West Manatee Fire Rescue District commissioners voted Jan. 20 to remodel Station No. 1 on Holmes Beach, now that WMFR has moved into its remodeled $1.5 million headquarters on Third Avenue North in Bradenton.
Six prospective contractors attended a pre-submittal meeting Jan. 19 for the estimated $150,000-$200,000 project, WMFR Chief Andy Price said. RFPs must be returned by Feb. 16.
The project will include correcting deficiencies at Station No. 1 noted in a 2009 report by Totems Architecture Inc., in addition to any new issues discovered by a contractor and architect. The scope of work also includes a redesign of the meeting and staff rooms, Price said.
“But we really don’t have a good estimate. It could be more than $200,000, or less. I’m hoping it’s a lot less,” he said.
Price said he anticipates having a contractor and architect selected by Feb. 16 for the board to review and approve at its Feb. 17 meeting.
In other business, Commissioner Randy Cooper said he attended the quarterly meeting of the Manatee County Fire Chiefs Association and found “plenty of negative interest” in consolidating the county’s independent fire districts.
State Sen. Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton, issued a position paper in December favoring the consolidation of nine of the 11 fire districts in Manatee County. Bennett did not include Longboat Key or Bradenton.
Price said he does not oppose consolidation if he knows it will provide the necessary services and save taxpayers money, but has long maintained that the county commission, not the fire districts, should pay for a consolidation feasibility study.
Price also told commissioners that WMFR is preparing an equipment replacement schedule to meet state and federal laws for equipment.
“We have to now look ahead and see what’s coming up for replacement or repair years ahead of time,” he said.
Federal and state laws require that firefighting equipment must be certified, meet certain standards and be replaced when the laws require, not when the equipment is no longer usable.
“It used to be we could buy bunker gear off-the-rack, but no longer. If our gear or equipment does not meet requirements, we can’t use it and a firefighter can’t go out to a fire,” Price said.
“And nothing is getting cheaper. Eventually, everything will be on the replacement schedule.”
Commissioner Scott Ricci commented on the sudden death from an apparent heart attack earlier this month of Bradenton Fire Chief Mark Souders, 46. Ricci wanted to ensure firefighters and staff to follow a rigorous physical fitness regimen and have physical examinations.
They do, replied Price.
“We have an annual physical exam based on age,” he said. Anyone over the age of 50 also takes a stress test.
Commission Chair Larry Tyler said several staff have had to retire in the past on failing the stress test or another portion of the exam.
“People not in firefighting don’t understand the stress firefighters are under,” Price said. “When you go out on call four, five or six times a day, it increases your adrenalin flow and your heart rate jumps way up. It’s a stressful job.”
Price said WMFR is organizing a Health and Wellness Committee to institute physical fitness programs.
The commission’s next meeting is 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at the Third Street administrative center.
• No new reports.
• 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.”
• 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.
• 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.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police departments and the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
Richard H. Farrand
Richard H. Farrand, 89, of Bradenton, died Jan. 17. He was born May 8, 1921, in Worcester, Mass.
Mr. Farrand served with the U.S. Coast Guard as an electrician during World War II. He was a retired salesman working for Tetley Tea’s, Hugo’s Appliance Store and Sovios Appliance Co. He worked for New England Telephone in Boston as the Yellow Pages representative, and more than 20 years as the New Hampshire representative.
He was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hooksett, N.H., and St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose, Mass. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus at St. Mary’s, member of the Lions Club, the Democratic Committee, a Boy Scout and Cub Scout leader, and served on the Hookset Planning Board. He moved to Bradenton more than 25 years ago. He attended and served as an usher at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach. He was an avid golfer, a Bradenton Pirate Booster, and a volunteer with the Southeastern Guide Dogs.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at a later date at St. Bernard Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to Southeastern Guide Dogs or a veteran’s organization. Condolences may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements were by Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, Bradenton.
