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Sports – 01-16-2013

Another season: NFL youth football program kicks off


The Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football season for kids kicked off with a bevy of teams competing in four age divisions at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

The 5-7 year olds are in a development program, in which no scores or standings are kept. Teams in the 8-10 division, 11-13 division and 14-17 division are working toward a spot in their respective season-ending Super Bowl competitions.

Each week, a game of the week in each age division is highlighted, and readers can follow the season in The Islander.

The 8-10 division game of the week saw Coastal Orthopedic Bears edge Lobstahs Browns 27-21 Jan. 11 behind a huge day from Jackson Hayes. Hayes rushed for 73 yards and a touchdown, catching four passes for 116 yards, including three touchdowns and an extra point. Tuna McCracken passed for 155 yards and three touchdown passes. Two passes went to Gavin Johnston, who added a 2-point conversion, and Madelyn Rogers had one catch for 14 yards.

Defensively the Bears were led by Hayes with four pulls and Adam Carlson, who finished with three pulls. McCracken finished with two pulls and an interception to close out the victory.

Nathan Hyman paced the Browns with 154 passing yards and three touchdown passes. Two went to Morgan Horesh, who finished with six receptions for 56 yards, including an extra point and a 2-point conversion. Jack Barnes completed the scoring with one touchdown catch among his three receptions.

Hyman, Horesh and Barnes each came up with interceptions to lead the Browns defensive effort in the loss.

In other 8-10 division action, LPAC Cardinals defeated Air & Energy Jets 30-6 Jan. 11. Beach Bistro Buccaneers shut out Manatee Cancer Center Dolphins 6-0 Jan. 10 and Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings slipped past Miller Electric Chargers 13-6 Jan. 8.

The 11-13 division game of the week saw Lobstahs Buccaneers defeating Holy Cow Cardinals 34-22 behind 86 yards passing and three touchdown passes from Joe Rogers and 72 passing yards from Rutger Langley. Jean-Paul Russo also had a big game, catching seven passes for 92 yards and two touchdown receptions. He also ran for 82 yards and a touchdown, while Noah Heskin added three receptions for 13 yards and a touchdown in the victory.

Russo and Langley led the Buccaneer defense with three pulls each, while Trevor Meek and Gavin Sentman each added one.

Trent Boring ran for 70 yards and a touchdown, also catching a 3-yard touchdown pass to lead the Cardinals on offense. Tyler Pearson ran for 38 yards and a touchdown including a 2-point conversion.

Pearson and Boring led the defensive effort with five pulls each with Pearson also adding an interception. Bathie Thiam finished with three flag pulls and an interception in the loss.

West Coast Surf Shop Buccaneers edged the Walter & Associates Bears 33-32 in 14-17 division action Jan. 8. Quarterback Zach Stewart completed 17 of 22 passes for 185 yards and three touchdowns. Jack Shinn also had a big game, running for 61 yards, while also catching seven passes for 80 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Tony Sperduto added four catches for 28 yards and three touchdowns in the victory.

Walter & Associates was led by Seth Walter, who completed 15 of 26 passes for 177 yards and five touchdowns. Joey Harris caught six passes for 83 yards and three touchdowns, while Jack Walter added six catches for 86 yards and a touchdown. Jake Rodgers rounded out the Walter scoring with one catch for 5 yards and a touchdown in the loss. Jack Walter led the defense with five flag pulls.

In other 14-17 action Jan. 8, Integrity Sound Falcons flew past Eat Here Packers 49-14.


Horseshoe news

Two teams emerged from pool play during Jan. 12 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. The team of Larry Livrago and John Johnson demolished Bruce Copeland and Rod Bussey 21-2 in the finals.

Four teams advanced to the knock-out round during Jan. 9 horseshoe action. Bob Mason and John Johnson rolled past Jerry Disbrow and Tom Anderton 22-9, while Dom Livedoti and Rod Bussey slipped past Bob Lee and Tim Sofran 22-17 in the other semifinal. Mason-Johnson prevailed in the finals, winning 22-17 over Livedoti-Bussey.

Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.

There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.


Key Royale golf news

The men of Key Royale Club opened the New Year with a low-net-of-partners match Jan. 2. Three teams combined to card matching 10-under-par 54s to finish in a four-way tie for first place. Vince Mercadante and Dale, Hudson, Gary Harris and Jim Thorton, and Jim McVicar and Peter Thomassen shared clubhouse bragging rights for the day.

