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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Publication Date: 09-02-1993
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NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


ISLANDER


Tax time taxes Island taxpayers


By Paul Roat
September is tax time.
Local, county, regional and state officials are pouring
over figures and taxes in the annual rite of establishing
budgets for the next fiscal year beginning Oct. 1.
Basic tenets of budgets are millage rates based on
assessed value of property. A mill is $1 for every
$1,000 of assessed value of property, less the home-
stead exemption. So, for a house assessed at $125,000,
minus the $25,000 homestead exemption, a 2 mill tax
rate would cost the homeowner $200 in property taxes.
On the Island, the cities of Anna Maria and
Holmes Beach have not proposed raising millage rates
for the 1993-94 fiscal year. Bradenton Beach has pro-
posed a hefty increase, but officials in that city hope
to pare the budget and not follow through with their
proposed 36-percent tax hike
Anna Maria and Holmes Beach officials can hold
the line on taxes due to substantial increases in 1992
property assessments, thereby increasing the dollars
available in the budget. Total assessed value of real
property on the Island includes: -
1993-94 fiscal year -


Anna Maria City: $204,854,391
Bradenton Beach: $129,335,055
Holmes Beach: $436,100,935
1992-93 fiscal year -
Anna Maria City: $180,654,200
Bradenton Beach: $121,147,877
Holmes Beach: $406,316,211.
Property values went up dramatically in Anna
Maria and Holmes Beach last year, but not as much in
Bradenton Beach.
The figures above are total assessed amounts for the
Island cities. For purposes of calculating millage rates,
lower numbers are used that take into account the quali-
fied homestead exemptions. Those figures are:
Anna Maria City: $185,907,458
Bradenton Beach: $114,419,042
Holmes Beach: $398,782,825.
Tax rates and budgets for the three Island cities will
be set later this month in public hearings. The proposed
millage rates and overall city budgets include:
Anna Maria City: 1.410 millage, $859,900 budget
Bradenton Beach: 3.7466 millage, $1,167,349
budget


Holmes Beach: 1.750 millage, $1,743,383 bud-
get.
Public hearings on the budgets are scheduled to be
held at the respective city halls:
Anna Maria City, Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 28, 7
p.m.
Bradenton Beach: Sept. 8, 7 p.m., Sept. 15, 7
p.m.
Holmes Beach: Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 21,
7:30 p.m.
The taxes paid to municipalities are a very small
part of the overall tax picture.
Regional taxes collected for the Southwest Florida
Water Management District are going up 31 percent
this year.
Regional taxes for the West Coast Inland Naviga-
tion District, the four-county group responsible for
paying for the maintenance of the Intracoastal Water-
way, are staying the same.
Anna Maria Fire Control District taxes are going
up 21 percent.
Manatee County and Manatee County School
Board taxes are going up as well.


Local firefighters
work for Jerry's kids
Pam Reed with the Anna Maria Fire District
collects a street-side donation from a passing
motorist for the Jerry Lewis muscular dystrophy
fund. Lewis' fundraising marathon is held annually
over Labor Day weekend. Anna Maria and
Longboat Keyfirefighting personnel worked
together last weekend to "Fill the Boot, part of a
national campaign by firefighters, at the intersection
of Gulf Drive and Cortez Road in Bradenton Beach.
The firefighters collected $1;750 at the Bradenton
Beach intersection. The total collected by
firefighters in Manatee and Sarasota Counties is
$17,000. The funds collected by our area
firefighters will be spent locally to provide
wheelchairs andfamily assistancefor area
victims of the disease, said Firefighter Tom Sousa,
union representative from Longboat Key.
Islander Photo: Joy Courtney




Chamber voices opinions on tourist rentals


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Planning Commission got an
earful concerning tourists and tourist rentals from
members of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce last week.
Chamber members told the board that the resort
overlay district, which prohibits rentals of less than 30
days in the city district mostly south of the Manatee
Public Beach, is very restrictive. They claim that den-
sity requirements are strangling the industry and an
anti-tourist attitude is beginning to prevail. The sur-
vival of the community's small businesses is at stake
according to the chamber.
Chamber President Mary Ann Sipe said that the
business community on the Island cannot survive with-
out tourists, and over-regulation is closing the door on
the tourist industry.
"We have not only cut down on the tourist industry,
but I believe we've given people the idea that we don't
want the tourists here," explained Sipe. "Look at the news-
papers all we do is fight over everything that goes on.
All I hear is that we don't have any room on our roads for
people. Why are we here? We are a tourist community. It
has always been a tourist community."
According to Sipe, there are 188 hotel/motel units,
1008 seasonal rental licenses, 1327 units with rental li-
censes and 3319 annual rental licenses in Holmes Beach.


"The homeowners and people renting the small
units are very needed," said Sipe, "because with only
188 motel units, where are people going to go? They'll
come in for day visits and not spend their money in the
shops and restaurants. Nobody profits from that."
Sipe said restrictions in the resort overlay district,
coupled with the reduced density in the hotel/motel dis-
trict, are eliminating the option of short stays for tourists.
Don Howard, city council chairman and motel
owner explained, "Everybody in the world is after
tourists, because it's a damned good business. We've
got them here and we're not accommodating them."
He said the city should be less concerned with
density and more concerned with protecting the ap-
pearance of the building with height and land cover-
age restrictions.
"If you turn away an overnight guest, you lose
possibly two meals in a local restaurant, a tank of gas,
a souvenir, and a future longer stay," stressed Howard.
"That's all money that we've turned away."
Howard pointed out that the county's portion of
the beach renourishment fund was solely paid for by
the tourist tax and that a one cent jail tax was 60 per-
cent funded by tourists.
Howard said the board should develop a plan for
the entire city instead of taking a band-aid approach as
it did with the resort overlay in just one of the city's
districts.


"The problem was too many cars, too much noise,
parties and nude sunbathing," noted motel owner Luke
Courtney. "The solution was not to create new laws
and ordinances. It was to enforce the present ones.
Over 800 seasonal rental licenses are in residential
areas. To change the definition for a 30-day minimum
in the rest of the city is totally ridiculous. This would
eliminate quite a bit of tourism in the city."
The next opportunity for public input will be at the
board's next meeting, 9 a.m., Sept. 21.

Early deadline: Classifieds are due
in by 2 p.m. Saturday for
next week's paper.




SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Sunshine complaint ......................... Page 2
Opinion ...........................................Page 4
Those were the days....................... Page 5
New Islander plaza ......................Page 8
Product tampering ......................... Page 11
Obituaries ...................................... Page 14
Streetlife ........................................ Page 15
School menu .................................Page 19


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


SEPTEMBER 2, 1993





E) THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER a SEPTEMBER 2, 1993 N PAGE 2

Labor Day pays homage

to the American people
By Kay Pruden two men: Matthew McGuire, a machinist from Paterson,
Islander Correspondent N.J., and Peter McGuire of New York City.
Two men named McGuire had a dream. One of the McGuires was the founder of the United
A dream that there should be a day of celebration Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a co-founder
in honor of every man and woman in the labor force, of the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions,
the common people. which became the American Federation of Labor.
To many Americans, Labor Day has come to sig- Americans can find honor in the great strides
nify the end of summer, from the closing of numerous we've made over the years. We now have child labor
swimming pools up north to Islanders finding them- laws and the number of sweat shops is greatly dimin-
selves walking empty beaches. ished, although still not completely unheard of.
Everywhere, the holiday means the beginning of "I Owe My Soul to the Company Store" is no
a new school year. longer a way of life. There is no possibility of a recur-
Labor Day means a lot more. rence of the tragic Manhattan Shirt factory fire where
As early as 1874, a chronicler named Franklin the workers had been locked in.
Wilson stated, "Work has sometimes been called wor- Alot more needs to be done for our migrant laborers,
ship, and the dusty, smoky workshop a temple: be- but the many working people have hospitalization and
cause there man glorifies the Great Architect by imi- benefits never dreamed of in the "old days" and we owe
stating Him in providing for the want of his creatures." it all to people just like ourselves, workers with a dream.
Grover Cleveland said, "Honor lies in honest toil," Lest we forget the dream, remember Andrew Carnegie,
and William McKinley added, "We glory in the fact who started out as a bobbin-boy at age 13 and wound up
that in the dignity and elevation of labor we find our the richest steel man on earth.
greatest distinction among the nations of the earth." Carnegie's dream was realized while a member of
This day was set aside to celebrate and honor work- our labor force. The true celebration of Labor Day is
ing people in 1882. Credit for the idea has been given to that this can be done again and again.

Van Ostenbridge cleared of Sunshine complaint


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Prosecutors in the State Attorney's office con-
firmed Holmes Beach Detective Nancy Rogers' as-
sessment of the Sunshine accusation against Fire Com-
missioner John Van Ostenbridge.
In a statement issued Friday, Assistant State Attorney
James Rawe said, "No conversation ensued concerning
the budget or any other matter upon which the commis-
sion would be considering. Therefore no crime occurred."
Rogers' investigation began on August 5, when
Holmes Beach resident Lee Edwards complained of a
possible Sunshine violation. Edwards said his neigh-
bor, Fire Commissioner Sandy Haas told him that Van


Ostenbridge called her at work concerning a topic the
commission would be voting on in the future.
When Rogers interviewed Van Ostenbridge about the
call, he told her he did make the call asking Haas why she
discussedher unhappiness with the budget with a reporter
rather than at the commission's work session. He said no
particulars of the budget were discussed.
Rogers concluded that the exchange was not a vio-
lation of the Sunshine law.
After the State Attorney's ruling, Van Ostenbridge
said, "It was just like I said from the beginning, there was
nothing wrong with what I did. Why didn't she bring her
questions out at the work session? If commisisoners aren't
going to do that, then work sessions are a waste of time."


Beach access feud on
North Shore Drive
Neighborhood beachgoers in the area of 773 and
775 North Shore Drive in Anna Maria City have
petitioned the city to clear this three-foot-wide
beach access against the wishes of an adjacent
property owner. Note the city access sign to the left
and the small, "private property, keep out" sign to
the right. During the tug-of-war in front of the Anna
Maria City Commission, Brendan Greene, owner of
775 North Shore Drive, stated he saw no purpose
for the walkway because there were two others close
by (300 feet north and 500feet south.) He also said
the narrowness of the walkway forced people to
walk on his property. Beachgoers convinced the
Anna Maria City Commission that it was a legal
walkway deeded in 1957 and, if it were cleared of
prickly shrubs and a palm tree located in the center
of the three-foot width, they could get to the beach
without stepping on private property. According to
one beachgoer's report, the city cleared the walk-
way last Friday. Islander Photo: Joy Courtney.


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JMI THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I SEPTEMBER 2, 1993 M PAGE 3


Anna Maria

board denies

building height

variance
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The board of zoning appeals for Anna Maria
City recommended denial of a request from War-
ren Spahn for a variance to the height of a build-
ing from 40 to 41.7 feet. H. Patterson Fletcher,
representing Spahn, said the home is planned for
the lot at 200 Fir Ave.
Fletcher told the board that the Department of
Natural Resources requires an elevation of 17.7
feet for the construction, which would place a
small portion of the roof one foot and eight inches
over the city's requirement. Fletcher said he
would not recommend flattening the roof to meet
the requirements.
Board member Jimmy Nichols said, "I have
a problem with the hardship, but I also have a
problem with the 37-foot height limitation, be-
cause we get some undesirable buildings."
Nichols was referring to the city's code
which states, "No building or structure or part
thereof shall exceed 37 feet as measured from sea
level to the highest point of the roof."
Fletcher said the previous requirement of 25
feet above the first finished floor was more fair
because the height of land on the Island varies.
He said the elevation of the Spahn lot is higher
than others, making it more difficult to conform
to the requirement than a home built on a lot with
a lower elevation.
Nichols moved to deny the request. He said,
"If we're going to have a height limitation, we're
going to have to live up to it. He can change the
roof system to accommodate it."
The board's recommendation to deny the re-
quest will go to the city commission for approval.