Mr. Farrand is survived by his five sons, Richard H. Jr. and wife Patricia of Wilmington, N.C., Frederick and wife Deborah of Westford, Mass., Thomas and wife Sheriley of Atkinson, N.H., David and wife Lise of Hooksett, N.H., and William of Woodstock, N.H.; daughters Elizabeth and husband Thomas Reilly of Roanoke, Va., and Judith and husband Mike Lavalliere of Bradenton; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Frances T. Fernald
Frances T. Fernald, 90, of St. Petersburg, died Jan. 14. She was born in Brighton, Mass., and came here in 1986 from Waltham, Mass.
A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at Bay Pines National Cemetery with the Rev. Chris Spruill officiating. Memorials may be made to Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater FL 33760. Condolences may be made online at www.gunterfuneralhome.com. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home, St. Petersburg, was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Fernald is survived by daughters Dawn Spruill of Fredericksburg, Md., Diane Davis of Pahrump, Nev.; son Donald C. of Holmes Beach; sister Ruth Pruett of Newton, Mass.; brother James Connolly of West Roxbury, Mass.; three granddaughters; and seven great-grandchildren.
Andrew Procter tries to cut back on Zach Fernandes during NFL Flag Football action last week at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy
Flag football going strong
NFL Flag Football League is going strong at the Anna Maria Island Community Center with games being played most evenings and an occasional Saturday.
The FFL 10-12 Division has Walter & Associates Steelers and the Holy Cow Colts chasing undefeated seasons, while the Beach Bistro Bears in the 13-16 Division and Duffy’s Tavern Bucs and MartiniVille Bears in the Adult Division are chasing winning seasons.
Beach Bum Seahawks aren’t undefeated, but the team did hand Island Real Estate Saints its first loss of the season in 8-9 Division action Jan. 19 by a 24-14 score.
The Saints looked good on their opening drive, which was highlighted by a 30-yard run by Jackson Hayes, but the Seahawk defense held them out of the end zone on a third and goal to get the ball back to their offense.
On the Seahawks first offensive play, Zach Fernandes took a handoff from QB Ethan Helvey and outran everybody around the left end for a 45-yard touchdown run and a 6-0 Seahawk lead.
The Seahawks again held the Saints on downs to get the ball back and they again made the most of the offensive possession. After a couple of short gains, Tori Walter broke off a 25-yard run to give the Seahawks good field possession. On the next play, Fernandes found Helvey open in the end zone for a 17-yard touchdown pass and a 12-0 lead — and just under three minutes to play in the first half.
The Saints finally were untracked offensively when Hayes took a handoff from quarterback Andrew Procter and raced 45 yards for a touchdown. Taro de Han then hit Procter with a pass for the extra point to cut the Seahawk lead to 12-7.
With time running down, the Saints held the Seahawks on downs and got the ball back on offense, but Helvey intercepted de Han at the 10-yard line. A couple of short runs were followed by de Han turning the tables on Helvey with an interception as the half ended.
The Seahawks picked up where they left off in the first half as they drove the length of the field for a touchdown behind runs of 25 and 20 yards by Helvey for an 18-7 lead.
The Saints came back to cut into the Seahawk lead on a 45-yard touchdown run by de Han, which he followed with an extra-point pass to Procter to cut the Seahawk lead to 18-14 with 10:39 left to play.
The teams traded offensive possessions three times, as time wound down in the second half. With 48 seconds remaining and the Seahawks trying to run the clock down, Fernandes got loose on a 43-yard touchdown run to ice the game.
Fernandes finished with 113 rushing yards and two Tds, while also throwing for one touchdown. Helvey led the Seahawk defensive effort with three flag pulls and an interception. Daniel Sentman added two flag pulls, while Fernandes and Tori Walter each finished with one pull.
Hayes led the Saints offense with 82 yards rushing and a touchdown, while de Han added 45 yards on the ground, including a touchdown and two extra-point passes. Procter was on the receiving end of both of them, while also adding 51 yards rushing in the loss.
Procter paced the Saints defense with five flag pulls and an interception, while Hayes added two pulls and de Han had an interception.
