Monthly Archives: December 2016

MCSO investigates abuse complaint

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an allegation of sexual battery against a minor child in Anna Maria.

The MCSO incident report states that the MCSO and Florida Child Protective Service investigators responded to a call to the Florida Abuse Hotline on Jan. 25 in the 300 block of Poinsettia Road.

The report stated that the allegation was that “a juvenile may have committed a sexual battery against a minor child.”

The investigation is ongoing, according to MCSO.

Drug store theft reported

The Holmes Beach Police Department on Jan. 25 was investigating a possible theft of merchandise at Walgreens, 3248 E. Bay Drive.

An HBPD officer reported that at about 8 p.m. the store manager observed two women enter and exit the store several times. The manager said that each time the women entered the store, they carried what appeared to be empty bags and they remained in the store only briefly.

A review of the store surveillance video did not show either woman concealing any items, and an employee interviewed did not see either woman take anything.

However, the manager told HBPD that merchandise was missing.

Island police blotter – 02-02-2011

Anna Maria

• Jan. 25, 300 block of Poinsettia Road, child abuse. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office and Child Protective Services are investigating an allegation that a juvenile committed sexual battery against another child.

Bradenton Beach

• Jan. 12, Bridge Street and Bay Drive, theft. A man reported the theft of his locked bicycle.

• Jan. 14, 2100 block of Avenue B, domestic disturbance. Police responded to an argument between a man and a woman, who said her boyfriend frightened her when he grabbed her and tried to pick her up. The officer instructed the boyfriend to sleep somewhere else that night.

• Jan. 15, 2900 block of Gulf Drive, DUI. A Bradenton Beach Police Department officer observed a motorist traveling at about 75 mph in a 35-mph zone and then veering from the driving lane into the bicycle lane. The officer stopped the motorist and, suspecting alcohol impairment, requested a traffic unit from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. Jeffrey Bell, 36, of Bradenton Beach, was arrested for driving under the influence.

• Jan. 18, 100 block of First Street North, domestic disturbance. BBPD responded to a report of a disturbance. A woman who suffered head and neck wounds said her boyfriend grabbed a kitchen knife and threatened to cut off her head. He also hit her in the head with an ashtray.

• Jan. 18, 100 block of 10th Street North, domestic disturbance. A woman called police to report that her teenage daughter was “out of control.”

Cortez

• Jan. 16, 7500 to 11000 block of Cortez Road West, criminal mischief. The MCSO investigated a series of BB-gun shootings at businesses and one that injuring a bicyclist.

• Jan. 19, 3500 block of 115th Street West, found property. A foreman with the county mosquito control department found a wallet in the woods near the Sunny Shores park. The wallet did not contain contact information. So the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office placed it into an evidence locker.

Holmes Beach

• Jan. 13, 100 block of 47th Street, theft. The Holmes Beach Police Department investigated the theft of a washer and dryer valued at about $500 from a residential garage.

• Jan. 14, 200 block of 49th Street, driving while license suspended. An HBPD officer checked the license tag on a vehicle and determined that the vehicle owner had a mandatory suspended license. The officer stopped the motorist for driving on a suspended license and arrested him.

• Jan. 15, Manatee Avenue and East Bay Drive, driving while license suspended. An HBPD officer observed a motorist drive through a red-light intersection at a high rate of speed. He stopped the motorist, whose record indicated her license had been suspended for five years for being a habitual traffic offender. She was arrested.

• Jan. 16, 3900 block of East Bay Drive, theft. An HBPD officer responded to a report of shoplifting at the Publix Super Market. The store manager reported that a man entered the Publix four times, each time in a different jacket. He was arrested for allegedly stealing Natural Ice Beer.

• Jan. 17, 3200 block of Gulf Drive, theft. HBPD received a report that someone stole an air-conditioner compressor from a rental property.

• Jan. 17, 600 block of North Point Drive, theft. HBPD responded to a report that someone stole five rod and reels from a residential garage. A tool box was found in nearby bushes from which HBPD collected fingerprints.

• Jan. 19, 600 block of Key Royale Drive, burglary. A home not occupied in seven months was found burglarized at some point. An alarm key pad and motion detectors were taken, and a sliding door was unlocked but nothing else was disturbed.

• Jan. 25, 3200 block of East Bay Drive, theft. HBPD investigated a possible theft at Walgreens, where two women were seen running from the store with bags. Store employees reported several items missing.

• Jan. 25, 4900 block of Second Avenue, home invasion. HBPD investigated a home invasion, where two women broke into a home, bound a resident and fled with cash, jewelry and an SUV.

Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police departments and the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Sports – 02-02-2011

Flag football going strong

NFL Flag Football is going strong at the Anna Maria Island Community Center in Anna Maria.

But Beach Bistro in the 13-16 age division and Duffy’s Tavern in the adult division are the only flag football teams still chasing perfection.

The past week of football action was the week of the blowout in every age group, including the game of the week in the 10-12 division between Ross Built Vikings and Southern Greens Buccaneers, which saw the Vikings route the Bucs by a 40-7 score.

On the first play of the game, Buccaneer quarterback Andrew Zink dropped back to pass from his own 5-yard line and was intercepted by Patrick Harte, who walked into the end zone for a 6-0 Viking lead.

The Buccaneers fared a little better on their next offensive possession, getting deep into Viking territory on a 14-yard sweep from Ryan Doyle, followed by a swing pass from Zink to Doyle for 29 yards and a first down. Zink found Truman Carlson for four yards and Doyle for five yards, but an incomplete pass on third down stalled their drive and gave the ball back to the Vikings.

Jake Ross gained three yards on first down followed by a 4-yard pass reception from brother Andrew on second down. On third down, Andrew Ross gained 17 yards on a reverse to give the Vikings a first down. On the next play, Andrew Ross hit Hayden Brewer with a pass for 18 yards to put the Vikings deep in Buccaneer territory. Jake Ross ran it in from six yards out on second down for a 12-0 lead with 7:44 to play in the half.

The Bucs finally got untracked on their next offensive possession when Zink found Dylan Joseph in the flat for seven yards before hitting Corey Jaques for 35 yards down the sideline. After a pair of incomplete passes, Zink hit Doyle with a 5-yard touchdown pass and Carlson with the extra-point pass to pull to within 12-7 with 5:40 left in the half.