Bridges, police to be
discussed by SAM
Save Anna Maria will meet at 2 p.m. on Saturday,
Sept. 4, at the Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach
to discuss the Manatee Avenue and Cortez bridges and
unification of the Island police force.
The public is invited.

Beach clean-up set for Sept. 18
Keep Manatee Beautiful and The Center for Marine
Conservation will hold the 7th annual Florida Coastal
Cleanup on Saturday, Sept 18, from 9 a.m. to noon.
The program is looking for Island volunteers of all
ages to sign up to clean up and document debris found
along the entire Gulf front side of Anna Maria Island.
Volunteers can register and receive instructions
over the phone by calling 795-8272.


Anna Maria City
Thurs., 9/2: 10 a.m. Charter Review
Thurs., 9/2: 7:30 p.m. Second Public Reading,
Land Development Regulations
Wed., 9/8: 7:30 p.m. First Public
Reading, Budget
Thurs., 9/9: 10 a.m. Special Meeting -
Permits

Bradenton Beach
Tues., 9/7: 7 p.m. Budget Work Shop
Tues., 9/7: 7 p.m. Community
Redevelopment Agency
Wed., 9/8: 7 p.m. First Public Hearing, Budget

Holmes Beach
None scheduled
All meetings at respective city halls.


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Anna Maria City's
building official
Anna Maria City resident Harry Boothe has been
appointed the city's building official until the city
can hire a new full-time superintendent to replace
Frank Tyndall who recently retired. Boothe has
been in construction in Manatee County since 1946
until his retirement in 1980. He was involved in the
state of Florida's initial licensing program for
general contractors in 1968 and holds the lowest
active license, #153, in the state. He is a veteran of
World War II, Korea, and Viet Nam and is a retired
colonel from the Air Force Reserve. He and his wife
Dee have lived in Anna Maria City since 1985.
Islander Photo: Joy Courtney


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IJ. THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER SEPTEMBER 2, 1993 0 PAGE 4



Maddox hearing delay
is our loss
Maddox appointed his representative to the three-
person appeal board and Holmes Beach settled on Coun-
cilman Rich Bohnenberger on Aug. 19, after a complaint
of conflict of interest surfaced over Mayor Geyer's origi-
nal choice, Don Howard, the council's chairman.
Howard was privy to the meetings between the mayor
and the chief, as well as the meetings between the mayor
and city personnel. According to Maddox's attorney, Paul
Rowell, Howard will eventually be a witness.
Apparently, Maddox's choice, the chief of police
in Pinellas Park and Bohnenberger can't come to a
decision on their selection of a third member of their
board. It's their choice and they have to agree before
we can get on with it.
Well folks, the longer it takes, the worse it gets. As
the complaints about Maddox from the Holmes Beach
police and other city departments mount up, we hear
nothing from Maddox, and trial by gossip ensues.
Have any suggestions for an impartial, fair-
minded, intellectual type person not involved in
Holmes Beach city business or the police business -
that could serve on the board?


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'Streeters' speak up

for walkway
I went to a city meeting last week and was amuse
by the cartoon-like impersonations of some of th
more famous Looney Tune characters.
I was there to talk about a problem with a beach
walkway [773 775 North Shore Drive].
This walkway was deeded to the city years ago
We "other-side-of-the-streeters" were allowed to wal
through a private landowner's yard to get to the beach
On July Fourth weekend, there were all kinds of poste
signs put up. We were a little concerned but then a cit
walkway sign was up. The only thing was that as soo
as the sign was up a number of little annoying thing
started to appear in the walkway.
As the three-foot walkway lined with shrubs, palms
sand spurs and a very sharp thorn bush were not enough
a chain was placed over the only real walking area and
white fence was moved as well. After a number of run
ins with these objects, I finally got mad enough to take m
husband and two small children to city hall to find some
one who could at least show me where to walk and hoy
to use this public access to the beach.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe was very nice. He cam


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y right down and showed me how to take my baby through
this impossible area to the beach. When he realized how
s stupid the situation was, he promised he would see about
getting a crew to clear the path of shrubs. Wolfe thought
s a utility pole in the access would have to be removed.
This was quickly taken care of by the city commis-
1,
a sioners. For this I am happy, but I am very unhappy
S about the way the town meeting was conducted. I was
y waiting for the ever-ready rabbit to come out of the
S wall somewhere.
S Also, the most amusing speaker there had to be the
mayor of Bradenton. He did a real good imitation of
e the famous Looney Tune character Yosemite Sam.
Who is this guy? He said he had water to sell us. What
does that mean? I would like to see his college degree
in water management.
I guess being a "New Yorker," I have no respect
for the "Southern Gentleman" type.
Sheila Hurst, Anna Maria City

Citizen involvement

needed in HB
Editor's note: this is an open letter addressed to the
citizens of Holmes Beach.
One of the great things about living in a small
town is that local government is accessible.
The people who make the decisions that affect our
lives can be held accountable. In a small town a single
vote, a thought, an opinion really counts. But that vote
must be made the thought expressed, the opinion
given. That's called citizen accountability.
The Holmes Beach Planning Commission is begin-
ning a review of the city's Comprehensive Plan. This plan
is a legal document. It sets the operational standards for
the city's areas dealing with land use, intergovernmental
cooperation, coastal management, recreation, housing,
traffic, infrastructure and capital improvements.
It is what will help us balance the needs of our
residential community with the needs of our business
and tourist communities.
We need your thoughts and opinions. Please come
to our meetings. In the future we will be holding some
evening work sessions. All our meetings will be listed
in our local newspapers.
If you have something to say, say it. This is your city.
Gabe Simches, chairperson,
Holmes Beach Planning Commission


Wanted soft sand
In March, when the dredging of our new beach
was nearly completed, I remember a vague reference
being made to some type of grooming to be done.
Did I miss something? Is this all there is? Are we
to be stuck with piles of shells, occasionally inter-
rupted by stray clumps of sand, for the next 10 years?
What brings these questions to mind was a recent
visit to Longboat Key and what appears to be a new
world class beach on the order of Siesta Key; white,
fine grain sand occasionally interrupted by a few
shells. In short, they now have the beach most people
were expecting ours to be.
Your readers may be interested in knowing the
answers to the following:
Is the beach complete? Did the specifications call
for shells or sand? If shells, why (more protection?)-If
sand, where is it and can it be used?
Is the fishing pier at Manatee Beach now a part of
history? If so, was its value as a major source of en-
joyment and entertainment considered before the death
knell was rung.
For five long months I've remained optimistic that
our beach would be somehow turned into an attractive,
walkable expanse of sand like it used to be.
Unfortunately, like so many government projects,
it appears that once the pumping was finished, the
managers declared a success ard moved on.
Maybe it would be helpful if they spent a day at
the "beach!"
Robert McCaffrey, Holmes Beach

For more letters,

see page 8


Oops ...
In last week's photo of Frank Tyndall's "Re-
tirement party," the name of Anna Maria Vice
Mayor Doug Wolfe was inadvertently omitted.

In last week's story headlined "Detective finds
no Sunshine violation," the story should have said
that Det. Rogers said, "I interviewed John Van
Ostenbridge at my office. He states that he did
make a phone call to Haas..."


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lMB THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 SEPTEMBER 2,1993 M PAGE 5


THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 4, Everybody's Talking
by June Alder


This switchboard in Braidentown was Peninsular Telephone Company's first
operating equipment when it started up in 1901.


THE MAN FROM OHIO


One day in the fall of 1901, a 40-
year-old Ohio businessman with a bris-
tling mustache came to Braidentown
from Tampa. His name was W.G.
Brorein and he had just succeeded in
getting a franchise to compete with the
Bell system in Tampa.
Now Brorein wanted to buy Gulf
Coast Telephone Company, the little
Braidentown company started in 1895
by Jack Leffingwell and his physician-
father, Dr. J.B. Leffingwell. Like
Brorein, Jack tried to break Bell's hold
on Tampa. But he
failed. And in 1898
father and son sold These telephone
Gulf Coast to Dr. 'coffee grinder
L.R. Warren who
shortly thereafter the crank on
died, leaving his box afewyan
widow burdened the tail to A
with the struggling
enterprise.
The Widow Warren naturally was
delighted to talk with Brorein over tea
and crumpets. His new Peninsular Tele-
phone Company was sure to out-do
Bell, he assured her. It had gotten lazy
and behind the times.
Mrs. Warren didn't ponder very long.
On Thanksgiving Day of 1901 the Penin-
sular Telephone Company took over the
tiny Gulf Coast office in the Warren Op-
era House. Peninsular had yet to hook up
its first telephone in Tampa.
At this time Southern Bell had 300
telephones in Tampa, there was a St.
Petersburg exchange with 120 subscrib-
ers, and Gulf Coast could boast 125
customers in Palmetto, Sarasota and
Bradentown (the "I" in Braidentown
was dropped in 1901).
These telephones were "coffee grind-
ers." You gave the crank on the side of the
box a few yanks twisting the tail to
get "central." She (operators were virtually
all female and called "hello girls") would
ring your party (two longs and one short,
for example) to pick up the receiver. Be-,
sides your party, anyone else could listen
in, too. It could also be annoying when the
batteries in the box failed and you had to
wait for someone to come to fix them.
One of Brorein's first improve-
ments was the installation of telephone
boxes that hung on the wall with the
receiver dangling from a hook. All you
had to do was pick it up and like magic


you'd be talking to the operator. Not
only that. These were "common bat-
tery" phones; the batteries were in the
telephone office and easy to maintain.
Best of all, Peninsular's rates were half
that of Bell's $1.50 a month for
homes compared to Bell's $3 charge.
What else could you ask for?
Well, how about being able to talk
to friends miles away? Brorein set
about making that possible. Peninsular
long-distance service began in March


of 1902 when a


ones were
rs.' You gave
the side of the
iks twisting
get 'central.'