In 10-12 division action, the game of the week saw the Eat Here Jaguars edge Anna Maria Oyster Bar Dolphins 25-18 in another Jan. 19 contest. Troy Cleland paced the Jaguars with 50 rushing yards and a touchdown, while Matt Manger-DeNegris added 65 receiving yards, 27 rushing yards and a touchdown. Brad Duffman finished with 35 rushing yards and a touchdown, while Anthony Cucci caught an extra-point pass from Jacob Talucci, who finished with 78 passing yards.
Talucci led his defense with an interception that he returned for a touchdown, while Duffman led everyone with seven flag pulls.
The Dolphins were led by John Smith on offense as he compiled 25 rushing yards, 75 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns. Mikey Ellsworth added 49 receiving yards and a touchdown from QB Adam Clark, who finished with 150 passing yards and a pair of touchdowns in the loss.
Leo Tilelli and Jack Mello led the defense with four flag pulls each, including a sack by Mello.
The 13-16 division game of the week saw Bassett, Vita, Vining & Hermann Group Raiders slip past Mr. Bones BBQ Eagles 26-24 Jan. 18. Reese Vita led the way on offense by completing 16 of 19 passes for 187 yards and three touchdowns, while also running for 40 yards and another touchdown. His favorite target was Danny Doyle, who had 93 receiving yards, a pair of touchdowns and an extra point. Michael Galati added 71 receiving yards and one touchdown in the victory.
Doyle’s six flag pulls led the Raider defense, which also received three flag pulls from Denver Hardy and two from Galati in the victory.
The Eagles were led by JT Goode, who had a good all-around game. He finished with 88 passing yards and a touchdown, 41 rushing yards, 35 receiving yards and a touchdown, while also leading the way with seven flag pulls and an interception on defense. Joey Salinas caught two touchdown passes, while Elijah Clay-Chapman had 22 passing yards, a touchdown and 95 rushing and receiving yards for the Eagles, which also received 49 passing yards and a touchdown pass from Noah Connors in the loss. Clay-Chapman came through with a pair of interceptions on defense.
The adult game of the week Jan. 20 saw MartiniVille Bears slip past Sato Real Estate Browns 26-24 behind a huge game from Ryan Hogan. Hogan totaled 155 receiving yards and three touchdowns from quarterback Danny Murphy, who finished with 219 passing yards and four touchdown passes. Tyler Bekkerus added 83 receiving yards and one touchdown in the victory.
Murphy led the defense with three flag pulls, while Bekkerus, Hogan and Zink had two pulls apiece in the victory.
Jason Sato led the Browns with 155 passing yards and four touchdown passes, three to Kaleb Roberts, who finished with 124 receiving yards. Josh Sato was on the receiving end of the fourth touchdown pass. Roberts had three flag pulls to lead the Browns, which also received an interception and a flag pull from Josh Sato in the loss.
Look online at www.islander.org for schedules and standings in the AMICC football league.
Perez signs new deal with Indians
Islander Chris Perez recently signed a one-year deal for $2.225 million to remain as the closer for the Cleveland Indians. Perez, who made his Major League Baseball debut with the St. Louis Cardinals May 16, 2008, established himself as the Indians closer last season, when he went 2-2 with a 1.71 earned run average, while converting 23 saves in 27 opportunities.
Perez got the opportunity as closer partly due to Kerry Wood opening the season on the disabled list. When Wood got traded to the Yankees July 31, Perez officially got the job as full-time closer.
In his three major league seasons, Perez appeared in 165 games and held a 3.06 ERA while striking out 171 batters in just over 161 innings.
Only one team managed to emerge from pool play on a cold Jan. 22 morning of horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. John Crawford and Bob Lee earned bragging rights, while the other players chose to seek warmth rather than battle it out for second place.
Four teams emerged from pool play during Jan. 19 horseshoe action. In the first round of playoff action, Hank Huyghe rolled past Aiden Shank and Dave Lansaw by a 21-5 score. Rod Bussey and Bruce Copeland defeated Art Kingstad and Jay Disbrow 21-12 in the second semifinal. The finals saw Hank Huyghe edge Rod Bussey and Bruce Copeland 22-16.