Jake Ross ripped off a 23-yard run on first down followed by an 8-yard pass play from Andrew Ross to Brewer. Andrew Ross and Brewer hooked up again, this time for a 16-yard touchdown pass and an 18-7 lead with 3:03 left in the half.

The Bucs turned over the ball on downs, giving the Vikings possession with 57 seconds left. On first down, Harte ripped off a 45-yard touchdown run for a 24-7 halftime lead for the Vikings.

The second half was more of the same as the Vikings rolled to a 40-7 victory. Jake Ross finished with 35 passing yards, 65 rushing yards and accounted for two touchdowns and an extra point on the day. Twin brother Andrew Ross passed for 56 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while also rushing for 23 yards on the day. Brewer finished with 68 receiving yards and a pair of touchdown catches, while Harte added his 45-yard touchdown run and an interception return for a touchdown.

Andrew Ross led the Vikings with three flag pulls, while Cameron Brauner, Harte and Jake Ross each finished with two pulls in the victory.

The Buccaneers were led by Zink’s 73 passing yards and one touchdown pass to Doyle, who finished with 20 receiving yards and nine rushing yards. Jaques added 35 receiving yards, while Carlson finished with 11 receiving yards and an extra-point reception. Defensively, the Bucs were led by Joseph’s four flag pulls and an interception by Jaques in the loss.

The 13-16 division game of the week saw First American Bank Bills defeat Mr. Bones BBQ Eagles 30-18 Jan. 24. Quarterback Jack Shinn completed 12-of-21 passes for 176 yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing for 31 yards and a touchdown to lead the Bills offensive attack. Jake Parsons led all receivers with 102 yards and an extra point, while Garrison Clark added 44 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns. Pierce Hogan completed the Bill scoring with a touchdown reception and 28 receiving yards. Clark led the Bills defensive effort with three flag pulls including two sacks that resulted in a pair of safeties, while Hogan and Shin each added interceptions in the victory.

JT Goode ran for 51 yards and added 51 receiving yards and a touchdown, while also throwing for 18 yards and a touchdown pass to lead the Eagles in the loss. Elijah Clay-Chapman passed for 51 yards and a touchdown, while chipping in 35 rushing and receiving yards and a touchdown. Chris Johnson completed the Eagle scoring with 40 receiving yards and a touchdown in the loss.

Clay-Chapman led the Eagles with five flag pulls while Goode and Joey Salinas each added three pulls in the loss.

Island Real Estate Saints rolled past Connelly Marine Falcons 25-12 in 8-9 division flag football action Jan. 28. Andrew Procter led the way with 71 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns, while also passing for 45 yards and a touchdown. Taro de Han added 25 passing yards and 45 receiving yards, including one touchdown. Jackson Hayes completed the Saints offense with 35 rushing yards, including a touchdown and an extra point. Procter’s six flag pulls led the defensive charge for the Saints, which also received flag pulls from de Han and Linday Smith in the victory.

Daniel Fritz led the Falcons with 115 rushing yards and a touchdown, while William Bernet passed for 80 yards and a touchdown pass to Trent Shackelford, who finished with 75 receiving yards. Fritz led the Falcon defense with three flag pulls while Ava Zink added two pulls in the loss.

Jessie’s Island Store Vikings eased past MartiniVille Bears 20-14 in the adult division feature game Jan. 27. Greg Ross paced the Vikings offense, completing 14 of 23 passes for 139 yards and three touchdown passes. Tim Shaughnessy was the recipient of all three touchdown passes and finished with 60 receiving yards to go along with 27 rushing yards. Scott Rudacille added 64 receiving yards, while Brianna Shaughnessy and Chad Titsworth each added extra-point receptions.

Rudacille and Josh Bernet led the defense with three flag pulls and an interception, while Ross finished with two flag pulls and two interceptions in the victory.

Danny Murphy led the Bears with 200 passing yards and two touchdown passes, but was plagued by five interceptions. Frank Agnelli caught both touchdown passes and an extra point, while Tyler Bekkerus added 62 receiving yards. Ryan Hogan finished with 58 receiving yards for the Bears, which also received 25 receiving yards from Emily King in the loss.

Murphy and Hogan led the Bears with five flag pulls, while Agnelli added four pulls and Bekkerus intercepted a pass.

Look online at www.islander.org for schedules and standings in the Center’s NFL league.

Horseshoe news

Only two teams managed to earn the requisite three wins in pool play during Jan. 29 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. The team of Bruce Munro and Rod Bussey rolled past Sam Samuels and Jerry Disbrow 21-9

Four teams emerged from a muddy Jan. 26 day of horseshoes at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Herb Puryear and Bruce Munro rolled past Jerry Disbrow and Bob Lee 21-10, while Gene Bobeldyke and Art Kingstad crushed Dave Lansau and Jay Disbrow 22-6. The finals saw Puryear-Munro take an easy 21-11 victory over Bobeldyke-Kingstad.

Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.

Key Royale golf news

There was a ton of golf action at the Key Royale Club last week. Most recent was a nine-hole team scramble won by Hoyt Miller, Tim Friesen, Jim Auch and Fred Miller with a combined 5-under-par 27 that gave them a two-shot victory over three teams that tied for second.

Jan. 25 saw them play a nine-hole, modified Stableford match that produced a team winner and individual winners. Bob Soos, Laura Purcel, Dale Johnson and Chuck Tincate took team honors with a minus one. Al Carr was plus four to take individual honors by one shot over second-place finisher Mike Brakefield, who was plus three.

The Key Royale women played an individual-low-net game Jan. 25 in several flights. Flight AA saw Jean Holmes card a 2-under-par 30 to take first place by five shots over second-place finisher Cindy Miller.

Sandi Tocco fired a 1-under-par 31 to take Flight A by one shot over Pam Alvord and Helen Pollock, who tied for second place.

Nancy King’s 4-under-par 28 earned her the top spot in Flight B by one shot over second-place finisher Ginny Nunn.

Barb Lindwall carded a 1-under-par 31 to take first place by three shots over Mary Anne Kaemmerlen, Sally Keyes and Markie Kzaizek.