new line was com-
pleted to Tampa
(making Jack
Leffingwell's 1897
telephone-con-
verted-to-telegraph
line obsolete).
All the while
Brorein was lining
up more franchises:
Lakeland with 38


subscribers; Bartow, 54; Plant City,
34; and Sarasota, 8. All in 1903. Then
in 1904 he picked up St. Petersburg,
Clearwater and Tarpon Springs. By the
end of 1903, Peninsular was serving a
total of 2,250 subscribers, and the Bell
boys were on the ropes.
This feverish contest was costly,
however. Faced with going bankrupt if
the pace continued, Brorein ap-
proached local Bell officials in 1905
about merging. But instead of Peninsu-
lar being swallowed up, top Bell offi-
cials (they really didn't think the
Tampa Bay area was worth fighting
for) decided to turn over the market to
Peninsular, lock, stock and barrel.
It was the first time the mighty
Bell system had ever sold off anything
to anybody.
Peninsular was to be on its own
until in 1957, 20 years after Brorein's
death and nearly 30 years after Dr.
Leffingwell's, it merged with the Gen-
eral Telephone Corporation.
But Jack Leffingwell who as a
12-year-old boy wonder tacked up the
homemade telephone line from his
house to his father's drugstore which
ultimately led to the GTE system -
was alive and well and living on Anna
Maria Island. Wonder what he thought
about it all?
Next: Conclusion, A
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By Joy Courtney
Editor
Kitty DeGraves of Holmes Beach
spends a lot of time in the "dog house."
As an active member of Florida
Dog Guides for the Deaf, Inc.,
DeGraves spends many hours finding
trainable dogs, training dogs and own-
ers, organizing fundraisers and doing
anything and everything to let the
world know that the deaf, just like per-
sons who are blind, can lead safer and
fuller lives with some help from man's
best friend.
All this in addition to running her
business, Rainbow Graphics.
The first hearing dog guide was
trained 20 years
ago in San Fran-
cisco. It was a 'Our oldest
grand experi-
ment, said applicant is
DeGraves, to see completed !
if dogs could be
trained to alert training in
their masters to
everyday sounds she was so
and emergency have her do
noises. In the
nearly 10 years
since the non-
profit organization's inception in
Florida in 1984, 60 hearing dog guides
have been trained and certified by the
program.
The dog and its owner are trained
together in the owner's home under the
guidance of a Florida Dog Guides'
trainer. Once certified as a hearing dog
guide, a trainer returns once a year to
re-test and re-certify the working pet.
When it must retire, the dog remains in
the household as a pet, turning its hear-
ing responsibilities over to a "working"
counterpart.
The hearing guide dog is trained to
be a walking set of ears as well as a re-
actor to specific noises. For instance,
said DeGraves, when the morning
alarm goes off, the dog will jump on
the bed and won't let its master alone
until he or she has gotten up.
When riding in a vehicle, the dog
will always sit in the back seat,
DeGraves continued. If the dog hears
an emergency siren, it jumps into the
front seat alerting the deaf driver.
When the emergency has passed, the
owner commands the dog to return to
the back seat in preparation for the next
warning. For simpler tasks, such as
knocking at the door, the dog puts its
paws on its master.
"I feel a lot safer since I got Am-
ber," said Robin Edwards of Sarasota
as she petted the top of her dog's head.
Edwards has been deaf from birth and
has had Amber for two and a half years.
Because the dog and master must
bond together in order for the program
to work, the deaf person can choose the
species he or she wants. The only limi-
tation is that the dog must weigh a
minimum of 12 pounds due to the body
contact required. DeGraves stated that
the organization will occasionally train
a family pet if it qualifies as trainable.
DeGraves said that 98 percent of
the dogs in the program come from
pounds. When she goes on a "dog
hunt," she said she looks for dogs that
are between six months and two years
old, have high energy but are not hy-


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peractive, are curious, have a willing-
ness to follow human voice commands,
are not aggressive or afraid of change.
It costs between $1,000 to $1,200 to
train and certify a hearing dog guide,
according to DeGraves. The Lions Club
does a lot to support the privately-
funded organization, she said, but, even
with the club's help, the number of dogs
the organization can train is limited by
donations.
Recipients are chosen based on
need no one can just come in, plunk
the money down and "buy" one, said
DeGraves. A deaf, elderly person living
alone would have priority over a deaf
person living with a hearing spouse, she
explained.
"Our oldest
applicant is 82. She
completed her train-
82. She ing in six months,
9 she was so thrilled
to have her dog,"
Ix months, said DeGraves.
Hearing dog
killedd to guides are becom-
r. ing more common.
DeGraves tells the
story of one dog
whose master works
for the federal government in a high
security position. The agency contacted
Florida Dog Guides to ask if it was pos-
sible that the hearing dog guide could be
switched with an identical looking ani-
mal implanted with a camera or hearing
device. Florida Dog Guides assured the
agency it was very unlikely a switch
could be made.
"The owner and the dog are trained
to function as one. An owner would
know immediately if it wasn't his or her
dog," said DeGraves, "no matter how
identical it looked."
On the lighter side, DeGraves tells
the story about the hearing guide dog
that refused to stop saving lives.
"We trained a dog for a 17-year-old in
Winter Haven," said DeGraves. "A fire
started on the stove while the mother was
cooking. The dog immediately got its
master out of the house, went back and
pulled out the four-year-old sibling and
then went back for the mother."
"She was fighting the fire with an ex-
tinguisher when the dog started pulling on
the leg of her stretch pants," continued
DeGraves. "The mother didn't want to go
because she almost had the fire out, so the
only thing she said she could do was let the
dog pull her pants off!'
"We were really surprised that the
dog went back for the other members of
the household. It's only trained to do
that for its master," she added.
Persons interested in applying for a
hearing dog guide can call 748-8245
(voice or TDD). They can also call that
number to donate money and any dog-
related equipment such as leashes, col-
lars and airline or wire fold-down ken-
nels. Needless-to-say, volunteers are
greatly appreciated.
"No one in my family is deaf," said
DeGraves about her interest in the orga-
nization. "In 1985 I wanted to learn a
second language and decided to take
sign language at Manatee Community
College. From there, as they say, 'the
rest is history.'"
And from there, as they say, it's a
"dog's life" DeGraves can be proud of.


Have you heard?

Islander trains dogs

for the deaf









Ears for the
deaf welcomed
anywhere
Robin Edwards(left) of
Sarasota and her hear-
ing dog guide, Amber,
stand with Kitty
DeGraves ofHolmes
Beach at Perkins restau-
rant in Bradenton.
DeGraves is a board
member of Florida Dog
Guides for the Deaf,
Inc., an organization
dedicated to training
dogs for the hearing
impaired. Just like
seeing eye dogs or
service dogs, hearing
dog guides are legally
allowed to go wherever
their masters want to go
including into restau-
rants, hotels and the-
aters.
Islander Photo:
Joy Courtney


Job from dog's


point-of-view


By a representative of Assistance
Animal Florida Dog Guides
for Deaf, Inc.
I am an assistance dog, spe-
cially trained to assist my human
companion and allowed by law to go
anywhere.
Whether I am using my eyes, my
ears, or my muscles, I love my work.-
The satisfaction I get from doing a
good job is worth ten million dog
cookies.
Will you help me to do my job
by remembering a few things?
1. Yes, I am friendly. I would
not have gotten the job if not. But
please don't pet me or tempt me to
play or eat. I wouldn't want anything
to happen to my human companion


because I was paying attention to
you.
2. Please keep your own dogs
leased and under control. It's hard
for me to do a good job if I am be-
ing sniffed and asked to play or,
even worse, asked to fight.
3. Teach your children to act
calm around dogs and to get the
owner's permission to approach.
Not all dogs are as friendly as I am.
4. And please be friendly to my
human companion, who can answer
your questions and can tell you how
you can get more information about
assistance dogs: The Hearing Dog
Resource Center, P. O. Box 1080,
Renton, WA 98057-1080 or 1-800-
869-6898.


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Hooks Hannah Tingley,who died in 1986. Tingley bequeathed approxi-
mately $700,000 to the city of Bradenton Beach to build and maintain
the library, which planners hope will open in late October. "If Beulah
could see this, she would think it was wonderful," said Anna Friedt of
Bradenton Beach, niece of the city's benefactor. John Sandberg, left,
president of the Library Board celebrates with board members, left to
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building at 314 Pine Ave. in Anna Maria City at the price of $210,000, according to Paul Horvat, manager
of the new facility. The building has been vacant since July 1990. The purchase includes two lots, the office
and warehouse, and a third commercial lot to be used for parking. Plans call for the building to be painted
gray with blue trim and to include a deck and handicap access. Horvat is moving his business, Adams
Landscaping, to the back of the new facility. Build-to-suit professional and retail space will be available on
Oct. 1. "Because there are no medical facilities at this end of the Island, we would like to see a doctor move
in as well as retailers. The Island Plaza is going to be the pride of Anna Maria," said Horvat.


I YOUR OPINIONS]


D.O.T. isn't 'bad guy'
It seems my appeal for reason concerning the
bridge issue unintentionally tweaked a nerve.
Though I am not an engineer (even the armchair
type), I do travel considerably over the existing high-
rise bridges presently in service in Florida and in do-
ing so have formed the opinion that the bridge design-
ers are fully aware of potential weather problems as-
sociated with these structures and have built into them
reasonable safety margins.
To this writer "reasonable" doesn't mean a structure
to withstand ANY wind speed and still remain "open."
With the possible exception of emergency crews whose
jobs require their presence, it would seem reasonable to
question the sanity of anyone foolish enough to be out in
hurricane force winds in the first place and most espe-
cially on a bridge, any bridge!
Moving on to the so called "documented cases
from the evening news," I would point out that I re-
ferred to "anyone." I was curious about actual loss of
life, not vehicles which could have been on the bridge
for any number of reasons, including abandonment.
I don't recall any mention about "computer mod-
els" in my letter. I did say, "Never before have we
enjoyed such advanced weather forecasting," and that
statement stands.
Anyone raised in Florida knows there is yet no
way to pinpoint a hurricane landfall; however, current
ability is a whole lot better than ever before. I am rea-
sonably sure there are still folks around who can re-
call the days when there was almost no storm warn-
ing at all, whereas they are now traced for days.
The statement about D.O.T. arrogance is also


pure opinion. I do not feel "they" have been indiffer-
ent at all, perhaps reserved or even cautious but cer-
tainly not indifferent. On the contrary, I feel the D.O.T.
has made an almost unprecedented effort to work with
the people instead of simply going ahead with plans
made at state level as they are empowered to do.
Yes! I am concerned about taxpayer money. Al-
ways have been, and while I am not always happy with
things the D.O.T. has done in the past (like the 1-75
pavement fiasco), if one will accept a broader view,
one would see thousands of miles of excellent roadway
and bridge construction throughout Florida, so why
continually castigate the D.O.T. about short comings?
Ms. Hoey carefully avoided any reference to my
suggestion to place the question clearly on a general
referendum. Again I ask why not? I would even go
further and suggest it be a state-wide referendum as it
affects every taxpayer in Florida. I regret that the
lady's comments unfortunately smack of tunnel vision
and special-interest thinking.
Sorry if I rained on anyone's parade over this
bridge issue but this is my opinion. I hope you will
continue to carry as many other opinions as possible.
We can all derive some good from even the worst one.
Rolland Freeman, Longboat Key
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'Mother's Morning Out' child care
program offered on Island
Roser Memorial Community Church in Anna
Maria will host a cooperative child-care program
known as "Mother's Morning Out."
On Friday mornings, from 9 a.m. to noon, moth-
ers may leave toilet-trained, pre-school children under
the supervision of church staff persons Molly Parks
and Roy McChesney and volunteer mothers.
This is a free community service program. Dona-
tions will be accepted to offset expenses.
An open house will be held at the church at 512
Pine Ave. on Friday, Sept. 10, from 10 to 11 a.m. for
parents to view the space and resources available and
to register.
The program will begin Friday, Sept. 17.