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
The men of the Key Royale Club played a nine-hole, four-person scramble Jan. 20. The team of Quentin Talbert, Chas McMullen, Larry Pippel and Tommy McDonald took first place with a 5-under-par 27, one shot over a trio of teams that finished one shot back.
The men played an 18-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome match Jan. 19. The team of Earl Ritchie, Bob Jorgensen, Ed Havlik and Paul Proxy combined to card a 14-under-par 104 to take first place by one shot over the team of Peter Proxy, Pete Weir, Dick Eichorn and Tom Lewis.
The women played a nine-hole, low-net game Jan. 18 in several flights. Cindy Miller’s 1-over-par 33 was the top score for Flight AA, two shots ahead of second-place finisher Laura Purcell.
Marilyn Thorton’s even-par 32 gave her a one-shot victory over Judy Crowe in Flight A.
Flight B saw Kris Landkammer fire a 2-under-par 30 to take first place over Fran Barford by one shot.
Markie Kzaizek and Terry Westby both carded 3-under-par 29s to finish in a tie for first place in Flight C. Barb Lindwall took second place with an even-par 32.
Nell Bergstrom’s 5-under-par 28 was the low round of the day and first place in Flight D. Trish Kruger was one shot back in second place.
The low-team net score of the day went to Pam Alvord, Fran Barford, Sally Martin and Kris Landkammer, while Nancy King, Marilyn Thorton and Tootie Wagner all had chipins on the day.
Also on Jan. 18, the men played a nine-hole, modified stableford system game that saw the team of Gary Duncan, Al DiConstansa, Larry Pippel and Lex Halican card a plus-four, which tied them with Rich Pappinni, Dave Johnston, Ron Vadament and Barry Anderson for first place. Dave Johnston earned first place in the individual category with a plus-five, one shot ahead of second-place finisher Ed Havlik.
The men played a nine-hole, individual-low-net game Jan. 17. John Sagert earned top honors with a 6-under-par 26, three shots better than second-place finisher Chris Collins.
AMICC NFL Flag Football schedule
Jan. 27 5:30 Sun vs. Slims
Jan. 27 6:30 Sato vs. Bob Vita
Jan. 27 7:30 BTBC vs. Walter
Jan. 27 8:30 Jessies vs. MartiniVille
Jan. 27 9:30 Hanks vs. Ralph’s
Jan. 26 8 p.m. BVV&H vs. First Bank
Jan. 31 8 p.m. Bistro vs. First Bank
Feb. 1 8 p.m. BVV&H vs. Mr. Bones
Jan. 26 6 p.m. Holy Cow vs. Eat Here
Jan. 26 7 p.m. Southern vs. Ross Built
Jan. 28 6 p.m. Walter vs. Oyster Bar
Jan. 28 7 p.m. Southern vs. Sandbar
Jan. 29 noon Mr. Spiffy vs. Sandbar
Jan. 31 6 p.m. LaPensee vs. Sandbar
Jan. 31 7 p.m. Walter vs. Eat Here
Feb. 1 6 p.m. Ross Built vs. LPAC
Feb. 1 7 p.m. Walter vs. Sandbar
Jan. 28 6 p.m. IRE vs. Connelly Marine
Jan. 29 11 a.m. Connelly Marine vs. Beach Bums
Jan. 26 6 p.m. Tyler’s vs. Dental Spa
Jan. 28 6 p.m. Connelly Marine vs. A&E
Jan. 28 7 p.m. Dental Spa vs. LPAC
Jan. 31 6 p.m. Tyler’s vs. Connelly Marine
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
LaPensee Plumbing 2 2 0
Southern Greens 1 2 0
Ross Built 2 1 0
Sandbar 1 2 0
LPAC 1 2 0
Holy Cow 4 0 0
Walter & Assoc.3 0 0
Eat Here 2 1 0
Oyster Bar 1 3 0
Mr. Spiffy 0 4 0
Beach Bistro 3 0 0
BVV&H 2 1 0
First Bank 1 2 0
Mr. Bones 0 3 0
Duffy’s 3 0 0
MartiniVille 3 0 0
Sato Real Estate 2 1 0
BTBC 2 1 0
Sun 2 1 0
Jessie’s 1 1 0
Hurricane Hanks 1 2 0
Slim’s Place 1 2 0
Bob Vita 0 2 0
Rotten Ralph’s 0 3 0
Walter & Assoc. 0 2 0
508 59th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,226 sfla / 2,748 sfur 4bed/2bath/2car canalfront home built in 1980 on a 90×212 lot was sold 12/20/10, Simpson to Holiday for $490,000; list $540,000.
