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Island police blotter – 01-15-2014

Anna Maria

        • Jan. 4, 100 block of South Bay Boulevard, vehicle burglary. While inside a local restaurant, an unknown person stole four fishing rods and reels from the complaint’s open truck bed.

• Jan. 6, 8605 Gulf Drive, CrossPointe Fellowship. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office Department deputy responded to the listed organization. Unknown persons used some sort of an object to damage one of the doors. The suspect was unable to gain entry, but caused about $200 damages.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        • No new reports.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

• No new reports.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

• Dec. 23, 500 block of 72nd Street, vehicle theft. Police made contact with a man, who said he let a friend stay the night. At some point, the friend stole his mother’s vehicle and phone. The mother was contacted and she later met with police to fill out the necessary paperwork to list the vehicle as stolen. The suspect later contacted the mother to let her know her car was at his house and that he had it cleaned. At this point, the woman no longer wished to press charges.

• Dec. 25, 4700 block of Gulf Drive, fugitive. While on routine patrol a Holmes Beach Police Department officer was stopped by a man yelling that he needed help. At this point, two men in another vehicle arrived and attempted to pull the complainant from his vehicle. The officer stopped the attempt and called for backup. The two men refused to explain their actions, but the victim said one of the men had scammed him for $40,000 and his father-in-law for $250,000. As it turned out, all three men were connected through various marriages. The victim said the suspect had been telling him for two years that he was in the witness protection program and that any word to law enforcement of his activities would endanger the family. The victim learned this was untrue and began seeking an officer when the suspect arrived in an attempt to stop him. Police ran a warrants check and while the suspect is not in the witness protection program, he does have an extradition warrant from Wisconsin. He was placed under arrest and booked into the Manatee County jail to await extradition.

        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.

Calendar – 01-15-2014

Wednesday, Jan. 15

9:30-11 a.m. — Red Cross Bloodmobile brakes for a blood drive, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

Noon — Anna Maria Garden Club talk with Pat Bonerck, president of the Ikebana Association, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607.

2 p.m. — Friends lecture, Euphemia Haye chef Raymond Arpke, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

6 p.m. — ManaTweens Culture Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

5:58 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Thursday, Jan. 16

10 a.m. — Island Library Book Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

2 p.m. — Knitting club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

5 p.m. — Dining for Women dinner and talk to benefit Selah Freedom, Sandpiper Resort clubhouse, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-896-5827.

5:58 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Friday, Jan. 17

9 a.m. — Florida Arbor Day celebration and tree-planting, Fifth Avenue and 38th Street, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-795-8272.

10 a.m. — Florida Arbor Day celebration and tree-planting, Bayfront Park, 310 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 941-795-8272.

2 p.m. — Healthy eating workshop, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

5:59 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Saturday, Jan. 18

10 a.m. — College admissions and financial aid workshop, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

10 a.m.-6 p.m. — Anna Maria Chalk Festival, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-954-5800.

10:30 a.m. — Island Gallery West watercolor demonstration with Caroline Whitmore, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

5:30-7:30 p.m. — Episcopal Church of Annunciation spaghetti dinner, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1638.

6 p.m. — Official sunset time.

6 p.m. — Neil Diamond Tribute dinner theater, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Reservations requested. Information: 941-778-1908.

 

Sunday, Jan. 19

9-11 a.m. — Manatee County Extension Service Master Gardener stroll, Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. NW, Bradenton, Information: 941-722-4524.

10 a.m.-6 p.m. — Anna Maria Chalk Festival, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-954-5800.

4 p.m. — Roser Memorial Community Church concert series with Belle Canto and Jazz Trio, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414.

6:01 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Monday, Jan. 20

6:02 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 21

6:02 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 22

2 p.m. — Lifelong Learning Academy program on inventions and inventors, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

6:03 p.m. — Official sunset time.

6 p.m. — Home-brewing workshop, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

 

Off-island

Wednesday, Jan. 15

10 a.m. — Bradenton Opera Guild coffee, meeting, entertainment, IMG Country Club at El Conquistador, 4350 El or Parkway, Bradenton. Information: 941-358-5660.

