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Calendar – 03-06-2013

Wednesday, March 6

6 p.m. — Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts the Mana-Tweens Book Club. Information: 941-778-6341.


Thursday, March 7

10 a.m. — The Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, hosts a workshop with acrylic and ink artist Carolyn Ritter. Information: 941-778-1906.

2 p.m. — Friends of the Island Library series presents Richard Sanchez, an Egmont Key Alliance member, on exploring Egmont Key, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:  941-778-34217.

        8 p.m. — The Island Players’ opening of “’Til Beth Do Us Part,” which continues through March 24, Island Players theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-5755.


Friday, March 8

2 p.m. — the Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group meets at the Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

5:30-7:30 p.m. — Artwalk in downtown Holmes Beach, featuring participating boutiques and galleries. Information: 941-778-6648.

5:30-7:30 p.m. — The Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts a reception for artist Anne Abgott. Information: 941-778-6648.

5:30-7:30 p.m. —Artist reception with Debbie Rankin, The Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.


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

10 a.m.-2 p.m. — West Manatee Fire Rescue District’s island station, 6001 Marina Drive, hosts a car wash to raise money for Team Publix’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life effort.

10 a.m. — The Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts the island origami club. Information: 941-778-6341.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Art League Springfest juried art show, Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-2099.

10 a.m. — The Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts a free demonstration, Lee Mears, “Kid Stuff for Grownups.” Information: 941-778-6648.

4 p.m. — Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, hosts the Sarasota Chorus of the Keys, with a reception after the concert. Information: 941-778-0414.

5 p.m. — St. Bernard Catholic Church barbecue chicken dinner, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-4769.


Sunday, March 10

Daylight saving time begins.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Art League Springfest juried art show, Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-2099.

10 a.m. Roser Memorial Community Church chapel rededication at the church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414.


Monday, March 11

Spring break begins for Manatee County public school students.


Tuesday, March 12

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

3-5 p.m. — The Oldies Beach Dance at the Sandbar Restaurant pavilion, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, a benefit for the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-8585.


Wednesday, March 13

11:30 a.m. — Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players meeting and luncheon, the 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 Ellen Jaffee Jones, an author and healthy eating advocate, on “Eat Vegan,” Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:  941-778-34217.



Thursday, March 7

Noon — The Lords Warehouse Fashion Show/Luncheon, Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-383-6491.

5-8 p.m. — Preview for the 37th annual Pineapple Antique Show, Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-928-2817.

7 p.m. — Longboat Key Historical Society lecture with Joy Baker talking about the writing life, 6400 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-1598.


Friday, March 8

10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. — 37th annual Pineapple Antique Show, Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-928-2817.


Saturday, March 9

Noon-4 p.m. — Author Jan DiRuzzo signs copies of “The Lost Mermaid–A Shem Creek Moonlight Jamboree” at The Sea Hagg, 1304 Cortez Road W., Cortez.

10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. — 37th annual Pineapple Antique Show, Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-928-2817.



• Through March 30, Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society juried exhibit, Art Center Manatee, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-2862.

• 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 Easter, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts soup suppers at 6 p.m. Information: 941-778-1813.

• 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.

• Wednesdays 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

• March 16, Anna Maria Island Community Center Tour of Homes, various island locations.

• March 17, St. Patrick’s Day. Information to come on the parade.

• March 17, Roser Memorial Community Church celebrates its 100th anniversary with a tree planting and time capsule burial.

• March 20, Anna Maria Garden Club annual Penny Flower Show, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.


Save the date

• March 24, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra concert, An Afternoon of Opera, CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

• March 31, Easter.

• May 4, Food and Wine on Pine, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.

• May 4, An Island Affaire gala for the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.


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. High-resolution photographs welcome.

Obituaries – 03-06-2013

Dan Toler

Southern rock guitar legend ‘Dangerous’ Dan Toler, 65, former member of the Allman Brothers and Dickey Betts & Great Southern and the Toler Brothers bands, once a resident of Holmes Beach, died Feb. 25 near his hometown of Sarasota, Fla.

Toler was diagnosed in 2011 with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, commonly known as “Lou Gehrig’s disease.”

Since then, several star-studded benefits were held to help pay his medical bills and to raise awareness of the disease.

Best known as “Dangerous Dan” Toler and brother David “Frankie” Toler were living in Holmes Beach when they both got a start with Dickey Betts & Great Southern, playing then for an overflow crowd at the Oar House bar in Holmes Beach before recording the 1977 band-titled debut album and “Atlanta’s Burning Down” a year later.

