Tag Archives: 01-12-2011
Bette D. Gilford
Bette D. Gilford, 84, of Bradenton Beach and formerly of Waterford, Mich., died Jan. 9.
Mrs. Gilford retired from General Motors Co. and relocated to Anna Maria Island, where she enjoyed thebeach and perfected her golf game.
A memorial service was held Jan. 16 at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston, Mich. Memorials may be made to Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch or MoteMarine Laboratory. Condolences may be made online atwww.wintfuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Gilford is survived by sons Mark and wife Lisaof Bradenton Beach, Matthew and wife Debbie of Ortonville and Daniel and wife Linda of Davisburg; grandchildren Aaron, Ryan, Jonathan, Daniel, Grant and Alex; four great-grandchildren; and sister Patricia Watson of Clarkston.
Jean Pritchard, 90, of Bradenton, a 50-year resident of Holmes Beach also formerly of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Greenoch, Scotland, died Jan. 4.
A memorial Mass was held Jan. 8 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach. Arrangements were by Griffith-Cline Funeral Home.
Mrs. Pritchard’s survivors include son James W.; grandchildren, Jason, Jillian and Jordan; and niece Helen Taylor, all of Bradenton.
Stephen Richard Samuels
Stephen Richard Samuels, 72, of Anna Maria, died Jan. 2. He was born Aug. 9, 1938, in Norwalk, Conn.
He married Jana in 1968 and they traveled through Mexico, stopping in Yucatan, where their son was born. Their adventure continued when they crossed to Florida, settling in St. Petersburg, where a daughter joined the family. A hobby became a successful business, Realistic Auto Restorations, for the Samuels.
Their love of the Gulf of Mexico and the island lifestyle drew them to Anna Maria 20 years ago. Mr. Samuels obtained his captain’s license and added sport fishing to his list of enthusiasms. Other hobbies were camping, photography, Tai Chi, flying, motorcycling, cooking, working out, gardening and triathlons.
A celebration of life will be held at noon Jan. 15 on the beach at the end of Oak Avenue in Anna Maria. Donations may be made to Underdog Rescue, P.O. Box 351, Bradenton FL 34206.
Mr. Samuels is survived by Jana, his wife of 42 years; son Sage and wife Janet of Palmetto and their children, Sage, Gabrielle, Anthony and Jake; daughter Shona and husband Joseph Otto of Bradenton and their children, Josef and Eve; nephew Robert of Clearwater; and niece Terri of Parkland. He also leaves his canine friends, Precious and Lexy.
Chris, Jesse and Jake Alexander of Ormand Beach pose with three of the 18 redfish caught on a recent charter with Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Charters. Jake had the “High Hook” with a keeper at 26 3/4 inches.
Grouper fishing within 9 miles proves prosperous
Fishers in search of gag grouper didn’t have to travel far last week to find the bite.
Remember, federal waters are closed for gags, which in turn gives one the chance to explore some of the local nearshore reefs and wrecks.
The gag grouper bite seemed to occur in water depths of 40-50 feet. Fishers using frozen sardines are catching limits of fish in short periods.
There are a number of combinations of terminal tackle that can be used when nearshore grouper fishing. When fishing structures in shallow water of 20-40 feet, try using about 3 or 4 feet of 40-pound fluorocarbon with a 3/4-ounce jig head attached. Take a frozen sardine, hook it through the nose with the jig head and send it down.
Also, try rigging a 2/0 or 3/0 circle hook with a 3/4-ounce or 1-ounce egg sinker. Let the sinker sit right above the eye of the hook. Same deal, bait it and send it down. The most typical rig consists of an egg sinker, swivel, leader material and circle hook. In that order. All three of these rigs are applicable to live or dead baits, so try them and see what works best.
