Sebastian Sanders, 6, of New York City, was surprised to catch this 70-pound tarpon on 20-pound test. It took 1 1/2-hours for Sanders to reel this monster to the boat for release.
Migratory fishing action still hot in local waters
If you haven’t yet had your fill of Spanish mackerel and kingfish, you can still get in on the action.
Try fishing artificial reefs just west of Anna Maria Island to find the migratory fish. Live baits such as shiners and threadfin herring are producing the best bite, although trolling big-lipped plugs or spoons are working, too.
When fishing kings and mackerel on my charters, I’m using a 12-inch piece of 25-pound hardwire connected to a 2/0 long shank hook with a haywire twist. With a 30-pound swivel attached to the other end of the wire, I tie about 4 feet of 40-pound fluorocarbon and make a double uni-knot to connect my line. Using a wire leader, you’re able to prevent the kings or macks from cutting you off. If you’re fishing water that is very clear, you may need to omit the hardwire to get the bite. In this case, try using 50-pound fluorocarbon tied to a 4/0 extra-long shank hook.
While targeting mackerel at the reefs, expect to encounter barracuda, shark, jack crevalle and blue runners. Also while at the reef, try bottom fishing flounder and mangrove snapper. Now is a good time to catch these species, and they taste a lot better than mackerel.
Jeff Medley at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge South Fishing Pier says Spanish mackerel and kingfish are still dominating the bite there. Pier fishers using artificials, such as Gotcha plugs or Clark spoons, are reeling up limits of macks in the 2- to 3- pound range. The same applies for the kings, although when specifically targeting them, pier fishers are using live baits — small blue runners or large greenbacks, resulting in kings up to 46 inches.
Gag grouper are still providing rod-bending action at the pier. Pinfish or large greenbacks fished on the bottom are the baits of choice. Average size of the gags this past week has been up to 30 inches.
Finally, pompano are making a showing at the south pier in the shallow water near the landside. To target these tasty hard-fighting fish, try using Love’s lures pompano jigs. The color of choice is a combination of pink and yellow.
Capt. Warren Girle is fishing beachside with nice catches of gag and red grouper. Trolling with Mann’s Stretch 30s or 25s around the artificial reefs, Girle is reeling up gags up to 32 inches. The same applies for the red grouper with fish up to 22 inches.
Moving in closer to the beach, Girle is live-baiting kingfish and Spanish mackerel. Using shiners, Girle is catching kings up to 36 inches. For the macks, Girle is using smaller shiners, resulting in fish in the 3- to 4-pound range.
Finally in the backcountry, Girle is working sandy potholes in search of redfish, spotted seatrout and catch-and-release snook. For these fish, live baiting with smaller shiners is the ticket. Simply work some potholes on the grass flats and free-line your baits through for reds up to 30 inches and trout up to 21 inches.
Johnny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle says a variety of inshore and migratory species are being caught around the piers and beaches. Both of these areas are convenient for folks visiting Anna Maria Island due to the fact that they are accessible without a boat.
On the beaches of Anna Maria, fishers are finding success walking the shoreline using artificials such as Gotcha plugs, silver spoons and soft plastics. On the shiny lures like the Gotcha’s and spoons, beach fishers are catching Spanish mackerel, ladyfish, jack crevalle and blue runners. When targeting these species, Keyes suggests walking until you find shorebirds diving on bait schools. Once you do, start casting into the bait for a hookup.
Beach fishers using Berkeley Gulp shrimp are hooking into keeper-size flounder and an occasional pompano.
Those opting to fish the piers are reeling up good numbers of macks on Gotcha plugs and white speck rigs. Along with mackerel, expect to catch ladyfish and jack crevalle.
Also on the piers, anglers using shiners are catching flounder, mangrove snapper and catch-and-release snook. Don’t be surprised to pull up the occasional redfish, too.
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Fishing Charters reports an action-packed week with a variety of fish chewing like it was their last meal.
On the nearshore waters, good weather has produced calm, flat seas and the fish are responding. Howard suggests looking for diving birds to locate schools of mackerel, kingfish, bonito and sharks as they hunt the massive bait schools forming in the Gulf.
This past week’s tides provided some exciting inshore rallies and some nice fillets for dinner. The redfish, spotted seatrout and flounder have been very active and are feeding on live shiners. Catch-and-release snook have been moving slowly off the beach on their way back to the mangrove bushes. “Look for the snook bite to explode as the fall season comes into its sweet spot,” Howard says.