On Jan. 3, the men played a nine-hole team scramble. The team of Jon Holcomb, Randy Clark, Kent Newbold and Mike Pritchett matched the 5-under-par total tallied by the team of Art MacMillen, Chaz MacMullen, Fred Miller and Larry Pippel.


NFL Flag Football Schedule

5-7 division

Jan. 18       6 p.m.         Tyler’s vs. Lobstahs

Jan. 19       11 a.m.       Lobstahs vs. Tyler’s


8-10 Division

Jan. 16       6 p.m.         Bistro vs. Lobstahs

Jan. 18       6 p.m.         LPAC vs. Cancer Center

Jan. 18       7 p.m.         Tyler’s vs. A&E

Jan. 19       9 a.m.         Tyler’s vs. Coastal Orthopedic

Jan. 19       10 a.m.       A&E vs. Lobstahs

Jan. 19       11 a.m.       LPAC vs. Bistro

Jan. 22       6 p.m.         Coastal Orthopedic vs. Cancer Center


11-13 Division

Jan. 18       8 p.m.         Edgewater Realty vs. Lobstahs

Jan. 19       1 p.m.         Beach Bums vs. Lobstahs

Jan. 19       2 p.m.         Walter & Assoc. vs. Ross Built

Jan. 19       3 p.m.         Edgewater Realty vs. Mr. Bones


14-17 Division

Jan. 22       7 p.m.         Integrity Sound vs. Beach to Bay

Jan. 22       8 p.m.         Walter & Assoc. vs. Eat Here


Adult Division

Jan. 16       7 p.m.         Slim’s Place vs. Harrington House

Jan. 16       8 p.m.         Waterfront vs. Agnelli Pool

Jan. 16       9 p.m.         Sato Real Estate vs. Lobstahs

Jan. 17       7 p.m.         Duffy’s vs. Beach to Bay

Jan. 17       8 p.m.         FL Discount Signs vs. Souther Green

Jan. 17       9 p.m.         Duncan Real Estate vs. Tyler’s


Adult Volleyball

Jan. 22       6:30 p.m.   Duncan Real Estate vs. Lobstahs

Jan. 22       7:30 p.m.   IRE vs. Tyler’s

Jan. 22       8:30 p.m.   Duncan Real Estate vs. IRE

Obituaries – 01-16-2013

William Blake Bierbaum

William Blake Bierbaum, 49, of Palmetto, died Jan. 8. He was born Oct. 9, 1963, in McComb, Miss. He moved to Manatee County in 1986 and worked locally and throughout the Southeastern United States in the produce industry, most recently for Publix.

The family received friends Jan. 12 at Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, 5610 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Services also will be held in McComb. Memorial donations may be made to the music department of Louise Johnson Middle School of International Studies, 2121 26th Ave. E., Bradenton, FL 34208. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.

Mr. Bierbaum is survived by his wife of 24 years, Renee (Ravencraft); son Logan McCain of Palmetto; parents William L. of Holmes Beach and Maxine of McComb; brother Grant McCain of McComb; and close family friend Kent Williford of Holmes Beach as well as many extended family members and friends.


Daniel E. Simmons

Daniel E. Simmons, 76, of Holmes Beach, died Jan. 5. He was born in Cincinnati and moved to Anna Maria Island in 1998.

Mr. Simmons was a proposal specialist for G.E. He attended the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, Holmes Beach, and was a member of the Moose Lodge.

A celebration of life was held Jan. 10 at Church of the Annunciation. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Arrangements are by Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Bradenton.

Mr. Simmons is survived by his sons, Dan and Brian; stepson Ben Ficks; daughters Dawn Leppert, Tonia Ellis and Alli Leuthold; stepdaughter Ridgely Ficks; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, all of Ohio.

Island police blotter – 01-16-2013

Anna Maria

• Dec. 25, 200 block of Magnolia Drive, domestic disturbance. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrived to hear a couple arguing. The deputy made contact with the male, who said he was arguing with his wife, but would not harm her. The deputy confirmed nothing physical had occurred by interviewing the wife, who said they were arguing about missing their family during the holidays.

• Dec. 28, 200 block of South Bay Drive, vehicle theft. A complainant reported that sometime during the night unknown persons gained entry to a locked vehicle and stole it from the driveway.

