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Alex Murphy drew the back-to-school cover illustration for this week's front page. Remember that school starts next Monday. For more school news, see inside.
Restaurant runs afoul of state regs
By Paul Roat
Controversy has revisited Bradenton Beach Ma-
rina, this time regarding the marina's waterside res-
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
officials have cited the marina for operating the restau-
rant on a dock over the water without permits. Environ-
mental regulators apparently gave marina owner Allan
Bazzy until later this month to cease operating the res-
taurant on the dock at the marina, located on Anna
Maria Sound just south of the Cortez Bridge in
Records indicate DEP fines levied against the ma-
rina for operation of the restaurant totaled approxi-
mately $4,600 by July 25.
The restaurant, called Shrimp Louie's, opened
earlier this year. It is leased by Bazzy to a private op-
In order to abide by state requirements, Bazzy has
applied to the Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning
By Pat Copeland
Candidates for Manatee County Commission's
District 3 seat, which includes the Island, fielded ques-
tions from Islanders Saturday at a forum sponsored by
the Holmes Beach Civic Association.
Republican candidates Roy Hendricks and Jane
vonHahmann are challenging incumbent Commis-
sioner Stan Stephens. The three will face off in the
Sept. 3 primary. One candidate must receive 50 per-
cent, plus one vote, to win the four-year seat. If neces-
sary, a runoff election between the two top vote-getters
will be Oct. 1.
Since no Democratic candidate ran for the seat
there will be no general election.
Hendricks, an 18-year county public works depart-
ment employee and 19-year resident, said he is a doer,
not a talker. He cited county waste as one impetus for
his candidacy and vows to keep taxes down without a
decrease in services.
"I will be a full-time commissioner, as I have no other
business interests," Hendricks said. "I will fight to hold the
line on all taxes and run government effectively."
Board for permission to amend marina site plans to
relocate the restaurant to the main marina office area
and more than triple the seating in the restaurant, from
the original 24 seats to more than 80.
Also requested by Bazzy are alterations in the
parking configuration at the marina.
The dockmaster office will be relocated to the cur-
rent restaurant location under the proposal.
Bazzy's request does not indicate a change of use
for the large deck which presently provides for ap-
proximately 80 additional restaurant seats attached
to the dock where the restaurant is now located.
The request is scheduled to be heard by planners at
7 p.m. Aug. 29. The matter will be decided by that
board and will not be heard by the Bradenton Beach
The marina has been a focal and vocal point
of contention by residents since summer 1994. Bazzy
proposed then to expand the marina onto six residen-
tial lots adjacent to the complex. Also proposed was a
VonHahmann, a native Floridian, has owned and op-
erated Surfing World West in Cortez with her husband,
Rocky, for the past 20 years. She said she sees a great deal
of voter apathy and mistrust concerning Manatee County
government and plans to restore that trust
"I will be a listening commissioner with an open-door
policy," vonHahmann said. "I will accept your solutions
before making a decision. I will be a full-time commis-
sioner and attend as many functions as possible."
Both said other important issues include growth
management, preserving the environment and holding
the line on taxes.
Stephens, a businessman and county resident since
the 1960s, said his record of community service shows
his concern and love for the community. As an ex-
ample, he pointed to his past record being instru-
mental in getting funding to replace the Key Royale
Bridge in Holmes Beach, adding a walkover to the
humpback bridge in Anna Maria and doubling funding
for the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
"The county commission is a team effort,"
Stephens said. "We work together to accomplish our
goals and I am proud of what the county has done. We
SEE CANDIDATES, NEXT PAGE
state-of-the-art enclosed boat storage facility, expanded
dock space, removal of the boat storage racks and a
general redesign of the marina. Total cost of the reno-
vations has been estimated at more than $2 million.
Permits were eventually granted, but not without a
The city's Community Redevelopment Agency
endorsed Bazzy's marina expansion plans. The plan-
ning and zoning board did, too. The city council also
approved the plans by a 3-2 vote but, through a proce-
dural requirement calling for a "super majority" en-
dorsement (a 4-1 vote) by council members, the project
Bazzy appealed through the courts. He also filed
suit against the city and 19 residents who had opposed
the marina plans for what Bazzy termed a "conspiracy"
against him and the project.
A circuit court judge agreed Bazzy should be
granted the expansion request and directed the city
council to approve the expansion efforts, which took
place in early 1995.
The lawsuit against the residents was eventually
dropped, but not until thousands of dollars in legal fees
had been amassed by all sides in the dispute.
Work began in mid-1995 on the marina project In
October, Bazzy again came before the city council to
request permission to build a Tiki-hut concession stand.
"This is not a bar," Bazzy said of the open-air, 24-
seat concession stand at the time. "It is a place for a
boater to wait for his boat while it's getting repaired.
It's a place for people to get out of the sun."
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candidates offer their views
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IJlj PAGE 2 0 AUGUST 22, 1996 S THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Tourist dollars not likely for proposed chamber office
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
is on its own as far a permitting, fundraising and
building any new office on the Island.
At least, that's the recommendation by the ex-
ecutive director of the Manatee County Convention
and Visitor's Bureau.
Larry White told The Islander Bystander he
would not endorse spending Tourist Development
Council funds on a new building for the Island
chamber. Manatee County Commissioners have en-
dorsed in concept the chamber proposal to build a
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
are a phone call away when you need us."
Note: During the forum, Stephens was called away
for an emergency. His responses are missing on many
Rehabilitating the Anna Maria Bridge: Hendricks
and vonHahmann believe the bridge should be rehabili-
tated. Stephens supports replacing the bridge with a 45-
foot high draw span.
Cleaning the beaches: Hendricks and vonHahmann
said it's the county's responsibility to clean the
Giving the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce land at the Manatee County Public Beach for a
building: Hendricks and vonHahmann agreed the
chamber should not be permitted to build on the beach,
which is recreational land set aside for use by county
Attending meetings of Island cities: Hendricks and
vonHahmann said they would attend as many Island
meetings as possible and intend to be active in the dis-
Identifying the most important needs of the Island:
Hendricks and vonHahmann agreed that rehabilitating
the bridge, maintaining the beaches, repairing the
new office center. Chamber officials said they hope to
build an office, complete with meeting space, just south
of the pavilion at the Manatee Public Beach in Holmes
"I could not recommend the use of funds for such
a center," White said. Tourist Development Council
funding, which comes from a tax on hotel and motel
guests in the county, is earmarked for marketing, beach
renourishment and other purposes throughout the
county, not for chambers of commerce, White said.
A tourism center is located off Interstate 75 in
groins at county beaches to allow for fishing and regu-
larly testing the Gulf waters for pollutants and bacte-
ria are important.
Opposing the use of Orimulsion (a controversial
fuel proposed for use by Florida Power and Light) at
its Parrish plant in Manatee County: All three candi-
dates said they oppose the use of the Orimulsion. How-
ever Hendricks and Stephens said the county cannot
close the door to new technology. VonHahmann advo-
cates seeking fuels that burn cleaner and more effi-
Implementing Peak Demand Staffing in the
county's ambulance service: Neither Hendricks or
vonHahmann favor implementing PDS. (PDS is a plan
to use the county's 12 ambulances during peak hours
and cut back the number of ambulances during slack
Having evening county commission meetings:
Hendricks and vonHahmann agree the county commis-
sion should hold some evening meetings so residents
employed in the daytime can attend. Both also agree
that the board should have more than two meetings per
Hiring a county urban forester: Hendricks and
vonHahmann believe the county should hire an urban
forester to implement a greenways plan previously
developed by a county urban forestry committee.
Ellenton, White said. "The purpose of the center
there is to get people into Manatee County, not to
get them from one part of Manatee County to an-
other once they are here. If there was to be an in-
formation exchange process on the Island, it is the
responsibility of the chamber.
"If money was provided to Anna Maria Island's
chamber," White continued, "then tourist develop-
ment funds would have to be provided for the
Bradenton chamber and the Longboat Key chamber,
and there is only so much money available."
City Hall interior
Spatial alterations for the interior of city hall in
Bradenton Beach have been proposed.
The estimated $60,000 renovations, brainchild of
Emily Anne Smith of Eatman & Smith Architects in
the city, will be discussed Thursday by city council
members during a 7 p.m. workshop.
"We need more space, more secure storage of city
records and better soundproofing," City Clerk Alice
"This would all be first class," Smith said. "Every-
thing will be brand new with custom cabinetry."
The major changes within the office arrangement
under the proposal will be moving mayor and council
offices to the back of the council chambers. Current
seating for about 90 people in the chambers will be
reduced to 60 under the new arrangement. Existing
mayor and council offices, as well as the lunch room,
will be taken in part by the building official's offices
under the new plan.
Funding for the proposed renovations will come from
the five-year one-cent sales tax addition. Bradenton Beach
receives about $122,000 annually from the tax, which is
restricted to capital expenditure uses.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M AUGUST 22, 1996 0 PAGE 3 j3
By Paul Roat
Dock demolition has been approved in Bradenton
Beach by the end of next month unless residents of Sev-
enth and Eighth Streets South appeal last week's council
decision of the piers at the bay end of the streets.
Council members voted 3-2 to demolish the docks,
saying the structires are unsafe and pose a hazard to those
traversing:them; Mayor Leroy Arnold and Councilman
John Kaufmann voted to retain the docks; Vice Mayor
Connie Drescher,Councilman Gail Cole and Councilman
Dick Suhre voted to have them demolished.
Residents had requested city assistance in repair-
ing the structures earlier this summer, a practice they
have main~thne ba occurred during much of the 40-
plus years existence of the docks.
Building,Ofi.cial Bill Sanders said he would send
notices to all ihomewners on the two streets later this
week informing them of the council's demolition de-
cision. Property owners have 30 days after receipt of
the notices to appeal the decision, Sanders added.
Although the question of ownership is still unan-
swered a proposal to survey the street ends to deter-
mine exactly who owns what was tabled by the coun-
cil city officials agreed they would take responsibil-
ity for the structures.
And, with the assumption of ownership and the ac-
companying acceptance of liability if someone was hurt
on the wooden structures, city council heeded the advice
of Sanders and the city's insurer that they must go.
"This does not mean the issue is dead," Suhre said to
the dozen or so people from the streets who advocated the
city repair or replace the docks. "We are taking action to
safeguard the citizens in jeopardy by the docks. The demo-
lition is inevitable it has to be done sooner or later."
Suhre indicated the next step would be for the citizens
of the streets to proceed with replacing the structures. Who
would pay for that replacement is still in question, but
several council members stated they were not in favor or
using city dollars for any dock construction.
"I believe we need to tear out the docks because
they are unsafe," Drescher said. "I'd like to see some
docks there, but not at taxpayers expense. I'd like to see
the residents build and maintain the docks. The expense
should be totally yours."
Arnold, who was a staunch advocate of using city
funds for the dock re-do, said if the city worried about li-
ability of someone getting hurt "we'd never get any sleep.
Why not just donate those docks to the residents?"
"Removing the docks does not solve the problem,
it just delays it," Kaufmann said.
Code board says floating dock was a violation
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Board made
a final determination Monday that a floating structure
violated the city's site plan requirements.
The structure, built by Rudy Kratz, was constructed
in the city yacht basin at a slip leased to him by the former
operator, Crabby Bill's. In April, the board found Kratz
in violation of city codes for not having a permit to build
the structure and for not filing a site plan.
At the April meeting, the board learned that the struc-
ture was registered as a vessel by the Florida Marine Pa-
trol. The board instructed City Attorney Patricia Petruff to
ask FMP to revisit its licensing decision.
On July 25, Petruff received notification that FMP
had revoked the structure's classification as a vessel
and determined it was a floating structure.
On May 1, Petruff notified Kratz' attorney of the
new determination; however, the structure was not
moved until Aug. 5.
The board found Kratz in violation for the period
between May 1 and Aug. 5, but imposed no fine.
The board determined that if Kratz brings the struc-
ture back into the yacht basin, he will be considered a
repeat violator. At that time, the board may double any
fine it chooses to impose.
Dock demolition OK'd for
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sive care as of Tuesday. Test results from the surgery
on his left lung are expected later this week.
Suhre had surgery on his right lung in 1990.
Island cities to hold first
The Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Officials will
hold its first evening meeting on Aug. 21,7 p.m., at Anna
Maria City Hall. The public is encouraged to attend.
Anna Maria City
8/26, 7 p.m., Commission budget meeting
8/27, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting
8/22, 7 p.m., Council work session on
remodeling city hall
8/29, 7 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
8/23, 1 p.m., Police Retirement Board
8/24, 10:30 a.m., Forum for school board
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iEI PAGE 4 0 AUGUST 22, 1996 U THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Commissioners to consider parking plans
By Pat Copeland
If you live in Anna Maria, you may be in for ex-
clusive parking rights.
Anna Maria Commissioners parked recommen-
dations from the Beach Parking Committee until
they have time to think about public comment they
"We want to keep whatever we do simple,"
Commissioner Elaine Burkly noted. "We would like
to go with some limited resident parking on a trial
Burkly said her committee's goals were to en-
courage the purchase of land in and around the post
office without taxing the citizens, to provide more
access to the handicapped and to add more parking
in the city.
Other committee recommendations include:
Prohibit the parking of campers, RVs and mo-
tor homes on all beach access streets west of Gulf
Drive, except for those on private property.
Add one handicapped parking space on Wil-
Add four to six parking spaces, including one
for the handicapped, in the 800 block of North Shore
between North Bay Boulevard and Fern and add a
bike rack near the walkover.
Add parking on the south side of Magnolia.
Add beach parking at city hall.
Print a handout listing beach rules and parking
spots and make it available to real estate offices, city
hall and the post office.
Designate some areas for resident only parking.
Resident Judy Adams said it is unfair to resi-
dents to increase parking in the Magnolia Avenue/
Spring Avenue/Gulf Boulevard area.
"We already have more parking spaces in Anna
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Maria than are legally required," she added. "The
study for more parking should be (in) residential
zoning and only as possible options for increasing
parking, not a commitment to pack in a maximum
amount of vehicles and turn our city into a major
parking club for all comers."
Resident Ellen Trudelle said people who live in
the Hardin Avenue area don't want parking in-
Manuel Huerta, resident and former commis-
sioner, asked how many spaces would be added if
the city purchased the lot across the street from the
post office. Burkly said 29 or 30.
"That would cost $12,000 for each space," he
noted. "I don't think it's wise for the city to spend
that kind of money to provide parking spaces for
people who don't live here."
Former Commissioner Max Znika said the city
has 601 legal parking spaces and doesn't need more.
Any additional parking spaces near the beach
should be for the handicapped, resident Bill Worth
Comments from the board
Burkly asked if the city attorney could research
the use of rights of way for resident only parking.
Mayor Chuck Shumard instructed City Attorney Jim
Dye to do so.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe said there is a mis-
conception that rights of way are city property.
"They are easements granted by the property
owners," he explained. "Whoever owns the house,
owns to the middle of,the street. The city cannot
have resident parking on the rights of way."