The fall season offers some of the best fishing opportunities available on our waters, Howard says. Look for the frenzy to stay strong until after the first good cold front in December.
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Detective Tim Burky of the Florida Department of Financial Services Division of Insurance Fraud looks in the window of a job site at 67th Street and Holmes Boulevard, Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
Friday, Oct. 26
• 5-10 p.m. — Concert in the Park to benefit Camelot Community Center of Clearwater, Holmes Beach city field, 59th Street and Flotilla Drive. Information: 941-748-2162.
Saturday, Oct. 27
• 1-3 p.m. — Halloween Party, Women of the Moose, Anna Maria Island Moose Lodge, 110 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-3908 or 941-778-4110.
• 3:30 p.m. — Anna Maria Elementary School costume judging and class parade from Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, to AME, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach,. Information: 941-812-7253.
Tuesday, Oct. 30
• 8:30 a.m. — Audubon Society of Manatee County Leffis Key Field Trip, meet at Leffis Key entrance, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-353-5133.
Thursday, Oct. 25
• 11 a.m.-1 p.m. — Flu shot clinic, Aging in Paradise Resource Center of Longboat Key, Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-383-6941.
• 6-8 p.m. — Fourth Annual Chowdown for Charity, Manatee Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, Riverhouse Banquets and Weddings, 955 Riverside Drive, Palmetto. Information: 941-545-3620.
Sunday, Oct. 28
• 10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Longboat Key Historical Society/First Bank Free Fall Festival, the Centre Shops of Longboat Key, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 314-968-3060.
• Oct. 30-Nov. 12, Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-351-9010, Ext. 2310.
• Third Mondays, noon, Anna Maria Island Democratic Club, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-779-0564.
• First Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, Manatee County Audubon Open House, 9:30 a.m. Audubon Walk, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto, Information: 941-729-2227.
• Third Saturdays through May, 9-11 a.m., Jr. Audubon, Manatee Audubon Society, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 941-729-2227.
• Tuesdays, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meetings at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.
• 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 through Dec. 20, except Thanksgiving, 10:30 a.m., Make a Child Smile story and craft hour, Tingley Memorial Library, 111 2nd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-1208.
• Fridays, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-962-8835.
• Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party to benefit Roser Food Pantry at Anna Maria Pine Avenue stores and boutiques. Information: 941-896-3132.
• 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. Information: 941-761-8834.
• Oct. 31, Crazy, Creepy, Crawly, Critter Costume Contest, The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7978.
• Oct. 31, Halloween Trail of Treats, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.
• Oct. 31, Trunk ’n’ Treat, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.
• Oct. 31, Desoween, Trail of Haunted Legends, De Soto National Memorial, 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton. Information: 941-792-0458.
• Nov. 3, Spaghetti Dinners, Magic of Manatee Chorus, Sweet Adelines, Bradenton Christian Reformed Church, 4208 26th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-722-6287.
• Nov. 3, Nautical and Landlubber Treasure Show, Anna Maria Island Sail and Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. NW, Bradenton. Information: 941-761-1860.
• Nov. 3, “For the Love of Money,” murder-mystery dinner, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1908.
• Nov. 3, 100,000 Healthy Meals, Feeding Children Everywhere, Holmes Beach City Field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 407-688-6600.
• Nov. 4, Chili Challenge Here benefiting Center for Building Hope, Bridge Street, Bridge Street Market Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-0668.
• Nov. 4, Author Diane Robertson book-signing, Ginny’s & Jane E’s Bakery Cafe & Island Coastal Store, 9807 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-755-0739.
Save the Date
• Nov. 7, Bonnie’s Day, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
• Nov. 9, ArtsHop Gallery Walk, Information: 941-243-3818.
• Nov. 10, 100th birthday celebration for Cortez Schoolhouse, Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6121.
• Nov. 10, ArtsHop Silent auction, the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-243-3818.
• Nov. 10-11, ArtsHop Anna Maria Island Butterfly Garden Arts and Craft Fair, Holmes Beach city field, 59th Street and Flotilla Drive.
• Nov. 11, ArtsHop, Drum Circle, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Manatee Ave., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-243-3818.
• Nov. 11, ArtsHop Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra, performs Popular Light Classics, CrossPointe Fellowship Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-8585.