Capt. Mike Greig reported limits of gag grouper in water depths of 40-50 feet. Greig is fishing wrecks and ledges to find these tackle busters. Other catches while grouper fishing included some nice flounder up to 20 inches. To round out the trip, Greig has been catching plenty of Key West grunts and quite a few jolt-head porgies. The bait of choice for Greig has been frozen sardines.
“I’m seeing a lot of sheepshead at local docks on the Island,” Greig added. Best baits for these convict-colored fish are shrimp, sand fleas and fiddler crabs.
Jeff Medley at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge South Fishing Pier reported the sheepshead have moved in strong. “Most of them are hanging around the rock structure just off of the pier,” Medley said.
The sheepies have been ranging 2-3 pounds. “They’re catching a lot of them on sand fleas, but pieces of shrimp have been working, too,” Medley added.
Gag grouper are being caught at the pier, where fish up to 28 inches have been reported. Most fishers are using live pinfish, and a few gags were caught on fresh mullet heads.
Capt. Wayne Genthner of Wolfmouth Charters reported limits of gag grouper up to 12 pounds on his offshore charters. He said that due to colder water, he moved out to depths of 45 feet. “The bite is real soft,” Genthner said. “But there’s a lot of them down there.”
Genthner suggested sizing down the leader to 30-pound test fluorocarbon to achieve better results. Genthner’s best fishing occurred in water temps of 54-58 degrees. “Warmer water is good,” he said.
Genthner’s inshore encounters included redfish, sheepshead and flounder. Fishing the canals for redfish produced catches of 30 fish per day. “There’s a lot of flounder around, too,” Genthner added. “But most of them are in the 12-13 inch range.” Genthner suggested fishing “sandy bottom with a little current” to find these tasty flat fish.
Capt. Warren Girle reported offshore fishing for gag grouper and mangrove snapper was “as good as it gets.” Girle said he’s been fishing at water depths around 45 feet just out from the beach. Limits of gag grouper were typical, with the biggest fish measuring 29 inches. Mangrove snapper also were biting, which resulted in daily limits. Other catches offshore included porgies, Key West grunts and triggerfish. “There’s a ton of porgies out there,” Girle said. “We caught 30 of them in one trip.”
Moving inshore, Girle has been catching sheepshead, black drum, redfish and spotted sea trout. “We caught reds up to 30 inches,” Girle said, “but they are scattered.” He suggested finding the schools of mullet. “Sometimes redfish will swim along with the mullet on shallow flats,” he added.
Spotted sea trout were observed in water depths of 3-5 feet, although the bigger trout have been lurking in even shallower water. Girle said that fishing soft plastics with a slow retrieve has been the best tactic for these big yellow-mouths.
Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle said he’s been hearing a lot about sheepshead. “The frozen sand fleas are flying off the shelf,” he said.
Keyes said he likes to rig his sheepshead gear with 20-pound fluorocarbon, a half-once egg sinker and a No. 2 hook. He lets the egg sinker slide right to the eye of the hook. “That way you can feel the bite better,” Keyes said.
Red and black drum also are making for good targets. “We’re seeing good numbers of reds and black drum coming in daily,” Keyes said.
Keyes suggested using 20-pound fluorocarbon leader rigged with a No. 2 hook and a split shot for best results. “Try using a whole live shrimp,” Keyes added.
Spotted sea trout were back in season as of Jan 1 and “drifting the deeper grass flats has been the ticket,” Keyes said. “Drifting helps you cover more area.” Keyes suggested using a 1/4-ounce jig head rigged with a soft plastic for best results.
Tom Cassetty at the Rod & Reel Pier said the sheepies are starting to show more frequently. “They are still running a little small,” Cassetty said. “Most of them are in the 9- to 12-inch range.” Most of the fish are being caught on shrimp, fiddler crabs and tubeworms. Besides sheepshead, Cassetty said he’s seen a few flounder caught on shrimp.
“There’s a ton of pin fish hanging around the pier the past couple of days,” Cassetty said. “We hope they’ll attract some larger fish to the pier.”