When the Allman Brothers Band reformed in 1979 —Gregg Allman also lived then in Holmes Beach — the Tolers followed Betts into the band and stayed until 1982.

They went on the road with the Gregg Allman Band, recording the hit “I’m No Angel” and the album of the same name, as well as “Just Before the Bullets Fly.”

From there, Dan Toler went on to play in several southern rock and jazz-fusion projects. His last album was with the Toler/Townsend Band, which included John Townsend of the Sanford-Townsend Band.

Frankie Toler died June 4, 2011, at the age of 59 from complications following a liver transplant.

Services and arrangements were not yet announced.

Sports – 03-06-2013

Center volleyball crowns champion


The Anna Maria Island Community Center adult coed volleyball league season came to a close Feb. 26 with playoffs and a championship game. With three teams tied at 5-4, the regular season was both balanced and competitive.

Island Real Estate lived up to its No. 1 seed, sweeping the championship over Tyler’s Ice Cream 25-20, 25-17. Setter Leah Purvis directed the IRE offense and finished with 12 assists and seven service winners. Ryan Moss paced IRE with seven kills and two sevice aces in the two games. Don Purvis added five kills, while Emily Moss chipped in two kills.

Mark Templeton and Tyler Bekkerus led Tyler’s with five kills each, while Larry Berkery finished with four kills in the loss.

Tyler’s Ice Cream advanced to the championship match by defeating Duncan Real Estate 25-12, 25-27, 25-17 in the semifinals earlier in the evening. Bekkerus, Berkery and Templeton each finished with seven kills with Berkery adding two blocks.

Duncan Real Estate was led by Mark Pennell’s nine kills, while Ed Moss chipped in with three kills and Michelle Laade finished with seven assists in the loss.

IRE advanced to the finals with a 25-13, 25-20 victory over Lobstahs in the first matchup of the evening. Don Purvis closed the first game with eight consecutive service winners and finished with five kills to lead IRE. Mike Bugel and Mackenzie Kosfeld paced Lobstahs with four kills each in the loss.


Flag football playoff seeds set

The regular season of the NFL Flag Football league at the center has come to a close and a second season —  playoffs — has begun.

LPAC Cardinals earned top seed in the 8-10 division thanks to a Feb. 27win by Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings over Lobstahs Browns 33-13. The Browns loss lifted LPAC Cardinals into first place, while Lobstahs had to settle for second seed. Coastal Orthopedic Bears earned the third seed, while Tyler’s Ice Cream grabbed fourth seed. Miller Electric Chargers, Manatee Cancer Center Dolphins, Air & Energy Jets and Beach Bistro Buccaneers round out the final standings for the 8-10 division.

The first round of the playoffs came March 2, but there were no upsets and the top four seeds held serve easily. LPAC Cardinals shutout Beach Bistro Buccaneers 18-0, while Lobstahs Browns blew away Air & Energy Jets 25-6. Coastal Orthopedic Bears eased past Manatee Cancer Center Dolphins 18-12, while Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings defeated Miller Electric Chargers 18-6.

Top-seeded LPAC will take on fourth-seed Tyler’s Ice Cream March 5 after press time for The Islander. That game is preceded at 6 p.m. by No. 2 Lobstahs against Coastal Orthopedic.

Holy Cow Cardinals wrapped up the top seed and earned a bye in the 11-13 division thanks to an earlier victory over second-place Ross Built Dolphins. Lobstahs Buccaneers grabbed third seed, while the high-scoring Beach Bum Ravens took fourth seed. Eat Here Colts, Walter & Associates Bears and Edgewater Jaguars followed in the season standings.

The seedings pretty much held in the 11-13 division as Ross Built obliterated seventh seed Edgewater Realty and Lobstahs shutout Walter & Associates 34-0. The only minor upset saw No. 5 Eat Here Colts outlast Beach Bum Ravens 34-28.

Eat Here now turns its sights to top-seed Holy Cow Cardinals, while Lobstahs takes on Ross Built. Both games were held March 4 after deadline.

The 14-17 division’s top seed was finalized when Integrity Sound Falcons rolled past West Coast Surf Shop Buccaneers 34-6 Feb. 26. Despite the loss, the Buccaneers and Falcons earned a bye into the semifinal game March 5.