Flight D saw Willa Barkley take first place with a 5-under-par 27 — two shots better than the 3-under-par 29 carded by Christina Mason.

Margrit Layh, Judy Crowe, Pat Townsend and Jean Holmes combined for an 80 to win the two-best-balls-of-foursome match. Chistina Mason, Sally Martin, Sue Little, Penny Williams and Sandi Tocco all had chipins, while Mary Selby, Helen Pollock and Sandi Tocco each had birdies on the day.

Paul Kammerlen and Bill Martin teamed up to card a 7-under-par 57 to win the partner’s low-net game Jan. 24. They finished five shots ahead of four teams that tied for second at 62.

Jan. 22 saw an 18-hole, individual- and team-low-net round. The team of Dale Hudson, Vince Mercadante, Gino DiClemente and Jim Mixon combined for a 4-over-par 260 to win first place. DiClemente and Mixon tied for individual-low-net honors with matching 4-under-par 60s.

AMICC NFL Flag Football schedule

Adult Division

Feb. 3         5:30          MartiniVille vs. Hanks

Feb. 3         6:30          Sun vs. Ralph’s

Feb. 3         7:30          Walter vs. Sato

Feb. 3         8:30          Jessies vs. Bob Vita

Feb. 3         9:30          BTBC vs. Duffy’s

13-16 Division

Feb. 2         8 p.m.       Bistro vs. 1st Bank

Feb. 7         8 p.m.       1st Bank vs. Mr. Bones

Feb. 8         8 p.m.       Mr. Bones vs. Bistro

10-12 Division

Feb. 2         6 p.m.       Mr. Spiffy vs. Ross Built

Feb. 2         7 p.m.       Southern vs. LPAC

Feb. 4         7 p.m.       Holy Cow vs. LaPensee

Feb. 4         8 p.m.       Oyster Bar vs. Southern

Feb. 5         noon         Eat Here vs. Oyster Bar

Feb. 7         6 p.m.       Mr. Spiffy  vs. Sandbar

Feb. 7         7 p.m.       Walter vs. LPAC

Feb. 8         6 p.m.       Holy Cow vs. Ross Built

Feb. 8         7 p.m.       Oyster Bar vs. Walter

8-9 Division

Feb. 4         6 p.m.       Beach Bums vs. IRE

Feb. 5         11 a.m.     Connelly Marine vs. IRE

5-7 Division

Feb. 2         6 p.m.       A&E vs. Dental Spa

Feb. 4         6 p.m.       Connelly Marine vs. A&E

Feb. 4         7 p.m.       Tyler’s vs. LPAC

Feb. 7         6 p.m.       A&E vs. Tyler’s

AMICC NFL Flag Football standings

8-9 Division                      Won      Loss    Tie

Beach Bums                      3            1         0

Island Real Estate             2            1         0

Connelly Marine               0            3         0

10-12 Division

NFC

Ross Built                         4            1         0

LaPensee Plumbing          2            3         0

Southern Greens               1            3         0

Sandbar                             1            2         0

LPAC                                1            2         0

AFC

Holy Cow                          5            1         0

Walter & Assoc.4             0            0

Eat Here                            2            2         0

Oyster Bar                         1            3         0

Mr. Spiffy                         0            4         0

13-16 Division

Bistro                                3            0         0

BVV&H                            3            1         0

1st. Bank                           2            3         0

Mr. Bones                         0            4         0

Adult

Duffy’s                              3            0         0

MartiniVille                      3            1         0

Sato Real Estate               3            1         0

Sun                                    3            1         0

Jessie’s                              2            1         0

BTBC                                2            2         0

Hurricane Hanks               2            2         0

Walter & Assoc.               1            2         0

Slim’s Place                      1            3         0

Bob Vita                           0            3         0

Rotten Ralph’s                  0            4         0

Islander Calendar – 02-02-2011

Wednesday, Feb. 2

3 p.m. — Tingley Memorial Library After Hours Book Club will discuss John Grisham’s “Skipping Christmas” at 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-1208.

Friday, Feb. 4

3 to 5 p.m. — Preview of the Island Branch Library book sale, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Membership fee applies.

Saturday, Feb. 5

8:30 a.m. — Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island will hear about abstract painting from Bob Lopiccolo at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Book sale at the Island Branch Library book sale, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Rummage sale at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4769.

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. — REAL Women Valentine brunch with guest speaker Ginger O’Neill at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-0719.

10 a.m. to noon — Terry Denson will demonstrate painting tropical foliage at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

Monday, Feb. 7

6:30 p.m. — The Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island will host a presentation on woodcarving at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

7:30 p.m. — Musica Sacra Cantorum choral ensemble presents a “Sublime Love” concert at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-753-8361. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Feb. 8

Noon — Roger Hayward will speak about his trip to Tanzania at the Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island lunch at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-1965.

Wednesday, Feb. 9

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. — 54th Annual Wisconsin Day at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-746-2312. Fee applies.

11:30 a.m. — Anna Maria Island Garden Club 60th Anniversary celebration at the Key Royale Clubhouse, 700 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-567-5530.

11:30 a.m. — Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players luncheon at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-4431. Fee applies.

1:15 p.m. — Gulf Coast Writers meet with guest speaker Robert Jay Schindler at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7631.

Ongoing:

• Through Feb. 6, “Moonlight and Magnolias” at the Island Players, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-5755. Fee applies.

• Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m., duplicate bridge at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390.

• Tuesdays, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Coffee and Conversations for Seniors at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

• Tuesdays, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Inquiring Minds study group at Gloria Dei Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.

• Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

• Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Settlers bread is available at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society museum shop, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

• Alternating Wednesdays, 11 a.m., memory loss support group at the Longboat Island Chapel Aging in Paradise Resource Center, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-6491.

• Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.

• Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., smoke-free bingo at Annie Silver Community Center, 102 23 rd Ave., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1915.

• Fridays, Senior Adventures Group meets for outings to various locations. Information: 941-962-8835.

• Saturdays, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meets at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

• Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Outdoor market on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.

Off-Island:

Thursday, Feb. 3

3 p.m. and 7 p.m. — “Among the Shadows” a discourse on the spirit world with Madame Morrison at the Powel Crosley Estate, One Seagate Drive, Sarasota. Information: 941-722-3244 ext. 333. Fee applies.