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Fishing Charters said wintertime fishing has been exceptional with some excellent catches of redfish and sheepshead on his charters. “The key to successful fishing is to fish deepwater docks that have barnacles and oysters around the dock pilings and seawall,” Howard said.
“While I was filleting a lot of the keeper redfish, their stomachs were full of crabs and shrimp. Look for this pattern to continue into March.”
Howard also reported seeing sheepshead everywhere there are structures, from deep-water docks to artificial reefs in Tampa Bay. Howard said sand fleas, shrimp and fiddler crabs have been working for him. “With the state size limit being 12 inches, I prefer to have a 15-inch minimum to keep these fine tasting fish. Under 15-inches and it’s hard to get good-sized fillets to eat,” Howard said. “I foresee the sheepshead bite only getting better as we progress into 2011.”
Speckled trout fishing has been good on Howard’s charters, with a mix of sizes being landed. “Jigs rigged with your favorite soft plastic will help you in locating the bigger sized fish,” Howard said.
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me the Fish Charters reported fishers on his charters were fighting all the big amberjack they could handle. They were catching lots of red grouper and an “outrageous” amount of tasty snappers — which are his favorite at the dinner table.
Charters are bringing in “flag yellowtail, monster mangrove, lane and vermillion snappers, triggerfish and porgies,” McGuire said.
McGuire has been fishing in 115- to 155-foot depths offshore of Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key. He is not targeting areas that normally have gag grouper and red snapper, but still found they are in abundance. “We catch them without even trying and carefully release them due to the closed seasons,” McGuire said.
Large live baits are working best for the amberjack and red grouper and sardines are making the snappers happy.
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Wednesday, Jan. 12
11:30 a.m. — The Off-Stage Ladies of the Island Players luncheon at the Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-518-4431. Fee applies.
Thursday, Jan. 13
6:30 p.m. — Smoke-free bingo at Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1915.
Friday, Jan. 14
5 to 8 p.m. — Dolphin Dash 5k pre-registration and early packet pickup at Holy Cow Ice Cream, 3234 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-383-9675.
5:30 p.m. — Mural dedication by the Artists Guild of Anna Maria in the Island Shopping Center, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Artists reception for the 17th annual James Pay Exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-2099.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Reception for watercolor artist Dee Pastorius at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.
6 p.m. — Reception for married artists Mariarose and Roger Rockerfeller at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.
Saturday, Jan. 15
7 to 11 a.m. — Dolphin Dash 5K and 1-mile fun run begins at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-383-9675. Fee applies.
8:30 a.m. — Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meeting with guest speaker Cindy Russell from the Manatee County Historical Library at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach.
10 a.m. to noon — Acrylic painting demonstration by Shirley Dean at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.
Sunday, Jan. 16
6:30 p.m. — The Redeemed Quartet in concert followed by fellowship at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-0719.
Monday, Jan. 17
Noon — Anna Maria Island Democratic Club lunch with guest speaker Susan MacManus at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-0564. Fee applies.
Tuesday, Jan. 18
Noon — Roger Murphree, president of the Anna Maria Island Privateers, will discuss the krewe’s 40th anniversary plans at the Rotary Club of Anna Maria lunch at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-1965.
Wednesday, Jan. 19
Noon — Anna Maria Garden Club presentation on African violets at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
2 p.m. — Tim Oldread will speak about Mote Marine Laboratory at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
• The first and third Mondays of each month, the American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24, 2005 75th St. W., Bradenton, hosts dinners for the public. Fee applies. Information: 941-794-3390.
• 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.
• 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.
• Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to noon, the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra rehearse at the First United Methodist Church, 603 11th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-778-7853.
• Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., outdoor market on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.
Wednesday, Jan. 12
7 to 9 p.m. — “New Life Form Discovered: So What?” science discussion at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.