• Nov. 14, Island Players Off Stage Ladies Wicked Wizard of Oz Silent Auction and Luncheon, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information:
• Nov. 17, Holiday Bazaar, Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: Herman at 941-383-2370.
• Nov. 17, Enjoy the Bay Water Festival, Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, Ken Thompson Park, 1700 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Information: 941-955-8085.
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.
Tuesday, Oct. 24-Friday Oct.26: Red Ribbon Week.
Saturday, Oct. 27: 9-11 a.m., Costume parade, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive N. to AME, followed by 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Fall Festival, school grounds.
Monday, Oct. 29: Fall fundraiser Otis Spunkmayer sale begins.
Tuesday, Oct. 30: CrossPointe Fellowship third-grade tutoring.
Tuesday, Oct. 30: Voting Day (mock presidential election).
Monday, Nov. 5: 3:15 p.m., Student Advisory Council meeting, library.
Tuesday, Nov. 6: 8:45 a.m., Parent Teacher Organization board meeting, conference room.
Tuesday, Nov. 13: 5-7 p.m., PTO dinner, cafeteria, followed by 7 p.m., fourth-grade play, auditorium.
Monday, Nov. 19-Friday, Nov. 23: Fall/Thanksgiving Break.
Thursday, Nov. 29: 8:45 a.m., Spring Fling Kick-Off meeting.
Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, 941-708-5525, www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/annamaria.
8027 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, a 4,804 sfla / 7,463 sfur 5bed/5½bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 2006 on a 149×200 lot was sold 09/14/12, Kalb Corporate Retreat LLC to Langmaack for $1,600,000; list $1,929,900.
310 Tarpon St., Anna Maria, a 1,926 sfla / 1,945 sfur 3bed/3bath/3car canalfront pool home built in 1993 on a 75×100 lot was sold 09/14/12, Langmaack to Filho for $737,500; list $765,000.
520 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, a 3,720 sfla / 5,114 sfur 5bed/4½bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1959 on a 100×108 lot was sold 09/14/12, Banck of America to MEK Properties LLC for $650,000; list $811,900.
205 65th St., Holmes Beach, a 816 sfla / 1,086 sfur 2bed/1bath/1car home built in 1950 on a 59×100 lot was sold 09/19/12, Carter to Kidz Island Time LLC for $425,000.
249 Gladiolus St., Anna Maria, a 1,107 sfla / 1,511 sfur 2bed/1bath/1car canalfront home built in 1963 on a 77×100 lot was sold 09/13/12, Patel to Carlson for $425,000; list $450,000.
224 Periwinkle Plaza, Anna Maria, a vacant 75×125 canalfront lot was sold 09/20/12, Walter to Krakowski for $400,000.
100 73rd St., Unit 210A, Coconuts, Holmes Beach, a 660 sfla / 780 sfur 1bed/1bath Gulffront condo with shared pool built in 1972 was sold 09/26/12, Gulf Beach Management Inc to Rawson for $370,000; list $399,900.
3009 Avenue E, Unit A, Sunset Villas, Holmes Beach, a 751 sfla 2bed/1bath condo with shared pool built in 1971 was sold 09/14/12, Toehold Capital LLC to Stewart for $350,100; list $389,000.
204 66th St., Holmes Beach, a vacant 59×105 lot was sold 09/19/12, Andrews to 204 66th LLC for $335,000.
102 Second St. N., Unit A, Soleil Beach House, Bradenton Beach, a 1,224 sfla / 1,230 sfur 2bed/2½bath/1car condo built in 2007 was sold 09/14/12, Wall to Skramstad for $300,000; list $360,000.
4307 Gulf Drive, Unit 203, Cayman Cay, Holmes Beach, a 1,027 sfla / 1,123 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1974 was sold 09/25/12, Foy to Smith for $234,000; list $249,000.
3607 E. Bay Drive, Unit 209, Sandy Pointe, Holmes Beach, a 976 sfla / 1,065 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1996 was sold 09/13/12, Henson to Maksymyk for $201,000; list $210,000.
611 Gulf Drive N., Unit B16, Imperial House, Bradenton Beach, a 664 sfla 2bed/1bath 55+ condo with shared pool built in 1969 was sold 09/19/12, Inda to Zirkle for $108,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.
Moss & Barnard Construction defender Amy Moss pokes the ball away from Slim’s Place forward Lynn Clark during adult coed soccer action Oct. 18 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy
Slim’s Place on cruise control in adult soccer league
Coed adult soccer takes center stage this week in sports at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, where yet another victory goes into the record books for Slim’s Place.