Early Settlers Bread at
Island Museum
Delicious and popular Early Settlers Bread will be
available starting Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave. in Anna Maria City.
Loaves will be sold each Wednesday at the mu-
seum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call Jeanne Blassingame
at 778-2421 for special orders.
Historical calendars are also on sale for a donation
of $7.
The Island Historical Museum is open on Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Admission is free.

Public safety program at Hi-12
Donald Reed, a planner for Manatee County's
emergency management communications, will speak
to the Hi-12 Club on Thursday, Sept. 2, about hurri-
cane preparedness.
Social hour will begin at 11 a.m. followed by a
luncheon at noon at Shucker's restaurant in Holmes
Beach. All Master Masons and their guests are invited.

Safe power boating class to start
The U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 81, will
offer a course, "Safe Boating for Power Boats," start-
ing Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Flotilla build-
ing located north of the Seafood Shack on 127th St. W.
at the Cortez Bridge, on Pointe Marina grounds.
Flotilla 81 offers boating safety courses year
round. The classes are open to the public and are free
of charge, except for text book fees.
Call Walter Grace, 778-5800, or John Hughes,
778-5800 for further information.

Art show accepting applications
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island and the
Anna Maria Island Community Center are accepting
applications for their non-juried Arts and Crafts Show
scheduled for November. This show will open the 4th
annual Heritage Arts Week festivities.
Inside space is sold out. Outside space is still avail-
able for $35 per space.
Call the center at 778-1908 or the guild at 778-
6694 or write
The Artists Guild, 5414 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach,
Fla. 34217 for reservations.

DAR celebrates constitution
at library
Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach will spon-
sor a display of Daughters of the American Revolution
to celebrate the United States Constitution during the
month of September.
The DAR will provide free bookmarks and bro-
chures to the public. Also, a video obtained through the
Florida State Library entitled "We the People: the
United States Constitution" will be shown in the
Walker-Swift Meeting Room of the branch on Tues-
day, Sept. 21, at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. The program is open
to adults and school-age students. The video is 20
minutes in length.
For further information call the library at 778-6341.
Bead Society to meet
The Florida West Coast Bead Society will meet
Thursday, Sept. 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Selby Pub-
lic Library at 101 Blvd. of Arts, Sarasota, Fla.
The program will be a talk on American Indian Bead-
ing. The election of the 1993/4 officers will take place.
For more information, call Irene Murphy at 778-
4705 or Lois Page, 921-1014.


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Hibiscus Society to meet
about show Sept. 12
The American Hibiscus Society, Norman
Reasoner Chapter, will meet at 2 p.m. on Sunday,
Sept. 5, at Trinity Methodist Church, 3200 Manatee
Ave. W., Bradenton, to discuss plans for the upcom-
ing Hibiscus Show on Sunday, Sept. 12, at the
Bradenton Municipal Auditorium.
The public is invited. Refreshments will be
served. Parking is available in the rear of the church.
Call Ankie Watt at 792-5621 or Dick Hodill at
792-2601 for information.

Off Island happenings
On Thursday, Sept. 2, the United Way of Mana-
tee County will celebrate 50 years of service to the
community. A reception will begin at 5 p.m. at the
Bradenton Kiwanis Hall, 1401 21st Ave. W., Braden-
ton, to recognize the many volunteers who have
served United Way and the community. The public
is cordially invited to attend.
The American Littoral Society of Sarasota will
hold two programs in September. On Saturday, Sept.
4, from 8 to 11 a.m. volunteers will be working to
clear Palmer Point of Australian pines and Brazilian
pepper trees to make room for native plants. The pro-
gram is free. Also, the society will hold a Carefree
Learner Picnic at Turtle Beach Lagoon in Sarasota on
Saturday, Sept. 11, to cruise Little Sarasota Bay and
see the progress of the Palmer Point Restoration
Project. The Cost is $10 for members and $15 for
non-members. Call the society at 951-0884 for equip-
ment requirements, reservations or further informa-
tion.
The Women of Manatee County Republican
will hold its fall luncheon on Friday, Sept. 10, at the
Bradenton Country Club at noon. Speakers will be
Manatee County Sheriff Charlie Wells and Com-
mander Vallier. Their topic will be the Manatee
County Boot Camp program. The public is invited.
Call Annette Bahnsen at 795-1218 for reservations.
The Players of Sarasota announced its 1993/94
theater season. Four, six and eight play memberships
are available by calling The Players' box office at
365-2494. The season's line-up is: "Room Service,"
Sept. 3 to 12; "Bye Bye Birdie," Oct. 15 to 24; "You
Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Run-
ning," Nov. 26 to Dec. 5; "Mame," Jan 7 to 16, 1994;
"The Grass Harp," Feb. 11 to 20; "Bells Are Ring-
ing," Mar. 25 to Apr. 3; "What the Butler Saw," May
6 to 15 and "Can-Can," June 17 to 26.
The Manatee Chamber of Commerce's Eco-
nomic Development Council will host and kick-off
Phase II of the Quality Now Program with a free meet-
ing and complimentary breakfast for area businesses, in-
dustries and community leaders on Thursday, Sept 2,
from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Riverfront Rio
Vista Room. Guest speaker.will be Tibor Guthin, vice
president/general manager for Xerox Corporate Head-
quarters in Rochester, N.Y. For reservations call April
Olvera at 748-4842, ext. 25.
Manatee County 4-H program has formed a
new 4-H fishing club for youth. The club is open to
all county youth from ages 8 to 18. Parents of club
members are also invited to come and be a part of the
group. For information call the 722-4524 between 8
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Club meet-
ings will begin in mid-September.


The Island Poet
Things are silent round the old home like it
never was before,
There're no kids racing through the house
and slamming the back door.
There are no kids fighting, whining or yell-
ing at each other,
And sister isn't screaming she's being
picked on by her brother.
For the whole house is silent and as quiet as
a tomb,
As if it were an omen of some approaching
doom.
But there sits mother drinking coffee and
smiling like a fool,
For she's in seventh heaven 'cause the kids
are back in school.
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Community Center's therapist

is there for Island


By Joy Courtney
Editor
"You get what you pay for," is usually true. One
very important exception is the free family and indi-
vidual counseling services offered at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center.
Margo Burchim is one of two therapists who are at the
center four nights a week to help Islanders of all ages deal
with personal problems, from abuse to parenting.
Burchim brings to her counseling not only sound
credentials but a soothing wisdom as conveyed by her
Native American heritage in an Indian story she told.
"The story goes," she said, "'when a baby is born, you
bring the baby to the water for cleaning and purifying.
When it is a toddler, you bring him to the water for fun and
pleasure, but you watch the toddler carefully. When the
baby is a young boy or girl, you teach the child to swim,
to respect the water and to be safe. When the child is a

New chamber
director
introduced at
social
Darcy Lee Marquis
Migliore, the new execu-
tive director of the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce, chats with
Bob Hogue, president of
First Union Bank, and
Mary Ann Sipe, president
: of the chamber, during
the organization's August
social held at the bank. It
was announced that
Marquis Migliore will
start Sept. 8.
Islander Photo:
Joy Courtney


young adult, you teach him how to venture out in the
water in a canoe and show him the rough waters that will
have to be faced. When the child is grown, the most a
nurturer can hope for is a strong canoe, respect for the
water and respect for self."
Burchim said she "evolved" into becoming a
therapist when she started teaching. She saw that some
people needed help in finding "respect for the water
and respect for self."
"As a teacher I realized I was also a counselor and
a confidant. I could see how much the family as a unit
needed help, so I went back to school for my degree,"
she said.
Since then, Burchim did her undergraduate work
in interdisciplinary behavioral science and earned a
master's degree in rehabilitation counseling. She is a
practicing therapist in Sarasota and is licensed in men-
tal health counseling.


Help is there for the asking
Licensed therapist Margo Burchim offers individual
and family counseling services at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center free of charge.

Burchim also returned to school while she was the
single parent of two small boys, ages three and five,
who are now grown.
"I've been there," she said. "I know first hand the
demands of being a single parent and the kind of sup-
port single parents and their children need."
What is the basis for many of the problems people
face?
"We cannot give what we don't have," said
Burchim. "If we love and trust ourselves, trust our
choices and values and respect ourselves as persons,
we will be able to give these things to others in a lov-
ing, consistent and respectful manner."
All that's left is to find a "strong canoe."
Counseling services are available Monday
through Thursday from 5 to 9p.m. Call the center at
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Product tampering discovered on Island


By Joy Courtney
Editor
Just when you thought you heard it all, product
tampering has reached the mini-electronic age as well
as Anna Maria Island.
Innocently enough I recently received a gift of an
electronic pocket directory, which was purchased at an
Island store. My 10-year-old daughter asked if she
could learn how to program it. I gave it to her still in
the manufacturer's package.
After a few moments of listening to plastic rip and
a studious silence, my daughter says, "Kiss my butt."
I come whipping around the corner reminding her,
"We don't talk that way."
"No, Mom," she says. "That's what it says here."
The display not only read what she had said but there

Ringling Bridge
A citizen group charged with coming up with a
recommendation on where and what size structure
should replace the Ringling Causeway bridge has
again delayed a vote.
But members of the Ringling Bridge Task Force
have said they will finalize their recommendation to
the Metropolitan Planning Organization on bridge
placement and design at their Sept. 22 meeting, MPO
planner Bob Herrington said.
The task force had previously recommended a
northern alignment for the new bridge, but rescinded
that motion in the wake of parliamentary
maneuverings. The group, comprised of residents,
community organization leaders and business repre-
sentatives, has been meeting for about a year.
Herrington said the task force accepted a schedule

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was a complete 1-900 number directly underneath!
In an effort to figure out how that message got into
the directory, I phoned and complained to the distribu-
tor in New Jersey and returned to the store to show the
assistant manager. Both were surprised and convinced
me it was unlikely the directory was programmed dur-
ing manufacturing or distribution.
So how was it done? There was only one way left.
After learning how to program mine, I returned to
the store, stood at the display and programmed my
name into a directory through the heavy plastic pack-
aging. Then I erased it and closed the address file.
Someone buying that directory would never know I
had handled it.
I imagine I did all this as easily as the person who
programmed the 900 message into mine. I could also


imagine a simple means of conveying illicit or illegal
local information under the guise of checking a prod-
uct over to determine purchase. And, as a consumer,
I don't want this garbage inflicted on me.
In my opinion, the New Jersey distributor should
find a different way to package the item, or possibly
ship the directories in the "off" position. After all, they
should be concerned it is their consumer reputation
someone is tampering with.
As for retailers, I would suggest displaying the
directories closer to the cashiers or behind them like
many stores display makeup, batteries and small elec-
tronic equipment.
At least there would be a chance someone tamper-
ing with the device would be noticed.
As for consumers you've got the message.


Task Force delays decision again


of events offered by MPO Executive Director Mike
Guy for bridge meetings. That schedule includes:
Sept. 22, task force to make recommendation to
the MPO, and recess until early 1994, when they will
again meet to begin discussing aesthetics qualities of
the bridge.
Sept. 27, MPO receives task force recommenda-
tion, no action to be taken by regional transportation
planners.
Oct. 4, public hearing by Sarasota City Commis-
sion, and recommendation of bridge height and place-
ment by commissioners.
Oct. 7, MPO citizen advisory group votes on
bridge height and placement recommendation.
Oct. 11, MPO technical advisory group votes on
bridge height and placement recommendation.