7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Jazz at the Center featuring Al Hixon and his All Star Jazz Band at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-2345. Fee applies.

Friday, Feb. 4

9:30 a.m. — Church Women United presents its Human Rights Award to Shirley Pearson at the Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-6491.

6 to 9 p.m. — Artist reception for Fernando Madridejos at the Dancing Crane Gallery, 1019 10th Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-744-1333.

6 to 9:30 p.m. — Village of the Arts walk, 900 block of 12th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-747-8056.

Saturday, Feb. 5

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Village of the Arts walk, 900 block of 12th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-747-8056.

3 p.m. — Magic of Manatee Sweet Adelines perform at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-794-0218. Fee applies.

Coming Up:

• Feb. 10, Jazz Concert, Sandbar Pavilion.

• Feb. 10, Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Big Band Sweetheart Dance, Anna Maria Island Community Center.

• Feb. 10, Women’s Resource Center clothing drive, SunHouse restaurant.

• Feb. 10-13, Greek Glendi Festival, St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, Sarasota.

• Feb. 11, Alexandra Lillis art reception, Island Art League.

• Feb. 11, Sweetheart dance, Anna Maria Island Community Center.

• Feb. 11, Joan McArther artist reception, Artists’ Guild Gallery.

• Feb. 11, Nancy Law artist reception, Island Gallery West.

• Feb. 11, Manatee County Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Seafood Shack.

• Feb. 11-13, Sarasota Shell Show, Manatee Convention Center.

• Feb. 12, Concert on the lawn, DeSoto National Memorial Park.

• Feb. 12, Stories of Love Cabaret, Palmetto Art Center.

• Feb. 12-13, Anna Maria Island Butterfly Garden Arts and Craft show, Holmes Beach City field.

• Feb. 12-13, Craft festival, downtown Bradenton.

• Feb. 13, AMICCO concert, CrossPointe Fellowship.

• Feb. 13, Valentine’s Day dinner and dance, Anna Maria Island Moose Lodge.

• Feb. 13, Suncoast Mummers String Band, St. Bernard Catholic Church.

• Feb. 13, “From AMICCO with Love” concert, CrossPointe Fellowship.

• Feb. 14, The Islander Newspaper Promise Day, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe.

• Feb. 14, Tapas fiesta, Anna Maria Island Community Center.

Save the Date:

• Feb. 19-20, Cortez Fishing Festival, Cortez.

• Feb. 26-27, Anna Maria Island Wedding Festival.

• March 5, Heritage Day Festival, Anna Maria Island Historical Museum.

• March 20, Myositis fundraiser events featuring Fabio.

• April 2, An Affaire to Remember, Anna Maria Island Community Center.

• May 13-14, Anna Maria City Pier Centennial Celebration, Anna Maria.

Send calendar announcements to diana@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via e-mail and phone.

AME calendar

Save the date for the following Anna Maria Elementary School happenings:

• Feb. 3, storm drills.

• Feb. 10, 3:15 p.m., Parent-Teacher Organization board meeting.

• Feb. 10-14, Art to Remember fundraiser.

• Feb. 15, 5 p.m., Parent-Teacher Organization dinner.

• Feb. 15, 7 p.m., fourth-grade play.

• Feb. 18, second-grade field trip to Ringling Museum.

• Feb. 21, Presidents Day holiday.

• Feb. 24, lock-down drill.

• Feb. 24, distribution of progress reports.

AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

For more information, call 941-708-5525.

Obituaries – 02-02-2011

Sealand Whitney Landon III

Sheldon Whitney Landon III, 85, died at his home at the Lodge at Otter Creek on Jan. 23. He was born in Newark, N.J., April 13, 1925. He grew up in West Orange, N.J., and attended Millbrook Academy in New York, graduating in 1943.

He served in the U.S. Army in 1943, starting in officer candidate school at the College of Puget Sound, then serving in Patton’s Army in Europe. He lost a leg toward the end of the Battle of the Bulge. He started Princeton the next fall, ultimately majoring in engineering and architecture.

After graduation from Princeton, Mr. Landon went to sea for a couple of years, out of Seattle. He married Joan Johnson, and they settled in Vermont, where he commenced a career in cartography at the National Survey in Chester. He later worked at Readex Microprint Corp., (now Newsbank), also in Chester. The couple spent five years as innkeepers at the Old Tavern at Grafton. In retirement, they traveled the United States and England and established a home on Anna Maria Island.

A memorial service was to be held in Vermont.

Donations may be made to Porter Medical Center, 115 Porter Drive, Middlebury VT 05753.

Mr. Landon is survived by son S. Whitney IV, of Brooksville, Maine; daughter Mary S. of Burlington; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He also is survived by three siblings, Margot L. Visher of Cannon Beach, Ore., and Richard W. and Lisa L. Hewett, both of Williamsburg, Va.

Robert Edgar Normand

Robert “Bob” Edgar Normand of Tampa, formerly of Holmes Beach, died Jan. 23. He was born in Saco, Maine, Oct. 8, 1944.

Mr. Normand served in the U.S. Navy honor guard 1963-64, and later worked in the restaurant business, owned a furniture restoration business and taught disabled children. He was married to Sue Normand of Holmes Beach (1963-85).

There will be no service. Condolences may be made in care of Island Mail & More, 3230 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Memorial contributions may be made to cancer research.

Mr. Normand is survived by Sue; son; Stephen; daughter Lisa; four brothers, Richard, Ronnie, Rene and David; three sisters; Rachel, Rita and Susan; as well as other family members in Sarasota, Tampa and New England.

Sean Patrick Quinn

Sean Patrick Quinn, 44, died Jan. 29.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 26th Street Chapel. A second memorial service will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Moose Lodge No. 2188, 110 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Kidney Foundation. Condolences may be made online at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.

Mr. Quinn is survived by brothers Harold III of Peabody, Mass., and Brien of Bradenton Beach; sisters Eileen Sullivan of Portland, Ore., JoAnne Newcomb of Rockland, Mass., and Patricia Melanson of Cape Cod, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.