Slim’s holds a 6-point lead in the standings and if its 8-2 victory Oct. 18 over Moss & Barnard Construction is any indication, it doesn’t appear they will be in the losing column anytime soon.
Pink & Navy Boutique holds down second place with a 4-2 record, closely followed by Sato Real Estate, which sits alone in third with a 3-2-1 record. Wash Family Construction is 3-3, while Florida Discount Signs and Moss & Barnard Construction are tied in fifth place with 2-4 records. Jessie’s Island Store at 1-3-2 and Island Pest Control at 1-4 round out the adult soccer standings.
Thursday’s game was a contrast in styles with Slim’s Place spreading the ball around in a patient ball-control attack spearheaded by center midfielder Danny Anderson and forwards Sean Sanders, Tyler Krauss and Lynn Clark.
Moss & Barnard countered with long balls, and while defender Robbie McLaughlin usually cleared the ball away, when he did not, goalie Tyler Bekkerus was usually there to clean things up.
This formula worked to perfection in Slim’s 8-2 victory. Sanders and Krauss scored three goals each, while Anderson notched two. Bekkerus made nine saves in goal as Slims powered toward an undefeated season.
In other adult soccer action Oct. 18, Wash Family Construction defeated Jessie’s Island Store 5-3 behind a pair of goals from Zoran Kolega and single tallies from Kris Yavalar, Damir Glavan and Greg Ross. Scott Eason contributed two assists, while Don Purvis made four saves in goal.
Matt Plummer led Jessie’s with two goals while Steven Perry added one goal. Nate Talucci finished with eight saves between the pipes in the loss.
Sato Real Estate exterminated Island Pest Control 8-0 behind three goals from Jeff Christianson and a pair of goals and an assist from Lexi Braxton. Josh Sato, Kim Christianson and JT Goode each added a goal while Diego Felipe finished with a pair of assists.
Pink & Navy defeated FL Discount Signs 4-2 behind a balanced attack that saw four different players score. Tony Rasulo, Aaron Parkin, Lindsey Weaver and Frank Agnelli each scored one goal, while Scott Rudacille made eight saves in goal.
Brent Laudicina and Meagan Dolan each scored a goal for Discount Signs in the loss.
Youth soccer action continues
The Center’s youth soccer season is heading down the home stretch and teams in the 11-13 division and the 14-17 division have all but wrapped up the top seeds with commanding division leads.
Steam Designs at 7-0 holds an 11-point lead over second-place Jen Crady Massage, which has a 3-3-1 record. LPAC follows at 3-4, while Wash Family Construction has a 0-6-1 record.
Edgewater Realty leads the two-team 14-17 division with a 4-1-1 record, which leaves opponent West Coast Air Conditioning at 1-4-1.
The 8-10 division is an absolute dogfight with Lobstahs and American Marine tied for first place with 19 points. Best Buy holds down third place with a 4-4 record, closely followed by Tyler’s Ice Cream at 3-2-1, but any of the top four teams has the talent to upset the top two any given day. Miller Electric follows at 2-7, while LaPensee Plumbing continues to look for its first victory on the season.
American Marine showed why they’re one of the top teams in the 8-10 division with a 5-2 cruise past LaPensee Plumbing Oct. 19 behind five goals from Tyler Brewer. Sam Bowers and Lila Naeher each notched one goal to lead LaPensee in the loss.
Lobstahs kept pace with American Marine in the standings with a 4-1 victory over Miller Electric in 8-10 division action Oct. 17. Catherine Calhoun scored all four goals to lead Lobstahs to the victory. Dalton Guthrie notched the lone goal for Miller.
Tyler’s Ice Cream and LaPensee battled to a 2-2 tie in the second division game of the evening. Daniel Sentman and Giana Sparks each scored one goal to lead Tyler’s, while Bowers notched both goals for LaPensee Plumbing.
American Marine shocked Miller Electric 9-4 in 8-10 division action Oct. 15 behind six goals from Brewer and three from David Daigle. Silas Banyas, Dalton Guthrie, Madelyn Rogers and Callen Achor each scored a goal to lead Miller in the loss.
Best Buy defeated LaPensee 4-1 in the second division game of the evening behind a pair of goals from Daniel Fritz. Jaclyn Schlossberg and Hagan Powers each added one goal to the victory. Bowers notched the lone goal for LaPensee in the loss.
