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Fishing – 02-06-2013

Change of weather provides anglers variety of results

 

In between cold fronts, Anna Maria fishers are enjoying calm winds and calmer water, which in turn results in some great fishing. A variety of species are being caught by shore fishers and boaters.

On the beaches, shore fishers are using pompano rigs to target a number of species. Of course, pompano are the sought-after fish, but they aren’t the only fish feeding along the shorelines. Bluefish, Spanish mackerel, jack crevalle, flounder and black drum are cruising the beaches in search of wintertime snacks. The pompano jigs will get you tied into any of these species, but you can also try Berkley Gulp shrimp on a jighead. When selecting baits to use on the beach, try to pick light colors, such as white, glow or chartreuse.

On the flats, fishers are catching decent numbers of spotted seatrout. Best approach to catch these fish is to drift and jig. Again, Berkley Gulp shrimp are a great offering, but DOA Cal jigs will get the job done, too. Plus, with the DOA’s, you get twice as many jigs for a lower price. While drifting, target sandy potholes on deeper grass flats to find the fish. Once you hook a trout, drop your anchor and thoroughly fish the vicinity.

Redfish are being reported around docks in sheltered areas of canals and the Manatee River. Live shrimp fished on the bottom are a great bait to target these dock-dwelling fish. I like to use a circle hook with a 1/4-ounce egg sinker that rests right on the eye of the hook for rigging. Remember to set your drag accordingly when fishing docks. Keep it tight enough that you can horse a large red out of the structure before it cuts you off on one of the pilings.

Jeff Medley at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge South Fishing Pier says migratory species such as Spanish mackerel, bluefish and bonito, are being caught on either artificials or live bait. For artificials Medley suggests Gotcha plugs or silver spoons. For live bait, you can’t beat a free-lined shiner.

Sheepshead and flounder are inhabiting the pilings and structures under the pier. For either pilings or structure under the pier. For either species, a live shrimp fished on the bottom will get the bite. If the sheepies become finicky, try small pieces of fresh-cut shrimp or switch to fiddler crabs.

Finally, night fishers on the pier are catching more bluefish then they care to keep. On certain nights, Medley reports, pier fishers are catching a bluefish on almost every cast. Live shrimp or a bucktail jig will get you in on this action.

Capt. Warren Girle was working inshore and offshore before the cold fronts. When temperatures are in the 80s, Girle is venturing out to nearshore structure to target grouper, then moving inshore.

For the offshore fishing, Girle is using live pinfish or shrimp depending on what he is targeting. Before the Feb 1 closure of grouper season, Girle was catching keeper-size red grouper on pinfish. Now the closure is in effect, Girle is using live shrimp to catch flounder, porgies and Key West grunts. Keeper gags are being caught although they must be released.

Moving inshore, Girle is drifting deeper flats in southern Sarasota Bay in search of pompano and the occasional permit. While targeting these species with jigs tipped with fresh-cut shrimp, Girle is catching bluefish, Spanish mackerel and ladyfish.

By fishing shallow flats, Girle is catching keeper-size redfish up to 26 inches. To find the reds, Girle is locating mullet schools, then casting Berkeley Gulp shrimp on a jighead right into the mullet. By doing this, he is catching the redfish that hunt among the mullet for small shrimp and crabs.

Steve Oldham at Island Discount Tackle is hearing of good action occurring from the beaches of Anna Maria Island. With a multitude of warm days and calm winds, beach fishing is becoming better and better. Beach fishers using pompano jigs or Berkley Gulp shrimp are catching a variety of species.

Those using pompano jigs are catching good numbers of bluefish and ladyfish as well as the occasional pompano. Also with these jigs, beach fishers are reeling up Spanish mackerel, jack crevalle and blue runners.

Beach fishers using Berkley Gulp shrimp on a jighead are taking home keeper-size flounder, as well as black drum, bluefish, ladyfish and even a few bonnethead sharks.

Finally, bait fishers on the beach are catching all of the above on live shrimp, either free-lined or fished on the bottom.

Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says fishing there was a little slow this past week but, as we all know, that can change in a moment’s notice.

Pier fishers with patience, determination and a little knowhow are catching black drum and sheepshead. When fishing gets tough, it’s time to try new tactics. When targeting black drum and sheepshead we know that shrimp works well, fiddler crabs and sand fleas work better and tubeworms work best.

