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Sports – 01-30-2013

Island tortilla-maker makes run for Disney border

 

Perry Pittman spends his days on Anna Maria Island running a popular Holmes Beach restaurant, Tortilla Bay Southwest Grille, hoping to always meet his customer’s expectations.

But Perry has personal goals and accomplishments, too, including his first full 26.2-mile race — the 20th Annual Disney Marathon Jan. 13.

The race wound through all four Disney theme parks and the ESPN Wide World of Sports. The event was a spectacular production, as we’ve grown to expect from Disney, including the start — a big fireworks display, according to Perry. There was no typical starting gun.

Perry completed his first marathon in 4:26:41, in the top 25 percent in his men’s 45-49 age group. His time could have been faster, but he paused several times at different points along the course to have his picture taken with Disney characters. Other factors that slowed him were having to weave in and out of slower runners, actually stretching his run by his measure from 26.2 to 26.85 miles.

“When I got to the 26-mile marker at Epcot, I felt a sense of accomplishment that I had never known before,” he said. “I thoroughly enjoyed the last .2 of a mile and sprinted for the finish line with 100 yards to go. Five months of training and over 600 miles run were more than worth the effort.”

Perry, who lives in Anna Maria, says he only started running in February 2012. He then weighed 217 pounds and didn’t like the person he saw in the mirror. He made a decision to be happy, and he set goals to improve in body, shape and mind. He started walking the beach, then walking and jogging. He added biking and swimming to his routine and, by August, he had dropped 50 pounds.

Perry then decided to participate in a sprint triathlon on Siesta Key before setting his sights on a marathon.

He has lived in Anna Maria for more than six years now, and looks forward to the Publix Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon Feb. 17, where he hopes to break the four-hour mark.

Now that’s a good run for the border.

 

Flag football plays on

NFL Flag Football season continues at the Anna Maria Island Community Center with youth league games played on weeknights, and teams are starting to separate in the standings as they march toward the playoffs.

LPAC Cardinals sit atop of the 8-10 division standings with a 4-0 record, while Coastal Orthopedic Bears and Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings are on their heels with matching 3-1 records. Lobstahs Browns and Miller Electric Chargers are tied for third place at 2-2, while the 1-3 Beach Bistro Buccaneers and Manatee Cancer Center Dolphins, along with 0-4 Air & Energy Jets, follow in the standings.

Ross Built Dolphins lead the 11-13 division with a 2-0 record. They are closely followed by the 2-1 Lobstahs Buccaneers, while Walter & Associates Bears, Edgewater Realty Jaguars, Beach Bums Ravens and Holy Cow Cardinals follow with 1-1 records and Mr. Bones Colts looks for a first victory on the season.

Integrity Sound Falcons are 3-0 and lead the 14-17 division, but West Coast Surf Shop at 2-0 and Lobstahs Colts at 1-0 also are unbeaten. Eat Here Packers are 1-1, while Beach to Bay Construction Browns and Walter & Associates Bears are looking for victories.

Both games in the 14-17 division Jan. 22 were blowouts, as the undefeated Integrity Sound Falcons flew past Beach to Bay Construction Browns 37-0, and Eat Here Packers steamrolled Walter & Associates Bears 34-13. Quarterback Cody Tsai completed 17 of 21 passes for 217 yards and four touchdown passes. Pearce Hogan caught seven passes for 87 yards, including three touchdowns and two extra points, while Thomas Pears added three catches for 84 yards and a touchdown.

Brad Duffman led all players with nine flag pulls while Tsai added four pulls and a pair of interceptions in the victory.

Seth Walter passed for 147 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Bears in the loss, including seven catches for 73 yards and a touchdown from Jack Walter and three catches for 37 yards and a touchdown from Jake Rodgers.

The 8-10 division game of the week saw Miller Electric Chargers cool the Air & Energy Jets 20-14. Ava Zink led the way with 80 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns, while Jaclyn Schlossberg added 66 rushing yards and a touchdown. Javier Rivera and Shawn Belvin completed the scoring with extra point catches.

Zink and David Daigle led the defense with two pulls each, while Daigle added an interception in the victory.

Tyler Brewer led the Jets with 98  passing yards, 53 rushing yards, two touchdowns scored and a pair of extra points in the loss. Daniel Sentman added three catches for 56 yards on offense, while contributing six flag pulls and an interception on defense.

Key Royale golf news

There was a ton of golf action at Key Royale Club this past week, but the biggest news was a hole in one by Mike Gilley. He aced the 146-yard par 3 hole three using a four iron during a four-person scramble Jan. 24.

The team of Hoyt Miller, Jon Holcomb, Robbie Nelsona and Rich Smith took first place for the day, but Gilley was buying at the clubhouse.

The men played an 18-hole, individual-low-net match Jan. 23. Don La Torre carded a 9-under-par 55 to grab first place by two strokes over Neil Hammer and Jim Sheppard came in third with a 2-under-par 62.

The club women played a nine-hole, individual-low-net match in flight Jan. 22, and Judy Crowe’s 5-under-par 27 gave her the top spot in Flight A by four shots over Laura Purcell. Helen Pollock, Tootie Wagner and Mary Lou Dreier tied for third at even-par 32.