Steam Designs remained undefeated in the 11-13 division with an easy 9-2 victory over Wash Family Construction Oct. 20. Nico Calleja led the way with five goals, while Olivia Glavan, Gavin Sentman, Willow Cooper and Katie Krokroskia each tallied one goal in the victory. Tyler Yavalar scored both goals for Wash Family Construction in the loss.
Jen Crady Massage rolled past LPAC 6-2 in the second 11-13 division game of the day behind three goals from Cameron Pasco. George Lardas scored two goals and Abby Achor added one goal to the victory. Zach Fernandez and Sullivan Ferreira each scored one goal to lead LPAC in the loss.
Steam Designs slipped past LPAC in 11-13 division action Oct. 19. Nico Calleja scored twice, while Aiden Grumley and Gavin Sentman scored one goal each in the victory. Fernandez scored all three goals for LPAC in the loss.
Jen Crady Massage edged Wash Family Construction 4-3 in the second game of the evening behind two goals from Lardas and one goal apiece from Leo Tililli, Cameron Pasco and Abby Achor. Tyler Yavalar scored two goals to lead Wash FC which also received one goal from Ben Connors in the loss.
LPAC cooled off Jen Crady Massage with a 6-2 victory Oct. 17 behind five goals from Fernandez. Tyler Pearson added a goal for LPAC, which climbed to within a point of second place with the victory. Lardas and Cameron Pasco each notched one goal for Jen Crady in the loss.
Edgewater Realty defeated West Coast Air Conditioning 4-2 in 14-17 division action Oct. 15. Joey Carder scored two goal,s while Derek Pulch and Max Driscoll each scored to lead Edgewater to the victory. Thomas Powers and Sibella Glavan each notched one goal to lead WCAC in the loss.
Winter sports leagues signups begin
The Center has begun taking player registrations for its winter sports leagues. Registration continues until Nov. 30, when a late fee of $15 is added, if there are spots available.
The center offers an adult coed indoor volleyball league with games played on Tuesday evenings. Cost is $75 for members and $110 for non-members. Mandatory tryouts will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 in the center gym.
Adult coed flag football also is being offered for the same fee. Mandatory tryouts will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 6.
Members who sign up for both volleyball and flag football will receive a $25 discount, making the adult cost $125 to play two sports.
Youth flag football also is accepting registrations through Nov. 30. Mandatory tryouts will be held by age divisions according to the following schedule:
• Ages 5-7 Dec. 3 6 p.m.
• Ages 8-10 Dec. 5 6 p.m.
• Ages 11-13 Dec. 3 7 p.m.
• Ages 14-17 Dec. 5 7 p.m.
Coaches and sponsors are needed by the center, and anyone for volunteers who coach a team the center allows their child to play free.
Players can register online at www.islandcommunitycenter.com or in person at the center.
For more information, contact Troy Shonk at 941-778-1908, ext. 9205, or email Troy@myamicc.com.
Center cornhole, dodgeball tourneys begin
The Center is hosting a cornhole tournament noon to 4 p.m. Saturday Oct. 27 for players 21 and older. Cost is $20 per team and proceeds will benefit children’s programs.
There will be prizes for first, second and last place and raffles for other great prizes.
The center also will host a dodgeball tournament Nov. 23 for players 14 and older. Cost is $60 per team with up to eight people on a team. Each team will see a minimum five games of action.
For more information on either of these tournaments, call Ryan Hogan at 941-778-1908 ext. 9219.
Two teams emerged from pool play with 3-0 records during Oct. 20 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Dom Livedoti and Debbie Rhodes rolled past Norm Good and George McKay 21-6 to earn the day’s bragging rights.
Oct. 17 horseshoe action also had two teams advance to the knockout round. Hank Huyghe walked his way past Norm Good and Tim Sofran 21-11 to earn the day’s bragging rights.
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.
AMICC Youth Soccer League schedule
Oct. 24 6 p.m. Bistro vs. A&E
Oct. 24 6:30 p.m. Firkins vs. Bowes
Oct. 29 6 p.m. Bowes vs. Bistro
Oct. 29 6:30 p.m. A&E vs. Firkins
Oct. 26 6 p.m. Bowes vs. Beach Bums
Oct. 26 7 p.m. Surferbus.com vs. Tyler’s
Oct. 30 6 p.m. Beach Bums vs. Surferbus.com
Oct. 30 7 p.m. Bowes vs. Tyler’s
Oct. 26 6 p.m. LaPensee vs. Tyler’s
Oct. 29 6 p.m. Tyler’s vs. Lobstahs
Oct. 29 7 p.m. LaPensee vs. Miller Elect.