• Jan. 2, 200 block of Gladiolus Street, vehicle theft. A complainant reported he had locked his vehicle while parked in his drive but, at some point during the previous night, unknown persons stole the vehicle.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

• Jan. 5, 2513 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, trespass warning. A man went into the store to purchase beer after the cut-off time to sell alcohol. When he was told it was after hours, he told the store clerk, “I’ll go to jail tomorrow,” and left the store without paying, according to the report. The clerk told police the man comes into the store frequently without problem. Police were able to identify the man and, with the store manager, made contact with him at his residence. A family member paid for the beer. The store did not wish to press charges, but wanted the man trespassed, and a trespass warning was issued.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• Jan. 7, 11000 block of Cortez Road West, domestic disturbance. An MCSO deputy responded to a couple arguing. After determining nothing physical had occurred, he issued domestic packets and cleared the scene.

• Jan. 7, 4500 block of 123rd Street West, criminal mischief. A woman reported that her passenger side tires had been slashed.

• Jan. 9, address not reported, sexual battery. A woman reported that two female juveniles had been sexually assaulted. MCSO contacted child protective services, which will conduct an investigation.

• Jan. 4, 4400 block of 123rd Street West, domestic disturbance. A man and his adult son engaged in a verbal argument that escalated to the point that the family dog became upset. The dog bit the son during the argument. An MCSO deputy arrived after the son was taken to the hospital. The father said he was concerned about his son’s drug addiction, and wanted him tested for a possible Baker Act. The deputy advised the father to contact the hospital, saying doctors have the authority to implement a Baker Act. The deputy cleared the scene, but received a report a short time later the son had left the hospital in the middle of his evaluation. MCSO then returned to the home to take a missing person’s report.

• Jan. 7, 4400 block of 123rd Street West, burglary. A complainant reported unknown persons gained entry into his home through an unlocked door and stole a diving helmet from underneath his Christmas tree.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

• Dec. 26, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Publix, theft. A passerby spotted a suspicious man at the loading dock of the Publix store and took a cell phone picture of the man loading shelving into his van. The citizen sent the photo to the store manager, who then watched the store’s surveillance video, which showed the theft. The photo and video were turned over to police. The items were valued at $240 and had been stacked on the loading dock for transport back to a Publix warehouse.

• Dec. 27, 6800 block of Palm Drive, theft. Construction workers returned after the holidays to discover 35 sheets of plywood had been stolen. The materials were valued at $525.

• Dec. 27, 600 block of Dundee Lane, burglary. A resident returned from an out-of-town trip to discover someone had pried open a glass door. According to the report, the suspect used the resident’s two bathrooms. Food and beer were missing from the kitchen. The suspect allegedly took $3,470 in fishing gear and other items.

• Dec. 28, 611 Manatee Ave. W., trespass warning. The manager of CVS Pharmacy contacted police to have a known shoplifter trespassed from the store. The manager reported the woman was inside using a can of shoe polish and was told she would need to pay for the item. Police entered the store and made contact with the woman, who was paying for the polish. But when she saw police, she removed several items from her personal bag and claimed they were previous purchases she wanted to exchange. She had no receipt. Police escorted the woman outside and she was unable to provide identification. A vehicle check determined she provided a false name and had a petit theft warrant. She was arrested on the warrant and trespassed from the store.

• Dec. 29, 200 block of 85th Street, attempted burglary. A man returned home to find someone had attempted to pry open his rear door, but was unable to gain entry into the home due to added security measures. However, the damage to the door was estimated to be $300.

• Dec. 31, 4000 Gulf Drive, vehicle burglary. Holmes Beach Police officers responded to a vehicle burglary at the Manatee Public Beach. The complainant reported someone had gained entry into his locked vehicle and stolen his wife’s purse and jacket. There were no signs of forced entry. The complainant reported more than $500 in cash and items missing.

• Jan. 2, 5701 Marina Drive, theft. A female complainant reported someone had stolen the headlight and taillight from her son’s bicycle while he was inside the Island Library. She told police her son had to drive back to their home in Bradenton in the dark and she wanted the incident documented.

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 – 01-16-2013

The Anna Maria Island Democratic Club celebrates the second inauguration of President Barack Obama at the Seafood Shack, 4110 127th W., Cortez, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21. For more information, call 941-794-2571. Islander Courtesy Photo


Wednesday, Jan. 16

Noon — Anna Maria Garden Club meeting with speaker Jim Boyer, president of the Tampa Bay African Violet Society, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607.