 

Thursday, Jan. 16

7 p.m. — Longboat Key Historical Society presents author Terrell H. Griffin, Christ Church of Longboat Key, 6400 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-1598.

 

Saturday, Jan. 18

2-5 p.m. — Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society progressive art experience, historic downtown Palmetto, Fifth Street West and 10th Avenue West. Information: 941-721-2034.

 

Monday, Jan. 20

Noon — Anna Maria Island Democratic Club lunch and meeting with former CIA employee James Froeschle, Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-779-0564.

 

Coming up

• Jan. 26, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra Bach and Vivaldi concert, Holmes Beach.

• Feb. 1, Friends of the Island Library Book Sale, Holmes Beach.

• Feb. 15-16, 32nd annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, Cortez.

 

Save the date

• Feb. 8, Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market, Anna Maria.

• Feb. 8, Magic of Manatee Sweet Adelines Chorus concert, Bradenton.

• Feb. 21, Annie Silver Community Center spaghetti dinner, Bradenton Beach.

• March 1, Anna Maria Island Historical Society Heritage Day, Anna Maria.

• March 8-9, Anna Maria Island Art League Springfest, Holmes Beach.

• March 15, Anna Maria Island Community Center Tour of Homes, islandwide.

• April 5, Bradenton Marauders’ first home game, Bradenton.

 

Calendar announcements

 

AME Calendar

1:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, prize party for cookie fundraiser, AME auditorium.

Friday, Jan. 17, end of first semester.

9:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, fifth-grade field to O’Brien Family Farm.

Monday, Jan. 20, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, no school.

Tuesday, Jan. 21, record day, no school.

Thursday, Jan. 23, report cards.

Thursday, Jan. 23, third-,fourth- and fifth-grade bird watching on the beach with Coastal Crusaders.

Tuesday, Jan. 28, third-, fourth- and fifth-grade watercolor painting with Lucinda Hathaway with Coastal Crusaders.

5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, PTO dinner and talent show.

9:15-11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, second-grade field trip to Durante Park.

1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, early release.

6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, father-daughter dance.

        AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call 941-708-5525.

 

Calendar of ongoing events, activities

        • Jan. 16-Feb. 2, “Stepping Out,” Manatee Players, Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875.

        • Through Jan. 26, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” Manatee Players, Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875.

        • Through Jan. 26, Manatee County Fair, Manatee County fairgrounds, 1303 17th St. W., Palmetto. Fee applies. Information: 941-722-8951.

• Through Jan. 28, the Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island’s “Reflections” exhibit, the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-753-5004.

• Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m., horseshoes pitched, Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.

• Wednesdays, 1 p.m., starting Jan. 8, Anna Maria Irish Ceili dance, Mannatee Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-779-1416.

• Wednesdays, through March, Anna Maria Island Historical Society sells Settlers’ Bread, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-779-7688.

• First Wednesdays, 1:15 p.m., Gulf Coast Writers meeting, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

• First Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Mana-Tweens book club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

• Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Think+Drink science night, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

• Most third Wednesdays, noon, Anna Maria Garden Club meets, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607.

• Third Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Mana-Tween club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

• Fourth Wednesdays, 7 p.m., star talk, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

• Thursdays, 5-10 p.m., Main Street Live, Old Main Street, Bradenton. Information: 941-932-9440.

• Thursdays, 7 p.m., through March 27, bingo, Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-3580.

• First and third Thursdays, 2 p.m., knitting group meeting, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.

• Third Thursdays, 10 a.m., Island Library Book Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

• Third Thursdays, 10 a.m., guardian ad litem, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

• Most Fridays, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Fee may apply. Information: 941-962-8835.

• Fridays, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Mike Sales’ sunset drum circle, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0784.

• Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party presented by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-896-3132.

• Saturdays, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383.

• Saturdays, through May, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Downtown Bradenton Farmers’ Market, Old Main Street. Information: 941-932-9440.

• Saturdays, 4 p.m., family night, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

• Second Saturdays, 10 a.m., origami club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

• Third Saturdays, 11 a.m., stress management through breathing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.

