340,000. Call Chard Winheim Neal & Neal Realtors
778-2216 or eves; 778-6743.
OLDER 2BR possibly more in prime section of Anna
Maria. Double lot, boat dock near beach. Asking
$185,000. Write P.O. Box 604, Anna Maria, FL 34216.
WEST BRADENTON 3BR/2BA with 2-car garage.
Close to schools and shopping. $87,900. Call Sandy
Greiner RE/MAX Gulfstream 778-7777.
BRADEN RIVER LAKES upgraded and exquisite
Centex home with thousands of dollars in owner up-
grades. On largest corner lot with caged pool.
$189,900. Contact Sandy Greiner RE/MAX Gulfstream
ISLAND CANAL HOME completely renovated and
waiting for occupancy. $189,900. Call Sandy Geiner
RE/MAX Gulfstream 778-7777.
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