Pier fishers in the know are going through the extra work to attain the better baits and in turn are the ones having success at putting dinner on the table.

Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Fishing Charters says fishing has been good with the weather and fish cooperating for most of the week. Redfish, black drum, pompano and spotted seatrout have been landed on his recent trips.

Spotted seatrout have been gathering in potholes on the flats, feeding on the moving tides. Many trout, are measuring up to 26 inches, have been chewing on a live shrimp rigged under a popping cork. The key is to make the bobber gurgle, Howard says. The sound will bring in the big predators and help to trigger a bite.

While fishing for spotted seatrout, the pompano have made an appearance in the area and are feeding on the popping cork-live shrimp combo.

Look for continued good spotted seatrout fishing, Howard says, as we move from our winter weather patterns to springtime.

Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

Calendar – 02-06-2013

Wednesday, Feb. 6

6:16 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Thursday, Feb. 7

        2 p.m. — Friends of the Island Library lecture and travel series presents Jennifer Bennett, a volunteer lecturer for Southeastern Guide Dogs, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:  941-778-34217.

 

Friday, Feb. 8

2 p.m. — Alzheimer’s support group meeting, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

4-6 p.m. — Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, previews a white elephant sale. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1638.

5:30-7:30 p.m. — Artwalk in downtown Holmes Beach, with galleries and boutiques holding receptions and open houses. Information: 941-778-6648.

5:30-7:30 p.m. — Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts a reception for artist Terry Denson as part of Artwalk. Information: 941-778-6648.

5:30-7:30 p.m. — As part of Artwalk, an artist reception with photographer Chris Collins, the Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

5:30-7:30 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, hosts a reception for Jay Canterbury and his exhibit. Information: 941-778-2099.

 

Saturday, Feb. 9

        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 board meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383.

9 a.m.-1 p.m. — Episcopal Church of the Annunciation white elephant sale, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1638.

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

10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Arts and crafts show to benefit the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park, Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 352-344-0657.

10 a.m. — Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts a free demonstration, Roger Rockefeller, “Watercolor Painting Techniques.” Information: 941-778-6648.

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

 

Sunday, Feb. 10

Today is the Chinese New Year.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Arts and crafts show to benefit the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park, Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 352-344-0657.

2 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra all-Beethoven concert, CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-8585.

 

Monday, Feb. 11

7:11 a.m. — Official sunrise time.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 12

Happy Mardi Gras.

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

 

Wednesday, Feb. 13

Today is Ash Wednesday.

11:30 a.m. — Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players meeting and lunch, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-799-2181.

        2 p.m. — Friends of the Island Library lecture and travel series presents author H. Terrell Griffin on writing mysteries, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:  941-778-34217.

 

Off-island

Thursday, Feb. 7

9:30 a.m. — Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, hosts a financial seminar. Information: 941-383-6491.

 

Friday, Feb. 8

Noon-4 p.m. — Village of the Arts Annual Open Studio Tour featuring 18 artists at work, Village of the Arts, 12th Street West and 12th Avenue West area, Bradenton. Information: 941-447-3795.

 

Saturday, Feb. 9

Noon-4 p.m. — Village of the Arts Annual Open Studio Tour featuring 18 artists at work, Village of the Arts, 12th Street West and 12th Avenue West area, Bradenton. Information: 941-447-3795.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 12

11:30 a.m. — Longboat Key Democratic Club honors the memory of civil rights leader Carroll Johnson and a lunch, Longboat Key Club & Resort, 220 Sands Point Road, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-383-4899.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 13

3 p.m. — Islander Tom Aposporos presents “Frost, Whitman and Langston Hughes: Poems About America,” the Longboat Key Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-383-8811.

 

Ongoing

• 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 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 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.

• Third Mondays, September through May, noon, Anna Maria Island Democratic Club lunch meeting, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-779-0564.

Tuesdays, 4 p.m., Inquiring Minds religious study group meets, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4579.

• 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

• Feb. 14, Big Band/Sweetheart Dance presented by the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island to benefit the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

• Feb. 16-17, Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival – Better Fish to Fry, on the waterfront in the historic fishing village of Cortez. Fee applies. Information: XXXXXXX.

• Feb. 17, St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, serves a pancake breakfast. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-4769.

