Tag Archives: 02-05-2014

Real Estate – 02-05-2014

509 68th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,546 sfla / 3,319 sfur 3bed/2½bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 2005 on a 80×102 lot was sold 01/10/14, Varner to Hineline for $950,000; list $1,049,000.

213 Spruce Ave., Anna Maria, a 937 sfla / 1,193 sfur 2bed/2bath home built in 1915 on a 105×100 lot was sold 01/10/14, Houlas to Munn for $910,000; list $989,000.

213 65th St., Unit B, Beachwalkers, Holmes Beach, a 2,184 sfla / 2,657 sfur 3bed/2½bath/2car land condo with pool built in 2006 was sold 01/10/14, Givens to Stoltzfus for $772,000; list $799,000.

313 61st St., Unit B, Casa Del Mare, Holmes Beach, a 2,374 sfla / 3,688 sfur 4bed/3½bath/2car land condo with pool built in 2007 was sold 01/10/14, Hineline to Florida Gulf Coast Vacation Homes LLC for $725,000; list $896,000.

1007 Gulf Drive N., Unit 107, Summer Sands, Bradenton Beach, a 1,536 sfla / 2,045 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1982 was sold 01/17/14, Bliss to Germano for $450,000.

6400 Flotilla Drive, Unit 96, Westbay Point & Moorings, Holmes Beach, a 985 sfla / 1,377 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1978 was sold 01/14/14, Ebli to Basman for $366,300; list $392,900.

600 Manatee Ave., Unit 136, Westbay Cove, Holmes Beach, a 1,179 sfla / 1,559 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1977 was sold 01/16/14, Agrasto to Spath for $347,000; list $359,900.

200 22nd St. N., Bradenton Beach, a vacant 50×100 lot was sold 01/14/14, Paul to Vayias for $290,000.

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

Island police blotter – 02-05-2014

Anna Maria

        • Jan. 22, 300 block of North Bay Boulevard, domestic disturbance. A former couple living together as roommates engaged in a verbal argument. According to the report, a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy made contact with the man and woman and confirmed no physical contact had been made during the argument.

• Jan. 21, 300 block of North Bay Boulevard, criminal mischief. A woman was observed getting out of a white van and then slicing the tires of another vehicle. She got back into the van and left.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        • No new reports.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

• Jan. 22, 4500 block of 119th Street West, aggravated assault. A complainant reported a hole in his roof created by a shotgun blast. Law enforcement noted there were no reports of gunshots the previous night, but found three spent shotgun shells at a nearby field. The damage to the roof was estimated at $200.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

• Jan. 26, 600 block of Manatee Avenue West, habitual traffic offender. A 45-year-old Bradenton man was arrested on a felony habitual traffic offense after a stop.

• Jan. 11, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, petit theft. A woman reported that a purse containing $20, credit cards and a driver’s license was stolen from the beach. The purse was with other belongings and she noticed it was missing when her family was packing to leave.

• Jan. 13, 6800 block of Palm Drive, battery. A woman came home to find a man outside her residence who is the father to a relative’s child. The woman entered her residence and the man followed, at which time he allegedly grabbed her from behind and inappropriately touched her. She was able to convince him to let her go and he left the residence.

• Jan. 13, 500 block of 83rd Street, theft. Workers discovered about 40 feet of copper tubing stolen from a home under construction. The tubing was valued at $100, but one of the workers said the actual loss is more because the remaining tubing was broken during the theft and would need to be replaced.

• Jan. 14, 5600 block of Flotilla Drive, drug paraphernalia. A 33-year-old Holmes Beach woman was arrested for misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. According to the report, a HBPD officer stopped the woman for failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign and for not wearing a seatbelt. The officer told the woman he had information there were drugs in the vehicle and, after receiving consent to search, found a pipe containing marijuana residue in the center console. She was arrested on the possession charge and cited for the traffic violations.

        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.

Obituaries – 02-05-2014

Bryant Elliott

Bryant Elliott, 89, of Bradenton, died Jan. 29. He was born in Timmins, Canada, and came to Florida in 1977.

Mr. Elliott was graduated University of Manitoba in hospital administration. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force 1942-75, retiring as a major. He was project administrator at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Ontario, 1975-77.

On arrival to Florida, he purchased the Flamingo Court Motel, now known as the Pelican Post, in Bradenton Beach. He sold the motel in 1983. He was a member of the Anna Maria Moose Lodge and served as administrator from 1978 until he retired in February 2004. In 1990, he was awarded the highest degree of Pilgrim in the Loyal Order of the Moose. He also was a member of Elks Lodge 1511, Eagles Lodge 1014, and the VFW.

Visitation will be at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, 720 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7, followed by a service at noon. Memorial donations may be made to Moose Charities at www.moosecharities.org, or to a charity of choice.