Fishing – 02-02-2011

Rat reds invade bay waters

If you haven’t noticed, the redfish bite this winter is extraordinary. Reports of fishers catching up to 30 redfish a day are common.

What’s interesting about this phenomenon is most of these fish are undersized. My group fished some local docks last week and we saw this first hand. Out of about 20 fish caught, only three were keepers. The rest are called “rat reds” or redfish that haven’t quite made it to the mandated keeper size of 18 inches. They are a lot of fun to catch — especially in the large numbers we’re seeing this winter. So if you’re having a hard time catching keeper reds this winter — don’t feel bad, we all are.

Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle said reports of flounder in the backwater are coming into the tackle shop. Fishers using Berkley Gulp shrimp on a 3/8-ounce jig head get the best results. Fishing the canals and docks around Key Royale has also resulted in catches of sheepshead and redfish. “Live shrimp or fiddlers is the way to go,” Keyes said.

On the beachside, fishers using pompano jigs or live shrimp are catching whiting and ladyfish. “When targeting whiting,” Keyes said, “you want to fish the trough that runs parallel to the shoreline.”

Moving off the beaches, fishers heading offshore are producing catches of porgies, Key West grunts and some small red grouper.

Capt. Wayne Genthner of Wolfmouth Charters finished grouper season with limits of gags in the 12-pound range. Most of Genthner’s catch came from about 8 miles offshore. Preferred baits were frozen threadfins, cut in half and squid.

Moving inshore, Genthner is targeting sheepshead and redfish. Live shrimp has been the plan of attack for these backwater inhabitants.

Genthner is fishing the afternoons with good results. “That warmer water in the afternoon is the key for catching good numbers of fish,” he said.

Kim Shearer at Annie’s Bait & Tackle said she’s hearing reports of spotted sea trout caught in northern Sarasota Bay. Catching trout in the slot has not been uncommon, although bigger trout, “gators,” have been harder to find.

Fishers willing to do a little hiking are catching redfish up to 23 inches inside the Robinson Preserve in northwest Bradenton. Shearer suggested using live shrimp or Berkley Gulp to entice these “preserve” fish.

Jeff Medley at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge South Fishing Pier said the sheepshead bite has been consistent for more than a week. “Fishers using fiddler crabs and sand fleas have the best luck,” he said. “But live shrimp are working, too.”

Spotted sea trout are making a showing at the piers. Medley suggested using a live shrimp with a heavy split-shot, rigged two feet above the hook. “Throw it up current and let it drift back toward the bridge,” he said.

Capt. Warren Girle reported great numbers of redfish caught in Sarasota Bay. “We’re mainly fishing canals and docks,” Girle said. Earlier last week, Girle had a charter that caught 37 redfish. “That was the highlight of the week,” Girle said. “We were knocking the redfish stupid.”

Girle also commented on how many undersized redfish have inhabited the bay this year. “Out of the 37 reds, nine were keepers,” he said.

If it’s trout action you’re looking for, Girle is fishing in Sarasota Bay with good results. He said he’s been waiting until the afternoon for the water to warm up. Sea trout up to 24 inches have been caught using Mister Twister Exude Darts in golden-bream color.

Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Fishing Charters reported an exceptional winter redfish bite. On recent charters, his clients caught an average of 30 redfish per trip —with plenty of slot-sized fish mixed in. Howard entices the redfish to chew by using live shrimp rigged on a 2/0 circle hook with 30-pound fluorocarbon leader pegged with a No. 5 split-shot. In addition to redfish, Howard said, sheepshead and black drum also “come to the party.”

Howard suggests fishing the deep-water docks from the Manatee River to Longboat Key to find the fish. A 3-degree difference in the water temperature can make all the difference between exciting action and no bites, he said.

Speckled trout are biting in their wintertime haunts and Howard suggests looking for clean, moving water over deep grass to hook up these fine-tasting fish. “Try using the popping cork rigged with a jig and a Berkley Gulp to draw strikes,” he said.

Capt. Ray Markham reported limits of redfish from 22 to 27 inches, with a bunch of fish just under the slot, around 17 inches. “That’s a real good sign for later this year when these fish hit a growth spurt, pushing them over the minimum slot size,” Markham said.

Top producing lures for redfish are the CAL Shad in various forms of the night-glow colors, the MirrOlure Lil’ John soft-plastic jerk bait and the half-ounce gold Eppinger Rex Spoon. “These baits excel with redfish here,” Markham said.

On a recent charter, Mark Stephens of Lakeland, his 12-year-old grandson, Brenden and his friend, Weston, caught several nice reds, nearly a dozen flounder and some nice trout. All were caught on the CAL Shad.

“The rest of the winter will hopefully be mild and, if it is, this spring will be one to talk about. Lots of nice trout and redfish are around, and as soon as baitfish begin to show, we should be catching some monster trout. Some of the largest trout of the year generally show up here between late February and April,” Markham said.

Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Feb. 02, 2011

ITEMS FOR SALE

CHINA: SERVING FOR eight, “Spring Bouquet”, with serving pieces, $30. 941-795-8359.

DELL COMPUTER: 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 with newly loaded Windows XP, $100, 941-756-6728.

FREE: EXERCISE BIKE. 941-778-8530, ask for Phil.

PHONE, ANSWERING, COPIER, works, $15. 941-794-2392.

SOFA, 78-INCH, blue and tan floral, very good, clean condition, $75. 941-761-1393.

BOOKS: 400. ALL kinds. Fiction, non-fiction, self-help, children’s. Spanish, English, Civil War. Very good condition, $100. 941-761-1928.

IRONING BOARD WITH pads, $5. DVD Panasonic home theater sound system, SCHT. $10. 941-795-8359.

SIX-PIECE WICKER set, $150. Daybed, two (three-drawer) end table chests, three etagere arches. Perfect for a girl’s or extra room. Call to see, 794-1060 or 730-0496.

YAMAHA VINO CLASSIC: Two scooters for sale. 2007 blue, only 1,500 miles, great condition. $1,150 or best offer. 2006 silver, only 850 miles and in great condition. $1,050 or best offer. Great gas mileage, 35 mph-plus, easy to ride, and really great fun on the Island! 941-928-8735.

