The couples came to the beach Feb. 14 “promising to love and cherish” at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe-Islander newspaper annual Promise Day event. They enjoyed a commitment ceremony conducted by the Rev. Ron Joseph on the beach where each couple received a rose, followed by music, dancing, prizes, a champagne toast and wedding cake under the cafe canopy. The couples also were photographed by the Island’s famed wedding photographer, Jack Elka, just before sunset. Island Publix and Beach Bistro also donated to the event. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy and Jack Elka
Multiple emergency teams responded Feb. 14 to a distress call from boaters off Egmont Key, north of Anna Maria Island in Tampa Bay.
A man, a woman and a dog were rescued from the disabled fishing boat, according to a spokesperson with the U.S. Coast Guard.
There were no injuries, but the woman told rescuers that she felt dizzy and suffered a headache.
A rescue crew from the Coast Guard in Cortez responded, as did a marine unit from St. Petersburg and a vessel from Eckerd College.
• Feb. 14, 500 block of Pine Avenue, petit theft. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report from Roser Memorial Community Church, where someone took cash from a donation box in the chapel.
• No new reports.
• Feb. 11, 3500 block of Mariner’s Cove Drive, identity theft. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of identity theft by a resident. The complainant said someone obtained personal information to secure a copy of a credit card, which was used to make unauthorized purchases.
• Feb. 11, 10000 block of Cortez Road, petit theft. The MCSO investigated a report from a woman who said someone stole $50 from a Valentine’s Day card that her mother had mailed from Ohio.
• No new reports.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police departments and the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
John Estoc, left, defeated Mike Ross 7 and 6 to win the Key Royale Club’s 18-hole, match-play championship. Islander Photo: Courtesy Ed Havlik
Flag football: And then there was one
One undefeated team remains in the Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Football League. With Duffy’s Tavern Bucs 32-19 loss to MartiniVille Bears Feb. 17, Walter & Associates Steelers in the 10-12 age division is the lone undefeated team in the leagues ranging from age 5 to adults. However, the Steelers are not sitting on a huge lead as Holy Cow Colts are 9-2 and right on their heels.
Other than the close race in the adult division, where Duffy’s Tavern Bucs and Jessie’s Island Store Vikings are tied for first, and Sato Real Estate Browns and MartiniVille Bears are tied for second, the other age division have the first-place teams comfortably out front. Teams now will jockey down the stretch for favorable seed positions as the playoff season is quickly approaching.
The game of the week is a 13-16 division shootout between the first-place Beach Bistro Bears and second-place Bassett, Vita, Vining, & Herman Group Raiders, which was played Feb. 19. The Bears prevailed 38-33, but the difference in the game hinged on an interception return for a touchdown by Austin Ferrer, who had two picks on the day and a game-high nine flag pulls.
Ferrer also was dominant on the offensive side of the ball, rushing for 101 yards and a pair of touchdowns and an extra point. Nick Mello added 100 yards of total offense and a pair of touchdowns.
The Raiders were led by quarterback Reese Vita, who threw for 264 yards and five touchdown passes. Michael Duffman was his favorite target with 100 receiving yards, two touchdowns and a pair of extra points. Danny Doyle, Michael Galati and Hunter Parrish each had touchdown receptions in the loss. Doyle led the Raider defensive effort with four pulls, while Denver Hardy finished with three pulls.
On Feb. 17, Ross Built defeated LPAC 25-18 in another first vs. second matchup. Ross Built all but locked up first place in the 10-12 NFC division with the win. Andrew Ross threw for 167 yards and three touchdowns passes. Two went to Hayden Brewer, who finished with 50 receiving yards, while Cameron Brauner added a touchdown and an extra point.
Brewer also had a big day on defense with six pulls and an interception to lead the Vikings, which also received an interception from Luke Valadie and four pulls from Andrew Ross in the victory.