Dye commented, "The rule is the right of way is
an easement granted to the legal government, the
city. It's use is limited to rights of way uses traf-
fic, street lights, underground pipes and the like. The
city has the primary right of use over that until it
decides it no longer needs that right of way, then it
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owner gets it back."
Another misconception is that businesses in the
city bring in a large amount of revenue, Wolfe said.
The tax structure is supported by the homeowners.
Wolfe told Burkly that he has been "verbally ac-
costed by many citizens and taxpayers recently
wanting to know what you people (on the parking
committee) are doing. In 1989 the people came en
masse and told us where they wanted their parking.
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committee to tell them what they wanted. I say
you're spinning your wheels."
"We're not trying to shove this down people's
throats," Burkly retorted. "We want people's in-
volvement. We want to do this for the good of the
community. I just found out about the (1989) park-
ing committee. It would have been nice if someone
had told us about it."
Commissioner Robert McElheny said he wants
to digest comments made by citizens before making
."The city needs to look at the purchase of land,
not necessarily for parking but other uses," he said.
"I keep seeing the words 'signage needed.' I think
we have enough signs in this city."
Commissioner George McKay said he favors
purchasing land for use by residents and the commu-
nity center, limiting the types of vehicles allowed to
park at street ends, looking at locations and ideas for
handicapped use, encouraging visitors to park at city
hall and by the post office and looking into resident
only parking if there's a need, Commissioner George
Shumard said he wants to think about the recom-
mendations and comments. He also noted that he and
Public Works Director Phil Charnock found ap-
proximately 25 illegal "No Parking" signs through-
out the city that were put up by residents and the city
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Holmes Beach Council to curb repetitive residents
By Pat Copeland
Don't repeat yourself.
Don't repeat yourself.
One more time. Don't repeat yourself.
If you come up to say what you've said before, you
may be gaveled off the floor.
Ray Wilson is back at work in Bradenton Beach.
Wilson won back his job last week after council
members narrowly endorsed an appeal board recom-
mendation to reinstate him to his job within the public
Maintenance Supervisor Buddy Watts fired Wilson
May 29 after a police investigation indicated he was in-
volved in a "bribe-kickback" with tree trimmer Dave
Maggar to trim 29 palm trees on Gulf Drive at Bridge
Street. The police investigation into Wilson and
Maggar was turned over to the state attorney's office
for prosecution. The state attorney subsequently de-
cided not to prosecute.
The appeal board determined Wilson's termination
was premature, that Watts had alternate courses of ac-
tion short of termination and that Wilson should be
reinstated to his former position with full back pay and
Council members voted 3-2 last week to reinstate
Wilson to his job, but docked him five weeks pay as a
result of the incident. He retained all other benefits
from the 10 weeks he was out of work.
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That was the message from the Holmes Beach City
Council following recent sessions on the proposed resi-
dential rental ordinance.
At last week's meeting, council expressed scorn
over residents who continually repeat themselves ev-
ery time the rental issue is on the agenda. At the next
session on rentals, slated for Sept. 3 at 9 a.m., they
Councilman Dick Suhre made the motion to rein-
state Wilson in the public works department. "I believe
the action taken against Ray was proper," Suhre said,
"I believe referring the matter to the appeal board was
proper, there was evidence of wrongdoing, but I move,
because Ray is a respected employee, he be reinstated
with a five-week suspension in pay."
Vice Mayor Connie Drescher seconded the motion,
adding "I believe splitting the difference between 10
weeks and five is a fair adjustment to make." Council-
man John Kaufmann also endorsed the reinstatement.
Mayor Leroy Arnold and Councilman Gall Cole
cast votes against Wilson's return to work. Arnold said
a five-week dock in pay was excessive. "I don't believe
Ray should have been fired," Arnold said. "I think we
should reinstate him with no penalty. The penalty does
not fit the crime, and to punish him with five weeks
without pay is too extreme."
"I don't think the city made a mistake [in firing Wil-
son]," Cole said, "I believe Wilson made the mistake."
The council action to reinstate Wilson took place
Thursday night. Friday, Wilson was back at work.
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agreed to hold comments to three minutes and only
new comments will be accepted.
"This chair welcomes public input but according to
our procedures ordinance, it should be limited to new
ideas or three minutes," Council Chairman Luke
Courtney noted. "I am trying to let the residents express
themselves but to hear the same thing four times is tir-
The council is being paid to listen to residents,
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore stressed.
"If you allow people to get up repeatedly, dominate
the meeting and take over the floor, you're discourag-
ing other people from coming here at all," Mayor Bob
VanWagoner said. "A person should be able to say in
three minutes what he or she has to say and then let
others speak. If you want to start a second round, that's
up to you."
VanWagoner further noted that a work session is
for council members to discuss issues followed by pub-
lic comment. A public hearing is for the public to ex-
press its feelings on an issue.
If a person is being redundant the chairman should
gavel him down but, the council should listen to every-
one, resident Don Schroder said.
No one should speak a second time until all have
spoken, resident Mercedes Thornburg said.
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It's that time of the summer that parents love.
It's back-to-school time. According to 9-year-old
Alex Murphy, our cover artist this issue, most girls
like school and most boys don't.
Soon to be gone are the long, lazy days of sum-
mer fishing, swimming, pick-up baseball, bike rides
Soon to come are itchy new clothes, stiff shoes,
new teachers and classes and yikes! homework.
Of course, parents can breathe a big sigh as they
sip another cup of coffee or leisurely pore through
a newspaper without the rattle of kids in the house
- and the dreaded cry, "Mom, we're bored."
Just a few of us remember the "good old days"
before air-conditioned classrooms on the Island. The
first few weeks of school were always hot and
sticky. The drone of fans often overpowered class-
room discussions and papers flew off desks in the
cyclonic breeze that was mostly unsuccessful in
cooling things down.
We hope this week's back-to-school edition will
provide enough helpful information to keep every-
one cool, calm and collected students, parents and
... and Island budget
Speaking of school, elected officials on the Is-
land are going through a little homework as annual
budget cycles come down to final deadlines. Public
hearings are scheduled for next month on all three
Island cities' budgets for the next fiscal year.
Budget crunching and the perpetual weighing of
taxes versus services seems to be a little easier this
year, thanks to the one-cent sales tax imposed to
benefit new school construction and city coffers.
The five-year tax will provide one percent of the col-
lections toward city infrastructure spending during
the first four years, with the school system receiving
the full benefit of the tax in the fifth year.
We've used this space in the past to advocate
spending at least a portion of the Island cities share
of the school tax where it will benefit Island youth.
Although we can't take the credit for all of the de-
cisions being made in the city halls, it is gratifying
to see our local elected officials maintaining and, in
some instances, increasing the revenue to the Anna
Maria Island Community Center.
As budget talks continue, we urge that the infra-
structure windfall be spent wisely and that reserves
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are stockpiled for a rainy day sometime in the future.
Contingency funds city reserves are meant for
emergencies, not to serve as budget-balancers in
order to avoid tax increases.
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village increase was in the tax year 1992-93. The
millage went from 1.25 to 1.75 and the total city
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will look at spending $1 million more in 1996-97
than in 1992-93 and a great deal of it is coming from
reserves. We believe elected officials should have
faced up to a millage increase to match their spend-
ing or make spending cuts.
TWA tragedy thrusts reality
check on children
I would like to share a child's view of air travel
I was flying back to Tampa a few days ago from
Newark, N.J., in the company of my little nine-year-old
granddaughter Chloe enroute to my home on Anna
Maria Island. (You may remember that she was pic-
tured on the front page of the Islander a few weeks ago
in a prize-winning photograph.)
While waiting for the long-delayed plane, I noticed
Chloe pick up a label from the check-in desk, write on
it, and attach it to the shoulder strap of her dress. I
asked her why and she replied, "Well, Granny, if we
fall in the sea, they will know who I am."
Her cousin, age 10, who was there to see us off,
looked at the label and said, "That's not good, Chloe.
You wrote it in pencil and that will wash off. Here, I'll
lend you a pen."
Neither of them seemed in the least perturbed by
the gruesome prospect.
Marjorie Kendall, Holmes Beach
DOT's bridge maintenance
During the two-day bridge hearings in Oct. 1993,
which was attended by nearly 900 concerned citizens
and reported in numerous publications, Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation pounded home that each bas-
cule bridge in Florida cost taxpayers $150,000 plus per
year in upkeep. The bogus figure was used as one of
many excuses to support replacement of bascule
bridges with high fixed spans.
About a year prior to Cortez bridge's rehabilitation,
a citizens' task force inspected it. Their findings indi-
cated that hardly any upkeep had been done to the
Cortez bridge since DOT launched its $29 million re-
placement plan. Within that six plus years, the bridge
had deteriorated dangerously. DOT repeatedly ignored
requests for a report as to where the alleged $150,000
plus per year upkeep money had been spent. Obvi-
ously, it hadn't!
Further, specifications for Cortez's rehabilitation
mandated the entire pier section (the concrete part)
would be limited to cleaning spalled areas and epoxy
treatment and the addition of overhead signal lights.
Later, stanchion lights were added. A quick glance will
verify the cleaning of spalled areas was never done.
Months ago a hole appeared in the eastbound deck
of the bridge 200 feet from the west end. It existed
throughout the rehabilitation. As of this time, that hole
is more than three feet long and has deepened to the
The Anna Maria bridge railing on the north side
near the Island end, displayed disparagingly in a recent
Channel 40 newscast, is a disgraceful example of
DOT's "upkeep." Both bridges have been federally
evaluated as "structurally sound" and "functionally
obsolete," the latter only because of no safety lane.
One can only assume that since DOT did not have
their way with Islanders, the department, with allegedly
the largest departmental budget in Florida, is going to
punish us for our insolence and insubordination by let-
ting both bridges deteriorate to an unsightly and sub-
standard condition then replace them.
Discounting $37,230 for bridgetenders, where did
this year's $150,000 each for the upkeep of the Anna
Maria and Cortez bridges get spent, DOT?
Jim Kissick, Bradenton Beach
THOSE WERE THE HAYS
__ Part 12, Anna Maria Island and the Seminole War, 1835-1842
by June Alder
The faces of this Seminole family reflect the suffering inflicted upon victims of
Florida's long and bloody Indian Wars of the 1800s.
A DESPERATE PLEA
When the Spanish fishermen based
at William Bunce's Anna Maria Island
rancho came home from the sea to find
their wives and children gone, they must
have been wild with rage.
In their absence Gen. Thomas Jesup
had seized their loved ones those of
Indian blood, nearly 100 in all to ship
them away to a strange land.
In despair some of the
husbands followed their 'Your menu
families. Others looked to were located
Secretary of War Joel Guf Coast
Poinsett for help. Twenty-Penin
one petitioners signed this sul
letter to him, dated April fishermen a
24,1838: long prior t
"Your memorialists sion of the
were located on the Gulf the United
Coast of the Peninsula of
Florida as fishermen and (1821). It hI
seamen long prior to the long establi
cession of the Territory tom recogni
to the United States Spanish Go
(1821). It had been along Haana as
established custom rec-
ognized by the Spanish intermarry
Government at Havana Indian won
as legal to intermarry
with the Indian women of the Country.
Many of the offspring of these mar-
riages were baptized and educated there
and recognized as legitimate. At the
change of Flags they became lawful citi-
zens of the United States.
"At the commencement of the
present War that portion of your memo-
rialists who had resided at Charlotte's
harbor were driven from their homes
and pursuits by the Indians, their prop-
erty plundered and destroyed. With their
wives and children they sought safety on
one of the Islands in the mouth of
Tampa Bay and, uniting with those of
their own class residing there for com-
mon defense, they pursued their usual
avocations as far as their exposed situ-
ation would permit.
"Your petitioners have been long
and intimately acquainted with the Gulf
Coast of Florida, and have cheerfully
rendered their services to the Govern-
ment as Pilots when no others could be
found of sufficient knowledge of its
navigation to render that service. While
many of them were thus engaged in
serving this Country, an order from the
Commanding General forced from their
homes their wives and children and
drove them to the West.
"This order by a single blow has
severed from them their families and
blasted at once their happiness and all
their prospects in life. Your memorial-
ists solemnly believe this has been the
result of deep and malignant misrepre-
sentation and falsehood contrived by
their Enemies (Seminole leaders) to
wreak their vengeance upon those who
refused to join them in
lists the atrocities which they
n the have perpetrated.
the "Your memorialists
li respectfully urge that nei-
da as their they nor their fami-
seamen lies have lived within the
he ces- Indian boundaries nor
ritory to have they been subject to
tes the Indian laws; that their
avocations, way of life
been a and customs are all essen-
ed cus- tially different from those
d by the which characterize that
rmentat people; that their families
al to are incapable of gaining a
St subsistence by the means
h the usual among the Indians;
' and that their removal to
a strange country, where
their long accustomed occupations and
their only means of support could not
be pursued, must inevitably subject
them to hopeless destitution and
"Having continued true and faith-
ful to their allegiance, at all times in
readiness to serve the country in any
manner in which their services could be
required while those who have sought
to destroy them have spread ruin and
desolation over it, they feel that they
have just claims on the protection of
the Government for themselves, their
wives and their children.
"They earnestly pray that the order
of removal may be rescinded, and that
they may at least be permitted to return
to their homes when the Seminoles
shall have been removed. But if their
prayer is denied they earnestly entreat
that they may be permitted to remove
to some other country where their fami-
lies can be supported and protected
from the vengeance of a people from
whom forgiveness is rarely extended."
Today we would be aghast at a vio-
lation of human rights such as described
in this document. We would call it a war
crime. It is not fiction. It happened right
here on Anna Maria Island.
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Board members of the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center are pleased with the community's re-
sponse to a plea for donations to replace the gym
floor, bleachers and stage but they haven't yet reached
their fundraising goal.
The goal is $49,000; $25,500 for the floor re-
placement, $14,500 for the stage and $9,000 for the
The center has collected $15,000 from a United
Way fundraiser and $3,600 from the "Let's Step On
It" Center campaign for the floor. The City of Holmes
Beach plans to contribute $5,850 for the floor, but the
money will not be available until the 1995-96 fiscal
year in October.
Delivery of the floor is slated for Sept. 15. The
center must have $17,500 by Sept. 1 and the balance
Anna Maria City Commissioners sent a firm mes-
sage along with a firmly denied variance request from
Bob Hallman of 821 North Shore Drive last week.
Hallman sought variances for side setbacks from
10 to seven feet and a zero-setback on the rear of the
home he plans to construct on his Bean Point lot. Plan-
ners recommended denial of the side setback request
and approval of the rear setback request.
"I don't know where this started, but it needs to
be stopped," Commissioner Elaine Burkly said after
making the motion for denial. "We have a code that
says the [side] setbacks should be 10 feet."
Hallman said he contacted Fire Chief Andy Price
who said he could live with a nine-foot setback on the
by Sept. 15. The board hopes the balance of the funds
will come in as a result of letters sent to residents and
business owners as part of the community campaign.