• Feb. 17, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, hosts pianist Bob Milne in concert, followed by a reception. Information: 941-778-0414.

• Feb. 18, President’s Day.

• Feb. 22, Spaghetti supper, Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-3580.

• Feb. 24, Pirates spring training begins, McKechnie Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information:  941-747-3031.

 

Save the date

• March 2, Friends of the Island Library Book Sale, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

• March 1-2, Island Cityfest, city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

• March 9-10, Anna Maria Island Art League Springfest juried art show, Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive.

 

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 – 02-06-2013

610 Foxworth Lane, Holmes Beach, a 2,081 sfla / 2,609 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1970 on a 95×115 lot was sold 01/18/13, Rivellini to Purcell for $617,500.

1096 Gulf Drive N., Unit 205, Coquina Beach Club, Bradenton Beach, a 1,096 sfla 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1985 was sold 01/17/13, Theohary to Reese for $390,000.

113 Eighth St. S., Bradenton Beach, a 1,008 sfla / 1,725 sfur 2bed/1½bath home built in 1979 on a 50×100 lot was sold 01/17/13, Venaleck to Johnson for $293,500.

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

Obituaries – 02-06-2013

Ronald Spurgeon Grogan

Ronald Spurgeon Grogan, 75, of Cortez, died Jan. 28. He was born Feb. 18, 1937, in Lashmeet, W.Va., and moved to Cortez in 1998 from Milwaukee.

Mr. Grogan served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Palma Sola Bay Baptist Church. He was manager of veterans’ hospitals across the country, a Mason, member of the American Legion and Kentucky Colonels. He was the grandson of the late Rufus Spurgeon Grogan, a noted evangelist.

Visitation and Masonic service were held Feb. 4 at Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 26th Street Chapel, Bradenton. Burial with military honors was Feb. 4 at Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota. Memorial Donation may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 2504 34th Ave. W., Bradenton FL 34205. Condolences may be made online at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.

Mr. Grogan is survived by his wife of 27 years, Marsha; daughters Rhonda and husband Clay Wagenlander of Fort Thomas, Ky., and Michele and husband Todd Bartels of Roanoke, Texas; brother Jerry and wife Rose Nell of Princeton, W.Va.; sister Joyce Coldiron of Columbus, Ohio; brother-in-law Dennis and wife Donna Simerly of Cuba, Ill.; and grandchildren Christopher, Matthew, Rachael, Tyler, Sean and Josh.

 

Marjorie White Hancock

        Marjorie White Hancock, 96, a longtime resident of Columbus, Ga., died Jan. 10 in Bradenton. She had moved in 2011 to Florida to be with her daughter. She was born Feb. 18, 1916, in Chattahoochee County, Ga., to Albert and Annie Hines.

        She was an elementary school teacher, earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mid-life, and was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. She was a charter member of Sherwood Methodist where she was active in UMW, taught Sunday school and was a member of the board. She loved gardening, RV camping, shelling, group travel abroad and volunteering at the St. Francis Hospital florist shop.

        A memorial service and burial were held Jan. 19 in Columbus, Ga. Memorial donations may be made to Living Grace Methodist Church, Columbus.

        Mrs. Hancock is survived by daughter Susan and husband David Cheshire of Holmes Beach; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Carolyn Rikert Harris

Carolyn Rikert Harris died Jan. 27. She was born March 6, 1923, and spent her childhood in Dutchess County, N.Y.

She was educated at the Mount Hermon Schools in Northfield, Mass., and later worked as a kindergarten teacher in Portsmouth, N.H. Carolyn married Richard Harris in 1945 and they had four children. They owned Harris’s Market in Bernardston, Mass., before moving to Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The couple spent their retirement years on Anna Maria Island.

Mrs. Harris especially loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed helping others, socializing with friends and making puzzles. Anna Maria Island and its beaches brought her great pleasure.

A memorial service was held Feb. 2 at Roser Memorial Community Church, Anna Maria. A celebration of her life will also be held in Cape Elizabeth at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Veteran Honors Program, Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.

Mrs. Harris is survived by son Tom; daughters Sandra Batchelder, Tasnim and Elaine Lowell; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Sports – 02-06-2013

AMICC football league plays through Super Bowl

 

It was a busy week for football players in the Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football youth league with more than 20 games played last week. A big buildup to the real, much-awaited Super Bowl cliffhanger that saw the Ravens triumph over the SF 49ers.