Mr. Elliott is survived by his wife, Ruth; brother Lorne of Belleville, Ontario; grandchildren Kaitlyn, Gregory, and Nicole of Pembroke, Ontario; great-grandchildren Bryce, Abergail, and Edith of Pembroke, Ontario; step-son Mark A. Coe of Toledo, Ohio; step-granddaughter Lauren; and his beloved cat Christy.

Why you need a plumber

Workers for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock moved quickly the morning of Jan. 28 near 56th Street to fix this leak at a joint in the main pipe bringing dredged sand from the offshore barge to the renourishment area. The leak was fixed within a few minutes. Islander Photo: Courtesy Joan MacArthur

Calendar – 02-05-2014

Wednesday, Feb. 5

10 a.m. — Wisconsin Day, St. Bernard Catholic Church activity hall, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-708-0149.

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

6:14 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Thursday, Feb. 6

11 a.m. — Our Little Roses benefit luncheon and fashion show, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Reservations requested. Information: 941-778-1638.

2 p.m. — Friends of the Island Library lecture, Catherine Smith, the Idaho Wilderness Trail, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

3 p.m. — AMICCO Jazz Fest with the Gulf Drive Band and Koko Ray at the Sandbar Restaurant pavilion, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-795-2370.

6-9 p.m. — Reception for renowned Florida photographer Clyde Butcher, the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1906.

6:15 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Friday, Feb. 7

2 p.m. — Class in smartphone, tablet basics, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:  941-778-6341.

6:16 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Saturday, Feb. 8

8 a.m.-3 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market, Pine Avenue and Bay Boulevard, Anna Maria. Information: 941-812-8318.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Arts and crafts show benefit for Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park, Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.

10:30 a.m. — Susan Swanson’s clay demonstration, Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

1 p.m. — Social media for business session, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:  941-778-6341.

6 p.m. — Reception for the retiring Rev. Gary Batey of Roser Memorial Community Church at Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414.

6:17 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Sunday, Feb. 9

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Arts and crafts show benefit for Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park, Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.

6:17 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Monday, Feb. 10

6:18 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 11

2 p.m. — Brown bag prescription check, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.      6:19 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 12

Noon — Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players meeting and luncheon, Manattees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-779-2181.

2 p.m. — Florida Maritime Museum lecture, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.

6:20 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Off-island

Tuesday, Feb. 4

5 p.m. — Reception with artist Bettina Sego, Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 941-779-2106.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 5

5 p.m. — Longboat Key Garden Club Fashion Show and Taste of the Keys, Longboat Key Club and Resort Harbourside, 220 Sands Point Road, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-383-8030.

 

Thursday, Feb. 6

7 p.m. — Documentary screening, “Ragamuffin: The True Story of Rich Mullins,” Neel Performing Arts Center, State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information:  941-752-5252.

 

Friday, Feb. 7

6-9:30 p.m. — ArtWalk and Sweethearts Stroll, Village of the Arts, Bradenton, 12th Street West and 12th Street North. Information: 941-747-8056.

 

Saturday, Feb. 8

11 a.m.-4 p.m. — ArtWalk and Sweethearts Stroll, Village of the Arts, Bradenton, 12th Street West and 12th Street North. Information: 941-747-8056.

3 p.m. — Magic of Manatee Sweet Adelines Chorus concert, Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-794-0218.

2-5 p.m. — Florida Maritime Museum Music on the Porch Party with James Hawkins, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6121.

 

Sunday, Feb. 9

10 a.m. — Jazz worship service, Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-6491.

 

Monday, Feb. 10

11 a.m. — Fashion show, Christ Church of Longboat Key, 6400 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Reservations required. Information: 941-778-4376.

 

Coming up

• Feb. 13, Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island Sweetheart Dance, Anna Maria.

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

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

 

Save the date

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

• March 7-8, Friends of the Island Library book sale, Holmes Beach.

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

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

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

 

Calendar announcements

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

Fishing – 02-05-2014

Wintertime fishing produces various results

 

Wintertime patterns are following suit for yet another week for islander fishers.

On calm days, you can venture into the Gulf of Mexico to nearshore and offshore structure to produce a variety of species. Keeper-size gag grouper are responding to live and dead baits, but all have to be released. Red grouper also are feeding — primarily dead baits — although keeper sizes are hard to come by in state waters.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission will not be closing Gulf grouper recreational season Feb.1 through March 31. The closure would have applied to black, red, yellowfin, scamp, yellowmouth, rock hind and red hind, so this is good news.

Gag grouper, which has its own season, will be open July 1-Dec. 3. More information regarding Gulf grouper fishing regulations is available online at myfwc.com/fishing. Click on “Saltwater Fishing,” “Recreational Regulations” and “Gulf Grouper.”