Other requests for funding the campaign were
made to Anna Maria City ($3,600), Bradenton Beach
($1,200) and the Selby Foundation ($10,000). There is
no word on the success of these requests yet.
Requests have also been made to Manatee County
for funding of other Center programs. These include
$25,000 for the Reach Program, aimed at keeping
middle schoolers from using alcohol and drugs;
$47,000 for the Family Foundations Program, which
includes family and individual counseling; and $42,000
for youth programs such as before-and-after-school
care, summer camp and soccer and basketball pro-
Call the center at 778-1908 if you would like to
make a donation for the gym floor project.
"The fire chief is not making policy here," Mayor
Chuck Shumard said. "We have a setback we want to
Hallman again protested, "The width of the lot
is rather restricted and with the restriction of the 10-
foot setbacks, it encumbers it in such a way that it's
starting to affect the usability of space within the
"People know the size of the lot they purchase and
should be able to design a home for that lot and not de-
sign a home and change the lot size," Shumard re-
Hallman said he was told getting a variance would
not be a problem but the vote to deny setbacks was
unanimous in this case.
Shell and Galletta of
Holmes Beach wed
Starloe Melissa Shell and Robert James Galletta,
both of Holmes Beach, were married March 23 at
Calgary Baptist Church in Braxton, Miss., with the
Rev. Jimmie Wood officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Jerry Shell of
Bradenton and Tammy Shell of Mt. Olive, Miss. He
is the son of Benjamin Galletta Jr. of Hattiesburg,
Miss., and the late Lucille Galletta.
Maid of honor was Nicole Beer of Holmes Beach.
Bridesmaids were Beth Shandersky of Bradenton and
Kem Simon and Adrienne Still, both of Braxton,
Miss. Best man was James Stubbs of Sarasota.
Groomsmen were Joseph Peltegrino of Bradenton;
Tommy Crane, cousin of the bride of Hattiesburg,
Miss., and Jimmy Crane, cousin of the bride of
Ring bearer was Waiter Shell, brother of the bride
of Mt. Olive, Miss. Flower girl was Charisma Shell,
sister of the bride of Mt. Olive. Guest book attendant
was Candes Shell, sister of the bride of Mt. Olive.
Cake server was Allison Jones of D'Lo, Miss.
A reception at the church followed the ceremony.
The couple honeymooned in New Orleans. They live
McGanns celebrate 50th
Tom and Lois McGann of Holmes Beach cel-
ebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a party
aboard the Seafood Shack's Showboat on Aug. 17.
The McGanns were married in 1946 in Hartford,
Conn. She is the former Lois Smith.
The McGanns have eight children: Sue McGann
of Seattle, Wash.; Marylou Lester of Sarasota; Paul
McGann of Edgewater, Md.; Ken McGann of Battle
Creek, Mich.; Beth Greene of Shakopee, Minn.; Kerry
Hicks and Don McGann of Bradenton; and Jeanne
Payne of Byron, Ga. and 16 grandchildren.
Mr. McGann is retired from his work with NASA.
Mrs. McGann is retired from Crossland Bank.
They have lived in Holmes Beach for 19 years.
Malloy of Bradenton Beach
Jennifer Lynn Lincoln of Bradenton and Andrew
Patrick Malloy of Bradenton Beach were married May
18, at Bradenton Beach. Chaplain Pat Malloy, father of
the bridegroom, officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Sharon Lincoln and
William Ray Lincoln, both of Bradenton. He is the son
of Joanne and Pat Malloy of Bradenton Beach.
Bridesmaids were Sheila Meschelle, sister of the
bridegroom, of Fayetteville, N.C., and Kellie Childers
Ring bearers were Matthew Orzech and Nathan
Orzech, nephews of the bridegroom, of Fayetteville.
Best men were Billy Gregan and Shawn Childers
A reception at Bradenton Beach followed the cer-
emony. The couple honeymooned on the Hawaiian Is-
lands of Oahu, Maul and Kauai. They live on Maui.
Anna Maria Commission upholds
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 22, 1996 M PAGE 9 j]
Island Players to hold
Auditions for "The Octette Bridge Club" by P.J.
Barry will be held on Sunday, Aug. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at
the Island Players Theatre, Gulf Drive at Pine Avenue,
Anna Maria City.
The play calls for eight women, ages 40 to 60, and
one young man. It will be directed by Phyllis Elfenbein.
The first presentation of the season, "The Octette
Bride Club," will run Friday, Oct. 4, though Oct. 13.
For further information, call 778-4412.
AMI, LBK chambers host
joint social Aug. 28
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
and the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will co-
host an after-business-hours social from 5:30 to 7:30
p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Buccanneer Inn, 595
Dream Island Rd., Longboat Key. Chamber members,
their guests and potential members are invited. For
more information, call 778-1541.
Art League announces
poster and T-shirt contest
The Anna Maria Art League in looking for new
and creative art work to put on the its "Fine Arts Fes-
tival" posters, T-shirts, tote bags and sweatshirts.
Cash awards will be presented for selected art work
in assorted categories. All entries must be no larger
than 18-by-24 inches and only one entry in each cat-
egory will be accepted.
Entries must be submitted by Friday, Oct. 18, to the
League at 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. For in-
formation, call 778-2099.
Charlotte James Bush
Charlotte James Bush, 83, of Anna Maria, W. Palm
Beach, Fla., and Atlanta, Ga., died July 27 in Atlanta.
Mrs. Bush moved to the Island in 1979. She lived
in Anna Maria City on Alamanda. She attended busi-
ness college and was a former secretary.
She is survived by a daughter, Jacqueline Collopy
of Atlanta, Ga.; two sons, James of Olympia, Wash.,
and William of Las Vegas, Ne,.; and eight grandchil-
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 24,
at 11 a.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal in Burt, N.Y. In
lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made
to the Charlotte and Ken Bush Memorial, St. Andrew's
Episcopal Church, Burt, N.Y.
Marcia Jean Heerman
Marcia Jean Heerman, 45, of Bradenton Beach,
died Aug. 13 at home.
Born in Medford, Mass., Miss Heerman came to
Manatee County from Rockport, Mass., in 1992. She
was a member of Fibromyalgia Support Group of
Bradenton. She was a model for Manatee Art League
and Longboat Key Art Association.
She is survived by her father, Armond of Green-
wich, Conn.; two sisters, Donna Secher and Kara
Secher, both of Reading, Mass.; a brother, Jack of
School Board candidates
to speak on Island
All voters and residents of Anna Maria Island are
invited to attend the Holmes Beach Civic
Association's Manatee County School Board Candi-
date Forum to be held on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the
Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach.
The District 2 and 4 Republican candidates will
answer questions from the public. The candidates for
District 2 are Harry Kinnan, Eloise Lisch and Thure
Wegener. District 4 candidates are Frank Brunner and
Island voters will vote for one candidate from
each district. No Democratic candidate is running.
Democrats are encouraged to attend.
Doors will open at 10:10 a.m. The forum will be-
gin at 10:30 a.m.
Call Joy Courtney at 778-5405 for information.
Longboat Chamber to hold
The next seminar in the continuing educational
series presented by the Senior Outreach Committee of
the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will be
held on Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Longboat Key Hilton
at 4711 Gulf of Mexico Dr.
Speaking at 10 a.m. on "Safety and Security" are
Mike Hancock of the Longboat Key Police Depart-
ment and Andrew Faust of Glass Laminates Interna-
tional. Other speakers are scheduled for a "Fire and
Coffee and rolls will be served. The seminars are
free and open to the public. For information and res-
ervations, call the chamber at 387-9519.
Kidney failed but Mickey didn't
A trip to Disney World made the dayforfive-
year-old kidney patient Bengy Raulerson, right,
ofBradenton. LaVerna Smith, employed at Home
Hardware in Holmes Beach and foster mom of
the family, reported that the highlight of the trip
for Bengy was seeing Micky and Minnie Mouse,
Pluto, Cinderella, and all the other Disney
characters. Bengy's mother, Tina Raulerson,
.center, donated one of her kidneys to Bengy only
for it to fail. Bengy will undergo surgery soon to
remove the failed kidney. Off on the adventure to
Disney World is Bengy'sfriend, four-year-old
Cassyann Parsons of Bradenton. Islander Photo:
Courtesy of LaVerna Snith
Greenwich; and her fiancee, Bruce Belmore of
Visitation was held at Brown and Sons Funeral
Home in Bradenton. Memorial contributions may be
made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 6055 Rand
Blvd., Sarasota, Fla. 34238.
The Island Poet
We have Mother's Day and Father's Day
and days too numerous to mention,
So why not have a Family Day, I am sure it
would draw attention.
Where a son could talk to his father for I am
sure it wouldn't hurt,
If he finds out dad is a pretty good guy and
not an old stuffed shirt.
And let brother and sister sit down on that
And say a few words to each other without
getting in a fight.
And daughter would listen to mother, I am
sure it would be a start,
For she would find out just how much love
there is in mother's heart.
And all and all it would improve things in
many a way,
If folks would just get together for a good
old family day.
OPEN AUDITIONS ...
Octette Bridge Club
8 Women (30-60)
1 Man (20-30)
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Q] PAGE 10 M AUGUST 22, 1996 U THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Counselor to live 'a dream come true'
By Cynthia Finn
As she starts her 21st year in the education field,
Cindi Harrison of Holmes Beach is about to enter into
what she calls "a dream come true."
Harrison is Anna Maria Elementary School's new
guidance counselor and she is the first to serve in that
role at the Island school as a full-time job.
"I still can hardly believe it," says Harrison. "When
I heard last June that the position was becoming
fulltime and was open, my heart skipped a beat. I've
been waiting 10 years for this job."
Harrison replaces part-time counselor Jacquie
Floriani who was married last year and has taken a job
in Lee County.
Harrison and her husband Tom moved to Holmes
Beach from Michigan 10 years ago. In all
those years, and in prior years visiting
Tom's grandparents, Burton and Irene
Harrison, Harrison says she used to walk
down to the waterfront elementary school
and wonder outloud if she'd ever be able
to work there.
She's there now and was busy last
week setting up colorful quarters in the
portable classroom beside the auditorium.
Tom, who works with the severely .
emotionally disturbed through the Mana- Cindi Harri
tee County school district, shops often at
Goodwill Industries. The shelves in his wife's new
office are stocked with a large variety of toys that say
"It's hard work unpacking and getting ready, but
it's a labor of love," says Harrison. "It's already feel-
ing like home."
Harrison holds a bachelor's degree in education
with a specialized certification in special education for
the hearing impaired and a master's degree in school
counseling, both from Eastern Michigan University.
After two years of student teaching with elementary
age hearing impaired students, she worked for nine years
in that same field in the Ann Arbor public schools.
After she earned her master's Harrison felt she was
heading in the direction of being a school counselor,
but there were no elementary school counselors in
In 1986 one counseling unit came open in the
Manatee schools. A part-time position at the then two-
year-old Bashaw Elementary School near Interstate 75
in east Bradenton was becoming a full-time slot.
Harrison beams as she talks about her good fortune
in getting that job, which she held through last spring.
She credits Dr. Tom Walker, former Bashaw principal
and now director of all Manatee principals, with giv-
ing her a chance.
"I have great respect for him," she says. "I had the
degree, good references and 11 years in the classroom,
though in a different realm. He gave me the start in the
area of education I know I'm meant to be
Bashaw Elementary, averaging about
850 students, is twice the size of Anna
Maria. Even with so many children and
families to service, Harrison says she
wouldn't have left there for anywhere but
the Island school.
"In all my years in the field, it's never
Smattered where I am," she says quietly.
/. "I've always loved children and loved what
n I do. There's never been a day that I haven't
wanted to go to my job."
And now there's "the thrill of working with kids in
my own community. How much better could it be?"
What a full-time counselor will mean for Anna
Maria will develop over time, says Harrison, whose
role is to serve students, staff and parents. Although she
is skilled in working with children with problems, she
believes all children need support and an opportunity
to be understood.
A lot of what she does will depend on the teachers'
needs, but Harrison says the size of Anna Maria lends
itself to a lot of classroom work, for instance helping
all children with conflict-management skills or just
letting them express themselves.
"Children really need us to understand," says
Harrison. "The pace in our society is so fast. They don't
always have the time to process what's going on in the
world. If I could go into a classroom, for instance, for
30 minutes each day and just let the kids talk, you'd be
amazed how helpful that could be. Kids really respond
to that They want to be understood."
Among the ongoing programs Harrison will over-
see are Adopt-a-Grandparent, Student of the Week and
volunteers in the classroom. She will serve as coordi-
nator of school testing and of the child-study team, a
panel of in-school and in-district specialists trained to
zero in on individual student's needs.
Harrison believes the job of school counselor has
really evolved from the image of being in a distant of-
fice doing paperwork to one of being effective in reach-
ing children in the classroom.
"I think I've got the best job in the school," she
says. "I get to work with the kids, which is my favor-
ite part. But I also get the opportunity to work with the
teachers and the parents and feel really involved in the
As she unpacks some more books onto dusted
shelves, Cindi Harrison remarks that she's had "a very
fortunate life" that is once again embarking on another
"Responsibility is probably my favorite word," she
says with a wide smile. "I feel a responsibility to pay
back. I've loved my work wherever I've been. And
now I'm thrilled to be here."
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 22, 1996 0 PAGE 11 IB]
Double the funds)
Twins George and Billy O'Connor topped their
goal of 200 bowlers by one and doubled their best ef-
forts ever at their sixth annual bowling tournament
fundraiser. After all was said and done, the donation to
the Anna Maria Island Community Center for an equip-
ment purchase for youth sports programs was $3,070.
The Center was a big winner with the money raised
more than double last year's net results. Center Pro-
gram Director Scott Dell says he only needs about
$1,200 of the proceeds for goals for blade hockey and
many other items on his shopping list.
The bonus dollars will be applied to the money
accumulating for a new gym floor at the Center a
fundraising campaign that is a mere $17,500 short of
its goal with a Sept. 1 deadline looming.
Donations are urgently needed and cheerfully ac-
cepted by the Center at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria, FL 34216, or call 778-1908.
Winners? Oh, yes. There were plenty of bowling
trophies and prizes.
Anna (daughter of reporter Pat) Copeland wound
up accepting the "Gutter Queen" award with a low
score of 36, in spite of attempts by Anne (Tip of the
Island) Mousseau to overtake (undertake?) her. Top
woman bowler was Elaine Pavlisco with a high game
score of 193 and high series score of 502.
Topping the men's division was John Hurt with a
high game of 246 and a series score of 647.
trophies in the
of the Sixth
with a high
game of 246
and a series
score of 647.
Loads of raffle prizes were handed out at the after-
bowling party at the Beach House restaurant but 13-
year-old Lucina Courtney took top prize a 25-inch
Zenith television purchased with a generous $100 cer-
tificate donated to the tournament by Circuit City.
Good news for fans of the former Pete Reynard's
Yacht Club and Restaurant ... the new proprietor of
Back Bay Boathouse at the same location, Bob Gagne,
says he's planning to bring back the Mermaid bar.