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Nov. 22, MPO makes decision on bridge height
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Keyboards and computers interest Island professor


By Joy Courtney
Editor
"I didn't have to do housework if I was practic-
ing," said Island daughter Alice Moerk with a smile,
reminiscing about her childhood piano lessons while
being raised on Anna Maria Island.
Today Moerk teaches music
at Fairmont State College in
'Once a person West Virginia. Over and above
teaching five classes, she com-
becomes an poses music and is responsible
academic, he or for an annual multi-media arts
she sometimes program at the college.
for s t t "It's an interdisciplinary thing,"
forgets that said Moerk. "I believe every new
there is a technology presents a potential
world out for the arts that is unique. We
there.' combine art, drama, music and
literature with video and slide
presentations. This year we will
be combining the arts with com-
puter graphics."
Moerk is presently at work composing the music
for the Mediarts 1994 program and, once written, she
will program the score into a computer coordinating it
with computerized graphics.
"The program has been every successful and ex-


Islander wins
prize from
Davidson
Randy Thompson, a
familiar face on the
Island beaches, won a
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Davidson's 90th year
anniversary party.
Islander Photo:
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citing," added Moerk. "It's been incorporated in the
school's curriculum and allows students of every dis-
cipline to participate."
Moerk has been teaching music for 25 years. She


S Music and
modern
". technology
Alice Moerk, whose family
8 l i' has lived on Anna Maria
Island for 50 years, sits at
one of her many key-
boards while she experi-
ments with music and
Computerized graphics.
W Moerk teaches music at
Fairmont State College in
West Virginia and is
- dedicated to uniting the
'.' arts with modern technol-
ogy.
Islander Photo:
Joy Courtney



comes to Anna Maria Island as often as possible to
visit her mother Ann who has lived in Anna Maria City
for 50 years.
"I like to experiment with music," said Moerk.
"You really have to stay with students as music
changes if you expect them to stay with you.
"Once a person becomes an academic, he or she
sometimes forgets that there is a world out there. When
I was working on my doctorate, I included a pop mu-
sic course. At that time, it was the Beatles, and now
their music are classics of the pop world. I learn a lot
from my students and from their music even if I don't
understand it.
"Having said that, I don't understand heavy metal
but I'll listen to it and talk to my students about it. On
the other hand, I understand Country & Western but it
doesn't appeal to me it's too hard on the sleeve."
Moerk plans to come back home when she retires.
"I enjoy rock and jazz. Maybe when the time
comes, I'll play at Cafe Robar."


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Egan to marry

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Edith Cosenza Lohn
Edith Cosenza Lohn, 69, of Bradenton Beach, died
Aug. 29 at home.
Service will be Sept. 1, 2 p.m. at Bradenton Funeral
Home. Memorials may be made to Bradenton Beach Li-
brary, 107 Second St, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217.
Born in Pikeville, Tenn., Mrs. Lohn was an ac-
countant with Cadillac Motor Division for 26 years in
Dearborn, Mich. She was valedictorian of her 1939
graduating high school class in Pikeville.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth J.; a step-
daughter, Concettina J. Lutz of Detroit; a stepson,
Michael Cosenza of Detroit; a sister, Beulah E. Hailing
of Naperville, Ill.; a brother William Seals of Pikeville;
and six step-grandchildren.

Eleanor Coultas
Sandidge
Eleanor Coultas Sandidge, 83, formerly of
Holmes Beach, died Aug. 21 in Canton Ill.
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She was a member of Canton First Baptist Church.
She served two terms on the Board of Managers of the
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tion, among the many church offices she held. Among
her many community service activities, she served as
Secretary of the Advisory Council of Canton Union
School District as well as being a volunteer member of
Graham Hospital Service League. She was Secretary
of Division I, Illinois Society of Daughters of the
American Revolution; the past regent of Farmington
Chapter NSDAR; member of the Peoria Chapter,
DAR; Fort Clark Chapter U. S. Daughters of the War
of 1812 and St. Margarets Guild of Scotland.
She is survived by a nephew, two nieces and 10
great nieces and nephews.
Services took place at Shield's Chapel Church in
Canton, the Rev. Kathy Bueker Sweet officiating. Pri-
vate burial services were held in Shield's Chapel Cem-
etery, Canton. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home
was in charge of the arrangements.

Thomas M. Sellers
Thomas M. Sellers, 42, of Cortez, died Aug. 24 at
home.
Born in Oak Ridge, Tenn., Mr. Sellers came to the
Island community from Birmingham, Ala., in 1985.
He was a song writer.
He is survived by his parents, Jim and Ruth, of
Knoxville, Tenn.; a sister, Frances Hart of Knoxville;
and a brother, John, of Mount Clemens, Mich.
A memorial service was held last week.


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Island police reports
City of Anna Maria
Unavailable
Bradenton Beach
August 19, Coquina Beach, grand theft of
camcorder and 8 mm camera.
August 20, 100 block of Gulf Drive on the beach.
The complainant flagged the officer down and said
while she was on a first date, her companion got physi-
cal with her. She asked for a ride home. Her compan-
ion was ordered to leave the area.
August 21, Bridge Street and Gulf Drive, distur-
bance. Two intoxicated females were fighting.
August 21, 100 Gulf Dr. N., Circle K, retail theft
of 24 pack of beer.
August 22, Cortez Beach, theft of purse, $180,
three credit cards, checkbook, bank card and silver
bracelet.
August 24, Cortez Beach, possession of mari-
juana less than 20 grams. The officer saw two suspects
drinking beer on the beach, told them it was illegal and
asked for their identification. While running a warrant
check on the suspects, the officer smelled marijuana.
He asked the suspects if they had been smoking mari-
juana, and they responded they had. He asked them
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it was in the car. He asked to search the car and they
gave their permission. During the search, the officer
found a small bag of marijuana, a pack of cigarette
papers and two partially burned marijuana cigarettes.
Ronald Hadley, 24, and John Dunnington, 27, both of
Bradenton were arrested and charged with possession.
August 24, 107 Gulf Dr. N., Key West Willies,
battery. The victim was eating dinner when her mother
approached her and began yelling that she wanted jew-
elry that the victim supposedly had in her possession.
According to the police report, the mother grabbed the
victim by the back of the hair and hit her in the face.
The victim attempted to defend herself by hitting her
mother. Employees separated the pair.

Holmes Beach
August 13,400 block of 62nd Street, burglary. A
suspect entered the residence and took a Nintendo, two
games, soda, wine coolers, lunch meat and hot dogs
from the refrigerator.
August 18,500 block of 58th Street, vandalism.
Eggs were thrown at a house.
August 20, Kingfish Ramp, grand larceny of a
boat trailer.
August 22, 3700 block of East Bay Drive, com-
plaint of noise from a loud stereo.
August 24, 2800 block of Avenue B, complaint
of noise from a loud radio on a boat.


August 24, 200 block of 68th Street, vandalism.
Two mailboxes were damaged.
August 24,2700 block of Gulf Drive, theft of $50
from a wallet in an automobile.
August 24, 5347 Gulf Dr., First Union Bank,
suspicious person reported. A red van pulled up in
front of the ATM machine. A male got out of the pas-
senger side and began videotaping the ATM machine.
The driver was a blonde female.
August 25, 3610 East Bay Dr., Dry Dock Inn,
battery. Two males had a disagreement and threw sev-
eral punches.
August 25, 6800 block of Gulf Drive, petty lar-
ceny of a bicycle.

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for shellfish
By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
There's some very interesting news
for local shellfish harvesters. The
Florida Department of Environmental
Protection has reclassified much of our
local waters opening some closed
for years and closing others long open
for harvesting.
For many years only a small por-
tion of Sarasota Bay, generally along
the southeastern shore of Longboat
Key and most ofPalma Sola Bay, were
open for shellfish harvesting. Now
much of that has changed.
First, the bad news. Anna Maria
Sound, long closed to shellfishing, re-
mains closed with one important
exception.
Palma Sola Bay, although "condi-
tionally approved" for shellfishing, has
actually been closed since 1981 and as
of the new reclassifications, is now
"prohibited."
So lets get to the good news: The
area at the far, far southern end of Anna
Maria Sound, between Leffis Key and
marker 47 on the north and from the
northern tip of Jewfish Key straight
west to Anna Maria Island on the south,
is now "conditionally approved." The
area is bordered on the east by the In-
tracoastal Waterway.
A far larger area, incorporating per-
haps 40 percent of the waters of north
Sarasota Bay, are also now "conditionally
approved" for harvesting of clams, oys-
ters and mussels. That's a very large ex-
pansion of open waters in the Bay.
By "conditionally approved," DEP
environmental specialist Cesar
Rodriguez explained, the oysters,
clams and mussels taken can be safely
eaten during those times Bay or Sound
waters are open for shellfishing. The
waters are opened and closed many
times throughout the year, sometimes
on a weekly basis.
The DEP has four classifications
for waters containing shellfish: condi-
tionally approved, conditionally re-
stricted, prohibited and unclassified.
While "conditionally approved" allows
the shellfish to be harvested and imme-
diately eaten, "conditionally restricted"
requires them to be first held in ap-
proved waters for a period of time prior
to eating certainly not the kind of
activity recommended for recreational
clammers or oyster hunters.
"Prohibited" waters are just that,
and "unclassified" waters have not
been tested and should be considered
the same as prohibited.
It is extremely important to only
harvest shellfish during times local wa-


Still grounded
The derelict sailboat once named "Quest" is still adrift in a sea of bureaucracy.
Bradenton Beach Councilman Jim Kissick has finally been able to get the boat
officially declared a derelict, but no word yet on when or if the vessel will leave
its spot off Bay Drive South.


harvesting
ters are declared open by the DEP. Over
the past 13 years local waters have been
closed 37 percent of the time. That fact,
taken from the Sarasota Bay National
Estuary Program's 1992 Framework for
Action, is attributed largely'to the con-
centrations of red tide blooms in our
area.
But DEP also monitors fecal
coliform counts, and oftentimes closes
local waters based upon rainfall carry-
ing runoff into the Bay and Sound.
For your own copy of the newly re-
drawn shellfish harvesting chart of
northern Sarasota Bay and southern
Anna Maria Sound, just write
Rodriguez at the DEP, P.O. Box 0189,
Murdock, FL 33938, or call them at
(813)255-0083.
Likewise, to find out if local waters
are open for harvesting, either watch for
notices in local newspapers or, safer yet,
call the DEP at the above number for
the very latest news. Good hunting.
As the seabird cleanup of the latest
oil spill wraps up in our community, it's
time to say thank you to all the individual
volunteers and business for their help in
the effort. Shirley Boyett of the Pelican
Man organization provided me a list of
donors, andlet's all try to thank them per-
sonally at the first opportunity.
Donors include: Anchorage Restau-
rant, Sue Battiso, Beach Veterinary
Clinic, Burger King, Domino's Pizza,
Eckerd Drug of Holmes Beach,
Economy Tackle, IGA, Island Animal
Clinic, Islander Bystander, Island Dis-
count Bait & Tackle, J&D Food Mart,
Lei's House Chinese Restaurant,
McDonalds, Mr. Bones, P&D
Polygraphics, Pine Street General Store,
Pizza Hut, Rotten Ralph's, Sizzler Res-
taurant, and Subway Sandwiches,
Well-over 50 individual volunteers
played some part in the seabird rescues,
along with both local and state officials,
and even a vacationing vet from
Ormond Beach who donated his ser-
vices for a day. All of you know who
you are and I hope you feel good about
it. You should.
Of course our largest thanks have to
go to people like Shirley Boyett of the
Pelican Man Sanctuary and Ellie Smith at
Wildlife Rescue of Bradenton. Thanks to
them, the emergency was met and the
wildlife deaths kept to a minimum.
Don't forget the Labor Day Re-
gatta at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron
this week for lots of good sailing and
good times. Just load up the family and
let them all enjoy each in their own
way one of America's oldest con-
tinuous sailing regattas.
See you next week.