Michael Latimer led the Cardinals with three touchdowns and 71 all-purpose yards. Tyler Pearson finished with a game-high 90 rushing yards, and Issac Henderson passed for 56 yards and two touchdowns in the loss.
Ethan Bertrand led the Cardinals defensive effort with nine flag pulls and Latimer added a pair of interceptions.
The 8-9 division game of the week had the Beach Bums Seahawks edge the Island Real Estate Saints 12-6 to end a long Feb. 19 day of flag football at the Center.
Ethan Helvey passed for 17 yards and a touchdown pass to Tori Walter, while also running for 38 yards and a touchdown in the victory. Walter also had a huge day on defense, finishing with a game-high seven flag pulls, while Hanna McCracken and Adam OualDaba each finished with three pulls.
Alex Rodriguez had 40 all-purpose yards and a touchdown to lead the Seahawk offense, that also received 47 rushing yards from Jackson Hayes and 38 rushing yards from Andrew Procter in the loss.
Four teams emerged from a crowded Feb. 19 morning at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits to advance to the knockout stage. Herb Puryear and Bruce Munro rolled past Sam Samuels and Steve Grossman 21-12 in one semifinal game, while Bob Lee overpowered Leo Hutton and Stan Musial 22-9. Lee was unstoppable in the final, taking an easy 21-7 win.
Only two teams managed three wins during pool play and were left to battle for the day’s bragging rights during Feb. 16 horseshoe action. Ron Pepka and Tennessee Bob were leading John Crawford 15-12. Pepka threw a ringer, but Disbrow topped his ringer on his first throw and then knocked Pepka’s ringer off on his final throw to tie the score at 15 all. Undaunted, Pepka came through with a double ringer to win the match.
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
John Estoc emerged from more than 60 members to win the Key Royale Club 18-hole, match-play championship. The match-play tournament started in early January and culminated with the match Feb. 18.
Estoc was unstoppable in the championship match against runner-up Mike Ross, winning 7 and 6, meaning Estoc was up seven holes with six left to play.
The ladies and gentlemen of the club got together for a nine-hole, coed scramble Feb. 18. The team of Nell Bergstrom, Bob Dickenson and Earl Hunzinger carded a 10-under-par 22 to take first place. Jane Winegarden, Joyce Brown, Dennis Schavey and Tom Warda, along with the team of Terry Westby, Maxine Miller and Gary Alvord were two shots back in a tie for second.
The men played a team scramble Feb. 17 that saw sandbagging Bill Lowman, along with Bob Soos and Tim Friesen fire a 6-under-par 26 to take first place. One shot back in second place was the team of Tom Nelson, Jim Clarke, Jim Mixon and Tony Czaja.
Feb. 16 saw the men play an 18-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome match. The team of Pieter Thomassen, Jim McVicar, Dave Kruger and Jim Krumme combined on a 20-under-par 108. One shot back and in a tie for second were Carl Voyles and Ed Havlik and the team of Joe Dickenson, Art Hibbs and Andy Barber.
The men’s Feb. 15 Stableford game had Tommy McDonnell, Tom Nelson, Quentin Talbert and Ron Harrold score plus-4 for first place. Bob Lange won the individual competition with a plus-5.
The women of the Key Royale Club played an individual-low-net game as well as a team-low-net match Feb. 15. Pam Alvord carded an impressive 4-under-par 28 to capture Flight A by three shots over Judy Crowe, Maxine Mitchell and Mary Selby, who finished in a three-way tie.
Margrit Layh matched Alvord’s 4-under-par score to take first place in Flight B.
Barb Harrold, Sue Little and Joanne Ozdych carded matching 1-under-par 31s to finish in a tie for first place in Flight C.
Shirley Cessna and Christina Mason finished in a tie for first place in Flight D at 3-under par-29
Judy Crowe, Margrit Layh, Jean Holmes and Patty Townsend took the team low-net title with a combined 5-under-par 123.