• Third Saturdays, through May, 9 a.m., Manatee County Junior Audubon meeting, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 941-376-0110.

• Sundays, through April 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Bridge Street Market, 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-0668.

• Mondays, 12:45 p.m., bridge games, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Information: 941-778-0414.

• Mondays, 6:30 p.m., Family Game Night, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

• First Mondays, 7 p.m., Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage board meeting, Fishermen’s Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-254-4972.

• Third Mondays, noon, Anna Maria Island Democrats meeting, Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-779-0564.

• Third Mondays, 7 p.m., U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81 meeting, 5801 33rd Ave. Court Drive W., G.T. Bray Park, Bradenton. Information: 941-779-4476.

• Tuesdays, 10 a.m., children’s storytime, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

• Tuesdays, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meeting, Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.

• Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m., Anna Maria Duplicate Bridge, the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390.

        • Tuesdays, 1 p.m., bingo, Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-387-0202.

        Editor’s note: Events are subject to change when there is a holiday.

        Send announcements of ongoing activities, as well as updates to schedules, to calendar@islander.org.

Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for submissions is the Wednesday a week before publication. High-resolution photographs welcome.

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

ITEMS FOR SALE

BIKE: LADIES, $25, serving buffet, $100, microwave, $50. 941-778-5202 or 612-597-1646.

TABLES: END AND sofa and cocktail. Contemporary, glass tops/bronze metal bases, $100 each. 407-310-4446.

HUMAN TOUCH POWER leather recliner, anti-gravity lounger, beige, new, $1,299. 941-792-5877.

COFFEE TABLE: DROP-leaf, very nice, $100, 1-year old above-ground pool, accessories, 15-18 foot, $100. 941-778-3920.

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 classifieds@islander.org, fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

YOGA STRONG WORKSHOP with Eleni Romeo. Noon-1:30 p.m. Saturday, at Island Space. $20. Register online: islandyogaspace.com. 941-224-7506.

WANTED: WORKOUT DVDs and retired but working XBox, Wii units with games for Ministry of Presence for kids and teens in Haiti. Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

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

WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

ANTIQUES, ART, and collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

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

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, 5604B 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, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don’t be sorry, be safe.

GARAGE SALES

ROSER THRIFT SHOP:  Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday ,Thursday, Friday, 10 a.m-1 p.m. Saturday. 9-11 a.m. donations, Wednesdays. 511 Pine Ave. Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.

STEFF’S STUFF ANTIQUES: Consignment sale 20-50% off, open daily. The Centre Shops on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive. 941-383-1901.

SALE: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18. Three-wheel bike, fishing poles, end tables, chair, golf cart, lots more. 628 Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach.

PETS

WELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs (and kittens!) are looking for great new homes or fosters. Please, call for information, 941-896-6701.

DOGGY DAY CARE: Coastal Canine Cottage. Leave your pets with us for fun and pampering while you’re out! Lisa, 941-243-3990. 8819 Cortez Rd. W., Bradenton.

TRANSPORTATION

2011 GEM E-2 electric car: Sapphire blue metallic and white, 5-hp motor, hard doors with glass includes pickup stake bed. Hard doors provide security, makes an all-weather car. Less than 100 miles. $8,199. 863-698-4562.

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.

PONTOON BOAT RENTAL Create life long memories. Call 941-518-3868 or see boatflorida.weebly.com.

50-FOOT DOCK for rent, wide deep-water canal, many amenities. BJ, 941-778-3013.

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!
 Includes a trolling motor with battery. Must see! $500 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735. 

HELP WANTED

TORTILLA BAY IS hiring motivated team players for all kitchen positions and cashiers. Experience required. 5318 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Please, come in for an application.

SMALL BEACH RESORT on Anna Maria seeking part-time/3 day-weekend property manager. Email resume to: mail@annamariabeachcottages.com. Computer and people skills required. Quickbook skills a plus. 863-660-0584.

KIDS FOR HIRE

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

RESPONSIBLE RED CROSS certified babysitter. Honor student. Call or text Isabel, 941-545-7995.