120 Park Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,282 sfla / 1,522 sfur 3bed/2bath home built in 1969 on two 50×100 lots was sold 12/30/10, Christiansen to Chames for $475,000; list $565,000.
526 70th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,238 sfur / 1,697 sfur 2bed/2bath/1car canalfront home built in 1969 on a 85×103 lot was sold 01/05/11, Hogan to Oceanside Oasis LLC for $425,000; list $475,000.
266 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,522 sfla / 2,139 sfur 2bed/3bath/3car home built in 1993 on a 50×100 lot was sold 12/27/10, Terrell to Odwyer fro $300,000; list $310,000.
260 Gladiolus St., Anna Maria, a 1,044 sfla / 1,477 sfur 2bed/1bath/1car home built in 1966 on a 75×111 lot was sold 12/29/10, Deutsche Bank National Trust Company to Hohenadel for $265,000; list $291,000.
300 22nd St. N., Bradenton Beach, a 1,030 sfla / 1,320 sfur 3bed/1bath/2car home built in 1945 on a 50×100 lot was sold 12/31/10, Wells Fargo Bank to Bomeline for $228,000; list $199,999.
3016 Avenue C., Holmes Beach, a 2,438 sfla / 3,150 sfur 2bed/2bath/1car home built in 1979 on a 50×100 lot was sold 01/03/11, Young to Air & Energy Inc for $170,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.
Ken Coates, vacationing on Longboat Key from Ithica, N.Y. holds one of the nine red fish while fishing with Capt. Warren Girle. Most of the redfish were up to 27-inches. The fishers also caught trout up to 22 inches in north Sarasota Bay.
Last week for fishers to reel up grouper
AMI recreational fishers, prepare for a last chance to catch grouper until April.
Starting Feb 1, all grouper will be closed for recreational anglers for two months in state and federal waters.
And the bite is going strong in depths of 40 to 50 feet. Frozen sardines, threadfins and squid have been producing keeper gags. Some fishers even opt to bait their hook with squid and a sardine at the same time.
Inshore, redfish, black drum and sheepshead are still the mainstay, although good numbers of spotted sea trout are beginning to show in the local bays.
Capt. Wayne Genthner of Wolfmouth Charters reported limits of gag grouper up to 34 inches on his offshore charters. Best bait was half a frozen threadfin dropped to the bottom.
Moving inshore, Genthner has been catching sheepshead up to 5 pounds on live shrimp. He’s also been targeting and catching redfish and black drum on the east side of Sarasota Bay.
Jeff Medley at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge South Fishing Pier reported the sheepshead bite is in full swing. Fishers using sand fleas for bait are getting the best results and sheepshead up to 4 pounds. Fiddler crabs and shrimp also are producing decent catches.
Other good catches on the pier include gag grouper and a lot of spotted sea trout. Gags up to 28 inches are being caught on pinfish, while the trout are being caught on peeled shrimp on Doc’s Goofy jigs. Medley added fishers targeting bottom fish are reeling up a lot of southern stingrays.
Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle said he had good reports from wade fishers during the negative tides. Most said they were catching spotted sea trout and redfish as well as the usual suspects — including ladyfish and lizardfish. Using artificial baits, such as soft plastics on a 1/8-ounce jig head, has been productive. Root beer, new penny and chartreuse have been the colors of choice. “Don’t forget to work your bait slow due to the cold-water temps,” Keyes added.
