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Sports – 01-22-2014

Flag football warms up community center gridiron

 

NFL flag football season at the Anna Maria Island Community Center is in full swing with games being played nearly every weeknight.

Though it’s still early in the season, teams are trying to establish themselves as the one to beat come playoff time.

The league’s 8-10 year olds have Beach Bistro Buccaneers, West Coast Air Conditioning Dolphins, Beach Bum Patriots and Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings tied in first place with an early run on matching 1-0 records. LPAC Cardinals and Manatee Diagnostic Ravens follow at 0-1, while Miller Electric Chargers dropped a pair of games last week and sit at 0-2.

Beach Bistro edged LPAC 31-27 in the 8-10 game of the week behind two touchdowns each from Chris Snyder and German Rivera, while David Daigle added to the victory with a touchdown and an extra point on offense, as well as an interception on defense.

Cole Pearson led the Cardinals with three touchdowns, while Sean Rodriguez added a touchdown and a pair of extra points in the loss. Rodriguez also led the Cardinals with eight flag pulls and a pair of interceptions.

In other action, West Coast Air Conditioning Dolphins defeated Miller Electric Cowboys 26-6 on Jan. 15. Beach Bum Patriots edged Manatee Diagnostic Center Ravens 20-18 to open a pair of games played Jan. 17. Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings cooled off Miller Electric Cowboys 18-13 in the second game.

The 11-13 division standings have LPAC Cardinals, Sandbar Colts and Beach to Bay Construction Buccaneers tied on top with 1-0 records, while Bark & Company Realty Ravens, Eat Here Redskins and Will C. Photos Falcons follow with 0-1 records in the first week of action.

LPAC edged the Bark Ravens 14-7 Jan. 13 for the 11-13 game of the week. The Cardinals were led by Tyler Pearson’s two touchdowns and two extra points, while Joey Altashaw added one touchdown in the victory. Altashaw also led defense with five flag pulls, while Pearson and Daniel Sentman contributed to the victory with interceptions.

Leo Tilelli paced the Raven offense with a touchdown and an extra point, while also contributing an interception and three flag pulls on defense. Thiam Bathie added an interception, while John Smith led the Ravens with four flag pulls.

Sandbar Colts rolled up the Eat Here Redskins 42-19 in the second game of the evening, while Beach to Bay Construction Buccaneers easily defeated Will C. Photos Falcons 19-6 Jan. 17.

The 14-17 division has The Feast Broncos, Integrity Sound Lions, Galati Yacht Sales Buccaneers and Sun Bears with 1-0 records, while Waterfront Restaurant Cowboys, Mr. Bones Bengals, Swordfish Grill Browns and West Coast Surf Shop Jaguars all sit at 0-1.

There were three games Jan. 14 starting with the Galati Yacht Sales Buccaneers defeating Surf Shop Jaguars 39-27, and ending with The Feast Broncos easing past Mr. Bones Bengals 18-6. However, the game of the week was second up on the night, with Integrity Sound Lions pouncing on the Swordfish Grill Browns 34-31.

Joey Carder paced the Lions with two rushing touchdowns, while also throwing two touchdown passes and scoring an extra point. Justin Carder added one touchdown and Andrew Zink finished with two extra points.

Lane Burnett led the defensive effort with four flag pulls and an interception return for a touchdown.

Derek Polch completed nine passes, including four that went for touchdowns to lead the Browns. Mikey Ellsworth had two touchdown receptions and an extra point, while Katelyn Rodd and Tim Williams both added touchdown receptions in the loss.

 

Horseshoe news

Two teams emerged from pool play and battled for bragging rights in Jan. 18 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Rod Bussey and Hank Huyghe rolled to an easy 21-4 victory over Bob Palmer and John Crawford in the finals.

Three teams advanced to the knockout round during Jan. 15 horseshoe action. The team of Bob Mason and Dom Livedoti drew the bye into the finals and watched as walker Bob Palmer walked past Gene Bobeldyk and Paul Sheatler by a 22-13 score. Mason-Livedoti then defeated Palmer in the finals by the same 22-13 score.