Thursday, Jan. 13
5 to 7 p.m. — Opening night reception for artist David Leffel and Bill Buchman at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-2345.
5 to 10 p.m. — Manatee County Fair opening night at 1402 14th Ave. W., Palmetto. Fair runs through Jan. 23. Information: 941-722-1639. Fee applies.
7:30 p.m. — “Hairspray” opens at Manatee Players, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Jan. 30. Information: 941-748-5875. Fee applies.
Friday, Jan. 14
6 p.m. — Sunshine State Film Series: “Knuckleball” at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.
Saturday, Jan. 15
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution genealogy seminar at the Central Library, 1301 First Ave., Bradenton. Information: 941-729-9011. Fee applies.
1 to 3 p.m. — Freshwater fishing tackle and equipment clinic for kids with Capt. Andy Lee at the Bradenton Women’s Club, 1705 Manatee Ave., Bradenton. Information: 941-896-6541. Kids under age 6 free.
Wednesday, Jan. 19
10 a.m. — Bradenton Opera Guild lunch featuring Sarasota Opera Studio Artists at the IMG Country Club at El Conquistador, 4350 El Conquistador Pkwy., Bradenton. Information: 941-776-2850.
• Jan. 20, Aging in Paradise Resource Center opening, Longboat Key Club and Resort.
• Jan. 20, “Moonlight and Magnolias” opens, Island Players.
• Jan. 20, Watercolor demonstration, Artists Guild Gallery.
• Jan. 21, Sunshine State Film Series: “The Perez Family” South Florida Museum.
• Jan. 21, Florida Arbor Day seminar, Riverfront Theater, Bradenton.
• Jan. 22, Fifth Annual Young Artists Solo Competition, Palma Sola Presbyterian Church.
• Jan. 22, Oil painting demonstration, Island Gallery West.
• Jan. 22, Artist reception for Maro Lorimer, Studio at Gulf and Pine.
• Jan. 22, Yard sale, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
• Jan. 25, Manatee Forum Republican Women Federated meeting, Bradenton Country Club.
Save the Date:
• Jan. 27, Fashion show, St. Bernard Catholic Church.
• Feb. 10, Jazz Fest, Sandbar Pavilion.
• Feb. 13, AMICCO concert.
• April 2, An Affaire to Remember, Anna Maria Island Community Center.
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Anna Maria Elementary calendar
Save the date for the following Anna Maria Elementary School happenings:
• Jan. 10, 3:15 p.m., School Advisory Board meeting.
• Jan. 10, Parent-Teacher Organization board meeting immediately following SAC.
• Jan. 14, 5 to 8 p.m., Dolphin Dash early packet pickup at Holy Cow Ice Cream, 3234 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.
• Jan. 15, 8 to 11 a.m., fifth annual Dolphin Dash 5k and 1-mile fun run.
• Jan. 18-Feb. 4, school choice open enrollment period.
• Jan. 20, Parent-Teacher Organization fundraiser day with Holmes Beach Domino’s Pizza.
AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call 941-708-5525.
ITEMS FOR SALE
BIRD CAGES: ONE parrot size, one cockatiel size, $35 each. 941-356-1456.
KITCHEN CABINETS: FULL set. Base and wall, solid wood, white, one year old, $400. 941-778-7315.
COMMERCIAL DRAFTING TABLE: Mayline Ranger, 37×60, chair, lamps and slide rule, $300. 941-725-3948.
COMPUTER: 2.4 GHz with newly loaded Windows XP-PRO, $100, 941-756-6728.
ADULT THREE-WHEEL bike, $35. 941-518-6024.
CHINA: “ECKO” TITLED Spring Bouquet. Complete service for eight. $50. 941-795-8359.
INVERSION TABLE: TEETER Hangups F5000, mint condition, video and user’s guide, $50. 941-778-2184.
TECHNICS A31 THREE-way stereo speakers (two), large (36x14x9-inch). $50, 941-778-2184.
ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE 3 Web premium upgrade, requires full earlier version installation, $50, 941-778-2184.
SPINNING ROD and reel combos, Two Shakespeare 5-foot, 6-inch. $15 for both. Call Frank, 941-761-1415.
FISHING ROD AND reel combo: 7-foot Spinmaster rod and Ted Williams 944 reel, $15. Call Frank, 941-761-1415.
TURNTABLE NEEDLE DAT2 for Garrard turntable $10. Call Frank 941-761-1415.
ALMOST NEW ROADMASTER six-speed bikes. Female and male, full size, $60 each. 941-778-7293.
BED: “CASTRO CONVERTIBLE, Folds in three, compact. $25. 941-795-8359.
BEDROOM SET; CHIROPEDIC double bed with headboard. Dresser with mirror, nightstand, white bamboo. $75. 941-795-8359.
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.
THE ANNA MARIA Garden Club will hold its January meeting at noon Jan.19. Meeting will be at Roser Church and a speaker from Selby Gardens will be speaking on African Violets (Gesneriads). Public is welcome. 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
AUCTION AT FRANKIE Zs: 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15. Consignments welcome. 101st Street and Cortez Road, Bradenton. 941-726-1482.
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.
ESTATE SALE: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15. 3602 Oxford Drive W., Bradenton. Casa del Sol. (southern Parkway from 26th Street to Yarmouth, turn left to Oxford). 1950s dinette, two curio credenza cabinets, recliner and swivel rockers, French provincial dining room table and chairs, buffet, two china cabinets, twin and double bed sets. Set of china includes Noritake, Czech and violet, set of stainless steel flatware, glassware including Fenton, ruby, blue, cranberry, depression, carnival, milk glass. Collection of nesting hens. China includes Nippon, collection of cups and saucers. Jewel T, chintz and powder jars, cedar chest, jewelry, chest, costume jewelry, desks, collectibles, kitchenware and much more. Sale conducted by Palma Sola Sales. Numbers given out at 8 a.m.
ESTATE SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15. (Numbers given out at 8 a.m.) Airport Mall, 8251 15th St. E. (Old US 301 east side of airport across from Rectrix). Huge sale of Essex House collector, Americana painted furniture, fine furniture in Federal and other styles. Quality sofas chairs, love seats, wall-to-wall new linens, comforters, twin and king bedding, decorative pillows, unique household items. Waterford, Steuben crystal, charming smalls from another era, palm-leaf chandelier, sweet doll items, including Madame Alexander doll with wardrobe, fine lamps, lots of paintings and prints, women’s designer clothing. We are wall-to-wall, don’t miss this interesting sale. Sale by Premium Estate Liquidators.
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.
FABULOUS FAMILY CLOTHING sale: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22. Episcopal Church of the Annunciation. 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
LOST & FOUND
FOUND: Ipod shuffle. On beach, Gulf Drive and Palm Avenue, Anna Maria. 941-778-0022.
LOST CAMERA: Panasonic Lumix, small black camera in pink neoprene-style pouch. Call 941-778-7978 if found.
KITTY: BEAUTIFUL, PURE white cat, approximately 12 years old, looking for new home. Her current owners are relocating and don’t want her to go through the trauma of a move and airplanes. Well behaved, lovable in her own independent way. Please call Vicki or Roman at 561-889-3257.
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.
1994 LEBARON CONVERTIBLE: 150,687 miles, new battery, good tires, runs well. $950. 941-932-2485.
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.
BOAT LIFT: BIMINI Bay. 10,000 lbs. No bridges, water, electric. 941-778-1565.
SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced real estate licensee for busy Island office. Please call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244.
EXPERIENCED MOTIVATED REAL estate sales associate for Island office. High splits, low fees. Call Lynn, 941-730-1294.
PANTRY CHEF: P.M. Experienced in fine dining. 941-383-0777.