AMICC NFL Flag Football League schedule
Feb. 24 5:30 Ralph’s vs. Walter
Feb. 24 6:30 Slim’s vs. Jessie’s
Feb. 24 7:30 BTBC vs. MartiniVille
Feb. 24 8:30 Duffy’s vs. Hanks Sato
Feb. 24 9:30 Bob Vita vs. Sun
Feb. 23 8 p.m. Bistro vs. Mr. Bones
Feb. 28 8 p.m. Bistro vs. BVV&H
Mar. 1 8 p.m. BVV&H vs. Mr. Bones
Feb. 23 6 p.m. Oyster Bar vs. Mr. Spiffy
Feb. 23 7 p.m. Sandbar vs. Southern
Feb. 25 7 p.m. Eat Here vs. Holy Cow
Feb. 25 8 p.m. LPAC vs. Southern
Feb. 26 12 p.m. LPAC vs. Sandbar
Feb. 28 6 p.m. Eat Here vs. Mr. Spiffy
Feb. 28 7 p.m. LPAC vs. LaPensee
Mar. 1 12 p.m. Eat Here vs. Walter
Feb. 25 6 p.m. IRE vs. Connelly Marine
Feb. 26 11 a.m. Beach Bums vs. Connelly Marine
Mar. 1 6 p.m. IRE vs. Beach Bums
Feb. 23 6 p.m. Tyler’s vs. A&E
Feb. 25 6 p.m. Connelly Marine vs. Dental Spa
Feb. 25 7 p.m. Dental Spa vs. A&E
Feb. 28 6 p.m. Connelly Marine vs. A&E
AMICC NFL Flag Football League standings
8-9 Division Won Loss Tie
Beach Bums 9 1 0
Island Real Estate 5 5 0
Connelly Marine 1 8 0
NFC 10-12 Division
Ross Built 9 1 0
LPAC 4 3 0
LaPensee Plumbing 4 5 0
Sandbar 2 6 0
Southern Greens 1 9 0
AFC 10-12 Division
Walter & Assoc. 8 0 0
Holy Cow 9 2 0
Eat Here 5 4 0
Oyster Bar 2 7 0
Mr. Spiffy 0 8 0
Bistro 8 1 0
BVV&H 5 4 0
1st. Bank 4 5 0
Mr. Bones 1 8 0
Duffy’s 5 1 0
Jessie’s 5 1 0
Sato Real Estate 5 2 0
MartiniVille 5 2 0
Hurricane Hanks 4 2 0
Sun 4 3 0
Slim’s Place 3 3 0
Walter & Assoc. 2 4 0
BTBC 2 5 0
Bob Vita 0 6 0
Rotten Ralph’s 0 6 0
This Gulffront home at 103 Seagrape Lane, Anna Maria, sold in March 2006 for $1,285,000 and in January 2011 for $1,050,000. The cost per square foot is $860.
534 70th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,296 sfla / 2,261 sfur 2bed/2bath/2car canalfront home built in 1969 on a 85×145 lot was sold 01/11/11, Buky to Gress for $1,050,000.
103 Seagrape Lane, Anna Maria, a 1,221 sfla / 1,647 sfur Gulffront home built in 1951 on a 90×98 lot was sold 01/25/11, Horvat to Retzlaff for $1,050,000; list $1,474,000.
314 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a 5,376 sfur warehouse built in 1950 on a 157×110 lot was sold 02/02/11, Taylor Family Foundation Inc. to Sandfish LLC for $880,000.
309 68th St., Unit A, Island Beachwalk, Holmes Beach, a 2,566 sfla / 3,519 sfur 4bed/3½bath/2car land condo with pool built in 2010 was sold 01/28/11, KPI Holdings LLC to Butzek for $580,000; list $619,000.
213 70th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,494 sfla / 2,178 sfur 3bed/2bath pool home built in 1959 on a 90×102 lot was sold 12/23/10, Kaleta to Honeywood LLC for $475,000; list $498,900.