Walter & Associates Bears earned the third seed, while Lobstahs Colts finished fourth. Eat Here Packers and Beach to Bay Construction Browns followed in the season standings.

Both opening round games were competitive in 14-17 playoff action. No. 5 Eat Here Packers defeated number four seed Lobstahs Colts 33-27, while Walter & Associates Bears edged Beach to Bay Construction Browns 20-15.

Eat Here now takes on Integrity Sound March 4, while Walter & Associates takes on West Coast Surf Shop on March 5.

Look for the winners for the Super Bowl staging in next week’s report.


Key Royale golfer dominates third hole

Another busy week for golfers at Key Royale Club was highlighted by a hole-in-one by John Sagert Feb. 27. Sagert aced the 146-yard, third hole using his driver. Sagert aced the same hole back in October 2007.

The women of Key Royale Club hosted a charity event Feb. 19 with Mote Marine Laboratory Animal Hospital being the benificiary.

Mary Selby and Judy Ward co-chaired the event the prospered with a large, hard-working committee. Through hole sponsors, a silent auction and a very generous donation by Bob and Carol Carter helped raise more than $10,000 for the hospital.

The Key Royale men also volunteered time to help the cause, while Chef Robert and staff served up a delectable luncheon to follow the play.

The team of Marcia O’Brien, Penny Auch, Donna Karycki and Sandy Burreill took first place in the tournament, but the real winner, said Selby, is the animal hospital.

The men’s handicap club championship matches continued with several second-round matches completed last week. Jim Auch, Dale Hudson, Barry Izzard, Fred Miller, Mike Selby, John Cassese and Larry Pippel each earned easy victories to advance to the next round, while Vince Mercadante slipped past Neal Hammer by one hole.

Next week, Izzard takes on Selby, Miller plays Mercandate, Hudson plays Pippel and Auch takes on Cassese.

In regular golf action, club members played a nine-hole handicap scramble March 1. The team of Ron Robinson, Mary Martin, Mary Ann Kammerlin and Carl Voyles combined on a 14-under-par 18 to grab first place by two strokes over Sandy Burrell, Joan Parrish, Matt Behan and Tom Lewis.

The members teamed up again Feb. 28 for another scramble. The team of Laura Purcell, Hoyt Miller, John Estok and Ken Rickett matched the 2-unde-par 30 carded by John Purcell, Gary Eisner, Tom Nelson and Tom McDonnell to finish in a tie for first place.

The men played an 18-hole two-best-balls-of-foursome match on Feb. 27. The team of Dick Eichorn, Pete Weir, Charlie Yole and Tom Lewis combined to card a 28-under-par 100 to take first place. Four shots back in second place was the team of Andy Barber, Matt Fuenfschilling and Marty Golden. The team of Pieter Thomassen, Neil Hammer, Danny Hayes and Bill Gallgher was alone in third place at 20-under 108.

The men played a nine-hole low-net-of-partners match Feb. 25. Jim Auch and Charlie Knopp combined on a 7-under-par 57 to earn a one-shot victory over Earl Huntzinger and Vince Mercadante.

Fishing – 03-06-2013

Weather changes create challenges for local anglers


Anna Maria Island anglers are catching a variety of species when the weather cooperates. As we enter March, springtime patterns should start emerging unless we get some late cold fronts like the one we experienced last week.

Strong winds, rain and a sudden drop in temperature can make fishing challenging.

As of two weeks ago, local fishers were using live shiners for bait. Redfish, trout and catch-and-release snook are readily taking live shiners, especially on the afternoon high tides. Now, due to the recent cold front, most fishers will switch back to shrimp for a few days. You may have to give flats fishing a break until it warms back up. Try fishing docks for reds, black drum and sheepshead. You can also walk the beaches when the surf is minimal and jig for pompano.

Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business charters is flats fishing in lower Tampa Bay in search of redfish, spotted seatrout and catch-and-release snook. By using live shiners for bait, Gross is leading his clients to respectable catches of all the familiar species. Gross feels that while using shiners, its best to fish with the smaller-sized baits. Trout and redfish are responding to small baits rigged with a No. 2 Eagle Claw live-bait hook. At a time when the fish are shallow, Gross is adding a Paradise Popper popping cork to keep his baits out of the grass. In deeper water, he is simply free-lining baits.

During cooler days, when the fish on the flats are not in the feeding mood, Gross is switching tactics. Gross is catching sheepshead, flounder and black drum around local docks on live shrimp.