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

There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.

 

AMICC NFL Flag Football League schedule

5-7 Division

Jan. 24      6 p.m.       Air & Energy vs. Beaches Real Estate

 

8-10 Division

Jan. 22      6 p.m.       Bistro vs. Cowboys

Jan. 24      6 p.m.       LPAC vs. Tyler’s Ice Cream

Jan. 24      7 p.m.       Manatee Diagnostic vs. Cowboys

Jan. 27      6 p.m.       Beach Bums vs. Bistro

 

11-13 Division

Jan. 24      8 p.m.       Eat Here vs. Beach to Bay Const.

Jan. 25      9 a.m.       Will C. Photos vs. LPAC

Jan. 25      10 a.m.     Sandbar vs. Ravens

Jan. 27      7 p.m.       Eat Here vs. Ravens

Jan. 27      8 p.m.       Will C. Photos vs. Sandbar

 

14-17 Division

Jan. 23      6 p.m.       Integrity Sound vs. Galati Yacht Sales

Jan. 25      11 a.m.     Bengals vs. Swordfish Grill

Jan. 25      12 p.m.     Integrity Sound vs. The Sun

Jan. 25      1 p.m.       Galati Yacht Sales vs. The Feast

Jan. 25      2 p.m.       Waterfront Restaurant vs. Jaguars

 

18-Over Division

Jan. 22      7 p.m.       Beach Bistro vs. Waterfront

Jan. 22      8 p.m.       Agnelli Pool vs. Slim’s Place

Jan. 22      9 p.m.       Duffy’s vs. Beach to Bay Const.

 

30-Over Division

Jan. 23      7 p.m.       Ross Built vs. Island Gourmet

Jan. 23      8 p.m.       Jessie’s vs. Tyler’s Ross Built

Jan. 23      9 p.m.       Agnelli Pool vs. IRE

 

AMICC Adult Volleyball League schedule

Feb. 4        6:30 p.m. Duncan Real Estate vs. Southern Greens

Feb. 4        7:30 p.m. FL Discount Signs vs. Duncan Real Estate

Feb. 4     8:30 p.m.               Southern Greens vs. FL Discount Signs

Real Estate – 01-22-2014

100 Beach Ave., Anna Maria, a vacant Gulffront 106×498 lot was sold 12/30/13, Sarwalk Land Trust to 100 Beach LLC for 2,125,000; list $2,690,000.

101 Park Ave., Anna Maria, a vacant Gulffront 106×460 lot was sold 12/30/13, Calvin Land Trust to 101 Park LLC for $2,125,000; list $2,690,000.

100 Park Ave., Anna Maria, a vacant Gulffront 112×400 lot was sold 12/30/13, SAW Land Trust to Gray for $2,090,000; list $2,690,000.

107 Beach Ave., Anna Maria, a 2,789 sfla / 3,439 sfur 4bed/3bath/2car home built in 1924 on a 150×100 was sold 01/03/13, Huth to Blowfish Island LLC for $1,400,000; list $1,400,000.

803 Gladiolus St., Anna Maria, a 3,290 sfla /7,122 sfur 5bed/4 ½bath home built in 2004 on a 68×135 lot was sold 12/30/13, Albert to Parkman for $1,050,000.

627 Dundee Ln., Holmes Beach, a 1,687 sfla / 2,530 sfur 3bed/3bath/2car canalfront home built in 1968 on a 95×115 lot was sold 12/30/13, Boutin to Kaiser for $610,000; list $610,000.

4105 5th Ave., Holmes Beach, a 1,994 sfla / 3,550 sfur 3bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 2003 was sold 01/03/14, Demme to Fletcher for $480,300.

264 Gladiolus St., Anna Maria, a 1,236 sfla / 2,670 sfur 2bed/2bath home built in 1978 on a 73×111 lot was sold 01/03/14, Taylor to Craft for $440,000.

213 77th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,985 sfla / 2,129 sfur 4bed/2bath home built in 1959 on a 75×101 lot was sold 12/30/13, Welch to Grant for $427,500; list $439,000.