530 67th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,286 sfla / 2,201 sfur 2bed/2bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1971 on a 80×113 lot was sold 02/04/11, Mills to Mitchell for $380,000.
307 63rd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,766 sfla / 2,163 sfur 4bed/4bath duplex built in 1972 on a 90×100 lot was sold 01/31/11, Sears to 9 Solutions LLC for $345,000; list $359,000.
6200 Flotilla Drive, Unit 293, Westbay Point & Moorings, Holmes Beach, a 1,114 sfla / 1,426 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1979 was sold 01/28/11, Weston to Nieswand for $310,000; list $349,000.
612 North Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 858 sfla / 1,412 sfur 2bed/1bath/1car home built in 1949 on a 52×77 lot was sold 01/21/11, Dunwoody to Brooks for $310,000; list $329,000.
6400 Flotilla Dr., Unit 11, Westbay Point & Moorings, Holmes Beach, a 1,114 sfla / 1,426 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1978 was sold 01/21/11, Brennan to Bartschke for $250,000; list $275,000.
2814 Gulf Drive, Unit A, Gulf Sound, Holmes Beach, a 955 sfla 2bed/1bath condo built in 1958 was sold 02/03/11 Suntrust Bank to Poore for $141,000; list $141,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.
David Hammond McCormack
David Hammond McCormack, 80, Bradenton, died Feb. 17.
There are no local services planned. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 26th Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
Mr. McCormack is survived by his wife of 28 years, Barbara; four sons; four daughters; two brothers; two sisters; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Carmen Pecora, 63, of Holmes Beach died Feb. 5.
Mr. Pecora worked for Manatee County government as a social worker specializing in addiction and homelessness cases.
Arrangements were by Griffith-Cline Funeral Home.
Survivors include his partner of 11 years, Joyce Akins; sons Corbie, Dakota, Logan and Collin; daughter K K; step-sons Ben White and R.J. White; and step-daughter Amy Guarino.
Billie Barron Pursley
Billie Barron Pursley, 93, died Feb. 6. She was born in Fort Myers, but moved to raise her family in St. Petersburg in the early 1940s. She attended the University of Florida and taught school in a one room school house on Sanibel Island at a time when it was accessible only by ferry.
Memorial contributions may be made Hospice of the Florida Suncoast.
Mrs. Pursley is survived by daughters, Linda Leckey of Tampa and Tricia of Pass-A-Grille, son Walter Jr. of Anna Maria Island; grandchildren Lillie McPherson of Central, S.C,. Leah Armstrong of Tampa, Lila Miller of New York City and Charlie of Anna Maria Island; great-grandchildren PJ and Sophie McPherson and Andrew Armstrong, and expected to arrive in March, Thomas Hendry Armstrong.
Paul Schwarz escapes the cold Mountain Home, Ark., weather to reel in this sheepshead while fishing with Capt. Danny Stasny of Legend Charters.
Fishing, weather get better by the day
With water temps on the rise, be prepared to encounter a variety of species while fishing the local waters of Anna Maria Island.
Schools of juvenile white bait are beginning to show on the grass flats and beaches. As these bait schools arrive, there’s a good chance you’ll find hungry migratory species such as Spanish mackerel and bluefish right behind them. It’s also a sign to start carrying some silver spoons and crappie jigs in your arsenal.
Inshore fishing has heated up with great spotted sea trout action occurring in the deeper grass flats. Berkley Gulp shrimp and DOA Cal jigs have been working well. There is still an army of rat reds moving throughout Sarasota Bay, eating every crab and shrimp they can find. The sheepshead this season have made a weak showing on the nearshore wrecks and reefs, but fishers at the Sunshine skyway fishing piers are catching limits of these convict fish.
Hungry Spanish mackerel and bluefish have joined the repertoire from the nearshore reefs to Egmont Key, chasing schools of glass minnows and small white bait.