Oct. 30 6 p.m. American Marine vs. vs. Tyler’s
Oct. 30 7 p.m. Lobstahs vs. Best Buy
Oct. 24 6 p.m. Steam Design vs. Wash FC
Oct. 24 7 p.m. LPAC vs. Crady Massage
Oct. 30 8 p.m. Steam Design vs. Crady Massage
Oct. 24 8 p.m. West Coast AC vs. Edgewater
Oct. 29 8 p.m. West Coast AC vs. Edgewater
AMICC Adult Soccer League schedule
Oct. 25 6 p.m. Moss & Barnard vs. Pink & Navy
Oct. 25 7 p.m. Wash FC vs. Isl. Pest Control
Oct. 25 8 p.m. FL Discount Signs vs. Jessie’s
Oct. 25 9 p.m. Sato Real Estate vs. Slim’s Place
AMICC Adult Basketball League schedule
Oct. 30 6:30 p.m. Agnelli Pool vs. Gator Man
Oct. 30 7:30 p.m. Best Buy vs. Island Real Estate
Oct. 30 8:30 p.m. Eat Here vs. The Feast
• Oct. 12, 6 Lakeview Place, motor vehicle theft. Pasco County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office to report a stolen vehicle originating from Anna Maria was discovered in Pasco County.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
• No new reports.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
• No new reports.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
• Oct. 12, 300 block of Clark Drive. A husband and wife came to the Holmes Beach Police Department to report the theft of 33 checks during a three-month period. According to the report, each checked was forged and cashed for $70, totaling $2,310. The couple stated they believe the suspect has a gambling problem as a possible motive for the theft.
• Oct. 12, 600 block of North Point Drive, criminal mischief. A complainant reported to police she had heard a loud noise and looked outside. She reported that two of her neighbors’ mailboxes had been knocked to the ground. Damages were estimated to be about $100.
• Oct. 12, 2900 block of Avenue E, information. A man reported to police that his wife was moving out and that she had entered the residence to remove her belongings. The man wanted to file a complaint because the wood flooring was scratched and holes were left in the wall. HBPD suggested it was a civil matter and that he should contact his attorney.
• Oct. 13, 5400 block of Gulf Drive, assist EMS. An HBPD officer responded to a possible motorcycle accident. Upon investigating the scene, it was determined the rider of a scooter had fainted and fallen off the vehicle while driving. The driver was treated by EMS at the scene and no damage was reported to the scooter.
• Oct. 13, 5400 block of Gulf Drive, D.Coy Ducks Tavern, criminal mischief. A complainant reported that two men had engaged in a physical altercation. During the fight, two black landscape lights were broken. Damages were estimated at $600.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police departments and Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
ITEMS FOR SALE
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FOR SALE: LATERAL file cabinets: 3 HON 2-drawer black and 4 attractive 2-drawer wood files. One legal and one letter-size regular 2 drawer files. One 4-drawer fireproof letter-size locking file. Various office supplies. Also selling antique wood office chairs, Haitian art, collectible art, some framed. Many local artists. Home decor. 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com
FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE
Individuals may place one free ad with up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted online. Email email@example.com, fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer)
THE HIVE: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Monday to Sunday. 119 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Locally hand-made jewelry, imported jewelry, Buddha-related stuff, illustrated cards, artistic T-shirts, South African gifts and much more.
WATERCOLOR PAINTING CLASSES with Cheryl Jorgensen at Crosspointe Fellowship. Classes start Oct. 31, 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays through April. Call Cheryl, 941-580-3385.
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.
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. Premier Sothebys. 941-302-3100. Terry.firstname.lastname@example.org. Discoverannamaria.com.
WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
MANATEE SAFETY SIGNS exclusively for boaters. Available at the Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-7978.
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.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Donation drop-off 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Wednesdays. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.
ANNIE SILVER COMMUNITY Center sale: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Yard, plant, book, bake, bromeliads. 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach.