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Islanders Sam Allen (left), Glenn Corder and Jeannie Hanson, Sam's sister, brought a bunch offish back to
the dock including this 16-pound red grouper and a 20-pound black grouper after a great day fishing. The
trio found their lucky spot 25 miles offshore. Islander Photo courtesy of Glenn Corder

Spanish mackerel shaking

loose from siesta


By Captain Mike Heistand
All the warm rain we had last week certainly
didn't put a dampen on fishing on or offshore.
Margaret from the Bradenton Beach Pier said her
customers were catching a lot of flounder and man-
grove snapper during the day along with a couple of
trout. At night, the catch-of-the-week was grouper.
Captain Rick Gross told me he saw several ral-
lies of redfish with most of the fish being big. He also
said snook seemed to be in good supply -just in time
for snook season. which is now open.
Rick from Island Discount Tackle said he heard
of lots of redfish being caught in the backwater and
that amberjack, red grouper, mangrove snapper and
barracuda were plentiful and being caught in more
than 100 feet of water.
Captain Todd Romine said if you catch the tides
right you'll catch all the redfish you want. He said it's
getting harder though to catch the reds in the 18-inch
to 27-inch limit most of the are too big.
Dan from the Anna Maria City Pier said his pier
customers were catching a few mackerel, mangrove
snapper and some snook at night, which were released.
He also wanted to remind all anglers snook season
opened Tuesday, Aug. 31, at midnight.
Clyde from Annie's Bait & Tackle said Captain
Zack on Dee Jay n reported big redfish all over the
county and that large Spanish mackerel were coming
in strong with numerous mangrove snapper. He also
said, around the bridges and rock piles, he found a few
nice grouper mixed in with the reds and that he saw
some cobia but it was spotty.
Captain Phil Shields told me last week he found


The fish were

safe on THIS

Sunday
Kathleen Maher McFarland and Eric
Bergan were married Saturday, Aug. 7, at Roser
Memorial Chapel in Anna Maria.
As avid fisherman (and owner of new Island
restaurant The Mutiny along with wife Tina)
Denny Schavey put it, "The fish in the Gulf are
safe for this one day at least."
Capt. Eric celebrated his wedding with
many friends and fellow Capt.'s Mike Heistand,
Phil Shields and Todd Romine at a reception at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center fol-
lowing the wedding.
Best man was Billy Rice and the matron of
honor was the bride's sister, Marianne Breed. The


plenty of mangrove snapper up to four pounds, red
grouper up to 10 pounds and amberjack up to 60
pounds. Excellent week of fishing, said Phil.
Captain Mark Bradow had another report of
lots and lots of redfish and suggested we look for
schooling fish at the lower tides.
Jamie from the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet had
a good report. The fleet's four-hour trip averaged 80
to 100 head of Key West grunts and vermilion snap-
per. Its six-hour trip averaged 125 to 180 head of
yellowtail, vermilion and lane snapper. Its nine-hour
trip averaged 35 head of red and black grouper,
scamp and mangrove snapper.
Libby from Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
her customers were catching lots of redfish using
shrimp along with a couple trout and flounder.
Captain Tom Chaya to me his clients caught and
released enough redfish last week to make them very
happy along with a few snook, which were also released.
Chris from Galatl Yacht Basin said offshore
boats were limited last week because of the weather.
The ones that did get out caught fish. Plenty of man-
grove snapper, red grouper, amberjack and mackerel
were all reported at his place of business. Anglers
also reported that flounder seemed to be making a
good showing in the backwater with fish up to four
pounds, he said.
As for me on my charter boat, "Magic," we
fished mainly out in the Gulf with lots of mackerel
caught. Also, trigger fish, mangrove snapper, floun-
der and cobia all came on board and, in the bay, we
brought in out limit of redfish every time. Good
week, good catches!


Kathleen and Eric Bergan
bride's children, Tom and Ann, were ring bearer and
flower girl.
The Bergans reside in Lotus Bay, New York.
The Islander Bystander wishes them well,
and we hope they enjoy their gift subscription.


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ANNA MARIA ISLAND TIDE TABLES
DAY AMHIGH AMLOW PMHIGH PMLOW
Thu 8/26 7:25 2.5t -3:41 0.3ft
Fri 8/27 8:51 2.5ft -4:36 0.3ft
Sat 8/28 12:18 1.6t1 3:00 1.51f 9:57a 2.5ft 5:23 0.3ft
Sun 8/29 12:32 1.7ft 4:06 1.4ft 10:56a2.5ft 5:57 0.4ft
Mon 8/30 12:43 1.7ft 4:52 1.2ft 11:42a 2.5ft 6:24 0.5ft
Tue 8/31 12:52 1.7ft 5:31 1.0ft 12:20 2.5ft 6:47 0.6ft
Wed 9/1 1:04 1.8ft 6:07 0.9ft 12:57 2.4ft 7:04 0.8ft
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later.

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Island school daze


It's Mrs. Wagner
now
Everyone at Anna Maria
Elementary School is trying
really hard to remember that
teacher Pat Stockton's last
name changed after she
married Islander Terry
Wagner in June. The couple
enjoyed a honeymoon in
Maine and reside on Anna
Maria Island Pictured is the
new Wagner Family. From
left to right are Nicole
Wagner, the bride and groom,
and Vail Wagner. Best wishes
and congratulations to the
newlyweds and their family.


At work already
Yes, those are smiles on
these girls' faces even
though the students at
Anna Maria Elementary
School in Karen Paul's
third-grade class were
given homework to do
after the first day of class.
Turning in a evening's
worth of work, left to
right, are Jeanie
Hutchison, Lindsey
Geeraerts, Ottavia Oddo
and Kim Schenk.


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A header into soccer season
"Soccer" was the word to run by last Friday at
Anna Maria Elementary School. First grade student
Walker Meacham, 6, does a great "header" during
the school's soccer day sponsored by the Anna
Maria Island Community Center's Soccer Commit-
tee. Because this year's season starts Sept. 7, the
committee was on hand to encourage all students
from 5 to 14 to play. Said one first grader of her
experience, "Soccer's fun, but when I get home I
need a towel and ice cream.

Islander Photos:
Joy Courtney



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SAnna Maria School

menu
Thursday, 9/2/93
All American Day
Breakfast: Waffle w/Syrup, or Cereal,
Fruit Juice
SLunch: Hot Dog on Bun, Oven Fries, Cole Slaw,
Apple Crisp
Friday, 9/3/93
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit
SLunch: Fiestado, Mexican Corn, Tossed Salad, *
Ice Cream Cup
Monday, 9/6/93
NO SCHOOL LABOR DAY
Tuesday, 9/7/93
Breakfast: Cereal, Fruit
Lunch: Breaded Chicken Pattie, Potato Rounds,
S Lettuce & Tomato Salad, Fruit Cup
B Wednesday, 9/8/93
SBreakfast: French Toast or Cereal, Fruit Juice
SLunch: Hamburger on Bun, Oven Fries, Lettuce
& Tomato Salad, Fruit Juice S
All meals served with milk.




MTV invades real

estate market
The "music video" phenomenon is now playing a
major role in real estate sales. For the past year, Estates
on Video, a Bradenton based company, has been pro-
ducing and promoting "Home Music Videos." Select
real estate offices have integrated video marketing to
benefit all facets of their business.
Betsy Hills Real Estate, in Anna Maria City, has
used video marketing for over 10 months.
"My various video collections are a vital part of
my business," said Hills. "Video provides a strategy
which has dramatically increased my market share. I
am now able to sell the best of my listings to prospects
in the comfort of their homes ... worldwide. It is a
unique niche for my business."


CITY


Anna Maria


Anna Maria


Bradenton Beach





Holmes Beach


ADDRESS/lot


319 Hardin
75x138 canal

403 Alamanda
50x103

117 7th St N
5 Bay View Terrace

1800 Gulf Dr
212 La Costa

226 85th St
90x100

3701 E Bay Dr
2B Sunbow Bay 1

4909 Gulf Dr
35x75


STYLE/rooms

ground home
2bed/2bath/1.5 car

elevated home
2bed/2bath/2car

ground condo
Ibed/lbath

elevated condo
2bed/2bath gulf

ground home
2bed/lbath/llcp

townhouse condo
2bed/3bathllcp

elevated 1/2 duplex
2bed/l.5bath/1.5 cp


AGE/size SELLER/BUYER/when SALES/LISTS


1973 Collandra/Anderson
1334 sfla 8/4/93

1981 Humphries/Baylis
1134 sfla 8/4/93


1973
570 sfla

1979
1000 sfla

1956
909 sfla


Cox/Therrien
8/4/93

Veit/Wolf
8/4/93

Mariotti/Moroney
8/4/93


1977 Moline/Splawn
1250 sfla 8/4/93


1985
852 sfla


Chavous/Ceo
8/4/93


$155,000
list $155,000

$136,500
list $139,900

$48,000
list uk

$135,000
list uk

$114,000
list uk

$105,000
list uk

$66,300
list 69,500


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


Sale of

the week
A canalfront home in
Anna Maria at 319
Hardin, with two bed-
rooms, two baths, and a
1.5-car garage, was
listed November 1992 by
Maureen Dowd, broker of
Island Real Estate in
Holmes Beach. It was
sold by Barbara Sato,
associate at Betsy Hills
Real Estate of Anna
Maria, for $155,000.
Islander photo:
Doug Dowling


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nished, miles of walking beach. $199,000.


ANNA MARIA CITY HOME REMODELED
and shows quality. Unique, wonderfully light and
bright; two bedroom, 2.5 baths. Canal home. New
white tile, with glass and AC controlled family room.
Wet bar in kitchen foyer. Workshop with windows.
Garage. $179,000.


CALL ROSE 778-2261
After Hours 778-7780


Gulf Gardens Apartments
Island Holmes Beach 6 Unit Apartments across
Gulf Drive from white sandy walking beach.
Three buildings on 3 lots. Room for a pool. Lots
S* of great possibilities. Buyer could assume
Mortgage, seller take a second. $50,000 cash
.B* t^ l down to qualified buyer. $338,000.
ROSE SCHNOERR, REALTOR GRI, LTG, RRC
Neal & Neal Top Company-Wide Salesperson of the Year 1991 & 1992


BEACH
HOUSE
Miles of
walking
beach. Lot
size: 100' by I
100'.
Beautifully
remodeled,
new appli-
ances,
Mexican Tile, 3BD/2BA, over 1,800 sq ft. Unmatched
sunsets! Live the dream and own a home on
the beach. $429,000.


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GULFFRONT DUPLEX Anna Maria City.
Beautifully furnished upper and lower units. Floors
are tile and Berber carpeting. Each apartment sleeps
five. Built-in stereo system upstairs. Great rental his-
tory. Wide walking beach only two blocks from the
finest restaurants and walking distance to shops, Post
Office, Playhouse. Rare opportunity. $675,000.00.