The far back room with the long bar and even
longer views of the boat basin and beyond will serve
as a bar once again and Bob's planning to really wel-
come everyone back.
Look for martini, manhattan and draft specials in
an announcement next week to entice you to try out the
new Back Bay Boathouse.
Do not look for the mermaids to return any time soon.
Meanwhile, the showcase of the Compass dining
room the view still changes ever so slowly. As
the floor rotates your vista changes just as your dinner
courses come and go. It's nice to know that touch from
the past remains.
Meanwhile, Gagne has lots of plans for making the
Boathouse bigger and better than ever and your fa-
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Tons of items will be up
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A humble encounter
Actor Robert DiNiro took occasion several oc-
casions in fact to dine at Beach Bistro while he
worked within our Island surroundings, filming scenes
close by in Cortez and on Coquina Beach.
He met up with Bistro Chef Bobby Wheeler in the
outdoor walkway after dinner on one of those occa-
sions and a conversation ensued whereby, according to
Bistro owner Sean Murphy, Wheeler, in his humble
demeanor, said (among other things) I hope you
weren't disappointed [with dinner]. I think you're a
great actor ... it's a pleasure to meet you ... I wish you
luck with the new movie.
To which DiNiro replied, "I hope you're not dis-
Bob Slicker moved up to the top management po-
sition at the Bridge Tender Inn recently. He invites
everyone to stop by to ... well, to congratulate him of
Former manager Joe Rogers announced at the
O'Connor bowling tournament on Saturday that he
hopes to pursue a new career as a stand-up comedian.
Don't laugh. I think he was serious.
He said he's working up some routines a la
Seinfeld and we can look for him in clubs soon.
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Here's how you
can sorta be
a kid again
A way for everyone of all ages to get involved in
education is by volunteering at school. No special skills
are needed, just time and energy. Volunteers contrib-
ute in many ways, including accompanying classes on
field trips, helping with office work, and assisting
teachers in the classroom.
Parents, senior citizens and others in the commu-
nity are invited to share their knowledge with students
in areas such as music, art, computers, math, language
arts, foreign languages, athletics, and business or pro-
fessional experience. Educators value the time and spe-
cial talents of volunteers.
Every school in the county needs volunteers in-
cluding high schools, alternative and exceptional edu-
cation centers. Be a school volunteer and help make a
student's dream come true.
Call 741-7615 for more information.
The Business Partnerships program gives all busi-
nesses, large and small, a way to make a difference in
education. The program links businesses and organiza-
tions with schools in relationships that enhance student
learning and promote school involvement.
Whether it is funding a special learning program
that would not otherwise have been available or tutor-
ing students who may need some extra help, you can
see your efforts making a difference. This type of sup-
port supplements the work of professional educators
and enriches the lives of students.
If you are interested in becoming involved with our
schools as a business partner, contact the school of your
choice or the Office of Community Relations at 741-7615.
Anna Maria Elementary School
student tips for the year
Parents should give all medication to students at
home, if possible. Only prescribed medication can be ad-
ministered at school. Medication must be brought in by the
parent in a prescription bottle and an authorization form
must be completed before medication is disbursed.
Bus stop etiquette
Children are to be at their respective bus stops no
earlier than five minutes before the bus is scheduled.
The school expects its children not to run about the bus
stop, to remain on the side of the road and to keep their
hands to themselves. When the bus approaches the
stop, children should line up in an orderly manner.
Children may not change stops or busses. Once the
bus stop is established, children must use that stop un-
less they have moved to a different residence.
Bus transportation is intended to bring children
from home to school and back. It is not intended to
transport children to locations for parties, visitations,
ball practice, etc.
Lost and found
If a child misplaces an article of clothing, they
should check at the office to see if it has been found.
Periodically, all items found during the school year are
displayed. Parents are asked to check with their child
if they notice an item missing.
Children should purchase their weekly lunch on
Monday mornings or their daily lunch when they first ar-
rive on campus. Please make sure your children have their
lunch or lunch money prior to leaving for school each day.
Many children try to call parents and the parent work
schedule prohibits them from bringing the necessary lunch
or lunch money to the school. If there is a question, call
Eris Lightner, cafeteria manager, at 778-1124.
Teachers will assign homework to students as
the year progresses. This is meant to be an extension
of the child's daily assignments. Make sure your
children have their homework complete and ready to
take to school when the assignment is due.
Student absences and tardiness
The school day begins at 8:15 a.m. Make sure your
child is on time. Absences are to be called in prior to
the commencement of classes. A student who is tardy
must stop by the school office for a pass before enter-
ing the classroom.
Visitors are to use the parking lot to the south of
the school. Additional parking is available to the east
of the main lot. Parking in the front driveway of the
school is discouraged due to problems for school
busses during school hours.
Parents who bring their child to school by private
vehicle should use the drop off location in the south
parking lot in the morning and when picking them up
in the afternoon. This area becomes congested at cer-
tain times and parental cooperation and patience is
greatly appreciated. Please exercise extreme caution in
this area when entering and exiting.
Lunch with your child
Anna Maria Elementary has a provision for parents
to lunch occasionally with their child. Picnic tables are
available for that purpose. If the parent wishes to purchase
lunch, the school asks that he or she inform the cafeteria
prior to coming so an additional adult lunch is available.
Picking up your child during school hours
If a parent needs to pick up a child during the day,
the parent must stop by the office for a dismissal slip.
The school staff will then contact the teachers to send
the child to the school office. Please do not interrupt the
class during instructional time.
Anna Maria Elementary School performs head lice
checks throughout the school year. However, parents are
encouraged to frequently check their children's scalps for
head lice and obtain proper medical attention immediately.
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i 1996-97 school calendar
Aug. 19 New Teacher Orientation
20 First Day Teacher/Para Workday
21 Teacher/Para-School Improvement
22 Teacher/Para-School Improvement
23 Teacher/Para Workday
26 First Day for Students
Sept 2 Labor Day/Schools Closed
9-12 Elementary Schools "Back to School
16-20 High Schools "Back to School Night"
23 End of First 20 Days
24-27 Middle Schools "Back to School Night"
18 No School for Students
18 Teacher/Para-School Improvement
22 End of Second 20 Days
25 Elementary Early Release/End 1st Qtr
28 Record Day/No School for Students
Elementary Early Release
Veterans Day/No School for Students
End of the Third 20 Days
Early Release School Improvement
Thanksgiving Day/ Schools Closed
Winter Vacation Begins
6 School Resumes
6 End of Fourth 20 Days
16-17 High School Semester Exams Early
17 End of First Semester 90 Days
20 M. L. King Birthday/Schools Closed
21 Record Day/No School for Students
5 End of the Fifth 20 Days
14 Early Release/School Improvement
17 President's Day/Schools Closed
End of Sixth 20 Days
End 3rd Qtr 44 Days
Record Day/No School for Students
Good Friday/Schools Closed
Spring Break Begins
Spring Break ends
Elementary Early Out
End of Seventh 20 Days
Elementary Early Release
End of Eighth 20 Days
Memorial Day/Schools Closed
June 7 High School Graduation Ceremonies
9-10 High School Semester Exams/Early
10 Last Day for Students
11 Last Day for Teachers
16 Summer School/First Day for Teachers
17 Summer School/First Day for Students
S During their first three weeks of school,
kindergartners will be screened for physical de-
* velopment and health, social, behavioral and
Stanford Achievement Test
S During April, students in grades 2 through
S 9 will take the Stanford Achievement Test to
S evaluate performance, but not for placement or
Writing Assessment Test
S Florida Writes is conducted for grades 4, 8
and 10. Students will be asked to produce a
S writing about a specific topic.
High School Competency
The High School Competency Test is a re-
quirement for high school graduation. This test
S measures achievement of basic and higher or-
der thinking skills in communications and
Scholastic Aptitude Test,
SAmerican College Testing
S The SAT and ACT tests are given to col-
S lege-bound students. Schedules for the test
dates are available through high school coun-
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 22, 1996 0 PAGE 13 PIJ
Kindergarten starts with
half days at Anna Maria
The location, school phone number, daily ses-
sion time, and the name of the principal for the
Manatee County Public Schools serving students
from Anna Maria Island and north Longboat Key
Anna Maria Elementary
4700 Gulf Dr. N.
Holmes Beach 34217
Jim Kronus, principal
Session time: 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
600 75th St. N.W.
JoAnn Fortson, principal
Session time: 9 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.
3810 59th St. W.
Judy Bills, principal
Session time: 9 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.
5323 34th St. W.
Douglas Gorham, principal
Session time: 7:30 a.m. to 2:05 p.m.
1000 32nd St. W.
Patricia Lucas, principal
Session time: 7:30 a.m. to 2:05 p.m.
noon. School bus transportation will be provided in the
morning but not for the noon dismissal. Parents will be
responsible for noon transportation.
Full-day classes will begin Tuesday, Sept. 3, after
the three-day Labor Day weekend.
Meals with special price deals
available at school, too
Lunch is available at every school. Full price lunch
for elementary students is $1.30 per day, for secondary
students (grades 6-12) $1.70 per day and for adults
$2.25 per day. Reduced price meals are 40 cents per
day for eligible students.
Elementary schools also offer breakfast. Full price
breakfast is 60 cents for students, 85 cents for adults
and 20 cents for student reduced price.
Students may be eligible for free or reduced price
meals. An example of Florida Income Eligibility
Guidelines for Free and Reduced Meals are:
Free Meal Scale
Household Size of 2 $13,468 annual income,
$1,123 monthly income, $259 weekly income.
Household Size of 5 $23,686 annual income,
$1,974 monthly income, $456 weekly.
Reduced Price Meal Scale
Household Size of 2 $19,166 annual income,
$1,598 monthly income, $369 weekly income.
Household Size of 5 $33,707 annual income,
$2,809 monthly income, $649 weekly income.
Applications will be distributed during the first
week of school. Total income before taxes, social se-
curity, health benefits, union dues, or other deductions
must be reported.
All students must reapply every year for these
meals. If a student was on free or reduced price meals
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Lunch: Grilled Chicken Nuggets and Bread or
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Lunch: Grilled Chicken on Bun w/Seasoned
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All meals served with milk.
Captain's Early Bird Menu
Priced at under $10.00 a bountiful selection of light
entrees for sailors who want to eat before sundown.
(Served 11am to 7pm)
All entrees include Back Bay's famous, unlimited
Shipwreck Salad, Fresh Rye and Pumpernickel Breads
and your choice of Baked Potato, Boathouse Fries,
Linguini, Rice or Steamed Vegetables.
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Fried Shrimp................................. $6.99
Grouper Sandwich .......................$7.99
Deep-Fried Sea Scallops ............. $9.99
Creamy Seafood Pasta................$8.99
Dockside Seafood Stir-Fry .........$8.99
Filet Mignon Pasta ....................... $9.99
Filet Mignon Stir-Fry ..................... $9.99
The Miniloin .................................. $9.99
8 oz. Prime Rib ......................... $9.99
Baby Back Ribs (Half-Slab) ......... $9.99
Grilled Chicken Breast
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Grilled Chicken Breast
Stir-Fry ..................................... $7.99
Open: Sun-Thurs 11am to 10pm,
Fri & Sat llam to llpm
Kindergarten classes at Anna Maria Elementary
School will only be in session for half days for the first
week of school, Monday, Aug. 26 through Friday, Aug.
Lunches will be served and dismissal will be at
JI PAGE 14 A AUGUST 22, 1996 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Here's the hot ticket to stay cool with school clothes
Neat, clean, comfortable clothes and shoes (pants,
shirts, blouses, dresses, shorts, sneakers) that are appro-
priate for school activities are acceptable. Clothing that
exposes the mid-body, T-shirts with inappropriate lan-
guage, thong-type shoes and shoes with cleats will not
Young ladies and young men are expected to dress
in a manner which is within the bounds of decency, in
good taste for a school environment, and is neither a
distraction to themselves or other students.
The following clothing MAY be worn if worn
3. Dresses which cover entire back and not cut low
in front, skirts and shorts which are not shorter thanfive
inches above the knee.
4. Tank tops with wide straps. Materials covering
entire front and back long enough to tuck inside. Must
cover all undergarments. No sheer (see-through) shirts
to be worn unless tank tops are worn underneath that
meet the above requirements.
5. Shoes (must wear).
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... and what's hot in software this year
Software is an essential tool for students of all ages,
whether a resource for school lessons and reports, a
resource for research projects or just for fun.
Here are some educational software titles that are
"hot" for the new school year:
Early education age
Knowledge Adventure has developed a series of
software to give your child a jump-start on learning.
Beginning with Jumpstart Toddlers, lessons in vocabu-
lary, mouse control, cause and effect, songs and
rhymes, and visual differences are all presented in a
light and enjoyable format with characters your chil-
dren will love. Available for each year of learning, this
series continues through Jumpstart 2nd Grade. Keep
on eye out for extensions to this series.
Kid Pix Studio from Broderbund has been a popu-
lar favorite for preschoolers through 12-year-olds. This
award-winning software helps your child develop his
or her creative talents through writing, painting, anima-
tion and drawing.
Edmark encourages a child's interest in learning
the alphabet and word recognition with Bailey's Book
House. From the same company, you will find Millie's
Math House and Sammy's Science House, all favorites
for children 2 to 5 years old.
Microsoft's Magic School Bus series is still a favor-
ite for kids 3 to 7 years old offering interactive tours of the
human body, the solar system, the ocean and the Earth.
Early to middle school age
Known for high quality children's software,
Davidson has produced some hot titles beginning with
Kidworks for 5- to 9-year-olds, software that encour-
ages reading and writing and continues with the Read-
ing Blaster series. Or help our child sharpen math skills
with the Kidworks Math Blaster series.
Take your children on an interactive readying jour-
ney with Reader Rabbit from The Learning Company,
another great way to enhance reading skills.
Encourage the tools for good problem solving with
Edmark's Thinking Things. The Learning Company
has developed Spellbound for teaching spelling and
vocabulary skills and The Treasurer Math Storm, a fun
way to develop math skills.
Master geography as you go on a crime stopping
chase throughout the U.S. or around the world with
Carmen in the Carmen San Diego software series from
Broderbund. The Carmen Advantage multi-packs offer
several Carmen San Diego titles at a great price.
Treat your child to the magic and wonder of
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Book, Lion King Activity
Center, Aladdin Activity
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The Writing and Research Center with a 25-volume
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Aug. 8, burglary to an automobile, 875 N. Shore,
Rod and Reel Pier.
Aug. 11, criminal mischief, 100 block of Magno-
lia. The complainant reported a person unknown broke
the fog lights on his truck.
Aug. 8, domestic battery, 900 block of Gulf Drive
N. The complainant reported she observed the subject
push the victim to the ground, sit on her, yell obsceni-
ties at her and make physical threats to her. The sub-
ject was placed in custody.
Aug. 10, theft, 112 Bridge St., post office. The
complainant reported a person unknown removed 10
gallons of gasoline from two post office vehicles.