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, 5604-B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

HEALTH CARE

LPNS NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic using Hoyer lift. Morning shifts, 4-5 hours starting at 7 a.m. Overnight shifts, 9:30 p.m.-7 a.m. Travel opportunity. 941-685-5213.

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT licensed, bonded. Providing compassionate care. Wide range of services. Call Sandra, 941-799-9229.

SERVICES

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.

ALL AROUND PAINTING: Quality work. Free estimates. Licensed, insured. Call native islander Jim Weaver, 813-727-1959.

ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience. On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535.

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

CLEANING RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL and resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941-756-4570.

JUST THAT CLEANING service: We will clean your home like our own. We offer organic cleaning products. Free estimate. Please, call Jenise, 941-730-6773 or call Brad at 941-704-5609.

U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Airport runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-545-6688.

PART-TIME BOOKKEEPING services available, experienced and reliable. Call Michael Northfield at 941-713-0284.

JOHN “THE FIREMAN” Island Cycle & Scooter Repair. 25 years experience. Affordable prices. 918-639-5002 or 941-276-1414.

DIRTY LAUNDRY? WORLD-class laundry drop-off service. $1 per pound, most items. Sun Clean Coin Laundry. 2905 Manatee Ave., W., Bradenton. 941-746-0849.

TVS MOUNTED INSTALLED, set-up networking, wired, wireless, audio, video surveillance cameras. Palmfish Communication, 941-896-0798.

COMPUTER SERVICES: I can fix it. Virus cleanup, system upgrade. Hardware, software and network repair. FBI virus cleaned and removed. Cell phone repair, support. Replace broken camera, screen, etc. Give islander Socko a call: 941-799-1169.

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.: 38-year Islanders. 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.

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and installations, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff, 941-778-2581.

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

LANDSCAPING

STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Specializing in old Florida seashell driveways and scapes. Free estimates. Call Shark Mark, 941-301-6067.

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $50/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, “shell phone” 941-720-0770.

TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-932-6600.

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

HOME IMPROVEMENT

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

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

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

GRIFFIN’S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and wood flooring. Insured and licensed. 941-722-8792.

JERRY’S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198.

HANDYMAN SERVICE: 25-year Island resident. We do all repair, interior and exterior, insured. The Flying Dutchman, 941-447-6747.

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

PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commercial, roofs, driveways, house, lanai, pool area. The Flying Dutchman, 941-447-6747.

PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commercial, resorts, roof, lanai, etc. Also windows, lawn services, also. 941-756-4570.

PROFESSIONAL TILE ROOF restoration. Call Peter for free estimate, references, insured. The Flying Dutchman, 941-447-6747.

CORTEZ CONCRETE AND Masonry: No job too small. Patios, driveways, stucco, etc. Sills repaired. 941-745-3870.

RENTALS

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

VACATION RENTALS: GREAT location near boat ramp and everything on Anna Maria Island. Free WiFi, cable. 941-779-6638.

VACATION RENTALS: BRADENTON houses or condos. Weekly or monthly. Call 941-962-0971 or 941-794-1515. www.coastalpropertiesrealty.com. Suzanne Wilson, broker.

ANNUAL HOME WANTED January 2014: Long-time Island couple seeks single-family home with pool in quiet Holmes Beach or Anna Maria. No pets, no smoking. Minimum 2BR/2BA. Will consider waterfront condo. Tom, 941-993-4909.

MARCH AVAILABILITY: 2BR at Westbay Cove condo. Walk to beach, shopping, restaurants, on free trolley line. Tennis, two heated pools. Old Florida Realty Co., 941-713-9096.

3BR/1.5BA with screen porch, garage. Washer, dryer and big back yard. $2,000 month. Mike Norman Realty, 941-778-6696.

FLORIDA KEYS VACATION rental house. 2BR/2BA with dock, oceanside. Available Dec. 21-Jan. 8. 941-778-3106.

OLD FLORIDA GROUND-floor vacation apartments, $650/week, spring dates available. 941-778-2374.