Liz Lang’s 5-under-par 27 earned first place in Flight B and matched Crowe for low round of the day. Joyce Brown was one shot back in second, while Mary Selby took third with 2 under par.

Jan Jumps carded a 29 to grab first place in Flight C. Terry Westby and Kay Anderson finished in second place.

Penny Auch won Flight D with a 2-under par 30, two shots ahead of second-place finisher Sandy Burrill.

The men played a nine-hole, individual-low-net match Jan. 21. Vince Mercadante took the day’s scoring honors with a 7-under-par 25. Jim McVicar was a stroke back in second, while Bill Gallagher and Dennis Schavey finished in a tie for third at 4-under-par 28.

Horseshoe news

Three teams advanced to the knockout stage during Jan. 26 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Bob Lee and Mike Martell drew the bye into the finals and watched as Hank Huyghe and John Crawford defeated Gene Bobeldyk and Steve Doyle 21-14. Huyghe-Crawford followed up by defeating Lee-Martell 21-12 in the finals.

Four teams emerged from pool play during Jan. 23 action. Bob Lee walked past Bob Mason and John Johnson 21-10 in the first semifinal match, while Rod Bussey and Bill Wright took out Dennis Vanegas and Paul Sheatler 23-10. Lee walked all over Bussey and Wright by a 23-12 score in the final.

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 schedule

5-7 division

Feb. 1          6 p.m.  Tyler’s vs. Lobstahs

 

8-10 Division

Jan. 30         6 p.m.  Lobstahs vs. Cancer Center

Feb. 1          6 p.m.  Miller Elect. vs. Bistro

Feb. 1          7 p.m.  A&E vs. Coastal Orthopedic

Feb. 5          6 p.m.  Coastal Orthopedic  vs. LPAC

 

11-13 Division

Feb. 1          8 p.m.  Lobstahs vs. Walter & Assoc.

Feb. 2          9 a.m.  Ross Built vs. Beach Bums

Feb. 2          10 a.m.        Mr. Bones vs. Holy Cow

Feb. 2          11 a.m.        Edgewater Realty vs. Lobstahs

Feb. 4          7 p.m.  Ross Built vs. Edgewater Realty

Feb. 4          7 p.m.  Holy Cow vs. Beach Bums

 

14-17 Division

Feb. 2          noon    Walter & Assoc. vs. Eat Here

Feb. 2          1 p.m.  Integrity Sound  vs. Beach to Bay

Feb. 2          2 p.m.  Lobstahs  vs. Surf Shop

Feb. 4          8 p.m.  Beach to Bay vs. Lobstahs

Feb. 5          7 p.m.  Eat Here vs. Integrity Sound

Feb. 5          8 p.m.  Surf Shop vs. Walter & Assoc.

 

Adult Division

Jan. 30         7 p.m.  FL Discount Signs vs. BY Construction

Jan. 30         8 p.m.  Southern Green vs. Agnelli Pool

Jan. 30         9 p.m.  Harrington House vs. Lobstahs

Jan. 31         6 p.m.  Slim’s Place vs. Tyler’s

Jan. 31         7 p.m.  Waterfront vs. Beach to Bay

Jan. 31         8 p.m.  Duncan Real Estate vs. Sun

Jan. 31         9 p.m.  Sato Real Estate vs. Duffy’s

 

Adult Volleyball

Feb. 5          6:30 p.m.     Duncan Real Estate vs.Lobstahs

Feb. 5          7:30 p.m.     IRE vs. Tyler’s

Feb. 5      8:30 p.m. Duncan Real Estate vs. IRE

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013

ITEMS FOR SALE

ELIPTICAL EXERCISER IMAGE 8.0: Good condition, $100. Holmes Beach. 941-778-3624.

TENNIS RACKETS: ONE Prince, one Spalding, like new, $30 each, queen bedspread, beach print, $20. 941-737-9173.

TWO GARAGE DOOR openers: Complete, nearly new, $80/each. 941-778-3920.

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: 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

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

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.

SENIORS GOLF: PLAY golf every Wednesday, different top course weekly. Friendly, relaxed, not highly competitive. www.gulfcoastseniors.com. 941-373-9378.

THE HIVE: GIFTS and arts. Locally handmade and imported silver jewelry, Buddha art, artifacts, artistic T-shirts, cards, hot sauces, South African handmade arts, specialty candies, more. 119 B Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. http://thehivegiftsandarts.com/

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.

GARAGE SALES

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.

WHITE ELEPHANT AND clothing sale: Special pre-sale 4-6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 (complimentary sundae) and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. Bake sale, pickles, soup and sandwich bar. Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

MOVING SALE: 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. No early birds. 2504 Ave. B, Bradenton Beach.

LOST & FOUND

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

LOST RAY BAN sunglasses on Jan. 14 at the beach. 860-930-2181.

BMW CAR KEYS: Lost on North Shore Drive, Anna Maria. Call 901-496-4883, 901-486-0108.