Capt. Warren Girle is fishing for redfish in Sarasota Bay. Girle is targeting the schooling fish during afternoon high tides. By quietly motoring through shallow water, Girle is locating the fish. They’re still a little spooked and not responding to live baits. By simply casting small ladyfish chunks towards the edge of the school, Girle’s clients are hooking up fish in the range of 24-27 inches.

Also worth mentioning, is a 28 1/2-inch, 8-pound spotted seatrout that was caught on fresh-cut ladyfish. It just goes to show that sometimes thinking outside the box can be rewarding. You never know what you might catch when using chunk baits.

Girle also is still jigging up pompano in south Sarasota Bay. Small bullet-head pompano jigs tipped with fresh-cut shrimp are the ticket. While jigging, Girle’s clients are catching Spanish mackerel, ladyfish, jack crevalle, small trout and bluefish.

Steve Oldham at Island Discount Tackle says sheepshead are the highlight of the week. Pier fishers are reporting respectable catches of these tasty striped fish. For bait, live shrimp is working well. Other baits that attract a bite include fiddler crabs, sand fleas or tubeworms. Remember to use a small stout hook when targeting these boney-mouthed fish. Sometime removing hooks from a sheepshead’s mouth can be difficult, even with pliers. A stout hook will aid in removal and won’t be likely to bend when gripped and turned with pliers.

Spotted seatrout are responding to soft plastics combined with a lead jighead. Oldham suggests drifting over deeper grass flats and jigging for fish in the sandy potholes. As for bait, a Berkley Gulp shrimp in either New Penny or Molting colors is recommended.

Finally, beach fishers are still catching pompano, although the bite is sporadic. Using pompano jigs rigged with a stinger fly, beach fishers in between pompano are catching bluefish, Spanish mackerel and ladyfish.

Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says sheepshead are dominating the bite. Sheepherders are using live shrimp or live fiddlers to get these buck-toothed fish to bite. Don’t be surprised to walk out on the pier and see stringers of these fish flowing in the tide. The bite is on. Average side of the sheepies being caught at the pier is 1-3 pounds.

Meanwhile, Spanish mackerel are beginning to show around the pier, which is a welcome sight. Pier fishers using Gotcha plugs or speck rigs are reeling up macks in the 12- to15-inch range. While targeting mackerel, pier fishers are occasionally hooking up with a stray bonito. Although these fish have no food value, they are a great sport fish. These fish will peel off all the line on your reel if you let them.

In closing, a few black drum and pompano are being caught on live shrimp by bottom fishing at the R&R. For the drum, cast a shrimp under the pier for best results. For the pompano, try casting your shrimp out away from the pier.

Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

Island real estate transactions – 03-06-2013

102 Mangrove Ave., Anna Maria, a 6,483 sfla / 11,745 sfur 4bed/5½bath/4car Gulfrfront pool home built in 2008 on a 115×125 lot was sold 02/07/13, Hohenfeld to Pakbaz for $3,425,000; list $4,495,000.

749 Jacaranda Road, Anna Maria, a 2,832 sfla / 3,340 sfur 5bed/3½bath/2car pool home built in 2006 on a 50×100 lot was sold 02/14/13, Fellner to Hinton for $999,900; $1,195,000.

868 North Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 1,490 sfla / 2,486 sfur 4bed/2bath pool home built in 1948 on a 50×110 lot was sold 02/13/13, Brooks to Heim for $795,000; list $849,000.

537 68th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,261 sfla / 2,744 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car canalfront home built in 1972 on a 100×114 lot was sold 02/12/13, Tucker to Curry Family Partnership I LLP for $595,000.

6906 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, a 1,100 sfla / 1,828 sfur 2bed/2bath/1car home built in 1973 on a 92×102 lot was sold 02/14/13, 6906 Holmes LLC to Stine Keel Holdings LLC for $475,000.

3014 Avenue E, Holmes Beach, a vacant 50×100 lot was sold 02/14/13, Hoshizaki to Gulf View Retreat LLC for $450,000.

6906 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, a 1,100 sfla / 1,828 sfur 2bed/2bath/1car home built in 1973 on a 92×102 lot was sold 02/14/13, Kollar to 6906 Holmes LLC for $413,247.