Offshore fishers are reeling in catch-and-release gag grouper as fast as they can drop down a bait. Mangrove snapper action is beginning to warm up with reports of fish up to 4 pounds. Amberjack are clinging to wrecks 20 miles offshore waiting for a tasty pinfish to be thrown their way. There has been good porgy action on hard bottom using live shrimp for bait.
Jeff Medley at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge South Fishing Pier says fishers are doing “unbelievable” on Spanish mackerel. “It’s really weird,” Medley says. “There is no bait around, but there’s plenty of mackerel.” Silver spoons and white jigs are the lure of choice, although fishers using live shrimp and Sabiki rigs are reeling fish in as well.
The sheepshead bite is still going strong at the pier and the size range has increased from just barely keeper-size, to fish in the 4- to 5-pound range. Medley says fresh-peeled shrimp is working great, as well as the usual fiddlers, tubeworms and sand fleas.
Spotted sea trout are still being caught using small jigs tipped with shrimp. Keeper-size fish are being reeled in but most have been undersized. You can also try a live shrimp weighted with a No. 2 split-shot. Throw your shrimp up current and let it drift back toward the pier.
Nighttime pier fishers are being rewarded with the arrival of mangrove snapper. Keeper-size fish are being caught on shrimp and small pieces of squid fished around the structure under the pier.
Capt. Mike Greig says catch-and-release gag grouper fishing is still going strong offshore. On a recent charter, Greig said his clients caught almost 50 grouper with some of the biggest topping out at 15 pounds. Also, while offshore fishing, Greig has been targeting amberjack. Most catches have been in the 20-pound range. Live pinfish and frozen sardines have been Greig’s bait of choice to target these offshore tackle-busters.
Moving inshore, Greig says he’s been reeling up limits of spotted sea trout as well as “tons” of small redfish. Live shrimp and jigs have been the key to success with these fish.
Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle says offshore fishing has been exceptional despite having to return gag grouper. On a recent charter with Capt. Mac Gregory, Keyes saw plenty of catch-and-release gag grouper action with most of the fish in the keeper-size range. Along with gag grouper, Keyes caught some amberjack in the 20- to 30-pound range, as well as and limits of mangrove snapper up to 4 pounds.
“The water out there was really clear,” Keyes says, “so we scaled down to 20-pound fluorocarbon with 1/0 circle hooks to get a good bite going.” Keyes and Gregory fished in about 100 feet of water and used pinfish, frozen sardines and threadfins as bait.
Moving inshore, reports are coming into the tackle shop of catches of whiting, sheepshead, redfish and spotted sea trout. Most of these catches are a result of using live shrimp. Keyes suggests peeling and using a piece of live shrimp to target the whiting just off the beaches of Anna Maria Island.
Tom Cassetty at the Rod & Reel Pier says sheepshead has still been the main target at the pier. Fishers using oyster crabs and tubeworms are getting the best results, and fishers using shrimp are catching a few, too. Most fish have been barely keeper-size, although a few have been up to 2 pounds. “Give it another week or two,” Cassetty says, “It’s going to get better and better.”
Other species being caught at the Rod & Reel Pier include flounder, whiting, pinfish, snakefish and one Spanish mackerel. Cassetty also mentioned he’s seeing the first traces of whitebait in the mornings.
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Fishing Charters says even with cold weather early last week, the fishing was “red hot.” Howard reports catches of redfish on deep-water docks. These redfish have been feeding during the moving tide and chewing on live select shrimp. Howard suggests using a split-shot to get the bait deep under the dock where the redfish are staging. “You should have no problem culling thru the small ones to get the one keeper-sized redfish you’re allowed to harvest,” Howard says.
Sheepshead are starting to swarm around artificial reef areas off the beach, and according to Howard, around structure in Tampa bay getting ready for their spawn. Shrimp, fiddler crabs, sand fleas and tubeworms will get these tasty, hard-fighting fish to bite. “Just make sure your knives are sharp to be able to get their nice white fillets,” he says.