Aug. 11, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Bayside. The complainant reported a person unknown
broke the vent window and removed a tool box valued
at $100, a cassette box and cassettes valued at $100 and
a hat valued at $10. Damages were $50.
Aug. 11, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Bayside. The complainant reported a person unknown
broke the vent window but nothing of value was taken.
Damages were $200.
Aug. 12, retail theft, 2513 Gulf Drive N., Circle
K. The complainant reported the subject entered the
store, removed two 12-packs of beer valued at $15.98
and left. The subject was not located.
Aug. 13, aggravated domestic battery, 300 block
of Second Street North. According to the report, the
subject was staying with the victim and when asked to
leave, he became enraged. The victim and a witness
carried the subject out of the house.
The subject returned and threatened to break
down the door. The victim said when he opened the
door, the subject hit him in the face with a hard ob-
ject. The victim was treated at the hospital and re-
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ceived more than 30 stitches for lacerations on his
chin, nose and the top of his head. The officer took
statements from the victim and witness.
The officer then interviewed the subject who said
the victim returned home, got belligerent with him and
began to batter him. He said he pushed the victim, who
fell onto a lamp, then he left the house. He said he left
a note of apology for the victim.
The officer noted that the subject had no injuries
and due to the number and locations of the victim's
wounds, he didn't believe the victim sustained the
wounds by falling on a lamp. He sent a report to the
state attorney's office for a determination.
Aug. 9, found property a bicycle, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach.
Aug. 9, suspicious, 3610 East Bay Drive, Dry
Dock. The complainant reported a possible burglary
because he saw two juveniles enter a van and flee when
he walked outside. The officer found the juveniles, who
said the van belongs to the mother of one of them, and
they were leaving her a note.
Aug. 9, found property an automobile tag,
Aug. 10, warrant, 3900 block of Gulf Drive.
The officer operating radar clocked a vehicle at 50
mph in a 35 mph zone. The officer stopped the ve-
hicle, and the driver said his license was suspended.
A computer check showed the driver had 17 suspen-
sions for DUI violation of parole from Sarasota. The
officer issued the driver citations for speeding and
driving without a license and placed him in custody.
Aug. 11, suspicious person, 5901 Marina Drive.
The officer observed a subject, wearing pajamas and
barefoot, walking past the police station. Upon check-
ing, the officer found the subject has Alzheimer's dis-
ease and returned him to his residence.
Aug. 13, assistance, 6800 block of Palm Drive.
The complainant reported juveniles drinking and being
loud behind the neighbor's property. The officer found
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appeared to be partying.
The officer advised the juvenile who lives at the
residence to wake her father and told the father he
could be arrested if juveniles are found drinking on the
property. The father said he knew nothing about the
activities, vowed it would not happen again, put the
beer away, told the juveniles to leave and apologized
to the officer.
Aug. 13, 100 block of 73rd Street. The officer
found two juveniles asleep in lawn chairs on the prop-
erty. They said they were partying and fell asleep. They
were issued trespass warnings.
Aug. 14, animal, 100 block of 39th Street The com-
plainant reported she was keeping a dog for a friend and
it got loose and bit a jogger. An animal control officer
responded and took information about the dog and owner.
HRS was contacted to quarantine the dog.
Aug. 14, found property a chain saw, 5900
block of Marina Drive.
Aug. 14, found property a watch, 75th Street
Aug. 14, petty larceny, 3902 Gulf Drive, West
Coast Surf Shop. The complainant reported the subject
tried on some swimwear and attempted to leave the
store wearing a pair of swimwear under his shorts. The
complainant held the subject until the officer arrived.
The officer found the subject wearing the swimwear
and issued a summons for retail theft and a trespass
Aug. 14, 3015 Gulf Drive, Citgo. The complain-
ant reported two subjects entered the business, were
being belligerent, appeared intoxicated and left driving
in a reckless manner. They were not found.
Aug. 15, 6504 Gulf Drive, White Sands. The
complainant reported juveniles threw pool furniture, an
umbrella and a concrete bench into the pool.
Aug. 15, suspicious, 4200 Gulf Drive, Gulf Sands.
The complainant reported a person unknown threw pool
furniture, a wooden box and a plant into the pool.
Aug. 15, damage, 100 block of 36th Street. The
complainant reported a person unknown threw rocks
through three windows. Damages were $120.
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Soccer's back and kicking at Center
By Michelle Timpanaro
It's time to get warmed up for a new soccer season.
Try outs are just around the corer, and what better way
to prepare than a three-day soccer camp. Beginning Mon-
day, Aug. 26, the Anna Maria Island Community Center
will offer a program to help soccer star hopefuls improve
their skills and coordination.
Soccer camp, running daily from 6 to 8 p.m., is
open to boys and girls ages 5 to 16. The fee is $15 and
each camper will receive an individual assessment of
Lucky, a five-year-old
golden retriever and
certified hearing dog,
demonstrates to the
children of Roser Memo-
rial Community Church
how dogs, trained by the
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Deaf, Inc., help the hearing
impaired. In conjunction
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his or her skills and a camp T-shirt.
Although camp attendance is not required in order
to try out for the season, it's an excellent opportunity
for the players to meet the coaches.
There will also be a coach's clinic on Thursday, Aug.
29, from 6 to 8 p.m. Prospective coaches are invited.
To register for camp or sign up as a coach, phone
Program Director Scott Dell at 778-1908 or stop by the
Center at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Dell stresses that all players must have shin
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Players are required to have shin guards to play.
Try outs will be held at the Center located at 407
Program Director Scott Dell requested that parents
be sure to register their child for the proper age group.
Age groups for teams are determined based on a
player's age as of Sept. 4, 1996.
The registration fee for members is $30 for the first
child, and $25 for each additional child. The fee for
non-members is $35 for the first child, $30 for each
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Offshore drilling may come, FCA disappears
By Bob Ardren
Here's hoping you like offshore drilling platforms.
It looks as though we may be seeing some in our area
of the Gulf of Mexico.
The State of Florida finally gave up its legal fight
last week and says it plans to grant a permit to drill in
Florida waters. And yes, this could eventually impact
us here on the Island.
But don't break out your worry beads just yet.
Fifty years ago Coastal Petroleum Co. bought the
rights to drill for oil and gas on 880,000 acres of sub-
merged land in Gulf waters from Naples to
Apalachicola. Five years ago the company, which is
partially owned by Lykes Bros. of Tampa, applied for
a permit to sink its first well about 10 miles south of the
St. George Island bridge just southeast of Apalachicola.
Now back in 1990, the State of Florida banned
offshore drilling in the Gulf off our state, but Lykes and
company's rights supersede that ban. Fifty years is
longer than five, after all.
An official in the Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection tells me that the state had tried -
and lost a series of legal steps to avoid giving
Coastal Petroleum the permits to begin drilling. The
latest try was requiring them to post a $1.9 billion bond
as insurance against spills.
The Florida Supreme Court knocked that bond pro-
posal down last month.
A genuine opponent of offshore drilling, Gov.
Lawton Chiles has announced that although the permit
for this first well will be issued, he'll continue to do
anything legally possible to stop the program. So we'll
see what happens.
Meanwhile, the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund
and other conservation groups have about a week to
challenge the permit and they've promised to do any-
thing they can to block offshore oil drilling. Frankly,
most people think Coastal is just trying to set up the
state for buyout of their lease and that the whole issue
is simply an attempt to get at least $100 million from
the state for the drilling lease.
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Or maybe $200 or $300 million, depending upon
how much they can scare us.
Speaking of big corporations and the Florida envi-
ronment, the proposed one-penny tax on Florida-pro-
duced sugar for cleaning up the Everglades will be on
the ballot in November. The proposed constitutional
amendment passed muster last week.
Big Sugar has already promised to spend at least
$100 million there's that incomprehensible number
again to defeat the proposal. You can be sure there'll
be plenty more of those television ads talking about the
"little guys" and the jobs they might lose. Pretty funny
how they never mention the "big guys" and the mil-
lions of dollars in sugar subsidies they get from Wash-
ington every year.
Rep. Dan Miller, our local guy in Congress, led the
fight to kill the sugar subsidy last session. But appar-
ently Newt and his gang didn't like cutting off welfare
for the rich sugar growers. Just to keep things honest
here, it must be told that Sen. Bob Graham voted to
continue the subsidy, too.
So as usual when government doesn't work, it
falls to the people to gather petitions and go over the
heads of politicians. Last year's net ban is the latest
example in Florida.
But don't you ever wonder where all the "little
guys" they talk about in those television ads get the
money to run the ads? Big Sugar has spent millions
already and this is just the beginning. For them it's a
After all, next year Washington will again send
them checks to cover all the costs of that advertising
and a lot more.
Just remember when you walk into the voting
booth in November, it's "Sugar, yes."
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Within the past couple of weeks I told you about
Mote Marine's cobia study and how they need the fish
bodies, after filleting, for their study of the creature.
Well, Sunday's Miami Herald told a remarkable cobia
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The Florida Conservation Association is soon to be
no more. That's right, and you read it here first.
What's happening, according to G. Lowe
Morrison, president of the Sarasota chapter of the
FCA, is a name change. "We will be changing our
name in the near future," he wrote in the latest issue of
the FCA newsletter.
"The FCA, along with our affiliates in other Gulf
and Atlantic states, are all part of the Coastal Conser-
vation Association. In order to raise our national pro-
file and increase our recognition on regional issues,
every state will change its name to Coastal Conserva-
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Where oh where are those mackerel hiding?
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Mackerel are still around the area; the trick isn't
catching 'em, but finding a school. One report last
week had a school off Lido Key that was like the bunny
in the TV commercials it just kept coming and com-
ing and coming back to the bait. Offshore action con-
tinues to be good for snapper and grouper, while back-
water fishers report generally good catches of redfish,
trout, flounder and catch-and-release snook.
Karen at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier fishers
there have been catching redfish and snook at night, a
lot of mangrove snapper and some stray mackerel dur-
ing daylight hours.
Gary at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there are catching mackerel, blue runners, a few reds,
lots of skates and a few catch-and-release snook, one
27 inches long.
The report from the Bradenton Beach Fishing
Pier said includes bluefish and sharks.
Sue at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trips averaged 75 head of Key West grunts and
small grouper. The six-hour trips averaged 130 head of
Key West grunts, porgies, black grouper and a few
snapper. The nine-hour trips averaged nine head of
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Amberjack: 28-inch minimum fork length, 3-
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Black mullet: No minimum length; 50-fish limit.
Bluefish: 12-inch minimum fork length; 10-
Cobia: 33-inch minimum fork length; 2-fish
Dolphin: 10-fish daily possession limit.
Flounder; 12-inch minimum length; 10-fish
Grouper (gag, black, red, yellowfin,
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Aug 23 6:53 2.4 10:52 1.6 2:45 0.5
Aug 24 8:08 2.5 12:29 1.5 11:41 1.6 3:54 0.3
Aug 25 9:21 2.6 2:14 1.5 4:52 0.2
Aug 26 12:13 1.7 3:34 1.4 10:25a* 2.7 5:40 0.2
Aug 27 12:38 1.7 4:35 1.3 11:26a* 2.7 6:19 0.3
Aug 28 1:00 1.8 5:32 1.1 12:18 2.7 6:53 0.4
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later
Bridge Street Pier a Cafe
(at end of Bridge St. on pier)
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said catch-and-re-
lease snook action is picking up. Redfishing is either
red hot or ice cold, depending on the day and tide.
There are lots of trout throughout the bays, with most
fish coming in at an average size. Capt. Zack is also
putting his charters on a few flounder, some grass grou-
per and mangrove snapper.
Capt. Rick Gross said fall snook season is just
around the corner and it looks like it will be another
good one. Current action features lots of reds for Capt.
On my boat Magic we've been going offshore with
good luck on grouper and snapper. Bob Stone, owner
of Island Package, brought back some nice reds while
out in the backwaters last week.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said there are lots
of reds on the seagrass flats near the Anna Maria Island
Bridge or down by Long Bar Point in Sarasota Bay.
Near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, anglers are finding
lots of mangrove snapper, and those venturing offshore
are reporting lots of amberjack and grouper.
Capt. Mike Greig said he's still catching sharks
and mangrove snapper, and caught a 46-inch kingfish
Good luck and good fishing.
fish limit; no harvest of Nassau grouper allowed.
Jewfish: Closed. Illegal to possess.
Kingfish: 20-inch minimum (fork length); 2-fish
daily bag limit. Bag limit in Gulf-Atlantic fishery re-
duced to 1 when federal waters closed to all harvest.
Mangrove snapper: 10-inch minimum; 5-fish limit.
Permit: 10-to-20-inch slot limit; 10-fish bag limit;
cannot possess more than one fish of more than 20
Pompano: 10-to-20 inch slot limit; 10-fish bag
limit; cannot possess more than one fish of more than
Redfish: 18-to-27 inch slot; 1-fish daily posses-
sion. (No closed season.)
Sea bass: 8-inch minimum; no bag limit.
Shark: Daily bag limit of one per person, two per
vessel (whichever is less); the harvest of sawsharks,
sawfish, basking sharks, whale sharks and spotted
eagle rays is prohibited.
Sheepshead: 12-inch minimum size limit; 10-
fish bag limit.
Winners in the August 17 horseshoe games were
Bob Corkery and Gene Snedeker, both of Holmes
Beach. Runners-up were John Johnson of Holmes
Beach and Ron Pepka of Anna Maria.
The weekly contests get underway every Satur-
day at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005
There are no membership fees.
by Guy Deblasio
Sihiprf- Snook and Tackle
Thursday August 22 6 to 8 pm
G.T. Bray, 5504 33rd Ave. W., Bradenton
ACTIVITY CENTER BUILDING
Cost: $12 at door For more info call 792-0652
Ben Adrian, from Longmont, Colo., and Anna Maria,
caught this 7-foot-long bull shark at the Rod and
Reel Pier. The shark tipped the scales at more than
Snapper: 14-inch minimum on red snapper;
16-inch minimum on mutton snapper; 12-inch
minimum on cubera, dog, silk, queen, mahogany,
blackfin and yellowtail; 10-inch minimum on gray
or mangrove snapper; 8-inch minimum on vermil-
ion and lane snapper. Bag limit 10 daily (no limit
on lane or vermilion). Limit may not include more
than 5 mangrove daily or 5 red snapper daily.
Snook: 24-inch minimum length; closed Dec.
15 Jan. 31 and June, July, Aug.; cannot possess
more than one fish of more than 34 inches; 2-fish
Spanish mackerel: 12-inch minimum length;
Speckled trout: 15-to-20-inch slot limit; 5 fish
limit; cannot possess more than one of more than
20 inches. Season closed in Nov. and Dec.
Tarpon: No size limit; 2-fish limit; requires
$50 tarpon tag to possess or kill.