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

Island police blotter – 03-06-2013

Anna Maria

        • Feb. 23, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria City Pier, Marchman Act. Deputies responded to a fight and made contact with one of the involved persons, who allegedly used a racial slur, which upset some people. The pier manager told the man to leave and he was trespassed from the property. The man did not want to drive for fear of being arrested for DUI. A deputy called a taxi, but then received a call while still at the pier that the suspect had jumped from the moving cab near Magnolia Avenue.

The deputy observed the man return to his vehicle and get behind the wheel. Before he drove away, the man told the deputy he intended to sleep in his vehicle. Several unsuccessful attempts were made to call someone to pick him up. Fearing the man would try to drive, he was admitted to Manatee Glens.

• Feb. 16, 700 block of Jacaranda Road, battery. A man reported to the MCSO-Anna Maria substation and told a deputy a woman had come to his house, and at some point she pushed on his nose hard enough to make it bleed and he wanted to press charges.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        • No new reports.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• Feb. 15, 12597 Cortez Road W., Cortez Grill & Marina Restaurant, criminal mischief. A complainant reported he had become engaged in a verbal argument with another man. He decided to leave, but as he attempted to do so, the suspect threw a beer bottle, which broke on the front of his vehicle. The complainant left the area and called MCSO.

• Feb. 23, 4400 block of 123rd Street West, battery. Two adult family members became involved in an argument over the man inviting unwanted friends to the home. The woman said the friends were coming over and doing drugs and she wanted the man to leave. She told police that during the argument the man accidentally knocked her to the ground. The woman’s son came out of his bedroom and demanded to know what happened. According to the report, the suspect grabbed the younger male by the shirt and the two exchanged punches.

• Feb. 25, 4400 block of 125th Street West, information. Deputies responded to a man lying on the ground and bleeding from his head. According to the report, the man was intoxicated and unable to explain his injury. He was transported to the hospital where he first said nothing happened to him, but then stated he was hit in the head with a bottle. The man became uncooperative with hospital staff and did not want to be treated.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

        Feb. 22, 100 block of Ninth Street West, Bradenton, DUI. A 56-year-old Holmes Beach man was arrested on a misdemeanor driving under the influence charge. According to the probable cause affidavit, Gennaro Cucci was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday, March 27.

• Feb. 16, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn, trespass. A Holmes Beach police officer responded to a disturbance and made contact with the bartender. A man was pointed out as causing problems for other patrons, and he was trespassed from the business.

• Feb. 17, 6600 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A complainant reported two bicycles valued at $50 were stolen from his carport.

• Feb. 17, 4500 block of Gulf Drive, battery. A man reported a friend had contacted him because he was having a hard time with his drug issue and was feeling weak. The friend arrived later, demanding money and pills. When the complainant refused, the suspect became angry and threatened to burn the victim’s house with him and his girlfriend inside. He then pushed his friend to the ground and a companion recovered the victim’s prescription pills.

• Feb. 18, 300 block of 64th Street, criminal mischief. A complainant reported that a man came to his home banging on the windows and doors demanding his keys, which he claimed to have left more than a month ago. The man was informed his keys were in the boat and all he had to do was go look. The suspect became angry and ripped the door off the hinges, causing about $300 in damages. Police made contact with the suspect, who claimed the damage occurred when the complainant slammed the door on his foot.

• Feb. 19, 3900 East Bay Drive, Publix, theft. A complainant reported he left his wallet at the checkout counter and did not notice until he arrived home. He returned to the store, but management said no one had turned in a wallet. He reported the wallet stolen, saying it contained $50 and several credit cards.

• Feb. 20, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, animal. Police responded to a call of animal abuse and met with a witness, who pointed out a vehicle with a dog inside. The officer observed the windows were closed and the dog had no water. The dog was panting and appeared to be in distress. The officer ran the tag and then used a loud speaker to summon the owner. The owner claimed he was away from the dog for about 15 minutes, but witnesses said no one had checked on the dog for 45 minutes. When the owner opened the door, the officer reported the interior of the vehicle to be “extremely hot.” The owner was issued a citation and animal control was contacted.

• Feb. 20, 4100 block of Sixth Avenue, animal. A complainant reported that a woman leaves home for days at a time and leaves her dog in the yard without food or water. The officer observed no food or water in the vicinity. He reported the dog to be thin and covered in mange and fleas. Police were unable to locate the homeowner. Animal control was contacted and pledged to send an officer to the residence to investigate.