$95,000
BAY
AND
GULF
2 bed-
room, 2
bath
furnished
condo
with dock.
6 unit complex. Boat in Bay and swim in Gulf. only
block away. Best of all maintenance fee $75,000.
Convenient to Longboat Key.
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Immaculate. Well maintained pool and canal
home. Widest canal with dock and davits. Three bed-
rooms 2.5 baths, 21 x 20 ft. family room. Appealing
light and bright with newer white tile. Sprinkler sys-
tem. Two car plus garage and an enclosed carport.
Many Extras. $223,000.


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WE HAVE WATERFRONT PROPERTIES
* $94,500 2Br/2Ba Riverfront Condo
* $119,995 2Br/2Ba Home/Fresh Water Canal
*$185,000 2Br/2Ba Elevated Home/Anna Maria
*$199,900 3Br/2Ba Key Royale/Holmes Beach


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REAL ESTATE
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Maureen Dowd, Lic. Real Estate Broker

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

Have a safe and fun Labor Day
Weekend on Anna Maria Island.


OLD FLORIDA HOME!
Tenant already in place. Deep lot (145')with
storage building at back. Great value in busi-
ness area of Anna Maria. Zoned R/O/R.
$129,500. #53127. Tom Nelson OFC: 778-
2261 EVES: 778-1382.
GREAT DUPLEX/GREAT INVESTMENT -
2BR/2BA on each side of this totally up-
graded duplex. Close to wide beach. Good
rental history. $135,000. #10550. Richard
Freeman. OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-2284.
GROUND FLOOR 3/2 with tennis, pool,
and Gulf view. Very desirable unit with close
and easy access. Good rental history.
$179,000. #11222. John Green. OFC: 778-
2261 EVES: 778-3167.
GULF VIEW from both levels of this 2BR/
2.5BA half duplex. Full balcony on 2nd floor
for privacy, 2 car garage. Only 2 years old -
just like new. $198,500. #00438. Barbara
Turner or Mary Ann Schmidt. OFC: 778-
2261.
SUNBOW BAY Fabulous interior and view
from this cozy 1 bedroom unit. Shows like a
model. 2 heated pool, tennis, newly deco-
rated. MAKE AN OFFERI $84,900. #11063.
John Green OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-
3167.
SUNBOW BAY Most desirable unit with
great southern exposure for those sunny
days. Unit has fabulous views of Bay and
Lagoon. Newly decorated 2BR/2BA unit.
BRING OFFERS. $110,000. #11064. John
Green OFC: 778-2261 EVES: 778-3167.
GREAT RENTAL PROPERTY/LARGE
ASSUMABLE MORTGAGE! 5.05%, no in-
come qualifier. Four apartments located on
lovely tropical spot on natural waterway plus
just steps to prime north end beaches.
$239,000. #11286. Dick Maher or Tom
Nelson OFC: 778-2261.
UNIQUE Commercial/residential property in
City of Anna Maria. Great location for a small
office. Free form caged pool. $167,000.
#11289. Dick Maher or Tom Nelson OFC:
778-2261.


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Islander
Bystander
is easy to read
and easy to find!
Look for
outdoor boxes
at the post
offices, food stores
and many
other locations
throughout
the island!


Lisa Varano


Anna Foley

*prO.


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


VAST BAYOU OVERLOOK!
Sailboat water laps 2 sides of this Key Royale property. 3BR/
2B u-shaped home surrounds heated and caged pool. Private
dock. $279,000. Don and Karen Schroder, 778-2200.
S* *
PARADISE BARGAIN Bask in the sun while watching
birds and boats on the Bayou. This upgraded 2BR condo in
Anna Maria gives you paradise at the low price of $89,900.
Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
SPECTACULAR VIEWS Totally refurbished beach home.
2BR/2B, great views of Egmont, Passage Keys. Swim safely
in front of property or beach walk for miles. $349,500. Paul
Collins, 778-4330.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE 3 yr. new, 3 story Island
townhouse. 3BR/2.5B corer unit features double garage,
screened porch off breakfast nook, large storage area and new
ceramic tile. $144,000. Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
SPACIOUS AND GRACIOUS 3BR/3B unit with out-
standing water views at a first class complex that features a
pool, hot tub, tennis court and boat dock can be yours for only
$99,000. Convenient location, outstanding price. Ken
Rickett, 778-3026.
Anna Maria Island Centre (813) 778-6654
3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach. FL 34217


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property? Contact Lsa Varano or
Anna Foley to discuss your needs.



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5340-1 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (813) 778-0766
ISLAND COMFORTI #51345 $169,900 ... Quality new 3 bedroom, 2 bath
elevated home with enclosed garage and boat access to basin. Upgraded
features, luxury Master bath, cathedral ceilings and more!
Call T. Dolly Young now or 778-5427 after hours.
SPECTACULAR VIEW1 #51832 $149,900 ...JUST REDUCED! 3 bedroom, 2
bath split design home perfect for bird watchers, located on the bird sanctuary
and wide lagoon directly into Palma Sola Bay. Call June Gilley 792-0758 anytime.
SMUGGLER'S LANDINGll #52645 $129,500 ... 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo
available with cathedral ceilings, skylights in Master bedroom and 40 foot dock
on deep water canal. Call Lu or Bob Rhoden today or 778-2692 after hours.
COMFORTABLE AND COZYI #52941 $51,900 ... 2 bedroom, 2 bath mobile
home at Sunny Shores on lovely corner lot with oversized carport, fruit trees
plus marina privileges. Call Sally Schrader 792-3176 anytime.
BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEXI #OORSJ $115,900 ... Nice, well maintained
duplex available with just a short walk to the beach. Call Robert St. Jean
today at 778-0766.


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CAROL HEINZE, CRS
REALTOR-ASSOCIATE*
Million Dollar Club
5340-1 Gull Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217 ,.- .
(813)778-0766
Fax (813) 778-3035 .. .,, "
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BEAUTIFUL ISLAND LIVING #51RSJ
$179,900 ... 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath located on
end of canal. Formal dining room, eat-in
kitchen, fireplace and gated entrance way.
Please call Robert St. Jean at 778-0766.
ANNUAL & SEASONAL RENTALS available.
Call Jack Bachman 778-0769 or 778-5368.
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on page 10 to
home delivery.


THREE BEDROOM PLUS PLUS PLUS: Anna Maria sail-
boat canal front with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths PLUS den,
PLUS office, PLUS large lanai. Park-like yard, PLUS boat
dock. One year Buyer's Warranty. Reduced to $239,000.
Please call Carol Williams, 778-0777,778-1718 after hours.


KEY ROYALE'S FINEST: Refurbished 2 bedroom, 2
bath waterfront home. Decorator touches throughout, in-
cluding ceramic tile, marble and pickled oak flooring.
Heated caged pool and boat dock. Priced at $405,000.
Debbie Walther 778-0777 or 794-6295 eves.


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940 Sandpiper Circle


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CHARMING HOUSE IN ANNA MARIA
Two bedroom, two bath with white tile floors.
Super location close to the bay. $159,900.
SUNBOW BAY CONDO
Well priced at $92,500. You'll be amazed at
this spacious and immaculate unit. Pretty as
a picture. Good Rentals too!
Call Patty Lance
Office 383-3708 or Evenings 778-5295
PATTY LANCE
Want excellent results?
Hire an exceptional
REALTOR with a
proven track record of
success. I will go the
extra mile for you!
SSpecializing in Long-
boat Key and Anna
Maria Island's finest
properties.
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TIP OF THE ISLAND MOTEL WITH OWNER FINANCING
2BR-2BA fully furnished Island residence with short PLUS a cap rate of 13.4%. A Buyer's dream with 9
walk to prime beach. Offered at $124,900. Call Dave units plus owner's home. Priced at $595,000. Call
Moynihan for details. Stan Williams for an appointment.


2 SUNSET LANDINGS Gull and Bay views from the bal-
conies of these 2 story, unfumished townhouses. 2BR-
2.5BAwith extra storage and two carports on ground level.
Just across the street for a walk on the beach. Priced at
$119,900 and $129,900. Call Stan Williams.


BAYFRONT LOT Central Holmes Beach location
with deep water dockage and fabulous view. Lot is
cleared and measures 85' x 130'. Offered at
$192,500. Call Dave Moynihan.


GULF VIEW TOWNHOUSE Spacious Gulf view BAY WINDS JUST REDUCED Direct Bayfront apart-
townhouse with 3BR-2BA, private 2 car garage and ment with great views of Bay and Intracoastal waterway.
over 3200 sq.ft. under roof. Complex offers two pools, Short walk to beach and shopping. Excellent second home
tennis, lush grounds and short walk to prime beach. with strong rental opportunity. 2BR-2BA with under cover
Offered at $159,900. Call Dave Moynihan for details, parking. Priced at $89,900. Call Dave Moynihan.


SALES RENTAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Planning to SELL or RENT your property? Please call an ISLAND REALTY
GROUP OFFICE! Four ISLAND real estate oFfices working together to
provide personal and professional services. Over 75 combined years of
ISLAND business experience shows we are long established ISLAND offices!


SUNBOW CONDOMINIUMS OPEN HOUSE- SUNDAY, SEPT. 5-1 to 4 GREAT INCOME! ANNA MARIA CITY
Elevator, swimming pool & tennis facili- PM at 243 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Nice duplex with great location to beach! GULFFRONT HOME
ties. A nice two bedroom, 2 bath unit. Bestbuyonthe sland.Charming 2 BRcottage, Includes two bedrooms one bath each Now on the market.
ties. A two bedroom, 2 bath unit. 1.5 blocks to GULF. Tip-top shape. A short walk side. One side owner-occupied & other 3 B
$94,900. Or a two bedroom, 2 bath to local stores. Boat ramp available. $108,900. unit furnished for seasonal rental. ONLY 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath
townhouse. $119,900. Call Agnes Tooker. Eves. 778-5287. $130,000. Call today! $469,000


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


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


ANNA MARIA REALTY, INC.
UC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
'We are on the Islandr ... since 1957
9805 Gulf Drive P O Box 835
Anna Maria, FL 34216 (813) 778-2259


DOUG DOWLING REALTY
Lic Real Estate Brokers of Anna Maria Island
P.O. BOX 1667 409 Pine Ave.
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1222


(A. PARADISE, INC.)
REALTOR
3001 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(813) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-327-2522
Thinking of buying or selling?
Call the experts at A Paradise, Inc.
Playa Encantada Beautifully furnished 2 Bed-
room, 2 Bath unit overlooking the pool and Jacuzzi
with views of the new beach! Only unit available in
this quality beach front complex. $175,000.
Exclusive Longboat Key Community Private
and secure living in this large 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath
home. Large caged pool. Fully landscaped lot with
fruit trees. House has unlimited potential. $399,000.
Questions concerning buyer's broker??
Call Dennis McClung at 778-4800


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Finishing Touches Wallpapering
YOUR PAPER HUNG WITH PRIDE & CARE
FREE ESTIMATES 778-2152


FS Island Typing Service
I Computer Operated
sFAX Service: Send & Receive
FAX #: 778-8390
'310 Pine Avenue Anna Maria 778-8390


| Anna Maria Laundromat
9906 GULF DRIVE ANNA MARIA
In the Anna Maria Post Office Plaza
OPEN 24 HOURS *7 DAYS A WEEK

Commercial Residential Free Estimates
andy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Service 12 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
778 4 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
778 345 AND SATISFACTION

vG GLASS

EVERYTHING IN GLASS
Mirrors Tabletops
S Windows & Screens
il Boat Windows
Residential & Commercial
S Sales a Repairs

5347 GULF DRIVE NORTH HOLMES BEACH
(813) 778-7808


Get a Head Start
on Holiday Painting with

SysIems INC

Commercial Painting
Reasonable Estimates
Dennis Zeolla 778-8327


J.R.