Tripletail: 15-inch minimum size limit; 2 fish
Island camping club info
A group of Island residents are making an effort to
organize an Anna Maria Island camping club for the
purpose of holding activities and rallies for recreational
vehicle enthusiasts. Campers who own pop-ups, travel
trailers and motor home owners are invited to join.
For information, call Elmo Torres at 778-6767.
Capt. Glenn Corder
Half and Full Day Fishing Charters
Specializing in Offshore
Grouper and Snapper Fishing
Boat Deliveries Nationwide
Over 20 Years Experience
S (941) 778-1203
By the Hour Day Week
" JET SKIS
" All New ...
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for cruising & fishing
Located at the base of the Cortez bridge
FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!
CALL for RESERVATIONS
MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
HI PAGE 20 0 AUGUST 22, 1996 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Morning bus routes for 1996-97 school year
Gulf Dr. & 29th St 6:41
Gulf Dr. & 31st St 6:43
East Bay Dr. & Manatee Ave. 6:44
Palm Dr. & 77th St. 6:50
Palm Dr. & Key Royale 6:52
Gulf Dr. & Haverkos Ct 6:54
Gulf Dr. & 46th St 6:55
Manatee Ave. & Perico Bay Blvd. 6:59
Manatee Ave. & Perico Island 7:00
Manatee Ave. & Flamingo Cay 7:02
(Northside afternoon only)
Pine Ave. & Tarpon St. 6:45
Bay Blvd. & Pier 6:46
Bay Blvd. & Crescent Dr. 6:47
Bay Blvd. & Alamanda Ave. 6:49
N. Shore Dr. & Newton Lane 6:51
N. Shore Dr. & Fir Ave. 6:52
Gulf Dr. & Magnolia Ave. 6:54
Gulf Dr. & Oak St. 6:55
Gulf Dr. & 85th St. 6:56
Palm Dr. & 71st St 6:57
Marina Dr. & 57th St. 7:00
Bayshore High School
Cortez Rd. & Waterway 6:03
Cortez Rd. & 101st St 6:05
Cortez Rd.& 115th St 6:10
Cortez Rd. & 123rd St. 6!11
Cortez Rd. & 127th St. 6:12
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & county line 6:25
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & LB Harbour 6:30
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & White Sands 6:31
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & Little Gull 6:32
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & St. Jude 6:33
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & Jungle Queen 6:34
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & Em. Harbour 6:35
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & Dream Island 6:36
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & Gen. Harris 6:37
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & Palm Dr. 6:38
Broadway & Palm Dr. 6:39
Gulf Dr. & 8th St. S. 6:40
Gulf Dr. & 1st St. N. 6:41
Gulf Dr. & 9th St N. 6:42
Gulf Dr. & 17th St. N. 6:43
24th St. N. & Ave. C 6:44
26th St. N. & Ave. C 6:45
Ave. C & 24th St. N. 6:46
Ave. C & 22nd St. N. 6:47
Cortez Rd. & 124th St.
Cortez Rd. & 106th St.
Cortez Rd. & 100th St.
Cortez Rd. & Mt. Vemon
Cortez Rd. & Coral Blvd.
44th Ave. Dr. & 86th St. Ct. W.
Anna Maria Elementary School
7040 Gulf/Mex. Dr. 7:18
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & Gulfside Dr. 7:20
4325 Gulf/Mex. Dr. 7:27
4120 Gulf/Mex. Dr., county line 7:30
Centre Shops, 5350 Gulf/Mex. Dr. 7:34
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & St. Jude 7:36
5801 Gulf/Mex. Dr. 7:37
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & Dream Island 7:38
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & Wake Island 7:39
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & DeNarvaez 7:40
Palm & Broadway 7:45
Gulf Dr. & 10th St. S. 7:46
Bus 115 Red, A load
Gulf Dr. & 4th St. S.
Gulf Dr. & 2nd St. N.
Gulf Dr. & 7th St. N.
Gulf Dr. & 12th St. N.
1801 Gulf Dr., Runaway Bay
Gulf Dr. & 28th St.
Old Gulf Dr. & 6th Ave.
Bus 115 Green, B load
23rd St. & Ave. C
Ave. C & 24th St.
Ave. C & 25th St.
Gulf Dr. & 27th St.
Spring Ave. & N. Shore Dr.
Spring Ave. & Tarpon St.
Spring Ave. & Bay Blvd. S.
Bay Blvd. N. & Crescent Dr.
Bay Blvd. & Alamanda Ave.
N. Shore Dr. & Fem St.
N. Shore Dr. & Newton Lane
N. Shore Dr. & Linda Lane
N. Shore Dr. & Coconut Ave.
N. Shore Dr. & Pine Ave.
Gulf Dr. & Oak Ave.
Gulf Dr. & 75th St.
Gulf Dr. & 70th St.
Gulf Dr. & 66th St.
Palm Dr. & Clark Dr.
Palm Dr. & 77th St.
Gulf Dr. & Peppertree Lane
Gulf Dr. & Palm Ave.
Marina Dr. & 82nd St.
Marina Dr. & 75th St.
Marina Dr. & 72nd St.
Marina Dr. & 67th St.
King Middle School
Palm Dr. & Clark Dr. 8:20
Palm Dr. & Key Royale 8:21
Marina Dr. & 62nd St. 8:23
Marina Dr. & 56th St. 8:24
Pine Ave. & Tarpon St. 8:20
Bay Blvd. & Pine Ave. 8:21
Bay Blvd. & Crescent Dr. 8:22
Bay Blvd. & Alamanda Ave. 8:23
N. Shore Dr. & Fern St. 8:24
780 N. Shore Dr. 8:25
N. Shore Dr. & Newton Lane 8:26
N. Shore Dr. & Linda Lane 8:28
N. Shore Dr. & Coconut Ave. 8:29
Gulf Dr. & Magnolia Ave. 8:30
Gulf Dr. & Oak Ave. 8:32
Gulf Dr. & 81st St. 8:33
Palm Dr. & 76th St. 8:20
Marina Dr. & 71st St. 8:23
Gulf Dr. & 51st St. 8:26
75th St. & 24th Ave. W. 8:15
Manatee Ave. & 6th Ave. W. 8:25
Gulf Dr. & East Bay Dr. 8:27
Gulf Dr. & 28th St. 8:29
E. Bay Dr. & Sunbow Bay 8:30
Manatee Ave. & Perico Bay 8:35
Manatee Ave. & Perico Isl. 8:36
Manatee Ave. & Flamingo Cay 8:38
Sugg Middle School
Ave. C & 26th St. 8:05
Ave. C & 24th St. 8:05
Ave. C & 22nd St. 8:06
Gulf Dr. & 17th St. N. 8:08
Gulf Dr. & 9th St. N. 8:09
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & Gulfside Dr. 8:14
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & Centre Shops 8:19
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & St. Jude 8:20
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & Emerald Harbour 8:22
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & Dream Island 8:23
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & Edlee 8:24
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & Gen. Harris 8:25
Gulf/Mex. Dr. & Broadway 8:26
Gulf Dr. & 10th St. S. 8:28
Gulf Dr. & 5th St. S. 8:29
Gulf Dr. & 3rd St. N. 8:31
Cortez Rd. & 127th St. W. 8:33
3900 75th St. W. 8:40
29th Ave. & 74th St. W. 8:41
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6200 Gulf of Mexico Dr.
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Children's Church 10am
Sat Seaside Worship 6pm
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M AUGUST 22, 1996 M PAGE 21 i[f
WHAT'S MY LINE?
BY FRAN AND LOU SABIN / EDITED BY WILL SHORT
9 Peggy Wood title
role on early TV
19 Oh, what a relief
20 King Harald's
21 Tee off
22 Assist in
23 Powerful voting
26 Picket line
31 Side in an
32 Horse of a
34 Something to
36 Horse of a
39 "His face could
42 Modern kind of
43 "Them" of the
44 Bingo-like game
51 Clerihews, e.g.
53 Words on a
56 "- fan tutte"
57 Prince Valiant's
58 Reception line
68 Bridges of
69 Sounds of
71 Dr. or Mr.
74 Henry Vlll's
78 Council city of
79 Telephone line
84 First place
87 Prelude to a kiss
88 Years on the
93 Pigeon pad
94 "Raging Bull"
98 Clothing line
104 Hawk's home
105 Sweat and strain
106 1978 Broadway
107 Tennis event
108 "- Love
Song" (1929 hit)
109 Deco doyen
110 "A Lesson From
111 Kind of bog
113 Library poster
114 Low peaty lands
115 Bretons, e.g.
2 Shady spot
in Moline. 1ll.
6 Leaf part
7 Fukien seaport
8 Early trolleys
9 In the dumps
10 Storm posting
12 Edgar Cayce
13 Detroit from
14 Bretonne sauce
15 Ice house: Var.
17 Goes wrong
27 Not happy with
28 "Plain Language
29 Outdoor dinner
34 "Excuse me"
35 Rarely seen
36 Kind of
37 One of the U.S.
38 Investigate, with
43 Get -- out of
44 Actor Reeves
46 Modern designs
49 Deli offerings
55 General Foods
56 French vineyard
57 Cause for a
59 Stars & Stripes,
61 1996 Madonna
63 Tarlatan skirt
65 Hosiery thread
66 "Holy smokes!"
71 -- Valley,
72 Argued,as a
74 It picks up the
76 Governess of
77 Nursery rhyme boy
78 Diderot or
80 Mean words
81 Rightmost column
82 Campbell, of
88 Wait on
89 Villain's lament
90 Holmes girl and
91 Brewery output
92 Like the yak
95 Like some
96 "The better-
97 Some female
99 Chew out
101 Went lickety-split
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LUXURY TOWNHOME $229,000 A lenn.;
players delight 10har-tru cou.r, 2 BR lumkey
furnished. New tile. beautiful & read' for occu.
pancy Shorn iter renrtall Great rental hizIor/
Call Rose Schnoerr 778-2261
DEEP WATER CANAL $549,900 Cu-iomrr 4
bedroom 3 bath rwih vaulted cedlingi. lighled
plant shelie Spacious master suite with
Jacuzzi tub Oer 2 400 s-:q II garage area Call
Mar, Ann Schmidrr 778.4131
LONGBOAT KEY CLUB $219,000 Direct BAYFRONT CAGED POOL $395,000
GulHront, 2 open balconies, fourth lloor, newv ap- 3BR/2BA home with gorgeous view of
places Very attractive entry foyer Pool len- Inlracoaslal waterway Pad & boal davits on
ns, rec room, library. kitchen. private Call Rose canal side Cul-de-sac Very private Large lot
Schnoerr 778-2261. Call Helen While 778-6956
KEY ROYALE $229,000 Well maintained
and decorated canaltrorni home on prelstigous
Ke' Royale. Private dock and onl/ minules
Irom Tampa Bay. Call Dick Maher or Dave
WIDE CANAL 3BR/2BA HOME $224,000
2.400 square leel sphli bedroom. fireplace huge
glas.-enclosed family room Secluded Island
location Rare opponunii, Call Rose Schnoerr
GULFVIEW FOR ONLY $83,000 View of
Gulf from every window This nely/ painted
one bedroom, one bath unit has carport, newv
A/C & relrigeralor Glass lanai Call Bill Bo'.
TURNKEY FURNISHED CONDO 2BR/
1 5BA overlook rg heated pool Close to gor-
geous beach. shopping Excellent seasonal or
annual rental Gulllroni complex Call Helen
While 778.6956 $109.500
PERICO BAY CLUB $119,000 Lovely BOATERS TAKE NOTE REDUCED -
lakeside villa featuring tennis, nature trails and $59,900 2BR/1.5BA townhouse with available
only two miles to Gulf beaches. Gated commu- boat dock. Overlooks large pool & courtyard.
nity. Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones 778-4891. Excellent location great rental or vacation
home. Call Chard Winheim 778-6743.
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COZY WATERFRONT $159,900 2BR/2BA
with fireplace, 2-car garage, caged pool. Like
new inside and out. Located in beautiful Coral
Shores East. Call Harold Small 792-8628.
SAN REMO SHORES $289,000 This canal
home must be seen. 3BR/3BA, Spanish tile,
deck, ground caged heated pool & spa. Land-
scaped, accent lighted. SO MANY EXTRAS!
Call Bob or Lu Rhoden 778-2692.
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Dick has been a major player
in the Island real estate
industry for more than 10 "
years and is one of Neal &
Neal's Top Producers.
Call anytime for a consultation.
Toll Free 1-800-422-6325
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For further information
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call Island Real Estate,
REALTORS ARE VALUABLE RESOURCE
IN RENTAL PROCESS
If you see your home or condominium as an impor-
tant investment, then managing and maximizing that
investment is an important concern. Like stocks and
bonds or CD's, property ownership calls for smart
management and informed decisions based on thorough
knowledge and judgement.
A wise market insight is important for property
owners at all levels. Whether leasing property is to be part
of a strong long term investment strategy, or the answer
to a more short term question, the guidance of a Realtor
could be a most valuable resource.
Realtors are distinguished from real estate agents in
that they have taken steps beyond just being licensed by
the state. Realtors are members of the local Board of
Realtors and have agreed to act under and adhere to a
strict code of ethics. Their membership obligates them to
fairness to all parties involved in a transaction.
Even more helpful to owners can be those Realtors
and real estate offices that offer divisions specialized in
rental and leasing management. These Realtor profession-
als have something to offer all parties and their services
are not just limited to the rental transaction itself. It is the
numerous specialized services they offer that saves a
property owner and renter time, money and aggravation.
Real estate markets are localized and experienced
Realtors know the market area. They are familiar with
current rental and lease values, taxes, utility costs, municipal
services, facilities and schools or other special interest areas.
They wil also be aware of local changes that could affect the
status of a given property.
Perhaps most important though, a rental specialist
will know how to price and market a home or condo-
While many people are under the impression that the
location of a real estate office is most important, in fact it
is the property exposure through advertising and market-
ing that is most significant. Having a rental property listed
with a Realtor ensures a wider range of prospective
renters/leasers who have been screened to make sure
they are qualified, a process that can minimize many
The Realtor saves the owner a great deal of time by
handling all "the details". They arrange all advertising and
,r marketing, handle telephone inquiries and paperwork,
make appointments and coordinate showings.
A Realtor's special services are:
Compiling all necessary information
regarding the listed property, such as basic
information and any deed restrictions.
Estimating the property's rental value by
competitive rental analysis
Preparing, coordinating and paying for adver-
tising and marketing efforts through area and
state newspapers and magazines.
Screening prospective renters so they are
Handling all necessary paperwork, documenta-
tion and contracts.
Advise on all aspects of contracts and any
negotiations that are needed for successful
Whether you are a local owner or absentee owner
of a home, apartment or condominium, your local
Realtor rental specialist is a professional who will work
with you to enhance and protect your investment.
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This bayfront showplace offers 87 ft. ot sandy
beachfront with sea oats and fabulous views of the
Sunshine Skyway and Tampa Bayl Amenities in-
clude a brick fireplace, newly tiled floors, expan-
sive tile-top breakfast bar, skylights, ceiling fans,
circular driveway, easy care pebbled landscaping,
fabulous elevated master suite with wet bar and
refrigerator plus private sundeck, gracious winding
oak staircase, sprinkler system for plants, outdoor
lighting and so much morel Includes One-Year
Homeowner's Warrantyl Truly in a class by itself
$825,000 fully furnished.