2 p.m. — Friends of the Island Library lecture and travel series presents Melissa Cain Nell of the Manatee County Natural Resources Department speaking about Emerson Point Preserve, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:  941-778-34217.


Thursday, Jan. 17

2 p.m. — The Island Library hosts a knitting clinic, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

        8 p.m. — The Island Players opening night of “A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody,” which continues through Feb. 3, Island Players theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-5755.


Friday, Jan. 18

9 a.m. — Keep Manatee Beautiful and the city of Holmes Beach celebrate Florida Arbor Day with a tree-planting, 77th Street and Marina Drive. The event is open to the public.

Noon — Keep Manatee Beautiful, the city of Bradenton Beach and Bridge Street Merchants celebrate Florida Arbor Day, Bridge Street-Bay Drive roundabout. The event is open to the public.


Saturday, Jan. 19

        8 a.m.-3 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-722-3212.

8:30 a.m. — Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island breakfast and meeting with Elliott Falcione of the local tourism bureau, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-761-8834.

10 a.m. — Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts a free demonstration, “Painting Wild Animals in Watercolors” with Barbara Hines. Information: 941-778-6648.

10 a.m. — Income tax workshop, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

6 p.m. — Night with Neil Diamond supper and show, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1908.

Sunday, Jan. 20

4 p.m. — Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, hosts Italian pianist Davide Cabassi, with a reception after the concert. Information: 941-778-0414.

        Call for time — Island Players audition for “’Till Beth Do Us Part,” Island Players theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-5755.


Monday, Jan. 21

11 a.m.-2 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Democratic Club inauguration celebration, the Seafood Shack, 4110 127th W., Cortez. Fee applies. Information: 941-794-2571.


Tuesday, Jan. 22

Noon — Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island lunch and meeting, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.


Wednesday, Jan. 23

7:21 a.m. — Official sunrise. The day is 10:44 hours long.



Wednesday, Jan. 16

12:30 p.m. — Manatee River Garden Club meeting with Barbara Hoey of Decorated Garden, 3120 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-870-2259.

4:30 p.m. — Harry’s Continental Kitchens, 5600 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, hosts a wine-tasting to benefit Save Our Seabirds. Fee applies. Information: 941-383-0777.


Thursday, Jan. 17

6:30 p.m. — Manatee County Audubon Society meeting with Florida chapter president Eric Draper, First United Methodist Church of Palmetto, 330 11th Ave., W., Palmetto. Information: 941-729-2222.

7 p.m. — Longboat Key Historical Society lecture with professor Gary Mormino talking about Florida before and after WWII, 6400 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-1598.


Saturday, Jan. 19

7:45 a.m. — Manatee County Audubon Society field trip, Lettuce Lake Regional Park, carpool from Lowe’s, State Road 70 and Interstate 75. Fee applies for non-members. Information: 941-792-9235.

9 a.m. — Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club hike in Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. NW., Bradenton. Information: 941-752-3200.


Sunday, Jan. 20

3 p.m. — Young pianist Noah Waddell performs in concert at the Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-383-6491.


Monday, Jan. 21

        10:30 a.m. — Longboat Key Democratic Club Inauguration Brunch, Longboat Key Club and Resort, 220 Sands Point Road, Longboat Key, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-362-0520.



• Jan. 17-Feb. 3 — Manatee Players present Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes,” 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875.

• Jan. 17-27, Manatee County Fair: Manatee Goes Hollywood, fairgrounds, 1402 14th Ave. W., Palmetto. Fee applies. Information: 941-722-8951.

• Through Jan. 25, Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island juried art show, the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-753-5004.

• Through March 1, Syd Solomon exhibit, Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-2345.

• Through March 1, Florida Highwaymen exhibit, Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-2345.

• Through April 28, Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, hosts Sea Lions: On the Water’s Edge. Fee applies. Information: 941-388-4441.

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

• Wednesdays through the spring, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., the Anna Maria Island Historical Society, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, sells settlers bread. Information: 941-778-0492.

• Wednesdays through March, 1-3 p.m., Anna Maria Irish Ceili dancers, Mannatee Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave., Bradenton. Information: 779-1416.

• First Wednesdays, noon, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce networking luncheon. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541.

• First Wednesdays, Mana-Tween Book Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:  941-748-5555, ext. 6318.

• Second Wednesdays, 8 a.m., Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce sunrise breakfast. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541.

• Fourth Wednesdays, 5 p.m., Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business-card exchange. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541.