CENTRE SHOPS FALL festival: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. Antiques, art, wine tastings, live jazz, food, sales and more. Benefits Longboat Key Historical Society. 5380 Gulf Of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Sponsored by First Bank, information, 941-383-1901.
YARD SALE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Household items, Orioles memorabilia, old records, lots of great things! 3104 Ave. E, Holmes Beach.
YARD SALE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Golf items, tennis rackets, lawn supplies, computer supplies, Christmas items, crystal, clothes, jewelry, shoes, books, perishables. Cheap stuff, free coffee. 5607-A Guava St., Holmes Beach.
YARD SALE: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26-27. Nautical decor, furniture, miscellaneous. 226 85th St., Holmes Beach.
LOST & FOUND
REWARD: FAVORITE BIKE sold by mistake at garage sale Saturday, Oct. 13, Sixth Avenue, Holmes Beach. Old grey/blue paint, men’s racer type, rusted, Christmas lights on handle bars. 941-448-3284.
LOST LAUNDRY: HELP! My laundry fell off my bike, and I can’t afford new clothes and I miss my Bob Marley T-shirts. Lost blue mesh bag between Holmes Beach laundry and 75th Street along Holmes Boulevard. Call JD, 941-920-3840.
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.
WELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs are looking for great new homes or fosters. Larger dogs. Please, call for information, 941-896-6701.
2008 EZ GO golf cart, new batteries only one-year-old. $2,150. Call Toni, 941-928-8735.
BOATS & BOATING
BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish, Laser, Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941-685-1400.
POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot fiberglass tunnel hull with bass seats. Very stable! Great for fishing-stand on the side without tipping, go in really shallow waters. Very fun boat for anyone who wants to get on the water! 2001 25-hp Mercury 2-stroke, plus a trolling motor with battery. Must see! $2,150 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735.
JOIN THE TEAM: Great location on Bridge Street. Experienced realtors needed to handle walk-ins and Internet leads. Call Lynn, Edgewater Real Estate, 941-778-8104.
SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced real estate licensee for busy Island office. Please call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244.
KIDS FOR HIRE
LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276.
RED CROSS-CERTIFIED babysitter and dog sitter. Reasonable rates for both. Call 941-527-5051.
BABIES, PETS AND plants: Responsible, trustworthy, reliable, fun 17-year-old college student. Own transportation. 941-447-9658.
NICOLE AND HALLIE’S babysitting, pet sitting and pet walking. Red Cross certified, good with animals. Hallie, 941-773-6317, Nicole, 941-370-7981.
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.
SITTER FOR ELDERLY: Will sit with and provide care, four hours minimum. References, 28 years experience. Diana or Gary, 941-545-7114.
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.
I DON’T CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941-779-6638. Leave message.
ISLANDER HANDYMAN SERVICE: 23-year Island resident, references. The Flying Dutchman LLC. We do all repair, interior and exterior, carpentry and more. Peter, 941-447-6747.
ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience. On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535.
WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe, Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-720-4152.
CLEANING BY LAURA offers everything on your list from kitchen and bath cleaning to dusting and emptying wastebaskets. 941-539-6891.
TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.
AFFORDABLE HURRICANE PROTECTION: Doors and windows, impact rated screen installs easily on inside, see-through, leave-up. Free estimate. Registered and insured. Island discount. TDWSINC@msn.com. 941-730-1399.
U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Airport runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-545-6688.
HOME CLEANING: WE take scrubbing seriously. For a clean home, call 941-778-1014. References if needed.
PIANO LESSONS: EXPERIENCED degreed teacher, beginning to advanced, ages 5-75. Lessons tailored to your needs. Beginning voice lessons also available. 941-761-2440.
I CAN FIX IT. Virus cleanup, system upgrade. Hardware, software and network repair. Cell phone repair, support. Replace broken camera, screen, etc. Give islander Socko a call: 941-799-1169.
KEY CLEANERS & LINEN has expanded our services. We now offer residential cleaning. Family owned for 24 years on Longboat Key. Quality and service, now in your home. 941-383-1222.
AMI COMPUTER: SOLUTIONS for computer problems solved at your home or office. Wireless networking, virus/spyware prevention and removal, repairs, software upgrades, advise and training. 941-301-4726.
STAY-AT-HOME mom willing to babysit all ages. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and more. Fenced-in back yard, lots of toys and learning experience. 941-448-0134.
THE PERFECT SOLUTION: Professional cleaner and organizer, extremely detailed. Kathy, 941-920-2020.