1801 Gulf Dr. N., Unit 238, Runaway Bay, Bradenton, a 1,080 sfla / 1,140 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1978 was sold 01/02/14, Pennewill to Modjeski for $282,000; list $289,000.

3010 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, a 1,200 sfur office built in 1988 was sold 01/02/14, SAF Solutions LLC to Wentworth Property Group Inc for $175,000.

117 7th St. N., Unit 12, Bay View Terrace, Bradenton Beach, a 729 sfla 777 sfur 2bed/1bath condo built in 1973 was sold Boiko to Brokschmidt for $161,000.

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

Island police blotter – 01-22-2014

Anna Maria

• Jan. 6, 700 block of Jacaranda Road, information. A man confronted a driver of a bus parked in a residential area and an argument ensued. No physical contact was reported during the encounter.

• Jan. 14, 200 block of Oak Avenue, battery. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy made contact with a man, who said he had argued with his girlfriend. He said the woman drank a bottle of wine and wanted to leave. He stepped in her way to keep her from driving while intoxicated and she allegedly punched him in the face. The man attempted to put the 44-year-old woman in a bear hug to prevent her from hitting him, at which time she kicked him in the groin area. She broke several dishes and kicked his car on her way out. The deputy observed the damage and the redness to the victim’s face. He found the woman walking on Oak Avenue and arrested her.

Anna Maria is policed by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Bradenton Beach

      • Jan. 9, 500 block of Gulf Drive South, DUI. A Bradenton Beach Police Department officer observed a vehicle moving in excess of 65 mph in a 25-mph zone. According to the probable cause affidavit, the woman was driving erratically and pedestrians were nearby. The woman arrived to her residence and, according to the police report, attempted to avoid contact with the officer. The officer made contact with the suspect’s boyfriend and then the woman, Samantha Santaw, 23.

The male made several attempts to step in between the officer and his girlfriend. After several warnings to return inside his residence, he was arrested for misdemeanor resisting arrest.

An MCSO deputy was contacted to perform a DUI evaluation on Santaw. According to the report, Santaw admitted to drinking five beers. The deputy reported that Santaw’s speech was slurred. She allegedly became belligerent and combative during the evaluation. At some point, Santaw was pepper-sprayed and subdued. Due to her actions, a field sobriety test  not conducted, but she allegedly failed two Breathalyzer exams while being booked into the Manatee County jail on reckless driving and DUI charges.

• Jan. 12, 200 block of Bay Drive South, battery. A 41-year-old woman living on a boat in Sarasota Bay near the Historic Bridge Street Pier faces a misdemeanor battery charge. According to the report, a BBPD officer could hear the woman screaming for more than 10 minutes while he was involved with a boat fire on the bay. The woman arrived to the dock and began arguing with a man, at which time she pushed him into the bay. The woman was arrested for battery and booked into the Manatee County jail.

• Jan. 12, 100 block of Gulf Drive, trespass after warning. Police observed and arrested a man loitering in an area where he had been previously trespassed.

      Bradenton Beach is policed by the Bradenton Beach Police Department.

Cortez

• Jan. 12, 10300 block of Cortez Road West, domestic disturbance. Police were called to a disturbance where they made contact with parents who were arguing with their daughter about her alcohol use. No physical contact was reported.

      Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

• Jan. 10, 3000 Harbourside Drive, Longboat Key Club golf club, grand theft. The manager of the business reported a stolen golf cart, but a global positioning service device tracked the cart to a Holmes Beach address. A Longboat Key Police Department officer made contact with Brandon Kern, 21, who works at the golf club as a caddy. Kern agreed to talk to the police. When the officer arrived to Kern’s Holmes Beach residence, Kern denied having the cart, but allegedly admitted to taking the GPS device. The cart was later located at the golf course, but the manager wanted to press charges on the theft of the GPS unit, valued at $500, a felony grand theft charge. Kern was booked into the Manatee County jail on $1,500 bond.

• Jan. 14, 5600 block of Flotilla Drive, drug paraphernalia. A 33-year-old Holmes Beach woman was stopped by a HBPD officer for rolling through a stop sign. After receiving consent to search the vehicle, the officer found a pipe near the center console. The pipe residue field-tested positive for marijuana and she was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.