Painting

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

778-2139


AUTO &

BOAT

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


MICROSOFT WORD for DOS 5.5 Never registered
installed or used (includes Grammatik IV). Retails for
$370. $150 or make an offer. 778-9392.
WANNA SKATE? Island Rollers In Line Skates. A
relentless rush! For skating information and sales call
778-3880.

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

4 X 8 ENCLOSED UTILITY trailer. New tires and
axle. Strong I-beam construction. Great condition.
Call mobile # 356-4649 or 778-9392.
TWO FLUSH MOUNT 52" ceiling fans (almost new)
$20 each. Dishwasher (works) $50. Shower doors
$20. 778-5419.
VEGAS BLACK JACK table. Full table and equip-
ment, stools, complete enclosed. $200 OBO. 778-
3729.
OLD COKE (small bottle) vending machine. Make
offer. 778-6045.
LAZY BOY with heat and vibrator $32. Moving boxes
(100) $35. Chest of drawers (5' X 30" X 18') w/9 draw-
ers $48. 778-4814.
BERKELEY RECLINER Off-white, vinyl, fine condi-
tion. We just don't need two. $90. 778-2370.
TWO COMMERCIAL FREEZERS 778-0333.


LOW COST health insurance. $10,000,000. On the
job coverage, small groups, prescriptions included.
Preferred provider hospitals. Over 10 years experi-
ence. Call 778-2324.


HONDA PRELUDE 1981. Perfect student auto. A
little rusty but excellent working condition. Very de-
pendable and reliable small car. $850 firm. 778-9392.
1981 OLDSMOBILE 88 Low mileage, good transpor-
tation. Also golf clubs. 778-4780, 446 62nd St,
Holmes Beach.
1986 PONTIAC FIERO Sporty. Has everything. Im-
maculate, Low mileage. Call Frank at 778-6127 or
778-6126.


13-FT SPIN DRIFT DAYSAILER Main sail and jib,
center board and kick-up rudder. Galvanized trailer.
All in excellent condition. $1000.778-2963 after 5 PM.
BOSTON WHALER 9 ft Tender. Excellent condition.
Windsurfer 210-S. Hardly used. Make offer. 778-3532
or 101 78th St, Holmes Beach.
16FT SCATCRAFT, galvanized trailer, 115 HP Mer-
cury. '79 50 HP Johnson. $1600 or will sell individu-
ally. 778-6045.


BAY CRUISES Egmont Key or Sunset. Customized
charters. Economical. Shaded and open deck. Very
comfortable for up to 6 persons. Call Rick at 794-
5605.


HAIRSTYLIST with clientele needed. Head Quarters
Salon. 778-2586.
HAIRSTYLIST WANTED with following, chair rental
available. Call Pam at Snips Hair Design. 778-1968.
EXTRA TIME on your hands? The Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce needs you. Volunteers
please call 778-1541 or 778-2277. Ask for Mary Ann.


MATURE COMPANION Do you need a mature com-
panion in your home? Non-smoker, island resident,
cook, drive, etc. Part-time, not live-in. 778-8216.
ISLAND HOUSEWIFE looking for home to care for on
P/T or F/T basis. Not afraid of hard work. Will also
house sit. Mrs. Roberts 383-7447.

EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER/NANNY wants
long-term employment in established home. Edna
778-7537, leave message.



CHILD CARE Any age. Mature woman to care for
children by the hour or overnight while you go out for
the evening. 778-0262.
ISLAND GARDENER will turn your boring landscape
into a yard bursting with blooming flowers and color.
For beautiful ornamentals, perfect for the beach en-
vironment all summer, call 778-2260.
AFTER SCHOOL CHILDCARE. Available evenings
and weekends in our home. References available.
778-6438.

ISLANDER CLASSIFIED
The best news on the island and the best results
from classified ads and services!

PRIVATE MUSIC INSTRUCTION Piano or keyboard.
Youth to Adult. Enroll now. Call 778-3788 for inter-
view.
AUTO & BOAT DETAILING at your home, office, or
dock-at your convenience. Complete detailing in-
cludes wash, wax, shampoo, engine & underbelly
cleaning, leather & vinyl conditioned, tires & trim
dressed and much more. Protect your investment.
Call Damon on mobile number 356-4649.

VAN-GO PAINTING 15 yrs experience. Residential/
Commercial, Interior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning,
Wallpaper hanging. Island resident with Island refer-
ences. Call Bill Chamberlin at 778-5455.


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If you know something that would be of interest to Islanders, don't hesitate to
call. We're interested in stories about people and events that have to do with
Anna Maria Island. Kids, adults, grandparents. From anniversary parties to
garden club meetings ... there's always something happening and there will
always be someone who wants to know about it.
Call or write:
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PIIE-SOL PATTY & CO We do everything! Light
cleaning, spring cleaning, WINDOWS, moving help,
organizing, whatever! 18 1/2 years on this Island!
(20% discount to Tom Selleck). 778-9217.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many island
references. 778-2993.
ON THE ROCKS Bartending Services. Private par-
ties or any occasion. 794-5947.

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

ISLAND LOCKSMITH and Golf Shop has moved!
Our new location is 315 58th St, Holmes Beach.
Same phone number 778-1661.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. Remodel-
ing & repairs. Screen rooms, roof-overs, siding &
soffit, etc. Insured, references, reasonable. LIC #RX-
0051318. Rex Roberts 795-3757 or 778-0029.
FAT CAT HOME WATCH Will care for your home or
condo while your are away. Call Jon Kent mobile
#745-4723 for information.


HOLMES BEACH $700 month. 2/2,1200 sq ft, W/D,
decks and garage. Near beach. Gulf Bay Realty 778-
7244 or 778-2151.
ANNA MARIA Fumished 1 apartment. Gulf/bay view,
pool, patio. $550 month includes utilities. 211 S Bay
Blvd. 778-2896.
ROOM MATE WANTED Holmes Beach. Own en-
trance and separate living quarters w/kitchen privi-
leges $70 week and share utilities. 6 month lease.
778-1767.

UNFURNISHED ISLAND RENTALS
.. .Large family, 4/3, pool, deep water, $1500.
...2/2, pool, 3100 Gulf Dr, $600.
...604 North Shore, 2/1, on canal w/dock, $625.
MAINLAND RENTALS
...MOBILE HOME, furnished, annual, 2/2,
2107 Palma Sola Shores #85.
Neal & Neal Rentals, Inc.
813-778-9477 or 1-800-422-6325.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED, over 1200 sq. ft. w/2
decks & garage. 2/2, 1 blk. from beach. $700 mo.
Gulf-Bay Realty. 778-7244 or 778-2151.

YES! We have a few seasonal rentals available.
Yvonne Higgins Real Estate. 778-1999.
HOLMES BEACH Furnished 2BR house, decks,
large screen room, near beach, seasonal or monthly.
Available Nov thru May 1994. 778-3358.


FEMALE WANTED to rent large bedroom with house
privileges, in nice NW Bradenton home. 10 minutes
from island. $300 month includes utilities. 778-6541
weekdays.

ANNA MARIA UNFURNISHED 2/1, new kitchen, car-
port, washer/dryer hookup, close to beaches, shop-
ping and tennis. $550 month plus utilities. Available
Sept. 1st. 778-3119.
LOVELY FURNISHED Anna Maria gulf front apart-
ments. Sundeck & porch. No pets. Wk/Mo/Sn. 778-
3143.

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

RENTAL TO SHARE Anna Maria waterfront, boat
dock, washer/dryer, own phone number, nice location.
$79 week plus deposit. 778-1273.
HOLMES BEACH 2/2, washer/dryer, cable TV, phone,
1 block from beach. Seasonal $1500 month including
utilities. Available Nov thru April 1994. 778-5419.
HOLMES BEACH 2/2 with den. Block from beach. No
children or pets. References required. Newly remolded
with new carpet. $600 month. 778-5455.
HOLMES BEACH IUPLEX 1/1, one block to beach.
Oct.-Jan., April and May. $350 week, $1075 month
plus tax.
APARTMENT FOR RENT 1/11/2, unfumished. Sea-
side Gardens. 778-6746.


CANAL FRONT LOT for sale by owner. Comer of
Tern & Gladiolus, Anna Maria. $99,000. Negotiable.
778-4084.
DIRECTLY ON THE Intra Coastal. 2 story duplex.
2BR upstairs, 1 down. Garage and sea walled lot.
Deep water. $139,9000. 778-7980.
DEEP SAILBOAT WATER LOT 60 X 100. 211 N Har-
bor Dr, Holmes Beach. $89,900. 778-4253.
$56,000 1 bedroom condo with enclosed garage, tile
floors, newer appliances, excellent floor plan. Owner
may finance. Yvonne Higgins Real Estate. 778-1999.
TWO BEDROOM townhouse condo, redecorated in flo-
ral colors, very close to beach, lovely pool. Great home or
rental. Yvonne Higgins Real Estate. 778-1999.
RESORT 66 Excellent timeshare opportunity. Beach
front. One bedroom apartment sleeps four. Weeks 35
and 36. Always Labor Day at the beach. 778-3532.
GULF VIEW Charming cottage. Excellent first home
or rental. Large fenced lot, new roof, carpet and
kitchen. Beach within 300ft. $85,900. 102 12th St,
North Bradenton Beach. 778-0785.


KILTS PIANO STUDIO
ENROLL NOW for Private Music Instruction
Piano to Keyboard Youth to Adult
Instruction at 6608 Marina Drive
Paulette Kilts Holmes Beach (813) 778-3788









Anna Maria Pest Control


CALL (813) 778-1630
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"Remember, it pays and saves to get a second estimate."
5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach (RF0038118)



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


Elaine is still here ...

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


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CHRISTIE'S
PLUMBING
COMPANY
Commercial & Residential
Open Saturday
24-Hour Service
No Overtime Charges!


ISIANDERAI 4108



HOW TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD

THE DEADUNE IS NOON ON MONDAY FOR WEDNESDAY'S PAPER
Classifieds need to be placed in person at our office after all, who can afford to
invoice for our low fee of $3.00? Our office is located at 5400A Marina Drive, in the
Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach. We're on the corner between D. Coy
Ducks and the laundromat. Hours 8 to 5, Monday thu Friday, Saturday 9 to 2.

CLASSIFIED RATES:
Minimum $3.00 for up to 3 lines.
Additional lines: $1 each, Box: $1,
Headlines 100 per word.
For more information,
call 778-7978.




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island Foods
3900 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 7 AM to 10 PM PHONE 778-4100
We Welcome Food Stamps
PRICES EFFECTIVE NOW THROUGH TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7,1993


RIGHT HERE ON THE ISLAND!


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