Closer to home, the AMICC LPAC Cardinals continued to lead the 8-10 division with a 5-0 record, just ahead of the 4-1 Coastal Orthopedic Bears. Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings, Lobstahs Browns and Miller Electric Chargers all were at 3-2 in the standings, while Beach Bistro Buccaneers and Manatee Cancer Center Dolphins both held 1-4 records.

LPAC Cardinals showed why they’re undefeated with a 27-0 shutout victory over third-place Tyler’s Vikings. Daniel Fritz led the Cardinals with a tremendous all-around game. He completed two passes for 26 yards and a touchdown, ran for 27 yards and caught four passes for 54 yards, including a touchdown, extra point and a two-point conversion. If that wasn’t enough, Fritz also led the team with seven flag pulls and three interceptions on defense.

Sean Rodriguez added 112 passing yards to the game, including two touchdown passes and two receptions for 28 yards and a touchdown. Cole Pearson added an 8-yard touchdown run and Thomas Heckler had a 6-yard touchdown catch to round out the Cardinal scoring.

Nathan Costello passed for 38 yards and ran for another 34 yards to lead the Viking offense. Zach Quinn passed for 30 yards and added a 10-yard reception. Noah Costello rounded out the offense for the Vikings with 37 receiving yards.

Ross Built Dolphins continued to lead the 11-13 division with a 4-0 record, but Lobstahs Buccaneers were on their heels at 4-1 in the standings. Holy Cow Cardinals at 3-1 and the 2-2 Beach Bums Ravens are still in the hunt, while Walter & Associates Bears and Edgewater Realty Jaguars, both sit at 1-3. The 0-4 Mr. Bones Colts need to string some victories together to get in the race.

Beach Bums Ravens defeated Walter & Associates Bears 47-29 in the 11-13 division game of the week. Matthew Manger-Denigris completed 17 of 23 passes for 269 yards and six touchdown passes to lead the potent Ravens offense. Three of his touchdown passes went to Leo Rose, who finished with seven catches for 105 yards and Rose also added an extra point. Dylan Doyle added 32 rushing yards and three catches for 98 yards, including two touchdowns and two extra points. Ryan Doyle, with a touchdown reception, and extra points from Tory Cleland and Steele Quinard rounded out the Ravens scoring.

Rose and Dylan Doyle paced the defense with five pulls each.

Corey Jacques passed for 128 yards and three touchdown passes and snagged a 7-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Proctor to lead the Bears’ offense. Proctor also led Bears receivers with six catches for 75 yards and two touchdown receptions. Tori Walter added three receptions for 18 yards, including a touchdown and an extra point. Anthony McCance and Anni Walter completed the scoring with extra-point catches. Proctor’s six flag pulls and five pulls and a pair of interceptions by Jacques paced the Bears’ defensive effort in the loss.

West Coast Surf Shop Buccaneers took the lead in the 14-17 division with a 33-25 victory over previously undefeated Integrity Sound Falcons. Lobstahs Colts at 2-1, the 2-3 Eat Here Packers, the 1-3 Walter & Associates Bears and the 0-5 Beach to Bay Construction Browns follow in the 14-17 standings.

The Buccaneers victory over the Falcons Jan. 29 was spearheaded by a defense that received an interception return for a touchdown by Jack Shinn, an interception from Zach Stewart and four flag pulls, three sacks and a safety from Roberto Rodriguez.

Stewart paced the offense, throwing for 117 yards and three touchdowns, while also catching three passes for 55 yards and a touchdown. Shinn also had a big game offensively for the Bucs, passing for 63 yards and a touchdown and catching six passes for 53 yards and a touchdown. Mikey Ellsworth and Austin Morrow both added touchdown catches, while Ryan Tarsa completed the scoring with an extra-point catch.

Joey Carder passed for 210 yards and four touchdown passes to lead the Falcons. Joe Andruzzi was his favorite target, catching eight balls for 173 yards and three touchdowns. Denver Hardy’s 10-yard touchdown catch and an extra point from Justin Carder, who finished with 54 receiving yards, rounded out the Falcons’ scoring.

Andruzzi and Madison Driscoll each had four flag pulls and Driscoll also managed three quarterback sacks in the loss.

Schedules for AMICC leagues can be viewed with sports online at www.islander.org.