ANNUAL RENTAL N.W. Bradenton: 3BR/2A private home with  heated pool and fenced backyard. Tile and carpet, granite counter tops, two-car garage, covered patio, partial lake views, washer/dryer hookups. Lawn care and pool care provided. Small dog considered. Close to Robinson Preserve. $1,600/month. First, last, security. Gulf-Bay Realty, 941-778-7244.

WE HELP HOMEOWNERS rent their home. 0% commission. We offer guest services! www.coastalhomeaway.com. 941-584-4050.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 3BR/2BA fenced yard, $1,200 month, 2BR/2BA condo with pool, $1,050 month. Pets OK. Call Big Fish Real Estate Inc., 941-779-2289.

NEEDED: LODGING FOR March 2014. References available. Jim Chitwood, 608-238-6066. jimmickey54@gmail.com.

SEASONAL AVAILABLE JANUARY-March. 2BR/2BA, first floor, washer and dryer, clean and nice. 941-363-1227.

VACATION RENTAL: Feb. 1-March 1, luxury 1BR/1BA. West Bradenton inclusively priced, $2,000. Call Coastal Properties Realty, 941-794-1515.

AVAILABLE 2014-2015 WINTER season: 2BR/2BA ground level with carport and patio. 1.5 blocks to Gulf. Luxurious, updated, must see! Anna Maria. 941-565-2373.

HOLMES BEACH: GORGEOUS Remodeled 2BR/2BA, large carport, new bathrooms and ceiling fans, new wood floors and new soft neutral paint, nice deck with water view, quiet area, annual, $1,495/month. 941-713-6743

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.

REAL ESTATE

PLEASE CALL ME if you are interested in selling. I am looking to purchase a home close to the beach or on the beach. 941-779-6158. No Realtors.

WE’RE LOW, LISTINGS needed. Are you curious as to how much your home could be worth? Call us for a free professional consultation. Call Lynn at Edgewater Real Estate, 941-778-8104.

LAKEFRONT CONDO: 2BR/2BA. $230,500. Over-55 community, no pets, renovated home, quiet area, double carport, ground floor, boat docks, kayak/canoe facilities, heated pool, exercise room, tennis, shuffleboard, and waterfront park on beautiful Sarasota Bay. Only two miles to Bradenton Beach. For sale by owner. Call Fred 941-794-5011.

FOR SALE BY owner: Palm Court off of El Conquistador Parkway. 4816 61st. Ave. Drive W., Bradenton. Move-in ready, 941-524-6977.

LOCAL HOMEOWNER SEEKS a second mortgage on canal home. Value of equity, $415,000. Will pay interest only for two years at 8 percent. Seeking to borrow $135,000, monthly payments of $900. Contact owner Dave at dvanworm@earthlink.net or call 407-927-1304.

FOR SALE BY owner: 3BR/1BA, Key West-style cottage in West Bradenton. 10 minutes to Bradenton Beach. Turnkey, RV carport, covered veranda, fenced, walk to shops, schools. Serious inquiries only, no owner financing. $115,000. Great rental or family home, 949-525-2580.

A-PLUS VILLA  in Perico Bay Club. 2BR/2BA, furnished, many updates, $239,900. 941-792-5405 or 315-427-6349.

FOR SALE BY owner: Lot 4, Block C at 112 79th Street, Holmes Beach. 64×80-feet, house being demolished, 650-feet from Gulf, $690,000. 941-778-6364.

HOUSE FOR SALE: 302 66th St., Holmes Beach. By owner, 3BR/2BA corner lot. 941-345-4930. Edcar47@comcast.net.

WESTBAY CONDO: DOWNSTAIRS, 2BR/2BA, corner unit. Nice views of two canals and Tampa Bay. Renovated kitchen, new furniture and appliances Excellent value at $399,000. 941-201-4577.

GREAT LITTLE HOUSE, great big view: Open water view of AMI Bridge, 1950s cottage, block construction, pine accents. New appliances, etc. An island treasure. $849,500. FSBO. 941-730-2606 (leave message).