Offshore reports coming into the store included catches of gag grouper, mangrove snapper and sheepshead. Frozen sardines, squid and live shrimp are the baits of choice there.
Capt. Warren Girle reported fishing offshore ledges at 40 to 50 feet of water. Catches included limits of gag grouper up to 27 inches, as well as mangrove snapper, sheepshead and Key West grunts. Frozen sardines and threadfins the choice bait for the grouper, although live shrimp have been working well for the sheepshead and grunts.
Moving inshore, Girle said he fished a couple of different schools of redfish in Sarasota Bay with good results. Catches of 18-20 reds have been the norm with just as many spotted sea trout. Targeting docks and canals in Sarasota Bay resulted in catches of sheepshead and black drum.
Ken Davis at Rotten Ralph’s on the Historic Bridge Street Pier reported catches of sheepshead and redfish caught on frozen shrimp. “Most of the sheepshead are being caught on frozen shrimp,” Davis said. “Although sand fleas and squid have been a decent alternative.” Fishers targeting redfish have been using live shrimp in addition to frozen sand fleas. “A lot of redfish caught were keepers,” Davis added.
Capt. Mike Greig reported fishing all backwater charters resulting in catches of pompano, sheepshead, trout and black drum. Greig said most of the catches were produced with live shrimp and pompano jigs.
Greig added, “I’m looking forward to some warm springtime weather.”
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Fishing Charters said weather around Anna Maria last week was all over the spectrum with moderate days and then cold days and he had some advice for dealing with the changes: “Use it to your advantage.”
Howard said he had some “speckled trout in 3 to 4 feet of water chewing on live shrimp rigged under a popping cork.”
Howard said redfish can be found around oyster bars and deep docks, while sheephead populations are increasing in Anna Maria waters around docks and pilings, and will increase as we get further into the winter season.
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Wednesday, Jan. 26
5 to 7 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card exchange at Creative Native, 8208 Cortez Road W., Suite 1, Bradenton. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.
7 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Historical Society meeting with guest speaker Sandy Haas-Martens, a Holmes Beach commissioner, at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-779-2757.
Thursday, Jan. 27
Noon — Fashion show luncheon at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4769. Fee applies.
Friday, Jan. 28
8:50 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Watercolor painting class with Mark Polamcheck at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-761-4695. Fee applies.
Saturday, Jan. 29
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Book sale at Annie Silver Community Center, 102 23rd Ave., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-962-8835.
8:30 a.m. — Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island hosts a guest speaker from the South Florida Museum at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach.
8:50 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Watercolor painting class with Mark Polamcheck at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-761-4695. Fee applies.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Household hazardous waste and e-scrap collection at Coquina Beach Gulfside parking area in Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-798-6761.
10 a.m. to noon — Watercolor seascape painting demonstration by Caroline Whitmore at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.
10:30 a.m. — Save Anna Maria Inc. meeting at the Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-4255.
2 p.m. — Paul Stonebridge discusses travel to Romania and Transylvania at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-63141.
• Through Jan. 30, “Hairspray” at Manatee Players, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-5875. Fee applies.
• 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 W., 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, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach.
• Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Outdoor market on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.
Wednesday, Jan. 26
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Harmony and Jazz concert featuring Ozanda Gray at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-2345. Fee applies.
Thursday, Jan. 27
7 p.m. — Manatee County School District town hall meeting at Bayshore High School, 5401 34th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-650-8378.
8 to 10 p.m. — Jazz Meets Folk and Blues concert featuring Cincinnati-based Wild Carrot band at the Longboat Key Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-8811. Fee applies.
Friday, Jan. 28
6 p.m. — Sunshine State Film Series: “Key Largo” at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.
• Feb. 3, Jazz at the Center concert, Longboat Key Center for the Arts.
• Feb. 4, Vineology, South Florida Museum.
• Feb. 4, Fernando Madridejos art reception, Dancing Crane Gallery, Bradenton.
• Feb. 4-5, Book sale, Island Branch Library.