Key Royale golf news

Despite the chill in the air, it was another busy week of golf at Key Royale Club. The Men’s Club Championship narrowed to three quarterfinalists with Ron Pritchard defeating Greg Shorten 4 and 3, while Tim Friesen rolled past Barry Izzard 5 and 4. Jon Holcomb edged Dale Hudson 3 and 2. But the Mark Mixon vs. John Estok match was halted due to an injury to one of the golfers, leaving a match to go to the finals. Next week, Holcomb will take on Friesen, while Pritchard takes on the winner of the Mixon-Estok match.

In regular golf action, the men played an 18-hole, best-ball-of-foursome match Jan. 31. The team of Bob Gallagher, Don LaTorre, Danny Hayes and Bob Dickenson combined to card a 16-under-par 48 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. The team of Al Kaiser, Wade Ladue, Jim Helgeson and Paul Proxy matched the 14-under-par 50 carded by Bob Elliott, Peter Proxy, Gary Harris and Jim Thorton to finish in a tie for second. Earl Ritchie, Jim Shepard and Ron Pritchard were another shot back in third place.

The Key Royale women played a nine-hole, individual-low-net-in-flight match Jan. 29. First place in Flight A went to Sue Hookem, who rode two birdies, including a chip-in on the second hole, to post a 5-under-par 27. Tootie Wagner was three shots back in second place, while Laura Purcell and Judy Crowe tied for third at 1-over-par 33.

Kris Landkammer and Christina Mason both carded 3-under-par 29s to finish tied for first in Flight B. Joyce Brown, Ginny Upshaw and Rita Allen had matching 30s and tied for second place.

Marty Clark’s 8-under-par 24 was the round of the day and gave her first place in Flight C. Terry Westby and Barb Lindwall tied for second at 5-under-par 27, while Willa Barkley was a shot back in third.

Flight D went to Donna Karycki, whose 4-under-par 28 gave her a two-shot advantage over Markie Ksiazek. Trish Kruger was another shot back in third place.

Judy Christenson and Jan Jump had chip-ins on the second hole, while Terry Westby birdied the sixth hole.

The men played a nine-hole, modified-Stableford match Jan. 28. Jack Connor grabbed first in the individual category with a plus-6, one point ahead of Greg Shorten. Mike Donahue finished in third place at plus-4.

The team of John Cassese, Quenton Talbert, Barry Izzard and Larry Stolberg took home first in the team competition at plus-5.

Earlier in the day, the men played a low net of partners match. The team of Larry Barber and Bob Landgren combined on an 8-under par 56 to earn first place by four shots over the team of Austin Rice and Bob Schuetz.

The men played an 18-hole, individual-low-net match Jan. 26. Carl Voyles took first place with a 5-under-par 59 to edge Dale Hudson by one shot. Jim Shepard was alone in third place with a 1-under 61.

Horseshoe news

Three teams emerged from pool play during Feb. 2 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Rod Bussey and John Johnson drew the bye into the finals and watched as Hank Huyghe and George McKay edged Gene Bobeldyk and Sam Samuels 22-17. Bussey-Johnson then rolled past Huyghe-McKay 21-13 in the finals.

Four teams advanced to the knockout round during Jan. 30 horseshoe action. In the first semifinal, George McKay and Jerry Disbrow edged John Crawford and Leo Hutton 22-17. The second semifinal match saw Byron Wagner and Norm Good defeat Bruce Copeland and Art Kingstad 21-17. The finals were all McKay-Disbrow as they wiped out Wagner-Good 21-4.

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 youth league schedule

5-7 division

Feb. 8      6 p.m.      Tyler’s vs. Lobstahs

 

8-10 Division

Feb. 8      6 p.m.      Cancer Center vs. Tyler’s

Feb. 8      7 p.m.      Bistro vs. A&E

Feb. 9      noon        Coastal Orthopedic  vs. Bistro

Feb. 9      1 p.m.      LPAC vs. Miller Elect.

Feb. 9      2 p.m.      Tyler’s vs. Lobstahs

Feb. 9      3 p.m.      Cancer Center vs. A&E

 

11-13 Division

Feb. 8      8 p.m.      Edgewater Realty vs. Beach Bums

Feb. 9      4 p.m.      Mr. Bones vs. Ross Built

Feb. 11    6 p.m.      Ross Built vs. Lobstahs

Feb. 11    7 p.m.      Holy Cow vs. Walter & Assoc.