      Holmes Beach is policed by the Holmes Beach Police Department.

            Streetlife is based on incident reports from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police departments and Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Fishing – 01-22-2014

Area experts weigh in on cold weather fishing techniques

 

Once again we’re being struck with multiple, back-to-back cold fronts.

Dropping water temps and strong winds make fishing around Anna Maria Island challenging at best. If you’re attempting to fish during these conditions, here are a few pointers that may help you both stay out of the worst weather and bring home dinner.

First of all, don’t be concerned with getting on the water at the crack of dawn. You’re better off getting out around 10 a.m., after the sun has had a chance to warm things up. It’s more comfortable for you, too.

Secondly, take a critical look at where you’re planning to fish. You want to find an area that has warmer water temps than the surrounding area. Residential canals, creek mouths and small bays are a great place to start your hunt. In canals, the seawalls will warm up in the sun, which in theory will bring the water up a degree or two. Plus, some area of each canal is likely to be sheltered from the wind most of the day. And canals have docks, which not only provide a safe haven for cold lethargic fish, but also their food source.

Third, slow down your presentation. These fish don’t want to chase down a meal. They’re waiting for it to pass right in front of their noses. A live shrimp is a great wintertime bait for just about everything that swims in our waters. You can slow the shrimp down by simply adding a split shot to your rig.

Soft plastics such as Gulp baits and DOA baits can be equally deadly on the wintertime fish stock. Just remember to slow down your retrieve. Cast these baits under docks to find redfish and flounder. A lot of times you’ll get eaten on the drop, so be ready to set the hook as soon as your bait hits the water.

Lastly, and probably most important, is to be patient. Fishing during the winter can be challenging and rewarding. Be determined. If you normally do well in an area, fish it thoroughly. Take your time, too. Sometimes everything needs to happen just right for these cold fish to bite. And you don’t want that to happen after you’ve left the spot.

Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters says he’s fishing “rocks and docks” in search of a variety of wintertime fish. Sheepshead and flounder are being caught around docks with deep water. Depths of 8-10 feet and under help to keep water temps slightly more consistent than docks with 4 feet of water depth. This being said, fish seeking refuge from cold temperatures will eventually find the deepwater docks and take refuge around the pilings.

For bait, Gross is using live shrimp. A rig of some 20-pound fluorocarbon, a live bait hook and a split-shot is all you need, according to Gross. Flounder, sheepies, redfish and the occasional snook are responding to live baits fished in this manner.

On days when the winds are calm, Gross is exploring deep grass flats for spotted seatrout. He also likes to work the entrances to canals when searching for feisty wintertime trout. When targeting these fish, Gross likes to use artificials, such as DOA shrimp or DOA Cal jigs, to attract a bite. Live shrimp work well, too, although Gross says the artificials tend to produce more hookups in cold-water scenarios.

Finally, Gross has a few words of advice for wintertime fishing — he suggests being patient and determined. Sometimes the fish take a while to bite when it gets extremely cold. He also suggests thinking outside the box. If you normally catch fish on a certain spot but you’re not producing there, work the area surrounding your spot and you may get a surprise.

The fishing report from Island Discount Tackle is following suit for typical winter patterns prevailing for Anna Maria anglers. Most fishers venturing into the cold to fish are using live shrimp or artificials such a Berkley Gulp shrimp or DOA Cal jigs.

Those purchasing shrimp are generally targeting sheepshead, black drum, redfish and flounder, mostly around docks and piers, especially in the residential canals of Key Royale. Other areas producing a bite on shrimp include artificial reefs and wrecks in Tampa Bay and in the Gulf of Mexico.

Fishers using artificials also are targeting the same canals and docks to locate prey, as well as scouring deeper flats in Anna Maria Sound. By casting Gulp shrimp on a jighead under docks, fishers are catching decent numbers of redfish. You can also expect to tie into a stray flounder and even a small snook now and again, if you’re lucky. Jigs are producing a bite on the flats, and deeper flats are holding spotted seatrout.