“With the wintertime pattern at its peak, fishing should stay exceptional for the next few months,” Howard says. Howard suggests fishing the incoming tides in the early afternoon for the best chance at bringing home some nice fillets for the dinner table or just some exciting catch-and-release fishing. And look for the transition from wintertime patterns to springtime patterns in the next few weeks.
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Wednesday, Feb. 23
5 to 7 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card exchange at the Gulf Drive Cafe and Tiki Hut, 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.
7 to 9 p.m. — Mike Sales and the Restless Natives CD release party at the Gulf Drive Cafe and Tiki Hut, 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1919.
Thursday, Feb. 24
1 p.m. — Dessert-card party at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4769. Fee applies.
Friday, Feb. 25
5 to 8 p.m. — Reception for artists Richard Thomas and Jean Blackburn at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1906.
Saturday, Feb. 26
8:30 a.m. — Giles Light presents “FBI vs. Motorcycle Gangs” at the Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club meeting held at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-779-2639.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Food and rummage sale at the Pines Trailer Park at the end of Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach.
10 a.m. to noon — Mixed-media artist Lee Mears will demonstrate creating collage papers at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.
2 p.m. — Kayaking program with Diane Milesko at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
4 to 7 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Wedding Festival vendor stroll at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.
7 to 9 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Wedding Festival kick-off party at the Gulf Drive Cafe and Tiki Hut, 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.
Sunday, Feb. 27
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Food and rummage sale at the Pines Trailer Park at the bay end of Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Wedding Festival vendor stroll at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.
Wednesday, March 2
1:15 p.m. — Author Andy Little will speak to the Gulf Coast Writers at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7631.
• 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.
Wednesday, Feb. 23
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Spring Arts Day at State College Florida, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-752-5690.
Friday, Feb. 25
3 to 4:30 p.m. — “Angelina Speaks Out!” one-woman play with Susan Jones Mannino at the Longboat Key Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-8811. Fee applies.
5 p.m. — Sunshine State Film Series presents “Freedom Never Dies” at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.
5 to 9 p.m. — Antiques and collectables show at the Manatee Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 941-749-5378. Fee applies.
6 p.m. — “Sinatra Under the Stars” with Rob Satori at the Bayside Banquet Hall, 4628 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-798-2035. Fee applies.
Saturday, Feb. 26
10 a.m. to noon — Bike and hike guided tour of Robinson and Riverview Pointe Preserves, 1704 99th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-742-5757, ext. 8.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Model train expo at the Manatee Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 941-739-8724. Fee applies.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Antiques and collectables show at the Manatee Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 941-749-5378. Fee applies.
Sunday, Feb. 27
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Model train expo at the Manatee Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 941-739-8724. Fee applies.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Antiques and collectables show at the Manatee Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 941-749-5378. Fee applies.
3 to 4:30 p.m. — The best of the Andrew Sisters concert with Jennifer Jordan at the Longboat Key Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-8811. Fee applies.
• March 4, Artist reception, Artists Guild Gallery.
• March 4, Low-vision program, Island Branch Library.
• March 4, Artist reception, Dancing Crane Gallery, Village of the Arts.
• March 4, Sunshine State Film Series: “The Creature From the Black Lagoon,” South Florida Museum.
• March 4-5, Rummage sale, St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Longboat Key.
• March 5, Heritage Day Festival, Anna Maria Island Historical Museum.
• March 5, Kids Fair, CrossPointe Fellowship.
• March 6, Zentgangle workshop, Anna Maria Island Art League.
• March 7, Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria meeting, Bridge Street Bistro.
• March 7-11, Spring BreakOut, CrossPointe Fellowship.
Save the Date:
• March 15, “Rabbit Hole” benefit performance, Island Players.
• March 19, Tour of Homes, Anna Maria Island.
• March 20, Myositis fundraiser events featuring Fabio.
• March 27, Beach to Bay Eco Day, Bridge Street.