 

14-17 Division

Feb. 9      9 a.m.      Lobstahs vs. Integrity Sound

Feb. 9      10 a.m.    Walter & Assoc.vs. Beach to Bay

Feb. 9      11 a.m.    Eat Here  vs. Surf Shop

Feb. 11    8 p.m.      Lobstahs vs. Surf Shop

Feb. 12    6 p.m.      Eat Here vs. Lobstahs

Feb. 12    7 p.m.      Surf Shop vs. Beach to Bay

Feb. 12    8 p.m.      Integrity Sound vs. Walter & Assoc.

 

Adult division schedule

Feb. 6      7 p.m.      Lobstahs vs. Agnelli

Feb. 6      8 p.m.      Beach to Bay vs. Harrington House

Feb. 6      9 p.m.      BY Construction vs. Slim’s Place

Feb. 7      6 p.m.      Sun vs. FL Discount Signs

Feb. 7      7 p.m.      Tyler’s vs. Southern Green

Feb. 7      8 p.m.      Duncan Real Estate vs. Sato Real Estate

Feb. 7      9 p.m.      Duffy’s vs. Waterfront

 

AMICC adult volleyball schedule

Feb. 19    6:30 p.m. Lobstahs vs. IRE

Feb. 19    7:30 p.m. Duncan Real Estate vs. Tyler’s

Feb. 19    8:30 p.m. Lobstahs vs. Tyler’s

AME readers bond with therapy dogs

Second-grader Kiera Johnston reads to golden Labrador retriever, Daisy, as encouraged by Shirley Jaffee of Longboat Key, in the Anna Maria Island Elementary media center, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Volunteers from Therapy Dogs Inc. give their time and dogs to the school program on Monday mornings. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

Island police blotter – 02-06-2013

Anna Maria

        • Jan. 22, 200 block of Lakeview Drive, motor vehicle theft. Unknown persons stole a motor scooter valued at $250.

• Jan. 23, 400 block of North Bay Boulevard, criminal mischief. A man reported someone had broken out the taillights of his girlfriend’s vehicle sometime during the night while it was parked in the driveway.

• Jan. 23, 100 Spring Ave., disturbance. Law enforcement responded to a call at the Sandbar Restaurant of a woman who was following customers. An employee noticed she was wearing an emergency medical bracelet with her husband’s contact information. The husband was contacted.

• Jan. 25, 200 block of Gladiolus Street, burglary. A complainant reported someone managed to gain entry through a locked door and stole several items of fishing gear valued at $1,000.

• Jan. 27, 200 block of Spring Avenue, battery. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy stopped at an intersection while on routine patrol. A vehicle pulled up behind him with its headlights and blinkers flashing. The deputy observed two people in the vehicle throwing punches at each other. The vehicle traveled southward on Gulf Drive and the deputy initiated a traffic stop, making contact with two females. The driver reported she was arguing with her sister when she began to punch her. The sister confirmed the story, saying they were in a “sister rivalry,” and declined to explain further. The deputy arrested the 24-year-old Panama City woman on a misdemeanor battery charge.

• Jan. 28, 8605 Gulf Drive, CrossPointe Fellowship Church, theft. While attending church, a male complainant reported someone stole an acoustic guitar that he had placed on top of his vehicle.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        • No new reports.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

• No new reports.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

        Jan. 28, 6000 block of Marina Drive. A 36-year-old Bradenton man was arrested for driving while license suspended — habitual offender. A Holmes Beach Police Department officer ran a routine tag check, which came back as a suspended license. The officer made contact with the driver and discovered his license was suspended as an habitual offender in 2003. The subject was booked into the Manatee County jail and held on $2,000 bond. His vehicle was impounded.

• Jan. 24, 400 block of Clark Lane, vehicle burglary/found property. A good Samaritan reported to HBPD some found identification cards. Police learned that the cards belonged to a man whose vehicle had been burglarized the night before and a wallet had been stolen. While returning the ID cards to the victim, a neighbor delivered the victim’s driver’s license, saying he had found it on the road.