Try slowly presenting your jig through a sandy pothole. With a little luck, you might hit the mother lode. During the winter, it’s not uncommon to find a large school of trout hiding out in a single pothole.

Capt. Warren Girle is fishing Sarasota Bay with good results on a variety of species. With numerous cold fronts and windy days, Girle is managing to find refuge in Sarasota Bay. Positive results include pompano, bluefish, mackerel and ladyfish.

For these fish, Girle is drifting and jigging to locate the bite. Pompano in the 15-inch range are the norm, although both smaller and bigger fish are being reeled up. Blues, macks and ladies are filling the gaps between pompano bites. For any of these fish, especially the pompano, Girle suggests tipping your jig with a small piece of shrimp. When conditions are tough for fishing, every little added advantage helps.

            Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

Obituaries – 01-22-2014

Robert E. ‘Bob’ Nied

Robert E. “Bob” Nied, 97, of Bradenton, died Jan. 4. He was born Jan. 17, 1916, in Chicago to Harvey Nied and Ida Heitzman.

Mr. Nied was a great family man and loving father, whose wisdom, humor and warmth will be missed.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Arrangements are by Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Bradenton.

Mr. Nied is survived by his sons, Bruce, Richard, and Robert Jr.

 

Amy Kathleen Swallick

Amy Kathleen Swallick, 39, of Bradenton and formerly of Holmes Beach, died Jan. 8. She was born Jan. 17, 1974, in New Brunswick, N.J., to the late Edward Joseph and Mary Alice (Cutler) Swallick.

Ms. Swallick moved to Holmes Beach in 1989 and to Bradenton in 2012. She worked as a cook for Rotten Ralph’s Restaurant on Anna Maria Island and also as a convenience store clerk at Jessie’s Island Store in Holmes Beach.

A private family service is planned at a later date. Condolences may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements were by Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, Bradenton.

Ms. Swallick is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Lisa and Timothy Yarger of Bradenton, and a host of extended family members and friends.

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

ITEMS FOR SALE

RATTAN-STYLE SOFA, $150, easy chair, $75, chandelier, $25, dining room table, $75. 941-387-1415.

ZAP SKIMBOARD: 48×19-inch, $30, Drexel serving buffet, $80. 941-778-5202, 612-597-1646.

PET CARRIER, SMALL-medium size animal, $25, free kumquats, U-pick. Call, 813-503-9364.

DELL COMPUTER, $90, desk, $60, drop-leaf table, $25, three-drawer chest, $35. 941-778-7355.

GRACO PACK AND Play, new, $35, Graco booster car seat, $35, bathroom sink, round, white, $10. 941-778-1264.

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

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.

PETS

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

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. $7,895. 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.

BOAT SLIP FOR rent: Up to 25-foot boat, davits, Holmes Beach. 941-778-7039.

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.

PART-TIME SALES position: Gift shop located on Anna Maria. Must be available weekends and evenings. Retirees welcome. 941-840-4235.

LONG-TERM HELP needed Friday-Sunday at Back Alley on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Must be multi-tasker with great personality, text/call, 863-244-7745.

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.

I WILL HELP you get caught up on your business bookkeeping, so you can file your taxes on time. Call Gina Riley at 813-482-3660 or visit my website www.clearviewbookkeeping.com.

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.

SAVE YOUR CITRUS trees: Urban Garden Pest Control specializes in citrus tree restoration. Professional pruning and affordable spray program will restore your citrus trees to their full fruitfulness. 941-962-0986.

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

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.

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.

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.

ONE EXECUTIVE OFFICE for rent, utilities included, great location on Gulf Drive, perfect for real estate office, lawyer, computer tech. Move in with first month rent only, $500. 5386 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-746-8666.

ANNUAL RENTAL: EFFICIENCY, kitchenette, full bath, large screened porch, small yard, $650/month, $500 security deposit. Small animal OK with additional deposit. Available mid-February. 352-328-4550.

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.

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.

2BR/2BA CONDO: Holmes Beach on Gulf. Rentals booked. $450,000. Owner, 941-778-9378.

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).