• April 2, An Affaire to Remember, Anna Maria Island Community Center.
• April 9, Paws in Motion Humane Society of Manatee County walkathon, downtown Bradenton riverfront.
• May 13-14, Anna Maria City Pier Centennial Celebration, Anna Maria.
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Add Fabio event…. Save the date.
Save the date for the following Anna Maria Elementary School happenings:
• Feb. 24, lock-down drill.
• Feb. 24, progress reports distributed.
• Feb. 24, Domino’s Pizza Parent-Teacher Organization fundraiser, Holmes Beach.
• March 1, 5 to 7 p.m., Parent-Teacher Organization dinner.
• March 7-11, spring break.
AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
For more information, call 941-708-5525.
ITEMS FOR SALE
BIRD CAGES WITH stands, Quaker, cockatiel size or smaller, $35 each. 941-356-1456.
CHINA SERVICE FOR eight, “Spring Bouquet”, with serving pieces, $25. 941-795-8359.
PANASONIC DVD HOME theater system, $75. RCA TV, with remote, $25. 941-795-8359.
CANNON PIXMA IP1500 computer printer, $50. New, never opened! Please, call 617-777-1888.
BAMBOO CEILING LIGHT: Brown, 21 inches long, 16 inches wide with three bamboo and fabric lampshades. Excellent condition. $60. 614-946-5070.
YAMAHA PSR-220 KEYBOARD PSR-220: Full size keys, 61, stand, adapter, printed copy of instruction manual. $100. 941-932-7383.
PAIR: TECHNICS SB-A31 three-way stereo speakers, 200 watt, 8 ohm, large powerful, $50. 941-778-2184.
PC PAGE-LAYOUT Software, Quark Express 4.0. Full install, can be used to upgrade, $25. 941-778-2184.
MAC GRAPHICS SOFTWARE: Adobe CS3 web development suite upgrade (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, etc.), $50. 941-778-2184.
PAPER DOLL CUT-out books, boy and girl, beautiful, nostalgic, 16 pages, sets of two, $2. 941-792-8685.
ALMOST NEW SAFE-T-1st high chair, $50, almost new Graco play yard $30, assorted toys, $10, stroller, $10, plastic booster seat, $5. Call 941-778-4121 or 941-792-8685.
FRENCH’S ROSE TAPESTRY garment bag. Mint condition, $99. 941-779-0881.
COMPUTER with newly loaded Windows XP, $60. 941-756-6728.
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 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.
DENNIS CLARK IS Four Seasons Pool Service. Fully licensed certified pool operator, 941-737-5657.
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.
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.
ANNUAL FLEA MARKET: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26. Large and small appliances, furniture, clothing, sporting equipment, jewelry, bikes, plants, shells, lots of cabinets, a Broadway organ. Lunch available. 9400 Cortez Road W., Palma Sola Harbour condos, Bradenton, Information, 941-79/2-3475.
GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26. Multi-family sale. 617 Gladstone Lane, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26. Bo-flex, large leather recliner, dining table, six chairs, four bar stools, much more. 102 Pelican Drive, Anna Maria.
SALE: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26. Lots of antiques, collectibles, furniture, artwork. Combining two households! 424 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
LOST & FOUND
LOST: PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES. In black hard case. Lost in Anna Maria. Please call Jerry, 941-778-2313.
LOST: SPRINT CELL PHONE, Vera Bradley case. 941-778-0883.
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.
LOST CAT: LAST seen Feb. 8 on Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. 8 years old, male, white with black-and-brown patches. Long hair, 941-778-0033.
BOATS & BOATING
CUSTOM CARPENTRY: BOAT and home. Quality work, fair rates. Call 941-795-1947 or 941-462-2792.
SALES ACE: MOTIVATED Real Estate licensee wanted for new progressive Island office. Great splits. Call Nicole, 941-773-3966.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 AND deli business. 3228 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. 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.
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.
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: email@example.com.