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IT'S AN EASY STROLL TO THE GULF. Spacious
3-story townhouse. 2 heated pools, tennis, docking
privileges. Situated on a lovely lagoon leading to the
bay. $139,900. Dick Ring, 748-7937. #13626.
DIRECT GULF-FRONT UNIT. Wonderful views,
walking beach, pool, tennis. Manager on premises,
under unit parking. Turnkey furnished. $173,000.
Claudia Carrillo, 748-7360. #14933.
PRIME, CONVENIENT LOCATION. Duplex your
income. 2BR/2B and 2BR/1B. Gulf-side. Short walk
to beach. Zoned C2. $205,000. Adjacent lot also
available. Anne Miller, 792-6475. #15844.
STUNNING, CUSTOMIZED Smugglers Landing
condominium. Immaculate. Perfect for the discern-
ing boater. 40' dock, easy access to Tampa Bay,
boating, islands and beaches. 2-car covered park-
ing, pool and tennis. $190,000. John & Jolene
Zisman, 383-5252. #13691.
WATERFRONT CONDOMINIUM with fabulous ICW
view. Deeded carport, large boat slip. Pool, tennis.
Desirable 2BR/2B 1st floor corner unit. $178,500. Bob
Burnett, 387-0048. #15381.
ZONED C2. Lot, 90' x 100' +/-. Prime Gulf Drive
location. Explore the possibilities. $180,000. Anne
Miller, 792-6475. #15843.
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On Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes
Beach. Contact Barbara Milian, 778-2275.
PERICO BAY CLUB. Gated community. Beautiful,
furnished 2BR/2B. Lake view. 2nd floor. Washer/dryer.
Heated pool, tennis. $1,100 per month.
HOLMES BEACH. Newly renovated 2BR/2B, turnkey
furnished unit. Spectacular Gulf view. Available for sum-
mer and winter rentals. $600 weekly/$1,600 monthly.
Exceptional properties, exceptional service.
Call us for your property management needs.
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224 OAK AVE: 3 bedroom, 3 bath, elevated home. Open
and airy, great room/living room with wood burning fire-
place and oak floors. Master suite has his and her walk-in
closets and whirlpool tub with separate shower. Screened
deck overlooks the boat ramp and dock with electric and
water hook-up. No bridges. Ample parking and storage
under 2,100 sq. ft. of air conditioned living space.
Asking $329,000 Please call 778-0217.
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Sunday August 25, 1996
501 Gulf Dr. N. #305, Brd. Beach .....$114,900
Bridgeport. Bayfront condo, 2BR/2BA furnished.
Steps to beach, covered parking, elevator. Susan
Hatch 778-7616 eves.
4255 Gulf Dr. #221, H. B.................... $121,900
Island Village. 2BR/2BA condo, view of the Bay.
Frank Migliore 778-2662 eves.
6250 Holmes Blvd. #66, H. B...........$164,900
North Beach Village. 3BR/2BA townhouse, turn-
key furnished. Near pool, walk to beach. Carla
Price 778-5648 eves.
512 68th Street, Holmes Beach........$219,900
Canalfront home. 2BR/2BA, family room, dock,
deep water canal. Judy Duncan 778-1589 eves.
1206 58th Street W., Bradenton .........$64,500
Meadowcroft. 2BR/2BA condo with cathedral ceil-
ings and extended porch overlooking green belt
area. Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
3811 Plumosa, Bradenton ................$154,900
San Remo. 3BR/2BA home on deep sailboat wa-
ter. Family room, dock. Bill Allen 778-1620 eves.
1351 Perico Pt. Cir., PBC, Brd..........$210,000
3BR/2BA Bayfront unit. Hardwood floors, crown
moldings. Mi Mi Summers 798-3247 eves.
879 Waterside Lane, Brd. ...............$123,000
Perico Bay Club. 2BR/2BA plus loft townhome.
Many upgrades. Great water views from both
floors. Elfi Starrett 798-9716 eves.
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419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
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S ED OLIVEIRA
Wagner Realty Since 1939
2217 Gulf Drive
MORE ISLAND NEWS THAN ANY OTHER SOURCE.
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2BR/2BA nearly new elevated home is close to
the Gulf in Holmes Beach. This home features
two master suites with extra large baths and
nice views of the Gulf. Many upgrades including
Pella windows and tile floors. Must be seen to
be appreciated! Reduced to $159,000.
Call Pat Jackson eves. at 778-3301
or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P Box 717* Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
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My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of sales
means I can offer you a qualified service to help
in the disposition of your fine antiques, art, and
household furnishings. I will be happy to send
you a resume and references.
Member of Appraisers Association of America
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, FL
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SMagnificent view of the Gulf.
S3BR/2BA with large 2-car ga-
rage. Elevated with 32 x 12
deck. Seller will entertain offers
between $300,000 $370,000.
Carol S. Heinze
Certified Residential Specialist
Fax: 941- 778-3035
LUXURY LIVING TOP FLOOR
Price reduced to $289,000 Very motivated seller, please
make offer. Beautiful Gulffront condo. Panoramic view of
beach and Anna Maria's spectacular sunsets. Heated
pool & spa. 2BR/2BA. #S58991.
GULFVIEW Elevator, extra storage, parking be-
neath. Tiffany condo, rarely offered, 2BR/2BA. Of-
fered at $185,000. #15658.
DEEDED BOAT DOCK 2BR/2BA with lushly land-
scaped backyard, enclosed lanai, garage. Well main-
tained, on dead end street. Close to Bay & Gulf.
MARTINIQUE Elevator, security, pool, tennis. Di-
rect Gulffront 2BR/2BA. Turnkey furnished. $168,000.
SPECTACULAR VIEWS of beach/Gulf. 3BR/3BA.
Enclosed balcony for added living area. Owner fi-
nancing. Turnkey furnished. Updated. $196,900.
BAYFRONT SERENITY Nature's best. 3BR/3BA.
Country kitchen, open floor plan. DY13571. $209,000.
ANNA MARIA Canalfront 4BR/3BA custom built
home. Seller will entertain offers between $210,000
- $240,000. #12760.
T. Dolly Young, REALTOR/IMS
Leading Edge Society 778-5427
MVP 2BR/2BA Seller will entertain offers
between $210,000 $250,000, fireplace in
den, 2-car garage, located on wide canal.
#14507. Call Carol Heinze eves. 792-5721.
MAGNIFICENT VIEW OF SARASOTA BAY
- 3BR/2BA, cathedral ceilings, fireplace,
marble floors, caged pool, security system,
gourmet kitchen. $895,000. #66278. Call
Karin Stephan eves. 383-1267.
DIRECT GULFFRONT Views of sunset
and sandy beach. Recently painted, fully
furnished. 2BR/2BA. $168,000. #13378.
Call T. Dolly Young eves. 778-5427.
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Commercial Condo 400 sq. ft.
w/office & facilities... $600
"'DIAL" DEBBIE DIAL
778-7777 or 1-800-664-8152
Debbie Dial 7 Gulfstream
Leasing M ge 5600 MARINA DR. STE. 8
Leasing Manager HOLMES BEACH, FL
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MEDIUM TEAL WING BACK chair, $75.20.7 cu. ft.
commercial up-right freezer, $350. Cardiojlide exer-
cise machine, $85. Jake's hip & thigh machine, $50.
25" Fisher TV with remote, $150. Sears microwave/
convection oven, $40. Tall microwave stand, $25.
COLLECTOR'S ITEMS. 4 Franklin Heirloom Victorian
dolls, 21" tall. All for $500 or $150 each. 32" animated
Victorian Christmas display doll, $40. Call 778-6044.
JEWELRY FOR SALE Beautiful Ceylon sapphire ring
surrounded by baggette and round diamonds. Sacrifice
for $1,200 OBO. 366-5562 days, 747-8144 eves.
SOFA 96" OFF-WHITE four seater. Excellent condi-
tion. $75. Call 778-1063.
SOFA & MATCHING RECLINER light brown cordu-
roy, oak trim. Excellent condition. Both $350. Will de-
liver on Island. 778-4693 eves. or leave message.
SIDE BY SIDE Refrigerator/freezer with ice maker.
Almond color, good condition. $200. Call 778-3629.
FUJI RACING BIKE, small frame. $50. Bang &
Olufsen stereo: Beocenter 7000 includes tuner, turn-
table & cassette player $600. 778-1102.
YARD SALE Sat., Aug. 24, 9 4. Trash and trea-
sures. Lots of household and baby items. 232 85th
Street, Holmes Beach.
MOVING SALE Sat., Aug. 24, 9 3. Refrigerator (ice
maker), washer, twin beds, queen bed, sleeper sofa,
household items. 206 Willow Ave., Anna Maria.
MOVING SALE Thursday, Aug. 22,7 till gone. Lowry
organ, bedroom, living room furniture, kitchen items,
mower, etc. 308 66th Street, Holmes Beach.
TOOL TOOLS TOOLS plus fish gear, 110 Mercury
OB motor, new gas grill, side by side refrigerator,
more tools, white leather cat napper, swivel rocker,
shop lights, work benches, camping equipment,
lamps, kitchen set, more tools. Early birds pay
double. Sat., Aug. 24, 8 am. 312 B 64th Street,
GARAGE SALE Sat., Aug. 24, 8 -4. Couch, lamps,
computer stuff. Something for everyone. 236
Lakeview, Anna Maria.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Aug. 24, 8-12. Waterbed, mis-
cellaneous items. 119 46th Street, Holmes Beach.
LOST AT SEA SKIPPERKEY Small black Belgium
boat dog. Lost somewhere from King Fish boat ramp
to Seven Pines Friday afternoon. Gimp back leg.
Name is Lucus. Call Mike O'Leary at 755-4520.
FALLBALL LITTLE LEAGUE TRYOUTS Players
born before August 1, 1983 will start this week. For
more information call Bob Gibbons at 778-7431.
VISITOR INFORMATION: "Insider's Guide to
Bradenton & Sarasota" is on sale at The Islander
Bystander. This guide offers more than 400 pages of
information everything you need to know to enjoy
the two-county area. Retail price $14.95, discounted
33% only at the newspaper office. You pay only $10
plus tax at The Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach. 778-7978
"CRACKER'S CRUMBS," is a collection of stories
and newspaper columns guaranteed to delight new-
comers, visitors and oldtimers too, by original Florida
Cracker, Gib Bergquist. This book makes a great gift.
Available for $19.95 at The Islander Bystander, 5404
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-7978
REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified
mail-in registration at The Islander Bystander office,
5404 Marina Drive,, Holmes Beach.
BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. (House calls) We
come to you Cats or dogs. (Island only). 778-1012.
1978 DODGE MAXIVAN good condition. Must sell.
$1,200 or best offer. Call 778-1908, ask for Sam.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
SPIRIT SONG CHARTERS pleasure cruises with
Capt. Richard Ardabell. Sunset, Egmont, snorkeling
or just relax and enjoy to view. 778-2195.
YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Waxing, teak, main-
tenance programs. Over 15 years experience. Island
resident. References. (941) 252-0080.
REAL ESTATE AGENTS Time for a change?
Wedebrock Real Estate Co. has openings for their
Island offices. Highest commission splits paid, sup-
port staff, signing bonus, listings & sales referrals -
we will help you make the move. Call Jim Layfield,
BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting
applications for part time cooks and full and part time
servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge St.,
Calling ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people from around the world? Are you
interested in learning the history of Anna Maria Is-
land? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call Cathi O'Bannon at 778-4198 if you
can give a few hours of community service.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
WANTED RETIRED SECRETARY 4-6 hours. One
day a week. Call 778-2477.
VETERINARY ASSISTANT Mornings, 25-30 hours
a week. Island Animal Clinic 778-2445.
JEWELRY REPAIRS custom designs. We can turn
your old gold into beautiful new jewelry. Tue. Sat.,
10 5. Closed Sun. & Mon. Golden Isle Jewelers
401A Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 778-4605
MAN WITH SHOVEL Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, shell, odd jobs. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222..
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., air-
ports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab. Serv-
ing the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.
IRONING DONE Sheets to shirts. Fast service. Is-
land pick-up and delivery. Smoke free environment.
References available. Phone 778-2085.
"THE PERFECTIONIST Cleaning with perfection:
homes, condos, rentals, etc. Call Sharon at 778-0064.
WHITE GLOVE CLEANING 10 years experience.
Good references. Call 778-2085, leave message.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE HOUSECALLS minor repairs
and maintenance in your driveway. For estimate or
appointment call 778-0373.
HAULING, SHELL DELIVERED and spread, trash re-
moval, tree trimming, free estimates. Larry 778-0119.
REASONABLE RESPONSIBLE POOL care. It's our
business. Will handle all your pressure cleaning
needs. Please call Woodland's Quality Pool Care at
TRANSPORTATION TO & FROM Tampa Airport.
Anytime. Call 778-7934.
RELIABLE PROFESSIONAL COUPLE will sit your
house while you're away. Reasonable fees great
references. Call 778-3629.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free
ANNA MARIA GARDEN Center & Landscaping. Free
estimates, 32 years experience. Full service land-
scaping and garden center. Next to Island Foods. All
work guaranteed. 778-6630.
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SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Planning to SELL or RENT your property? Please call an ISLAND REALTY GROUP
OFFICEI THREE ISLAND real estate offices working together to provide personal and
professional services. Over 75 combined years of ISLAND business experience shows
_ _____ _-_we are long established ISLAND offices!
This home is designed as a personal residence offering 2 guest
BR/2BA, on 1 st floor plus living area. Private master suite is over
800 sq. ft. on 2nd level with wet bar, Jacuzzi bath & shower and
a 12 x 29 open deck viewing gorgeous Gulf beach Location is
on two lots with additional adaptable building for studio, play-
house, etc. Call Marie Franklin. Asking $900,000.
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W. ARE Island.'
a05 Gul D riv, PO Box 3 Ann Mari Fowido 34214
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
CEDAR BEACH HOUSE!!! A BIG HOUSE ON KEY ROYALE
Close to bay & beach on the north end of Anna Maria. Lush PRICE REDUCED BY $10,000
tropical landscaping surrounds this lovely home. Just steps 611 Gladstone. 4BR3.5BA kitchen/2 car
to the Rod & Reel pier. Just listed at $177,500. lasne. 4 /. / ten/ ar
Call Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-5287 3,895 sq. ft. under roof home including caged
or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986. pool. Next to bun not on a canal. Owner anx-
.11, V..,, ,ious to sell. $265,000. Now $255,000.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 GuOf riv PO Box 717 Anna Mua, R3421
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307
Doug Dowling Realty
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LIGHTS OUT FORVAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
I SEA TURTLES! resident references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
May 1 thru Oct. 31 9PM to 7AM JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
Please turn out beachfront lights.* specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island
Lights disorient mother turtles references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
and especially turtle hatchlings
as they journey to the Gulf. JIM TRAVIS CONSTRUCTION Remodeling, room
additions, decks, baths, kitchens, repairs. License
#RR0066842. 779-2129, Jim.