• Feb 5, Magic of Manatees concert, Neel Performing Arts Center.
• Feb. 5, Watercolor demonstration, Island Gallery West.
Save the Date:
• Feb. 9, Wisconsin Day, St. Bernard Catholic Church.
• Feb. 10, Jazz Fest, Sandbar pavilion.
• Feb. 10, Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Big Band Sweetheart Dance, Anna Maria Island Community Center.
• Feb. 11-13, Sarasota Shell Show, Manatee Convention Center.
• Feb. 12-13, Anna Maria Island Butterfly Garden Arts and Craft show, Holmes Beach city field.
• Feb. 13, AMICCO concert.
• Feb. 14, Promise Day, sponsored by The Islander and Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe at the Manatee Public Beach.
• March 5, Heritage Day Festival, Anna Maria Island Historical Museum.
• April 2, An Affaire to Remember, Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Send calendar announcements to email@example.com. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via e-mail and phone.
Save the date for the following Anna Maria Elementary School happenings:
• Jan. 28, 10 a.m., bullying presentation.
• Feb. 3, tornado 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., talent show.
• Feb. 18, second-grade field trip to Ringling Museum.
• Feb. 21, Presidents Day holiday.
• Feb. 24, lock-down drill.
• Feb. 24, progress report distribution.
AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call 941-708-5525.
ITEMS FOR SALE
DECORATIVE FLOOR VASE: Large, bottle shaped, 30-inches tall, 54-inches round. Clear green glass, $85. 941-779-0564.
FISHING VEST: ORVIS grey, XL, new, $30. 941-779-0564.
TRUNDLE BED: Whitewashed pine. Excellent condition. No mattresses. $75. 941-779 2307.
COMPUTER 2.8 GHz P4 with newly loaded Windows XP, $100. 941-756-6728.
HAMSTER CAGE: “THE works” new, $8. Sharp TV, 8-inch, $10. 941-795-8359.
CHINA: SERVING FOR eight, “Spring Bouquet”, with serving pieces, $30. 941-795-8359.
BIRD CAGES WITH stands, Quaker, cockatiel size or smaller, $35 each. 941-356-1456.
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, 35mph-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 firstname.lastname@example.org, fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer)
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.
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.email@example.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.
PUBLIC AUCTION: 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29. 241 Chilson Ave., Anna Maria. Preview, 9 a.m. Electronic testers, tools, roller toolboxes, plasma cutter, outboard lathe 3-1 mill. Too much to list. Roundup Auctions Inc. AB2330 AU3113. Col. Charles Hulen, 941-920-3793.10 percent BP MC/Visa, cash. See at: www.auctionzp.com. ID 20931. Items sold as, where is. Some items subject to owner’s confirmation.
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.
TRASH-TO-TREASURE sale: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Jan. 29. Coffee and donuts. Gulf Shore Park, 3710 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Gulf Shore Park.
GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m.-? Saturday, Jan. 29. Multi-family. Lots of everything. 2818 Ave. C, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 29-30. Celebrity mobility scooter XL, outdoor patio furniture, dining room table, chairs, picture frames, art, much more. 2515 Ave. B, Bradenton Beach.
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 CAMERA: Panasonic Lumix, small black camera in pink neoprene-style pouch. Call 941-778-7978 if found.
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
MAINSAIL MARINA BOAT slip rentals: Monthly boat slips for rent starting as low as $225 per slip. Please contact Margo or Tay, 941-201-3222. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
BOATS UNDER $50,000 are selling very well. 19 boats sold in 45 days. Many in less than two weeks. I do business on a handshake. Island resident 15 years. Lets talk about selling your boat. 941-228-3489 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced real estate licensee for busy Island office. Please call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER WANTED part-time for ad/editorial layout. InDesign and Photoshop expertise a must. Advertising experience required. Intro-resume to email@example.com.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069.
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.
INDEPENDENT POWER WASHER: Anna Maria resident. $20/hour, $50/minimum. Services include houses, trailers, pool and wood decks, store fronts. Removes stains and mildew. Free estimates. Please, call Bill, 941-896-6788 and save!