GIRL’S BIKE: SPECIALIZED Hotrock, light purple, like new. $85. 941-928-8735

ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $300, or $50-75 each. Wine racks, antique burl-wood rocker and more. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

GRAND MIRRORS, gorgeous frames, 4×6 feet to 5×8 feet. $200-$350. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com.

COMMERCIAL RESTAURANT SUPPLIES: Ice machine: install and service $2,100. You pick up, $1,600. Assorted stainless shelves: $75. Six-burner gas cooktop and charbroiler: $1,800. 941-730-2606.

FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE: Individuals may advertise up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week. Deliver in person to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, e-mail classifieds@islander.org, fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are welcome to come and worship with us! Please call 941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilutheran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

THE ANNA MARIA Garden Club will hold their monthly meeting at noon Wednesday, Feb. 16 at Roser Church. Silvia of Silvia’s Flower Corner will be demonstrating the art of flower arranging. Public is welcome to attend.

WEST MANATEE FIRE Auxiliary Fire Hall yard sale coming in March. Please consider donating. We can pick up or drop off at 201 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach Fire Hall. Tax deductible letters available. 941-720-0426.

HAITI $$$ DONATIONS to the Ministry of Presence Inc., www.ministryofpresence.org, urgently needed for local representatives to aid homeless children. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978.

TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys International. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com. Discoverannamaria.com.

BRADENTON ROTARY CLUB meets at noon Mondays at Mattison’s Riverside, 1200 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Club members enjoy fellowship with like-minded professionals. Club projects offer opportunities to benefit the community locally and worldwide. To attend a meeting as our guest, call Trish, 941-747-1871. More information: www.bradentonrotary.org.

WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used, repairable fishing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don’t be sorry, be safe.

GARAGE SALES

ROSER THRIFT SHOP open 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779 -2733.

MOVING-IN SALE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5. Stack washer, dryer, TVs, dehumidifier, stereo stand, kitchen/household items. 3205 Sixth Ave., Holmes Beach.

ANTIQUE AND ART fair: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 5-6. Take the trolley! Quality artists and antique dealers, organic produce and exotic orchids. Benefits LBK Turtle Watch. For information, call Steff’s Stuff, 941-383-1901. 6828 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Whitney Plaza, Longboat Key.

CARPORT SALE: 9 a.m. until ? Saturday, Feb. 5. Good stuff, no junk. Jewelry, collectibles, household miscellaneous, 50 CDs, pressure washer, tools. Many items,  $1. 16 Seaside Ct. off 63rd St. Holmes Beach.

YARD SALE: 9 a.m.-4p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 11-12, Tour park, units, marina. 12507 Cortez Road. Cortez Park.

LOST & FOUND

LOST: LADIES STAINLESS Tag Hauer watch. Lost near Bean Point on the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 18.  Reward. Please, call 231-499-5653.

LOST: PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES. In black hard case. Lost in Anna Maria. Please call Jerry, 941-778-2313.

LOST CAMERA: Panasonic Lumix, small black camera in pink neoprene-style pouch. Call 941-778-7978 if found.

PETS

PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster puppies and kittens until they are old enough for adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie, 941-720-1411.

BOATS & BOATING

TURNKEY BOAT SITTING: Imagine your boat being always water-ready! 35 years experience. 941-778-7556.

BOAT SLIP FOR rent in Holmes Beach up to 23 feet. $140/month, three-month minimum. 941-962-6238.

TIP TOP CANVAS Shop: Book now to be completed before summer! Premium canvas shop, featuring Makrolon semi-ridged windows for fly-bridge enclosures, aft-deck enclosures and dodgers for sail and center-console boats. Completed on time, on budget and exceeding every expectation of discriminating boat owners. Dockside service. 941-932-8872. Email: TipTopCanvasShop@gmail.com. TipTopCanvasShop.com.

NEED A SLIP for a Waverunner (PWV) for six months or more on Anna Maria Island. E-mail: Gator7555@live.com or call 713-503-6382 and leave message.

HELP WANTED

SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced real estate licensee for busy Island office. Please call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Community Center has front desk assistant position. Energetic, personable, able to multi-task. Proficient in Excel and data entry. Volunteer management a plus. 25-30 hours/week. Salary based on experience. Email resumes: sandee@myamicc.com

GRAPHIC DESIGNER WANTED part-time for ad/editorial layout. InDesign and Photoshop expertise a must. Advertising experience required. Intro-resume to info@islander.org.

KIDS FOR HIRE

LOOKING FOR A babysitter or pet sitter? For all ages, call Carolyn. Red cross certified. 941-778-2301.

LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276.

KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

LOOKING FOR ANGEL investor for construction project: Haley’s Motel is seeking a $1,000,000 investment to transform the motel into a wedding facility. Invest $100,000 to $1,000,000 with a great short-term ROI. Call Tom for details, 941-993-4909.

ROTTEN RALPH’S RESTAURANT/bar business opportunity, $299,000. One of the last with waterfront dining. Sharon Villars, 941-920-0669. Erlene Fitzpatrick, 941-224-6339. Remax Alliance Group.

HEALTH FOOD STORE on Anna Maria Island, located in busy shopping center, large inventory, all equipment and fixtures, completely turnkey, business growing monthly, owners moving, great opportunity for mom and pop. $189,000. Call Jim, 941-580-0626.

SERVICES

LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941-778-5476.

PROFESSIONAL I.T. SERVICES: Complete computer solutions for business and home. Installation, repair, upgrade, networking, Web services, wireless services. Richard Ardabell, network engineer, 941-778-5708, or cell 216-509-1945.

LIGHT CARPENTRY, HOME repairs, handyman work, deck repairs, dock repairs, etc. Retired tradesman, Island resident. No job too small. Call Steve Doyle 941-778-1708.

CONTACT CAPT. GREG Burke of A Paradise Realty for all your real estate needs, selling, listing, buying. Listings needed. 941-592-8373 or e-mail: gregburkesr@hotmail.com.

I DON’T CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941-778-7770. Leave message.

TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.

HOUSE CLEANING BY Laura. Excellent references. One house, 2BR/2BA, $50. 941-539-6891.

ISLAND PET NANNY: Loving pet care. Longtime Island resident, background check, pet CPR-certified, references. Karen Robinson, 941-779-2830 or 941-730-5693.

WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe, Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-720-4152.

S&S HOUSE CLEANERS: Professional service, specials available. Mopping, sweeping, steam cleaning, carpets. Light fixtures, fans, bathrooms. We specialize in cleaning porches, siding. Ask about our green products line. 941-592-1258, 941-565-3878.

PIANO LESSONS, Beginner to adult, degreed instructor. Lessons on grand piano, learn at your own pace with computer and theory games available. Pick up from King Middle School possible Tuesday or Thursday. 941-761-2440.

INCOME TAX SERVICE: Individual and small businesses. We also do all states. Call Pat, 941-761-8156.

ANTOINETTE’S PERSONAL SERVICE: Caring for your home while you are away. 941-778-7355, 941-730-6548.

DIRTY DRIVEWAY? MAKE it look new again. 3,000 PSI pressure wash your two-car driveway for only $40. Call Bill, 941 896-6788.

TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra, geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science. Special needs students welcome. Grades 3-12. Jenifer, 941-224-1760.

BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD’s Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. Free estimates, references. 941-920-3840.

ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: Gift certificates! 36 years of happy customers. Organizing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046.

BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.

ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I 0want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711.

NADIA’S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage in the comfort of your home. Call today for an appointment, 941-795-0887. MA#0017550.

CHECK MY HOUSE! We provide full house checking services to ensure your house is secure while you are away. Call 941-928-8735, or e-mail check.my.house@verizon.net for details.

GUITAR TROUBLE? KOKO RAY’S ISLAND studio. Instruction in flute, saxophone, guitar, piano and voice. 315 58th St., Holmes Beach, 941-778-8323.

LAWN & GARDEN

CONNIE’S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294.

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. Your complete irrigation repair company. Call 941-778-2581.

TREES BY BREEZE Inc.: Custom landscapes, tree trimming, property maintenance. Insured. Since 1988. Chris, 941-778-2837.

NURSERY QUALITY GARDEN Care and maintenance. Hand weeding, trimming, cleanup, plant installation. Call Joan, 941-704-9025.

JR’S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-807-1015.

LANDSCAPING

STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. For all your landscape needs. Shell $45/yard. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067.

KARAZ LANDSCAPE LAWN service. Mulch, clean ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. 941-448-3857 or 941-448-5207.

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. Premium grade-A, $45/yard B-grade, $30-$40/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, “shell phone” 941-720-0770.

NATURE’S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336.

HOME IMPROVEMENT

VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100.

TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077.

CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479.

GRIFFIN’S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.

JERRY’S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handyman, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pressure washing. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198.

SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it’s broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I’ll fix it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906.

FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential. Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access control. Contractors you can depend on. Call 941-748-2700.

J.E. MURRAY: ESTABLISHED Island builder. New homes, remodeling. 30-year resident. Call 941-778-2316 or 941-730-3228.

SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENTS: Michigan general contractor with 30 years experience. Looking for large or small projects. Budget minded and knowledgeable tradesman willing to complete your project from start to finish on time, within budget. Quality work guaranteed at affordable prices. Call Mike, 616-204-8822.

A BRUSH of class. A higher quality of painting. Specializing in interior and exterior painting, remodels, and carpentry. CT Handyman services. Ted Watson, owner, 941-896-4410. Licensed.

RENTALS

WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com.

WATERFRONT KEY WEST STYLE with dock. Furnished, walk to beach. $150/night, $950/week. $1,900/month off and $2,490/month in season. Use of bikes and kayaks included. 941-794-5980. www.divefish.com.

DIRECT BAYFRONT: 2,500 sf. Beautiful home, 3BR/2.5BA, boat dock, lift, pool, fully furnished. $3,600/month, annual. 941-580-0626.

KEY ROYALE WATERFRONT house for rent. Annual, unfurnished. Beautiful, tropical 2BR/2BA, den, 1,700 sf. Great pool area, gas-heated hot tub, on canal, two boat lifts, two-car garage. Available Feb. 1, 2011. $1,900/month. 941-730-1086. linkconnection@hotmail.com.

BEACHFRONT HOME. Spectacular water views, private beach. Ground-level 2BR/1BA, garage. 941-348-9448.

CANCELLATION AVAILABILITY. WESTBAY Cove. Tennis, pools. February and March openings. Sharon, Old Florida Realty, 941-713-9096.

HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental units available for office/commercial spaces from 750-2,000 sf. Humidity-controlled mini-storage units and garage units, 11 x 22 feet. 5347 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-2924.

KEY ROYALE CANAL house for annual rental, unfurnished. Beautiful, large, 2BR/2BA, Florida room, 2,100 sf, two-car garage. Available anytime. $1,600/month includes yard maintenance. 941-545-3511. dldecker01@yahoo.com.

BEACHFRONT HOME. Spectacular water views, private beach. Ground-level 2BR/1BA, garage. 941-348-9448.

LOCAL PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS owners with exceptional rental references looking for 2BR/2BA home on Anna Maria. Trying to sell your house? No problem, we’ll take excellent care of it. Showings not a problem. Prefer two-year lease. Have two mature polite dogs, guarantee no problems. 941-713-8070.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Available now. Sandy Pointe condo, 2BR/2BA, second floor. $1,200/month. Call Sato Real Estate Inc. 941-778-7200 or e-mail: rentals@satorealestate.com.

HOLMES BEACH COTTAGE: 2BR/1BA. Northwest Bradenton 3BR/2BA pool home, Palma Sola 3BR/3BA pool home. Vacation rentals: www.coastalpropertiesrealty.com. 941-794-1515.

PERICO ISLAND: 3BR/3BA beautifully furnished house. Private pool, seasonal/monthly rent. $3,000/month. Call 941-795-3778.

SEASONAL RENTAL AVAILABLE now. 1BR/1BA, elevated, deck, cable, WIFI, block to beach. $1,600/month. 941-779-1112.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA. $900\/month, water included. 8102 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Mike Norman Realty 941-778-6696.

SEASONAL: 1BA STUDIO, completely remodeled. Queen bed, full-size kitchen, washer, dryer, patio, cable. $550/week,  $1,650/month. 941-725-0073.