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water
heater, sewer cleaning. 24-hour service. Serving the
IIsland 20 years. 778-0181. Lic. #RF0038400.
-INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
Prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
I Report turtles, turtle tracks, possible nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
nests and hatchlings to AI[Ia M aria iPaul Beauregard 779-2294.
Ior 78-0056. Turtle Watch KIMBALL CONSTRUCTION CO. Residential & com-
Snormercial. New construction or remodeling. Insured. Lic.
Sponsored by The Islander Bystander # CGC 058-092. Call 778-5354 or pager 506-6186.
*By city ordinance, Anna Maria, ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach.
SIts the law! New installation and repairs. Insured and refer-
L -... -- ences. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
Use this handy reminder at the front door or in the kitchen wherever it R.T. (Bob) HILTON CONSTRUCTION. Residential
will be noticable. Lights near the beach must be tumed out from May to and commercial. Remodel and new construction.
October it's the law in Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach and Holmes Island and Mainland. References. CGC012191.
Beach. Just copy this light switch cover and post it. It's your chance to
contribute to helping an endangered species! 747-1098. (Don't say how, say Hilton).
Sponsored by: NEED IT FIXED? Find it in The Islander Bystander.
5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 34217 (941) 778-7978
NOTICE N OTC
'-, NOON FRIDAY AUG 30
,The deadline for ads that will appear in Sept. 5
S issue OF THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER must be
SI placed before noon on Friday, Aug. 30.
_.5Serving the Island-
from the same,
location since 1970.
Visit us at our web site: http://www.islandreal.com
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 778-6066 1-800-865-0800
Fantastic 6-plex with heated
pool. Excellent rental income -
superb curb appeal. 3 lots,
manicured grounds, turnkey
furnished units, convenient
parking. Offered at $569,000.
OF THE WEEK:
NEWLY REMODELED BAYFRONT
Duplex with fabulous views, spacious floor plans and a
short walk to beach. Decorator turnkey furnished. 2,736
sq. ft. total living area. Offered at $389,000.
Dave Moynihan Call Dave Moynihan.
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WEEKLY RENTALS AVAILABLE
STARTING AT $450 PER WEEK
Perico Bay Club 2 & 3BR villa $2000 2400 mo
Westbay Pt. Moorings 2/2 $2300 2700 mo
Martinique (Gulffront) 2/2 $2900 mo
Key Royale Home 3/2 w/pool $3600 mo
AND MANY MORE ...
Runaway Bay 1 BR/1 BA $575 mo
Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA villa $950 mo
Bradenton 4BR/3BA house $1200 mo
Seaside Gardens 2BR/2BA $700 mo
WedebrocIeLa t Company
matching p 8e-fw'et erties since 1949
CALL A PROFESSIONAL
WEDEBROCK AGENT TODAY Y!
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
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RE/MAX GULFSTREAM REALTY
THE # RESIDENTIAL RESALE OFFICE IN MANATEE COUNTY!
Debbie Dial Yvonne Higgins Sandy Greiner Jennifer Jones Don Schroder Karen Schroder Barbara'Tumet
CALL ONE OF OUR ISLAND PROFESSIONALS TODAY!
of Anna Maria Inc.
Call Robin Kollar
309 Pine Ave.
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'Commercial Residential Free Estimates
a Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Service .13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
77f.1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
11 7781345AND SATISFACTION
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
8 years- with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353
WILSON WALL SERVICES
Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
SBuilding Restoration Water Damage
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247
CJ's Plumbing Inc. 778-3614
24-Hour Emergency Service & Repairs
Water Heaters *Drain Cleaning -Disposals *Remodeling
JOHN DAVIS Beeper 569-9052
Licensed & insured CFC056844
MULCH STONE SHELL
Free Estimates 778-1497
HAULING SOD INSTALLATION
* KITCHENS BATHS
* DECKS & MORE
ARPENTRY CALL KIT WELSCH
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Gary F. Deffenbaugh by
AoLOCKOUTS "Professional Excellence"
REKEYJNS TALL MASTER Interior & Exterior
New & Used Locks & Repairs Popcorn Ceiling Repair
Emergency Service Serving the Islands Since 1969.
Service Islands Since 1986 Licensed and Insured
SALOA778-5594ASIs 778-5594 778-3468
CALL US TODAY
FOR AN APPOINTMENT!
5804 Marina Dr.
MON FRI 8AM 5PM
SAT 8AM 4PM
ISLANDERCL A IFI DS
HOM IPRVEEN *Cntnud 7 ENALSCnine
SCREENS REPLACED/REPAIRED, roof coating
and repairs, interior/exterior painting, drywall re-
pairs, ceiling fans, carpentry & ceramic tile. Low
prices. Call 778-0410.
SEAWALLS LIFTS DOCKS
License #MC00105. Fully insured. Doug Hugenberg
Marine Construction, Inc. Free estimates. Quality
work. Call Doug at 792-5685.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery, 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
CARPET, VINYL, CERAMIC tile. Sold, installed and
repaired. Excellent prices. All workmanship guaran-
teed. Fully licensed/insured. Steve Allen 383-5381 or
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile. Lic.
#MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott.
FULLY FURNISHED beach cottage. 1BR/1BA, pri-
vate lot and parking. $275 per week, includes phone
and cable. 778-2832.
VACATION RENTAL. Bayfront with deep water boat
dock. 2BR/1BA, newly remodeled, designer turnkey
furnished. Short walk to Gulf beaches and restaurants.
Available weekly or monthly. Ask Denise about Herons
Landing. (941) 778-2246 or (800) 211-2323.
3BR/2BA WATERFRONT Warner's Bayou with boat
dock. $1,250 mo. includes lawn maintenance. Day-
time (941) 686-4163 or weekends 778-5377.
SUNRISE/SUNSETS on the bay. Large 2BR/2BA, one
level home. View of Skyway Bridge from large, en-
closed porch. Seasonal monthly/weekly. 778-0340.
STEPS TO BEACH unfurnished, 2BR/1BA, washer/
dryer. $625 mo. Call 778-1345.
ANNUAL RENTAL 1BR/1BA. 203 2nd Street,
Bradenton Beach. 1 block to beach/fishing pier. Just
remodeled. Water, garbage included. $500 mo. +
$200 deposit. (813) 874-0973.
SEASONAL RENTAL Adorable cottage. 2BR/1BA,
washer/dryer. Just remodeled. 1 block to beach. 106
Church St., Bradenton Beach. $500 wk./$1,000 mo.
off season. $1,500 mo. season. (813) 874-0973.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONALS Immaculate 1 &
2BR apartments within easy walking distance to
beach. Available weekly or monthly. Special summer
HIDEAWAY COVE Perfect Bayview between
bridges. 1 block to beach. Nice, quiet, dead end
street. 1st floor, 2BR, fully furnished with dock. 3 mo.
minimum. Annual for the right person/couple. Refer-
ences required. Also 2BR seasonal available. No
smoking or pets. (941) 778-7107.
ANNA MARIA GULF/BAY views. Furnished 1BR
apartment. Private patio, pool, washer/dryer. 211
South Bay Blvd. 778-2896.
SGULFVIEW SENSATIONAL French country premier
home. 4BR/3BA, turret, quiet, best neighborhood.
September- December. $1,950 mo. 107 Beach Ave.
Call 778-2206 or 794-8202.
BEAUTIFUL GULFFRONT 3BR/2BA bestview. 50' to
water. Private beach. Top floor master suite, decks,
patio, tropical gardens, unique. $3,000 mo., $1,000
SEASONAL RENTALS Sun Plaza, Martinique, Sandy
Point, River Oaks. Call T. Dolly Young, Realtor- 778-
0766 or 778-5427. The Prudential Florida Realty.
LOVELY FURNISHED 2BR Anna Maria Gulffront
apartment. Weekly, vacation, seasonal. Porch and
sundeck. No pets. 778-3143.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA condo apartment.
No pets. 1st and security deposit. Call 778-0000 from
MONTHLY OR SEASONAL 3BR/2.5BA Key West
style executive home with Gulfview and large great
room. $2,600 mo. 108 72nd St., Holmes Beach.
For information or to view call (941) 778-2277 (Co-
BEAUTIFUL BAYFRONT 1BR/1 BA upstairs apartment
with deck, boat dock. Quiet, private. 1 block to Gulf.
Also two poolside apartments off Island. 749-0216.
2BR UNFURNISHED references required. Magnolia
Avenue. Call Manuel at 778-4497.
WATERFRONT HOME 3BR/2BA. Oct. Apr. (3
month minimum). Beautiful view of Skyway Bridge.
(941) 984-1764 or if no answer (941) 778-4707.
2BR/1BA WITH BOAT DOCK. Close to shopping
center and beach. Call 778-7039.
LABOR DAY SPECIAL 2BR/2BA Bayview condo.
Pool, close to beach and shopping. $450 per week.
Monthly rates available. 778-9343 or 723-6802.
ANNUAL DUPLEX 3BR/2BA, central heat/air,
washer/dryer hook-up, near beach, fenced yard, sun
deck. Some pets. Available Sept. 1. References and
deposits required. $795 mo. 778-7431.
COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENT on Anna Maria
Island. Approximately 1,340 sq. ft. Excellent location,
great visibility. Call Smith REALTORS at 778-0777.
MINI VACATION SPECIAL 25% discount either Sun.
- Wed. or Mon. Thu. 2 people/4 nights from $135.
Kitchens. 500 ft. to beach. Free bikes. Haley's Mo-
tel & Resort Complex. 778-5405 or (800) 367-7824.
OPEN HOUSE Sunday, Aug. 25, 12:30 -3:30. Sum-
mer Sands, 1007 Gulf Dr. 2BR/2.5BA facing
Intracoastal. Pool, spa, boat dock, private Gulf
beach, secured entryway, elevator, live-in manager.
$146,500. Buzz #222 for entry. Park in garage. Gulf-
Bay Realty of Anna Maria, Inc. 778-7244.
ANNA MARIA GULF/BAY views. Pierside apartments,
4-units furnished. Large lot with pool. $449,000, by
owner (in apt. #1). 211 South Bay Blvd. 778-2896.
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TRAILER 30 X 8 W/SCREENED lanai, carport, new
carpet. Pines Trailer Park, Bradenton Beach. For in-
formation call 746-1058 or 747-7290.
CANALFRONT RESIDENCE IN Key Royale. 3BR/
2BA, 40' screened pool, boat dock. Elegant Euro-
pean kitchen, ceramic marble tiles, French doors. All
brand new. A must see! 613 Baronet Lane. Call for
appointment. $320,000. 778-0580.
GREAT NORTH SARASOTA location. 2BR/1BA
house on very private lot with beautiful large trees.
Central air. Perfect for retirees. $72,500. Call 377-1011.
FOR SALE BY OWNER 3BR/2BA condo on Palma
Sola Bay. Deep water canal, dock & davits, seawall,
2 pools, clubhouse, tennis. $159,900. (941) 792-
7122 for appointment.
THE PERICO BAY SPECIALISTS Sales and rentals.
Call anytime, 778-6066. Island Real Estate of Anna
Maria Island, Inc.
$95,000. BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED spacious
condo. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, covered parking, washer,
dryer, pool. Easy walk to beach. Yvonne Higgins, Re/
Max Gulfstream 778-7777.
NORTH HOLMES BEACH 4 or 5 bedroom, 3 bath
house, zoned duplex. Dock, new kitchen and appli-
ances. $189,000. Call 795-0413.
300 FT. TO GULF! Beautiful 3BR/2BA Key West
style home located near the north end beaches.
Turnkey furnished, custom designed. $239,000.
Susanne Kasten, Betsy Hills Real Estate 921-4130.
WESTBAY COVE 2BR/2BA condo overlooking land-
scaped pool and Tampa Bay. New kitchen, freshly
decorated, second floor end unit. $133,500. Call
DEEP CANAL like new 2BR/2BA with cathedral ceil-
ings, skylights, tiled foyer, screened patio, many ex-
tras. 40' boat slip only minutes to open bay.
Smuggler's Landing behind Seafood Shack. Offered
at $125,000. Call Mike Migone or Jim Bunn at
Wedebrock Real Estate Co. 383-5543 days, 751-
0715 eves. or (800) 335-5543.
FORMER MODEL 3BR/2BA completely furnished
end unit. 40' dock space only yards from bay. Com-
plex offers pool, clubhouse and tennis. Offered at
$219,000. Call Mike Migone or Jim Bunn at
Wedebrock Real Estate Co. 383-5543 days, 751-
0715 eves. or (800) 335-5543.
COMMERCIAL/RETAIL SPACE AVAILABLE for rent
in Holmes Beach. Call Dennis for details. 778-4461.
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makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation or
discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handi-
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parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people
securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will
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that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are avail-
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Children are counting on you to be aware of school zones, buses and bus
stops! As you hurry to and from work and appointments, kids are hurrying to
and from school. Keep an eye out for youngsters waiting for buses and
walking to and from school. Remember to observe school zone speed limits
and as always, that pedestrians have the right of way. This public service
message is sponsored by the following local merchants.
1 st National Bank of Mana
5324 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
A Paradise, Inc., Realtor
3001 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
10115 Cortez Rd. Bay Beach Pla
794-5555 1 800 559-6077
Anna Maria City Hall
10005 Gulf Dr. Anna Maria
Anna Maria Oyster Bar
City Pier Anna Maria
Anna Maria Realty, Inc.
9805 Gulf Dr. Anna Maria
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5501 Marina Dr. Holmes Beac
5508 Marina Dr. Holmes Beac
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107 Gulf Dr. N. Bradenton Beai
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tee 129 Bridge St. Bradenton Beach
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r 5327 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach Lal
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iza 778-7600 534
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9701 Gulf Dr. Anna Maria
778-1450 1 800 306-9666 3210
Harlan's 1-Hour Photo
3332 East Bay Dr. Holmes Beach Pea
Beachfront Bed & Breakfast
5626 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach 875
Holmes Beach Marina
202 52nd St. Holmes Beach 90
Holmes Beach Mini Storage
h 3018 Ave. C Holmes Beach 9
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:h 6101 Marina Dr. *Holmes Beach 53
essie's Island Store
4 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
lixon Insurance Co., Inc.
2 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
Key Income Tax
0 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
Pensee Plumbing, Inc.
48B Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
0 A Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
East Bay Dr. Holmes Beach
ches Ice Cream & Deli
8 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
Rod & Reel
North Shore Dr. Anna Maria
2 S. Bay Blvd. Anna Maria
Snips Hair Design
1807 Gulf Dr. Anna Maria
Prudential Florida Realty
40 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
Wagner Realty, Inc.
7 Gulf Dr. Bradenton Beach
47 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
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