• Thursdays, Thirsty Thursdays specials and activities, 5-7 p.m., Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach.

• Thursdays, through the spring, bingo games, Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-3580.

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

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

• Fourth Fridays, through March, community dinners, Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-3580.

        • 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 Sundays, through May, 9-11 a.m., Junior Audubon, Manatee Audubon Society, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 941-729-2227.

• Sundays, through April 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., the Bridge Street Market, Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. The first Sundays include a food challenge for charity. Information: 215-906-0668.

• Mondays, 1 p.m., bridge games, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414.

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

• First Mondays, through May, 6:30 p.m., the Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island meets, the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

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

• Tuesdays, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.


Coming up

• Jan. 26, Wine dinner and Forks and Corks celebration, the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-8705.

• Feb. 9, Sinatra Sings supper and show, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1908.

• Feb. 10, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra concert, 20th anniversary celebration, CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-8585.

• Feb. 10, St. Bernard Catholic Church Suncoast Mummers String Band concert, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee apples. Information: 941-778-4769.

• Feb. 12, Mardi Gras.


Save the date

• Feb. 14, Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island Sweethearts big band dance at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.

• Feb. 22, Spaghetti supper at the Annie Silver Community Center.

• Feb. 24, Pirates spring training begins at McKechnie Field.

• March 2, Friends of the Island Library Book Sale at the Island Branch Library.

• March 11, spring break begins for Manatee County public schools.


Calendar announcements

        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 before publication.

Island real estate transactions – 01-16-2013

104 Willow Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,906 sfla / 2/038 sfur 4bed/3½bath/1car Gulffront home built in 1920 on a 58×99 lot was sold 12/13/12, Strickland to 104 Willow LLC for $1,100,000; list $1,300,000.

101 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, a 2,760 sfur mixed-use commercial building built in 1925 on a 96×100 lot was sold 12/17/12, Rossi to CRW Ventures Inc. for $1,050,000.

3109 Avenue E, Unit A, Beach View, Holmes Beach, a 3,464 sfla 4bed/3bath land condo built in 2012 was sold 12/19/12, Robinson to RLK Holdings LP for $893,100.

104 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, a 2,012 sfla 3bed/3½bath/1car home built in 1926 on a 75×145 lot was sold 12/18/12, Beavers to AMI Assets LLC for $800,000; list $950,000.

811 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 2,541 sfla / 3,541 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1987 on a 75×150 lot was sold 12/17/12, Brownewell to Connor for $779,000.

416 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,546 sfla / 3,321 sfur 3bed/2½bath/2car pool home built in 2011 on a 52×145 lot was sold 12/14/12, Twait to Reikie for $771,250; list $812,500.

115 75th St., Unit A, Gulfside Village, Holmes Beach, a 1,811 sfla / 2,658 sfur 3bed/2½bath/2car land condo with pool built in 2000 was sold 12/19/12, Givens to Tyson for $592,000; list $629,000.

212 81st St., Unit A, Tortuga Villas, Holmes Beach, a 1,200 sfla half-duplex with pool built in 2012 was sold 12/19/12, 212 81st St LLC to Brettman for $469,500; list $494,000.

118 Palmetto Ave., Anna Maria, a 707 sfla / 723 sfur 2bed/2bath home built in 1925 on a 48×50 lot was sold 12/14/12, Matkosky to Antonicelli for $469,000; list $469,000.

Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013


MAGNETIC HEMALYKE BEADS. Various sizes and colors. $100, firm for the lot. 941-761-1153.

QUEEN-SIZE BEDSPREAD: Tropical pattern, yellow, white, blue, $15, upright Dirt Devil vacuum, $24. 941-737-9173.

DINING ROOM TABLE: 3 x 4-foot, light wood top, black aluminum frame, four chairs, $40. 941-730-0444.

SOFA BED: TWO-tone beige, $25, 26-inch Sony TV, $20, dining room table, 4 x 5-foot,tile top, $20. 941-730-0444.

ENTERTAINMENT ARMOIRE: ISLAND-style, $250, Kitchenaide dishwasher, black, $50, dining table and four chairs, glass top, island-style, $150, sofa, loveseat, chair, cocktail and end tables, $300. 941-778-8292.

TWO WHITE TOILETS: 1.5 flush, Rohler, nearly new, $50. 941-778-3920.