I DON’T CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941-778-7770. Leave message.
ANTOINETTE’S PERSONAL SERVICE: Caring for your home while you are away. 941-778-7355, 941-730-6548.
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.
WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe, Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-720-4152.
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 at Kenney Tax Service, 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.
RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
GUITAR TROUBLE? KOKO RAY’S ISLAND studio. Instruction in flute, saxophone, guitar, piano and voice. 315 58th St., Holmes Beach, 941-538-2284.
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.
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.
NURSERY QUALITY GARDEN Care and maintenance. Hand weeding, trimming, cleanup, plant installation. Certified horticultural professional. Call Joan, 941-704-9025.
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.
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.
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 March 1. $1,900/month. 941-730-1086.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BAYFRONT: ANNA MARIA Island. One bedroom for non-smoker. $1,075/month, annual. 941-779-0289.
ANNUAL RENTAL: AVAILABLE March 1. 2BR/2BA located in Holmes Beach. References required and security deposit. No pets and no smoking. Mature couples preferred. $950/month. Call 941-527-7661.
VACATION RENTALS ACROSS from beach. Openings now. 2BR/1BA, $550/week. Almost Beach Apartments. 941-778-2374.
SEASONAL: ANNA MARIA. Completely remodeled 3BR/2BA and three-2BR/1BAs. 200 feet from beach. Low rates for November, 2011 through January, 2012. 941-778-7933.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 1BR/1BA with spacious living room and separate laundry room. Meticulously remodeled apartment Energy Star appliances, front-load washer and dryer, super quiet air conditioning. Granite counter tops. North end of Anna Maria, 200 steps to Gulf of Mexico beach. Back yard dock on Lake LaVista Bayou. Must see to appreciate. Available March 1. $995/month plus security. Call 941-778-9158.
PALMA SOLA BAY: Waterfront home. 3BR with beautiful lush landscape and incredible views. Huge fenced-in backyard with large screened patio, heated pool and Jacuzzi. Boat dock and guest house also available, $1,975/month. Long-term lease, references required. 941-792-3535.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club: January, February, March 2012. Beachfront 2BR/2BA. Call 813-781-7562. Dharveyel@aol.com.
FOR RENT: HOLMES Beach Resort Sixty-Six available Feb. 26 through March 5. Condo unit, first floor, 1BR, sleeps four, full kitchen, housekeeping, pool, hot tub, Steps to Gulf sand. Call 315-926-3486, leave message.
HOLMES BEACH: 128 51st St., 2BR/1BA, spacious, washer, dryer, close to beach, $900/month. 406 71st St., 2BR/2BA with sunroom, nice size, $1,150/month. 209 Bay Drive, 1BR/1BA Bradenton Beach, beautiful bay views, $850/month. 4508 124th St., Cortez Village, 1BR/1BA, single-family home, garage. Mike Norman Realty, 941-78-6696.
1BR/1BA DIRECT INTRACOASTAL. Fishing dock, tile floors throughout, central air conditioning, Jacuzzi tub, $850/month. 941-720-4475.
ANNA MARIA ANNUAL rental. Beautiful, quaint efficiency apartment. Laminate wood floors, granite countertops. Just 200 steps to Gulf beaches. Backyard dock on canal to Tampa Bay. $645/month plus security deposit. Call 941-778-9158.
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.
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.
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. 440-537-0208. 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.
HOLMES BEACH LOT: 57.6 x 105 feet. Walk to beach, shops. Quiet street. 5710 Carissa St. $450,000. 727-599-5255.
DIRECT BAYFRONT: 2,500 sf, pool, dock and lift. Two year rent-to-own. Five percent down and $4,500/month. $1,099,000. 417 28th St., Holmes Beach. 941-580-0626.
UNBELIEVABLE! LIVE AT beach. $23,500. 1BR/1BA mobile home. Turnkey, 55-plus. Hurry, won’t last! 941-778-5152.