• Jan. 24, 3900 block of Sixth Avenue, theft. A man reported two of his vehicle’s hubcaps were stolen while he was away at work. The hubcaps were valued at $60. The victim said he knew that he would likely never see them again, but wanted to report the incident to encourage more patrols near the parking lot where the incident occurred.

• Jan. 26, 2800 block of Avenue B, disturbance. Police responded to a call of a fight and made contact with a group of people. A female living at the residence told police a man had come to the home uninvited and would not leave. His refusal to leave led to a physical altercation with another man. Police issued trespass warnings to the uninvited man as well as two other men.

• Jan. 27, 500 block of Key Royale Drive, vehicle burglary. A man reported that someone entered his Jon boat during the night and stole several items valued at $610, including a depth finder and fishing gear. The victim told police he heard a noise around 4 a.m., but thought it may have been a fish splashing in the water.

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.

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Feb. 06, 2013

ITEMS FOR SALE

TWO GARAGE DOOR openers: Complete, nearly new, $79/each or best offer. 941-778-3920.

DISHWASHER WHITE. $65. Call 941-713-4048.

FOR SALE. QUEEN mattress and box springs with set of sheets. Serta. $50. 941-685-2847.

LUGGAGE SIGNATURE COLLECTION: Floral print, 20-inch roll-on with matching carry-on, $25. Call Marion, 941-761-1415.

FULL SIZE MEMORY foam bed and all accessories, $300 or best offer. 941-778-1912.

FILE CABINET: FOUR-drawer, $25. 941-778-4793.

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.

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/

BUYING ANTIQUE DOLLS, Steiff teddy bears, holiday items pre-1950. Call Jan, 330-554-1634.

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, $5 fee, 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.

GARAGE SALE:  9 a.m.-noon Friday and Saturday Feb. 8-9. Queen sofa bed, dresser, table and chair, two microwaves, miscellaneous. 1902 67th St. W., Bradenton.

LOST & FOUND

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.

FOUND: BRACELET IN the community center area, near Magnolia, Anna Maria. 616-304-4187.

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.

TRANSPORTATION

2002 CHRYSLER TOWN & Country. $4,499. Always garaged, excellent condition, fully loaded. No accidents, Perfect first car. Brand new brakes, rotors and calipers (cost $2,000). Anna Maria Island. Call 603-778-2526.

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: 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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

TRUEBLUE33 COMPUTER Repair Service, LLC: 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.”

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

AMI COMPUTER: COMPUTER problems solved at your home or office. Wireless networking, virus removal. 941-301-4726.

INTRODUCTORY OFFER!  BUY one, get one free music lesson. manateemusic.net or 941-741-8832.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2BR/2BA CONDO: 1,250 sf, new tile throughout, office/den, pool access, exercise room, carport, and small storage.  $1,100/month. Small pet OK.  First, last, security. Water and cable included.  Gulf-Bay Realty, 941-778-7244.

WATERFRONT SEASONAL RENTAL for winter, 2013-14. 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: CANAL home, 3BR/3BA, caged pool, kitchen appliances, one-car garage, unfurnished. Available Feb. 1. $2,195/month. 863-660-8366.

HOMES BEACH ANNUAL rental: 3BR/2BA, totally renovated, 2010. Fully applianced, storage facility, great location, pet-friendly, $1,500/month. 603-969-6840.

LAKEFRONT CONDO: 2BR/2BA. Three-month minimum. $2,700 plus resort tax per month. 941-794-5011.

ANNUAL RENTAL OR will sell with owner finance. Waterfront Bayou condo, 2BR/1BA completely remodeled, furnished, granite kitchen and bath professionally decorated, No pets. $1,100 per month. 522 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-778-1410.

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.

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. $579,000. By appointment only. 941-778-1620.

PARADISE: 2BR/2BA IN 55-plus community, turnkey, Ellenton. Rent space includes 20-plus amenities. Pet friendly, five heated pools, marina. Two miles to I-75, 15 miles to Gulf! $23,500. Bob, 941-721-4890.

TOWNHOUSE: 2BR/2BA, boat slip, heated pool. $137,500. Fred Flis, realtor, 941-356-1456.

BAYSHORE GARDENS HOUSE: Updated 4BR/2BA, community pool and marina. $89,900. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.

CONDOS FOR SALE: 1BR/1BA Furnished, low maintenance, all amenities. $35,000-$38,000. Suzanne at Coastal Properties Realty. 941-794-1515.