WAIT STAFF: EXPERIENCED IN fine dining. 941-383-0777.
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.
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 of 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.
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. $15/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!
BEGINNERS MEDITATION CLASSES for ladies: Private sessions, $75, group sessions, $25. Call 941-778-1665 before 7 p.m.
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD’s Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. 941-920-3840.
QUALITY COMPANION AND helper for your mother. Long-time B&B owner. Educated, thoughtful, upbeat, cheerful. www.ErrandsAndCompany.com. 941-527-1263.
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! When you’re away, we stay close to home. 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.
TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra, geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science. Special need students welcome. Grades 3-12. Jenifer, 941-224-1760.
GUITAR TROUBLE? KOKO RAY’S ISLAND studio. Instruction in flute, saxophone, guitar, piano and voice. 315 58th St., Holmes Beach, 941-778-8323.
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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.
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.
ANNA MARIA BEACHFRONT, waterfront vacation rental. 5BR/4BA. $1,500-$2,200/week. 559-760-1331. Annamariaislandbeachfront.com.
SEASONAL: HOLMES BEACH. Spacious 3BR/2BA duplex, upper level. Screened lanai, completely furnished. One house from beach. Gulf view. No pets or smoking. 813-689-0925 or HLMSBCHRNTL@aol.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. $2,100/month. 941-730-1086. email@example.com.
BEACHFRONT HOME. Spectacular water views, private beach. Ground-level 2BR/1BA, garage. 941-348-9448.
CANCELLATION AVAILABILITY. WESTBAY Cove, Westbay Point, 2BR/2BA, tennis, pools. January and February openings. Sharon, Old Florida Realty, 941-713-9096.
SEASONAL: PARTIAL-TO-turnkey furnished. 1BR/1BA off Cortez Road. One mile from beaches. Call Pat with Florida Real Estate team, 941-920-6637.
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.
WINTER SPECIAL: 2BR/1.5BA doublewide in senior Bradenton Palms Mobile Home Park. $995/month. 15 minutes to Gulf. Pool, sauna, recreation center, close to shopping. Sell for $39,999. Why freeze up north when you can live in Florida? 863-688-3524, 863-608-1833. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
BEACHFRONT HOME. Spectacular water views, private beach. Ground-level 2BR/1BA, garage. 941-348-9448.
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.
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: email@example.com.
HOLMES BEACH COTTAGE: 2BR/1BA. Northwest Bradenton 3BR/2BA pool home, Palma Sola 3BR/3BA pool home. Vacation rentals: www.coastalpropertiesrealty.com. 941-794-1515.
SEASONAL RENTAL: February and April. 1BR/1BA west of Gulf Drive, Anna Maria City. $1,200/month plus tax. 941-778-4499.
PERICO ISLAND: 3BR/3BA beautifully furnished house. Private pool, seasonal/monthly rent. $3,000/month. Call 941-795-3778.
HOLMES BEACH LARGE ground-level 2-3BR/2BA, close to Gulf, $975/month first, last, security. 585-317-7344.
ANNUAL 1BR/1BA Ground-level duplex, Anna Maria near beach, $850/month includes water and trash. 941-778-7003.
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.
ONE UNBELIEVABLE GULFFRONT condo. MLS# r4594634. A must see! 941-779-1013.
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.
SMALL HOME AT Bradenton Beach Pines Trailer Park. 55 and older. Lot rent, $392/month. $12,900. 61 N. Bay Drive. Call Bryan, 941-737-7759.
TWO GREAT CANAL HOMES: MLS#S R4594631 AND R4594632. 941-779 -1013.
PRICE REDUCED: DUPLEX on two deeded lots, both units 2BR/1.5BA, elevated, park under building. $335,000. Call owner: 941-730-2606.
NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS closeout sale! Cabin shell, two-plus acres with great view, very private, big trees, waterfalls and large public lake nearby, $99,500. Bank financing. 866-275-0442.