ANNUAL: CHARMING BAYVIEW apartment. 1BR/1BA, partially furnished, washer, dryer, dock. Nice quiet neighborhood. $850/month plus utilities. 941-795-1132.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA RENTAL: Elevated duplex one block from beach. New upgraded kitchen with new appliances, including washer and dryer, one-car garage. $1,200/month. Vacation rentals also available at SolTerre Properties Inc. 941-896-3990.

ANNUALS: 2BR/2BA ground-level, pool, 55-plus community, $1,000/month. 3BR/2BA ground-level, pool, tennis, Perico Bay Club, $1,200/month. 3BR/2BA private home, $1,500/month. Gulf-Bay Realty, 941-778-7244.

3012 AVENUE C, Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA, washer, dryer, $850/month. 128 51st St., Holmes Beach, 2BR/1BA, spacious, washer, dryer, close to beach, $900/month. 2100 Ave. A, Bradenton Beach, canalfront, newly remodeled, $1,150/month. Mike Norman Realty. 941-778-6696.

APARTMENTS WITH GULFVIEWS available due to last minute cancellations. Gated, private, great rates. www.AtKoiOne.com. 941-753-8866, 941-518-5026.

SEASONAL RENTAL: EXTRA large 2BR/1BA. Clean, comfy, quiet, steps to beach. Good weeks still available, sleeps six-plus. Come see. 941-518-4688.

ANNA MARIA DUPLEX: 2BR/2BA, Seasonal $2,000/month. Close to beach, trolley and restaurants. Three-month minimum. 941-778-7167.

SIX-MONTH SEASONAL rental: 2BR/1.5BA cottage on Gulf side. Ground-level. $1,800/month. 941-741-6729.

AVAILABLE NOW DUE to cancellation. 1BR furnished condo. One block to beach, pool. $650/week. 941-447-3071 or 941-778-1915.

SEASONAL 1BR/1BA DUPLEX: Ground floor, furnished, no pets. Two people. January through April, 203 Peacock Lane, Holmes Beach, 810-614-6962.

ANNUAL 1BR/1BA Ground-level duplex, Anna Maria near beach, $850/month includes water and trash. 941-778-7003.

OFFICE, RETAIL, PROFESSIONAL Space: 8803/8799 Cortez Road. 1,200-sf (former salon) and 1,300-sf. Call 1-800-952-1206.

WINTER SPECIAL: SENIOR park, 2BR/2BA doublewide. $900/month, seasonal. $695/month, annual. Will sell for $39,000. 2314 14th St., Bradenton. Tropical Palms. 863-688-3524, 863-608-1833. E-mail: chickenplucker@webtv.net.

BRADENTON BEACH: SANDPIPER Resort, 55-plus. 2BR/1BA partially furnished. Carport, water view. No smoking or pets. Annual $675/month, first, last and $500 deposit. Seasonal, $1,400/month. 941-545-8923.

SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 55-plus 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach, shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426. Web site 2spinnakers.com.

REAL ESTATE

BAYFRONT condo at Bayview: 2BR/2BA, fireplace, great views, close to everything. Call Capt. Greg, 941-592-8373, A Paradise Realty.

I WILL LIST your property on 350 web sites! Laurie Fox, Coldwell Banker, www.every-listing.com, 941-730-7635.

DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach. 3BR/4.5BA, office recreation room, spa, pool, outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey furnished. $3,950,000. Suncoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288.

DIRECT GULFFRONT: 4BR/4.5BA, den, three-car garage, pool, spa, elevator, security. Immaculate 2005 Mediterranean villa-style architecture, breathtaking Gulf views, furnished, 5,146 sf under roof, north Anna Maria Island. 12106 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. $3,500,000. Contact owner, broker, 941-920-1699.

BRAND NEW LUXURY condos: Four lights to the beaches. Starting at $149,000. 941-7610444. www.hiddenlakecondominiums.com.

SMALL TRAILER AT Bradenton Beach Pines Trailer Park. 55 and older. Lot rent, $392/month. $19,500. 61 N. Bay Drive. Call Bryan, 941-737-7759.

DUPLEX; 2BR/2BA EACH side. Recently renovated, one block to beach. $396,500. 2414 Ave, C., Bradenton Beach, 941-778-7665.

FOR SALE BY owner: Recently updated 2BR/2BA 1,100 sf condo. Seventh floor, Martinique South, Holmes Beach. Two-car garage and large storeroom. Fabulous views of Gulf, beach, Island, bays and bridges. Price discounted to $559,000 for quick sale. Call 941-778-1535 or 574-849-4252 for appointment.

DIRECT WATERFRONT CONDO: 2BR/2BA, great views from bedroom, living room. Asking $249,000 for sale. Also for annual rent. Call John Wize, 941-704-4591, Betsy Hills Realty.

FOR SALE BY owner: One of the prettiest houses on Island. 3BR/2BA canalfront. Four houses to bay. In-law suite. Move-in ready. Don’t miss this one! Open Saturday and Sunday, 1-3 p.m. $499,000. 404-537-0208. 518 56th St., Holmes Beach.

DUPLEX FOR SALE by owner. Best deal on Anna Maria Island at $379,000. Long-term leaseback from seller includes all maintenance. Realtors welcome. Call Tom, 941-993-4909.

PRICE REDUCED: DUPLEX on two deeded lots, both units 2BR/1.5BA, elevated, park under building. $335,000. Call owner: 941-730-2606.

Authorities find stolen auto

Authorities recovered in Virginia a car stolen during a home invasion Jan. 25 in Holmes Beach.

“We’ve located the vehicle … dumped off at an apartment complex in Roanoke,” Holmes Beach Police Department Det. Mike Leonard said Jan. 28.

Authorities continued to search for the two women who broke into a residence in the 4900 block of Second Avenue North in Holmes Beach and stole jewelry, cash, credit cards and an auto after restraining the resident.

​HBPD, in a news release issued Jan. 25, described the suspects as female — one shorter, with possible facial piercings on the lower lip, and one taller with longer hair. Both, at the time of the incident, wore knit hats and one wore cut-off green cargo pants.

An image released later in the week — a photograph taken by a watchful resident in the neighborhood — showed the two suspects wearing blankets over their shoulders.