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
ANNA MARIA BEACHFRONT, waterfront vacation rental. 5BR/4BA. $1,500-$2,200/week. 559-760-1331. Annamariaislandbeachfront.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. $2,000/month. 941-730-1086. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
OPEN HOUSE: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 2BR/1.5BA doublewide in senior Bradenton Palms Mobile Home Park. $875/month. 15 minutes to Gulf. Pool, sauna, recreation center, close to shopping. Sell for $39,999. 863-688-3524, 863-608-1833. E-mail: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: 2BR/2BA luxury apartment, Holmes Beach. 200 yards from the beach. Jan 25-Feb. 7, $800/week. January, February, March 2012, $2,700/month. 941-778-7741.
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 cottage. 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, $1,500/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.
FULLY FURNISHED 2BR/2BA villa overlooking canal with lakefront view in Mt. Vernon, Bradenton, two miles from beaches. 55-plus community, clubhouse, pool, Jacuzzi, tennis. No pets, non-smoking. Minimum three months peak season, $2,500/month. Annual, $1,500/month. 941-721-1784.
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.
ANNUAL RENTAL NOW. 2BR/1BA modular, $600/month. Gated community, 55-plus, pool, clubhouse. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.
VACATION RENTALS FOR this season, January through April. Call Fred direct, Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.
ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA RENTAL: Elevated unfurnished duplex in Holmes Beach. Lease or month-to-month. $850 per month. Leave a message: 941-730-2606.
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.
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. email@example.com.
BRADENTON BEACH: Sandpiper 55-plus resort, Anna Maria Island. 2BR/1BA. Furnished, carport, bay view. No smoking. $600/month, first, last and $500 deposit. Seasonal, $1,400/month, minimum three months. 941-545-8923.
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.
SERENITY, UNSURPASSED PICTURESQUE sunsets: 180-degree view of nature’s opulence creates a shroud of tranquility with silver shards of sun dancing on the aqua Gulf just beyond your front door, views from every room, direct Gulffront condo for sale, $550,000. MLS # R4594634. 941-779-1013, 941-704- 5288.
SMALL TRAILER AT Bradenton Beach Pines Trailer Park. 55 and older. Lot rent, $392/month. $12,900. 61 N. Bay Drive. Call Bryan, 941-737-7759.
SWEET, OLD FLORIDA canal house with great vibes. Newly-dredged deep, sailboat water, several properties from bay, close to library. Priced to sell at $499,800. MLS #R 4594632. 941-779-1013, 941-704-5288.
GORGEOUS FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT compound with full Gulf views in Holmes Beach. 6,500-sf under roof, just completed in 2009. Casual elegance in this 5BR/6.5BA, spectacular rooftop bar/summer kitchen, resort-style pool, five-plus car garage and separate in-law unit. Boathouse and two docks. Gated estate offered at $3,250,000. Tony Andrews of Andrews & Associates. 941-921-5999. Sought-after estate will be an open house 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 30. 510 58th St., Holmes Beach.
GORGEOUS 4BR/3BA THREE-car garage house in Wisteria Park, with swimming pool. Price, $399,000. Call Craig 941-567 8621.
SERENITY AWAITS, DELICIOUS grapefruits, pristinely updated canal home will make you smile, $499,800. MLS#R 4594631. 941-779-1013, 941-704-5228.
CONDO DEALS: TOWNHOUSE, pool and boat slip, $120,000. Village Green custom 2BR/2BA, two-car garage, $149,000, make offer. Perico Bay Club villa, 2BR/2BA, one-car garage, $205,000. Forty-Three West villa, $120,000. Exclusive. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.
PRICE REDUCED: DUPLEX on two deeded lots, both units 2BR/1.5BA, elevated, park under building. $335,000. Call owner: 941-730-2606.
BRING THE FAMILY! Warm up with our winter and spring specials at Florida’s best beach, New Smyrna Beach. See it all at: www.NSBFLA.com/Specials or call 800-541-9621.