LOST: PRESCRIPTION EYEGLASSES Jan. 20, Bridge Street festival. Brown frames in brown cloth sack. Call 765-491-9530, if found.

PETS

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.

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.

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

PONTOON BOAT: 20-foot, 50-hp, hard top, recent upholstery and carpet. Extra lines and preservers, $2,500. 941-778-4793.

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.

PONTOON BOAT RENTAL: See Anna Maria Island by water! Phone, 941-518-3868. boatflorida.weebly.com.

MINN KOTA TRANSOM mount trolling motor, 27-pound thrust, 36-inch shaft, $150. 941-779-1268.

TRAILER: 2004 EZ Loader. Galvanized, 3,100 lb., 20-foot capacity. Roll-on style, two-speed winch, single axle, fiberglass step-on fenders, surge brakes. 215/75R14 tires, good shape. $700. 941-896-9464.

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.

HELP WANTED

PART-TIME FRONT desk associate: Must have excellent customer service skills and the ability to work weekends and holidays. Please stop in to fill out an application at Mainsail Beach Inn, 101 66th St., Holmes Beach or fax resume to: 941-201-3223. No phone calls please.

PERSONAL ASSISTANT NEEDED for purchasing coordinator and production planner with the necessary clerical duties to ensure timely and efficient paper work processing. Send your resume or interesting letter to: degray07@yahoo.com or call 786-519-3572.

SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced real estate licensee for busy Island office. Please call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244.

NEWSPAPER DELIVERY PERSON wanted by the Island’s “best news.” Must be thoughtful, precise and able to work overnight one night a week for good pay. Email your interest to info@islander.org.

KIDS FOR HIRE

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

RED CROSS-CERTIFIED babysitter and dog sitter. Reasonable rates for both. Call 941-527-5051.

BABIES, PETS AND plants: Responsible, trustworthy, reliable, fun 17-year-old college student. Own transportation. 941-447-9658.

NICOLE AND HALLIE’S babysitting, pet sitting and pet walking. Red Cross certified, good with animals. Hallie, 941-773-6317, Nicole, 941-370-7981.

KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

HEALTH CARE

CAREGIVER FOR ELDERLY: Full care, references, 30 years experience. Call between 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. 941-545-7114.

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.

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.

CLEANING BY LAURA offers everything on your list from kitchen and bath cleaning to dusting and emptying wastebaskets. 941-539-6891.

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.

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.

BOOKKEEPING AND SMALL business consulting services offered. Call Ian, 941-730-1745 or visit me at my shop, The Hive, 199 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Author “Small Business Survival Handbook.”

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.

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. $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.

HOME IMPROVEMENT

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.

SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENT: Michigan builder, 30 years experience. Affordable, timely, within budget. Call Mike, 1-616-204-8822.

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.

CUSTOM STONE, BRICK and Block: We do remodeling, home additions, landscaping, paver brick and home improvements, fire places, fire pits, grills. Please, call Dave, 941-792-5206 or 941-465-6125.

CORTEZ CONCRETE AND Masonry: No job too small. Patios, driveways, stucco, etc. Sills repaired. 716-361-0010.

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 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.

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

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.

VACATION HOME RENTAL: 3BR/2BA, minutes to beach, $900/month, $2,500/month. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.

PANORAMIC GULFFRONT: 3BR/2BA, huge deck, every room overlooks Gulf. Available January 2014. North Shore Drive, Anna Maria. 813-920-5595.

VACATION RENTAL: SUDDEN February vacancy. 3BR/2BA private pool home, NW Bradenton, weekly/monthly. VRBO.com/334505. Coastal Properties Realty. Suzanne, broker, call 941-794-1515.

TURNKEY FURNISHED RENTAL: 1BR/1BA 1.3 miles to Island via Cortez Bridge. Elevated duplex, spacious. $1,100/month. Desire annual rental, will consider short term. 941-761-2725.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2 BR/2BA duplex. One block from beach. Background and credit check. No pets. $1,000/month. First, last and security. Available now. 813-672-1481.

CONDO FOR RENT: 2BR/2BA, nicely furnished, ground floor. No pets. Close to beach. Seasonal or annual. 330-562-8945.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA, storage, laundry room, Holmes Beach. Small-pet friendly, close to the beach. $1,000/month. First and last. Call 941-704-4591.

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

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.

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.

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.

WATERFRONT LOT: ONE acre, direct access to Manatee River, rare find, boating, fishing, Gulf beaches, $319,000. WebPro Realty. Call Robert, 863-6026414. rharper@webpro-realty.com.

HOUSE FOR SALE: 3BR/3BA canalfront, granite counters, new air conditioning, 2,000 sf. $599,000. By appointment only. 941-778-1620.

BRADENTON BEACH: OPEN 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 2BR/2BA plus loft condo, dock, boat slip. Top floor. Direct waterfront, amazing bay, Gulf views. Reduced to $399,000 prior to listing.117 10th St. N. 941-780-1482.

OPEN HOUSE: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2. 3BR/2BA, pool, dock. Gulf-to-bay waterfront condo. 1407 Gulf Drive S. #201, Bradenton Beach. Asking $440,000. By owner, 941-650-3069.