• Feb. 22, 5901 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach city property, vehicle burglary. A woman told police she was at the city park playing soccer and an iPhone valued at $350 was taken from her unlocked vehicle. She told police she observed a group of young males leaving quickly after the soccer game was over. She later told police she left messages on the phone for the person to return it without questions. When she returned to the skate park area to search for her phone, a wireless device in her possession made contact with the phone, which was discovered on the sink inside the men’s bathroom near the field.

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, March. 6, 2013


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

FOR SALE: One legal two-drawer files. Various office supplies. Also selling antique wood office chairs, Haitian art, collectible art, some framed. Many local artists. Home decor. 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com


Individuals may place one free ad with up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted online. Email classifieds@islander.org, fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer)


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/

SEEKING HOUSESITTING/CARETAKING position. Will relocate to anywhere on the Florida Gulf coast. References available. 210-633-6206. themichaelearney@yahoo.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.



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.

ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Donation drop-offs on Wednesdays only, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.

YARD SALE: 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10. 412 Alamanda Road, Anna Maria.

LARGE GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, March 8-10. Many large and smalls tools, many dozens crystal stemware, kitchen, flatware, milk glass, cast iron/stainless-steel pots and pans, home electronics, typewriter, two desks, many shells, two plate collections and more! Come see! 813 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.

THE SALE YOU’VE been waiting for: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 9. Lots of cool stuff. 521 56th St., Holmes Beach.


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

FOUND: BRACELET, SILVER, charm, near Gloria Dei Church. Claim at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

REWARD FOR LOST bicycle: Yellow, decorated Schwinn bike, very special. Call 610-246-7472.

LOST: DIAMOND WEDDING ring. Lost in Holmes Beach. Reward! Please, call 203-887-4661.

LOST CAMERA: BROADWAY Beach, Longboat Key. Nikon CoolPix. 217-343-1137.

LOST: WOMAN’S GOLD bracelet: Hurricane Hanks or on northbound trolley, Pine Ave and Hammock Road, Anna Maria. 416-509-7827.


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.


FOR SALE: 2002 Grand Cherokee 4×4 Jeep, special edition, red with gray leather. 79,000 miles, excellent condition, runs great.

Call 941-778-6552.


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

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.

2005 23-FOOT Beachcat, Yamaha F115. Fiberglass pontoon-style hull. Designed for saltwater, coastal use. Bimini with full enclosures. Great for family, fishing, cruising. Stepdown storage in console. $13,500. 941-527-8012.

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.


LPNS NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic using Hoyer lift. Full or part-time. Morning shifts are 4-5 hours starting at 7 a.m. Overnight shifts are 9:30 p.m.-7 a.m. Travel opportunity. 941-383-9637.

DELI CLERK WANTED: Part-time, 20-25 hours a week. Must be flexible and have good interpersonal skills. Apply at Jessie’s Island Store, 5424 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

ISLAND RESORT AND Vacation Rentals seeking part-time housekeepers. Previous experience a plus! Daytime hours. Please, call 941-778-2090 for application, or email islands58@aol.com.

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


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

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

BABIES AND PETS: 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.

AREA TEEN AVAILABLE for babysitting. Evenings, weekends. Have car, CPR-certified, currently enrolled in child development courses, honor student volunteering at Blake Hospital. AMI or N.W. Bradenton. Brittany, 941-465-6748.

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.


PRIVATE CAREGIVER: LIGHT duties around home, appointments, hygiene care, experience in all phases. References. Call between 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. 941-545-7114.


TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069.

I DON’T CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning  service since 1999. 941-779-6638. Leave message.

ISLANDER HANDYMAN SERVICE: 23-year Island resident, references. The Flying Dutchman LLC. We do all repair, interior and exterior, carpentry and more. Peter, 941-447-6747.

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.

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.

ATTENTION ABSENTEE HOMEOWNERS: D and T Home Watch, LLC. Bonded and insured. “Looking after your property like it was our own.” Serving Manatee and Sarasota counties. Call 941-840-0227 or visit www.dandthomewatch.com.

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.

PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commercial, resorts, roof, lanai, etc. Also windows, lawn services, also. 941-565-3935.

CLEANING RESIDENTAL, COMMERCIAL and resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941-756-4570.

COMPUTER SERVICES: I can fix it. Virus cleanup, system upgrade. Hardware, software and network repair. FBI virus cleaned and removed. Cell phone repair, support. Replace broken camera, screen, etc. Give islander Socko a call: 941-799-1169.

BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD’s Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-3840.

ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 36 years of happy customers. Organizing, laundry, ironing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046.

BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.

ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711.

RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.MA#0017550.


CONNIE’S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294.

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.


STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Specializing in old Florida seashell driveways and scapes. Free estimates. Call Shark Mark, 941-301-6067.

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $45/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, “shell phone” 941-720-0770.

NATURE’S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336.

TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-932-6600.


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopainting.net.

TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077.

CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479.

GRIFFIN’S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and wood flooring. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.

JERRY’S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198.

SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it’s broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I’ll fix it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906.

THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate. 23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941-447-6747.

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


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

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.

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

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. $5,000/month. Available January-April. 863-660-8366.

ANNUAL RENTAL: CANAL home, 3BR/3BA, caged pool, kitchen appliances, one-car garage, unfurnished. Available Feb. 1. $1,995/month. 863-660-8366.

TURNKEY FURNISHED RENTAL: 1BR/1BA 1.3 miles to Island via Cortez Bridge. Elevated duplex, spacious. $1,050/month. Desire annual rental, will consider short term. 941-761-2725.

OFFICE: RETAIL PROFESSIONAL space. 8811 Cortez Road, near Dive Adventures. 1,300 sf. Call 1-800-952-1206.

3BR/2BA: CANAL FURNISHED. Internet, May-June. 407-927-1304. dvanworm@earthlink.net.

2BR/2BA CONDO: TURNKEY furnished, available by the month until November. All amenities. Suzanne, Coastal Properties Realty, 941-794-1515.

WANTED: 2BR/2BA CONDO. Holmes Beach, February, March 2014. Monthly rate, $4,200-$4,800. Annual/semi-retired visitors. Rich, 616-334-3389.

PROFESSIONAL OFFICE FOR rent: Storefront. Bradenton Beach. 2501 Gulf Drive #102, Bradenton Beach. 420 sf. $1,175/month. Call 631-678-1813.

WANTED: 2BR/2BA CONDO: Holmes Beach, February/March 2014. Annual/semi-retired visitors. Monthly rate, $4,200-$4,800. Rich, 616-334-3389.

BRADENTON BEACH: ANNUAL rental, 1BR, granite kitchen, hardwood, great location, bay in back, Gulf in front, no smoking, no pets, $1,000/month. 603-969-6840.

ANNUAL RENTAL FLAMINGO Cay:  3 bedroom, 2 bath private canalfront home furnished/unfurnished, garage, pool, hot tub, dock, boat lift. Stainless-steel appliances, quiet neighborhood. Pet considered. Asking $2,000/mo plus utilities. Gulf-Bay Realty 941-778-7244.

2BR/2BA CONDO: TURNKEY, remodeled, furnished on canal. New dock. Annual/Monthly. 850-228-6820.

WATERFRONT VACATION RENTAL available: 3BR/2.5BA home at end of canal. Amazing view of Bimini Bay. Beautiful, fully furnished home, enclosed pool, large covered porch, two-car garage. Available April, July-December 2013 and May-December 2014. $4,750/month. 863-660-8366.

COMPLETELY REMODELED 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA. weeks or months available, 200 feet to beach. 114 and 116 Oak Ave., Anna Maria. 941-778-7933.

SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 1BR/1BA with loft with pool. Walk to beach, shops or dining! 941-778-3426. Web site: www.spinnakerscottages.com.


DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach. 3BR/4.5BA, office recreation room, spa, pool, outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288.

DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: Bradenton Beach. Excellent investment rental income. www.flipkey.com/124227. $289,000. 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.

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.

TRAILER FOR SALE: Move-in condition, 1BR, Bridge Street. Reduced, $39,000. Boat dock, $60/year on Intracoastal, furnished, land lease, $410/month. 941-896-5528.

GULF-TO-BAY condo: 3BR/2BA, dock, pool, spectacular waterfront. Asking $440,000. 1407 Gulf Drive S. #201, Bradenton Beach. By owner, 941-650-3069.

HALF OF GROUND-floor duplex: 2BR/1BA, 6-foot privacy fence in rear, $206,000. 941-447-2116.

2BR/1BA ISLAND HOME! Owner financing. 503 Bayview Drive, Holmes Beach. $305,000. Call 941-778-7980.

BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/2BA condo: FSBO. Townhouse-style unit with two floors above parking. Part of four-unit complex. Steps to the beach and Intracoastal. Steve, 813-245-0428.