ISLAND PET NANNY: Loving pet care. Longtime Island resident, background check, references. Karen Robinson, 941-730-5693.
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD’s Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-3840.
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 36 years of happy customers. Organizing, laundry, ironing, 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 want 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.
LAWN & GARDEN
CONNIE’S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294.
JR’S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-807-1015.
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Shell installed $45/yard at true specifications. Free appliance pick up. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067.
SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $45/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.
TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-932-6600.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopainting.net.
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, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. 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.
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate. 23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941-447-6747.
RANDY’S PAINT, DRYWALL repairs and other household needs. Call 941-465-2062.
WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com.
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.
VACATION RENTALS ONLY: Private pool homes, and condo, 1BR/1BA overlooking golf course. Call 941-794-1515 or www.coastalpropertiesrealty.com.
ANNA MARIA RENTAL: 2BR/1BA, washer and dryer, close to beach and fishing pier. Call 941-720-2418.
EARLY SEASON SPECIAL: 2BR canalfront with boat slip, turnkey furnished with utilities, $499/week. 941-720-7519.
3BR/2BA FURNISHED ON canal. Holmes Beach. $700/week, $2,500/month. Sleeps eight, available September through June. Contact Dave, 407-927-1304. email@example.com.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA cottage. Gulffront location. $1,500/month plus utilities. Call for details. Anna Maria Realty Inc. 941-778-2259. firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEASONAL: MONTHLY, NOVEMBER-May. 2BR/1BA duplex, washer and dryer, bikes, beach chairs, WIFI. Holmes Beach. 941-778-0275.
PERICO ISLAND: 3BR/3BA private pool, communal pool, gym and tennis. Available December and January. 941-795-3778. www.pericoholidayvilla.co.uk.
ANNUAL 1BR CORTEZ: Sunny Shores. $615/month. Washer and dryer, new carpet, no pets, lanai. 941-545-9025.
3BR/2BA CONDO: 1,213 sf near Manatee Avenue and 59th Street, Bradenton. Ten minutes to beaches. Ground floor, pool, tennis, near IMG. Totally remodeled! Washer and dryer, unfurnished, annual, small pet OK, $1,100/month. 941-302-8254.
SEASONAL RENTAL: NORTH Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA modern kitchen, living room. Private outdoor patio, outside shower. Available January, February, March. $2,250/month plus security deposit. Immaculate and well-maintained. 941-778-5338.
BEAUTIFUL CONDO FOR rent: 2BR/2BA, nicely furnished, ground floor. No pets. Close to beach. Seasonal $2,000/month, annual $1,200/month plus utilities and taxes. 330-562-8945.
WOULD LIKE TO rent a room. Christian retired woman looking for a room to rent for February and March 2013 on or near Anna Maria Island. Call Sally at 810-689-3221.
BRADENTON BEACH: BLOCKS to the beach, 2BR/2BA clean half-duplex with deck, no pets/smoke. First, last and security deposit. Background, credit check. $1,050/month. 813-270-8956.
NEWLY REMODELED 2BR/1BA: 200 feet to the beach, Anna Maria. Available November and December. $1,800/month. 941-778-7933.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 1BR/1BA with loft with pool. Walk to beach, shops or dining! 941-778-3426. Web site: www.spinnakerscottages.com.
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA EXECUTIVE home: GT Bray area, fenced yard, garage, pet OK, $1,200/month. Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941-773-3966.
DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach. 3BR/4.5BA, office recreation room, spa, pool, outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288.
FOR SALE BY owner: 1BR/1BA mobile completely remodeled with share, beach and bay access. Call 941-224-1652 for more information.
CAPTAIN GREG BURKE: Duncan Real Estate. Need listings, all inventory sold or pending. Call 941-592-8373, email: email@example.com.
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: Bradenton Beach. Excellent investment income. $259,000. By owner, 941-962-8220. www.flipkey.com/124227.
FOR SALE BY owner: 2BR/2BA, beautiful canal condo in Runaway Bay provides the peace, quiet and serenity desired for “Island time.” Tastefully furnished, totally updated. Pool, tennis court, fishing pier, steps to beach, $289,000. 847-308-2366.
FOR SALE BY owner: Corner lot on canal. 644 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-7445.
WE HAVE A home on the Manatee River, Snead Island. We would like to sell or trade for same on Anna Maria Island. Details, call 217-493-6216.