On structure in slightly shallower water, sheepshead, mangrove snapper and Key West grunts are readily taking live shrimp fished on the bottom, and keeper-sizes of all three species are attainable. You should start seeing big sheepies showing on shallow-water structure any day now, if you haven’t already. I’m seeing fish of more than 5 pounds coming over the gunwale more frequently as we get deeper into February. If you like catching big sheepshead, your time is near.

As far as the inshore fishing is concerned, there are some options. Beach fishers are catching decent numbers of mackerel, jacks, bluefish and pompano all cruising along the surf. Try tipping your jig with fresh-cut shrimp or a sand flea to get a bite.

The canals of Key Royale are producing a bite for fishers using live shrimp. Try casting your shrimp on a knocker rig under docks with deep water under them. Redfish, black drum, sheepshead and flounder are just a few of the species with potential.

Finally, backwater trout fishing is proving prosperous for some flats fishers. Plastic baits such as DOA Cal jigs are producing a bite. Most of the trout being caught are shy of the 15-inch minimum, so handle with care. Keeper-size trout are attainable, but are sporadic at best.

Capt. Warren Girle is venturing out to offshore structure on the calm days between the cold fronts. By using whole or fresh-cut shiners and the occasional shrimp, Girle’s clients are reeling up a variety of species. Keeper-size gag grouper are moderately responding to whole dead shrimp fished on the bottom. These catch-and-release fish are worthy adversaries for even the strongest of fishers. Along with gags, Girle’s clients also are hooking up red grouper, mangrove snapper, porgies, Key West grunts and flounder.

Moving inshore, Girle is targeting pompano on deep grass flats with good tidal flow. He says the bite is thinning out, although a break from the back-to-back cold fronts could result in some pomps. Mixed in with the pompano are plenty of mackerel, jack crevalle, ladyfish and bluefish, which fill the void. After all, a bent rod is a bent rod.

In residential canals and around docks, Girle is producing action on sheepshead and black drum. Both species are responding to pieces of fresh-cut shrimp placed on the sandy bottom. Keeper-sizes of both are being caught, although the sheepies are still on the small side due to it being early in the season.

Capt. Aaron Lowman at Island Discount Tackle is targeting pompano along the beach and bay shorelines surrounding Anna Maria Island. By using small jigs tipped with fresh-cut shrimp, Lowman is putting clients on limits of the tasty golden nuggets. Color selection on jigs includes chartreuse, hot pink or school bus yellow. To target these fish on the beaches or in the bays, Lowman is simply drifting with the tide while his clients cast jigs in all directions. Once the fish are located, everyone works the spot.

When finished targeting pompano, Lowman is moving to reefs and rock piles in both Tampa Bay and in the Gulf of Mexico. By anchoring over these areas, Lowman is producing a number of species, including sheepshead, mangrove snapper, flounder and Key West grunts. Fresh-cut shrimp is the bait of choice. For rigging, Lowman is using either a knocker rig or a typical bottom rig — a swivel, some 30-pound fluorocarbon leader and a circle hook. For weight, Lowman is using anything from a 1/2-ounce egg sinker all the way up to a 3-ounce egg, sinker depending on the current.

While on duty at the tackle shop, Lowman is hearing of decent action along the beaches of Anna Maria Island.

Beach fishers are saying that plugging with jigs and spoons is producing Spanish mackerel, bluefish and jack crevalle. In tow with these migratory fish are numerous bonnethead and juvenile blacktip sharks, so be ready for a big one.

In the canals of Key Royale, dock fishers are catching black drum, flounder and a few sheepshead. Live shrimp, fiddler crabs and sand fleas are producing the bite.

Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is finding variety on nearshore reefs resulting in a variety of species. Sheepshead, flounder, grouper, snapper and Key West grunts are responding to live shrimp. While anchoring over structure, Gross instructs his clients to drop their baits straight down to the bottom to find the bite. Although most of these fish are in the 12- to 15- inch range, they provide great potential for the night’s fish fry.

Gross also is working residential docks and canals with good results. The species remain the same as the reefs, although you can add black drum and some redfish to the mix. Live shrimp is still the bait of choice. These sheltered areas are great on those windy days when you can’t get to the reefs.

Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime fishing charters reports good action on redfish, sheepshead, mangrove snapper and black drum. Howard has been bring Redfish of varying sizes from 12 inch rats to 30-inch stumps to the boat from under deep water docks. Howard suggests using a live shrimp rigged on a size 1 hook tied to a 30-pound fluorocarbon leader with a size 5 or 7 split shot.