CANTON HOME THEATER speaker system. Four cubed surround sound speakers, one center channel speaker and subwoofer, $1,850, new, now, $475. 941-799-1169.

YELLOW HUMMER KID bike, $60. 941-778-7978.

MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted prices. Jenifer, 941-224-1760, 941-739-0792.

ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $350. Burl-wood Top of Form

Bottom of Form

rocker, oak office chairs, collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

FOR SALE: LATERAL file cabinets: 2 HON 2-drawer, black. One legal and one letter-size regular 2 drawer files. 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


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)


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.

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.

NOT ENOUGH JUNK for garage sale? Donate, Relay for Life sale. We’ll pick up. 248-982-5600.

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.hayes@sothebysrealty.com. 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. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Donation drop-off  9 a.m.-11 a.m. Wednesday. 511 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, 941-779-2733.

NEW LOCATION: STEFF’S Stuff Antiques has moved to The Centre Shops on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101. 941-383-1901.

HUGE SALE: 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday Jan. 25- 26. Proceeds to AMI Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring and AMI Relay for Life. 508  65th Street, Holmes Beach. No early birds please. Would you like to donate items? Call 248-982-5600 for pick up.

GARAGE SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. January 19. Saturday only. Furniture, craft items, plants, lots of stuff. Gladstone Lane, Key Royale, Holmes Beach.

YARD SALE: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. Antique dresser, dining table, collectibles, lots more! 424 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.


LOST: FILIGREE GOLD hoop earring. Lost at Publix, Sunday, Dec. 30. If found, please call 941-778-0385.


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


1999 CHRYSLER TOWN & Country: 77,000 miles, $1,300 below bluebook, excellent condition, $4,500. 941-539-8144.

FOR SALE: 2001 Toyota Camry, cold air conditioning, great condition, $5,500. Call 941-778-1072.


BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish, Laser, Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941-685-1400.

BOAT SLIP FOR sale: 8300 block, Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. $25,000. 941-792-7965.

WAVES BOAT CLUB membership, paid in full through February, 2015. Great opportunity to enjoy boating without the hassle of ownership and without an initiation fee. www.wavesboatclub.com. Call 321-427-4646.

FOR RENT: DEEP-water boat slip, north end of Anna Maria. 941-794-8877.

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.


IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR part-time administrative assistant in busy Island office. Word and Excel a must. Please, call 941-773-3966 for appointment.

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.


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.


CAREGIVER FOR ELDERLY: Full care, references, 30 years experience. Call between 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. 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.

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

ISLAND LIVING CATERING/personal chef for your wedding, home and special events. 941-345-4727.

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.

INTERIOR BLINDS, SHADES and Shutters. Authorized Hunter Douglas dealer. Save time and money. Exceptional shop at home service. Affordable, stylish designs. Window covering solutions, 941-345-4907. www.4mywindows.com.

HOUSE, PETS, SECURITY: 17 years experience. Mature, reliable, responsible, trustworthy, honest. Available to watch and care for your home/pets 6-8 months beginning sometime January. References. Devorah, 877-811-0304 or email: dvorah.tikvah@yahoo.com.

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

TRUEBLUE33 COMPUTER Repair Service: Fast and reliable on-site computer repair service with reasonable rates. CompTIA A+ and Network+ certified. Call today! Anthony Mitchell at 941-592-7714.

ISLAND PET NANNY: Loving pet care. Longtime Island resident, background check, references. Karen Robinson, 941-730-5693.

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.

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.


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. Specializing in old Florida seashell driveways and scapes. Free estimates. 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.

METRO DOOR & SUPPLY, INC.: Home, condo, office. Primary doors and glass inserts, custom prep/cut downs, sliding doors, windows, doors for commercial properties, fiberglass, aluminum, steel, vinyl. Installation available. Free estimates. 941-726-2280 or 941-722-7507.


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

VACATION RENTALS ONLY: Private pool homes, and condo, 1BR/1BA overlooking golf course. Call 941-794-1515 or www.coastalpropertiesrealty.com.

2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo: Fully furnished with views, pools, Jacuzzi, tennis, boat dock. Available December-February, 2013. Call 818-620-3543.

1BR/1BA GROUND FLOOR, Gulf to bay condo, heated pool, fishing pier. Over 55. $1,600/month, $1,100/month annual. 813-393-6002.

RENTAL WANTED: MARCH 2013 by couple, 55-plus. One or 2BR/1BA in Holmes Beach. References available. jimmickey54@gmail.com. 608-238-6066.