Sheepshead have been feeding heavily as they are starting to gather in big schools. Using the same rig as for the reds, Howard’s clients have brought 18-inch convicts to the fillet table. Mangrove snapper and black drum also are coming to the party, Howard adds.

Looking forward, the spotted trout fishing will start to turn on as the fish will school in deeper water and in areas where the water temperature is a few degrees warmer.

Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014

ITEMS FOR SALE

KOI POND FOR sale: Complete tropical oasis with large Koi. Easily relocated, I will assist with move. 941-447-1195.

COMPUTER: DUAL 1.8GHz HT Dell, refurbished, $60. 941-756-6728.

CHANDELIERS, VINTAGE, METAL flowers, $35, crystal brass, $65, art deco aqua ottoman seat, $10. 941-779-9781.

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

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, 9:30 a.m-2 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Donations, Wednesdays 9-11 a.m. 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.

YARD SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb 8. 105 49th St., Holmes Beach.

MOVING SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. Sofa, loveseat, dining and bedroom furniture, etc. No early birds. 211 84th St., Holmes Beach.

ANTIQUE GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. Hutch, table, blanket chest, crocks, coverlets, cherry desk, Shaker chairs, 2109 Ave. B, Bradenton Beach.

YARD SALE: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 8. Furniture, home goods and more. 5008 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. Antique furniture, piano and more. 614 Ambassador Lane, Holmes Beach.

PETS

PET-SITTER SERVICES LLC offers pet visits, dog walking, kitty cleanup, and more. 941-462-0405. petsitterservicesllc@gmail.com. www.petsitterbradenton.com.

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

ARE YOU WANTING to vacation and not worry if your pet is lonely? I will overnight in your home so your pet can stay in his own environment and enjoy home setting. Great references. Mary, 941-405-2496.

TRANSPORTATION

2005 FORD TAURUS SE: 78,000 miles. Automatic, air conditioning, power windows, doors. Cruise control, CD, three-month engine warranty. Excellent condition, priced low, $3,900. Rick, 941-224-4977.

LEXUS 330 SUV: 60,000 miles, gold package, two owners, was pre-certified by Wilde Lexus. Beautiful inside and out. Call 949-525-2580.

BOATS & BOATING

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

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

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

POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot fiberglass tunnel hull with bass seats. Very stable! Great for fishing-stand on the side without tipping, go in really shallow waters. Very fun boat for anyone who wants to get on the water!
 Includes a trolling motor with battery. Must see! $500 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735. 

HELP WANTED

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.

PERSON NEEDED TO run children and youth Christian education programs at a non-denominational church. Self-starter, organized, works independently and with others, minimum two year’s experience required. Sundays required, some Saturdays. Send resumes to: Roser Church, Attention: BRED P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria FL 34216.

ALL-AROUND HANDYMAN/garden caretaker with good customer interface skills required for prominent establishment selling indoor/outdoor home decor. Accepting resumes: The Sea Hagg in Cortez between 10 a.m. and noon. 12304 Cortez Road. 941-795-5756.

AMI BRING IT: Hiring delivery drivers. Must be 21, clean driving record, own vehicle and insurance. Please email resume or contact information: AMIbringit@gmail.com. 941-209-1353.

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.

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.

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

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.

HELP WITH ERRANDS and transportation, pet sitting, etc! Living in paradise should be easy! 941-400-8847.

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.

SEASONAL: 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.

AVAILABLE MARCH 2014 and 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.

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.

ANNA MARIA CITY rental: Completely renovated 3BR/3BA with large heated pool. A short block to the beach. For rent, winter 2014-15. Call 514-757-7410.

ANNUAL RENTAL: BAYSHORE Gardens, Bradenton. 55-plus community, 20 minutes to Anna Maria Island, 2BR/2BA plus office, furnished, third floor, elevator, enclosed lanai, heated pool, clubhouse. $650/month plus utilities. Security deposit. 941-727-1083.

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

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

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.

REAL ESTATE: BUY, sell, invest. Enjoy. Billi Gartman, Realtor. 941-545-8877. www.AnnaMariaLife.com.

FIXER-UPPER ON deep-water canal, $475,000. Owner financing possible. Holmes Beach. 941-778-7980 or 941-778-7565.

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.

CONDO FOR SALE: 2BR/2BA unit in Bradenton Beach. Steps to beach with parking underneath, townhome-style condo. Building has hurricane windows, doors, Hardie siding and new roof. No hassles. $205,000. Call 813-245-0428.

OPEN HOUSE: 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9. Holmes Beach house for sale. Beautiful elevated 3BR/2BA, heated pool, bonus room, direct beach-access street. Newer construction. Great investment. 309A 65th St. www.HolmesBeach.blogspot.com. Patrick Morris, 941-348-0331.

HOLMES BEACH CONDO: 2BR/2BA 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).