CUTE VACATION EFFICIENCY: Screened porch, near boat ramp, many other area amenities, cable, WiFi. 941-779-6638.

VACATION RENTAL: ANNA Maria, on the water. 2BR/2BA condo seasonal or monthly rental. $2,500/month. 815-455-9338.

COQUINA BEACH CLUB: Beachfront studio, heated pool. Feb. 2-March 2, $3,400/month includes tax and clean. Extras: washer and dryer, WiFi, furnished sundeck, 42-inch HDTV. Call 401-529-3954.

1BR/1BA IN QUIET area off Cortez, two miles from beach on 117th Street W., Bradenton. Secluded residential setting, block from bay. $700/month, resident pays electric. 513-546-3876 for showing.

PALMETTO: CUTE 1BR/1BA a block from the river. Quiet residential area, nice deck space, shared washer and dryer on-site. $600/month, utilities paid. 513-546-3876 for showing.

WATERFRONT SEASONAL RENTAL for winter, 2013/2014. 3BR/2.5BA home at the end of a canal. Amazing view of Bimini Bay and Key Royale Bridge. Beautiful home with enclosed pool, large covered porch, two-car garage. Fully furnished. $4,750/month. Available November-May. 863-660-8366.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/2BA home on canal with pool, $2,200/month. Call Sato Real Estate Inc., 941-778-7200 or email: rentals@satorealestate.com.

ANNUAL RENTAL: CANAL home, 3BR/3BA, caged pool, kitchen appliances, one-car garage, unfurnished. Available Feb. 1. $2,195/month. 863-660-8366.

ON-ISLAND CLIMATE-controlled self-storage units available. For details, call Anna Maria Storage, 941-779-0820.

VACATION RENTALS: WEEKLY or monthly in Perico, Palma Sola area. Call Realtor, 941-756-1090. Real Estate Mart.

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.


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.

DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: Bradenton Beach. Excellent investment rental income. www.flipkey.com/124227. $269,000. By owner, 941-962-8220.

CAPTAIN GREG BURKE: Duncan Real Estate. Need listings, all inventory sold or pending. Call 941-592-8373, email: gregburkesr@hotmail.com.

LOT: 135-FOOT frontage, partial view Palma Sola Bay. Last one, desirable area, underground services. 941-792-8826.

2BR/2BA 2005 JACOBSEN home with share. Patio and deck, possible boat slip. Furnished. Active 55-plus community, beach and bay access. Call 267-266-1101.

FOR SALE BY owner. 2BR/2BA 1,600 sf Anna Maria canal home. 15,000-lb. boat lift. Terrific north end location, walk to beach, boat in your back yard. Call Steve at 813-245-0428.

JUST LISTED! BEAUTIFULLY updated 2BR/2BA with views. Mt. Vernon on Sarasota Bay. Boating, swimming, tennis and much, much more. $159,900. Call today! 941-993-3268. Curtis Tirey at Keller Williams on The Water.

BAYSHORE 4BR/2BA UPDATED home, has community pool and mooring on Sarasota bay. $97,000 or best offer, Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.

Holmes Beach looks to change future building

With the controversial Holmes Beach building moratorium imposed, it allows up to six months for the city commission to enact changes in the Residential-2 zone. And, there’s already a smorgasbord of proposed changes on the plates of city commissioners, officials, the planner and attorney, including:

        • A living-area ratio ordinance expected to impose a .34 LAR for new construction and substantial remodels. The new ordinance has been drafted to change the land development code to restrict the square footage of homes in proportion to lot sizes. Non-air-conditioned spaces, including a garage, patio, balcony, porch and terrace, will not be included in calculating LAR. It is set for a final commission vote Jan. 22.

        • A one-pool-per lot rule. Commissioners are expected to review land development code amendments Jan. 17 to limit the construction of one pool for each city lot. Staff is researching possible exceptions.

        • Dock setback rules in line with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, but considerate of prior rules in some areas. The commission is expected to hear the first reading on the new ordinance Jan. 22.

        • Business tax restrictions. Legal opinions are expected on the subject of tying compliance to city and state building codes to future issuance of business receipts to rental properties. Commissioner Judy Titsworth suggested Jan. 8 that the occupancy requirement also be considered.

        • Two building department policies on corner lots and elevator shafts. They are expected to be written by building inspector Tom O’Brien and reviewed at future commission meeting.