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Island police blotter – 03-12-2014

Anna Maria

        • Jan. 27, 300 block of Hardin Avenue, petit theft. A complaint was filed against a construction crew for using water from a nearby home to mix cement. The incident was reported by a neighbor.

• Feb. 25, 800 block of North Shore Drive, animal complaint. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a call of loose dogs being aggressive toward people passing nearby. Animal control was contacted and the owners were issued a warning.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        • Feb. 28, 400 block of Gulf Drive South, grand theft. During the beach renourishment project, someone stole a seismograph valued at $9,000 from the beach. According to the report, an individual monitoring the seismographs from a remote location called to report significant movement. When someone went to check on the equipment it was gone. The equipment weighs about 75 pounds.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• No new reports.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

• March 3, 5800 block of Marina Drive, possession of drug paraphernalia. A 39-year-old Ruskin man was arrested on misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana charges. According to the report, a Holmes Beach Police Department officer initiated a traffic stop. An identification check revealed the driver had an active warrant out for his arrest out of Collier County. After he was taken into custody, a marijuana cigarette and pipe were located inside his vehicle.

• Feb. 16, 400 block of Clark Drive, drunk person. A complainant reported someone walked in front of her vehicle as she was leaving home for work and slammed his hands on her hood. Police located the suspect, who said he had recently arrived at a friend’s house and thought it was one of his friends inside the vehicle. He admitted he had been drinking and was advised of public intoxication laws.

• Feb. 16, 3800 block of Sixth Avenue, domestic disturbance. Police responded to a domestic disturbance and made contact with two females. They told police the male suspect had been drinking all night and was upset. Upon speaking to the suspect, he admitted he “fell off the wagon,” and acknowledged his current state of intoxication was the cause of the problem. He returned inside the house to apologize to the two females, but became belligerent toward them. The officer advised that the man leave for the night and he complied.

• Feb. 20, 3352 E. Bay Drive, Ace Hardware, shoplifting. A store employee observed a man attempting to cut through the security cable of an outside display of bicycles. The man was using a pocketknife. The employee confronted the individual at which time he yelled, “I should have known better,” and fled the area on his own bicycle. The suspect was not found.

• Feb. 21, 500 block of 74th Street, criminal mischief. A complainant said someone broke a window on his vehicle, causing $738 in damages.

        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.

Sports – 03-12-2014

Horseshoes lead the week’s news, football playoffs follow


Horseshoe players familiar to the pits at Anna Maria City Hall paid respects to one of their own this week.

The inaugural Ron Pepka “The King” Memorial Horseshoe tournament was held March 8 at the city pits, 10005 Gulf Drive.

There were enough players to crowd the pits and some of Pepka’s family — wife Jackie, son Ron Pepka Jr. and grandson Ben Sharp — attended.

Pepka, 79, died Nov. 19, 2013. He was a retired U.S. Navy captain who, in his retirement relished playing and excelling at horseshoes. He formerly resided in Anna Maria.

At the memorial tournament honoring him, the team of Bob Palmer and Tim Sofran outlasted Rod Bussey and Bill Wright to win the tourney. Steve Doyle and Norm Good finished in third place.

Regular action March 5 saw the team of Rod Bussey and Keith Erickson fashion the only 3-0 pool-play record, giving them the outright title of champs for the day.

Some of the Anna Maria horseshoe pitching regulars participated Feb. 20 in the Gulf Coast Senior Games at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton, and came away with some hardware.

Jay Disbrow and Bill Wright led the way with gold medals, while Herb Puryear brought home a silver medal. Sam Samuels, Steve Doyle, Bob Mason, Gene Bobeldyk and Bob Lee brought home bronze medals.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Horseshoes matches get underway 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, everyone is welcome.


Flag football playoffs underway

Playoffs got underway in all of the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s NFL Flag Football youth leagues, starting with a bevy of games played March 8. The action continues for the two weeks, leading up to the Super Bowl games set for March 21.

In case you’re wondering, however, the youngest kids in the instructional division don’t score their games and don’t participate in playoffs. It’s all about learning the game for the pint-sized players.

The action got started with three games in the 8-10 division March 8. First up, No. 5 seed Beach Bistro Buccaneers held off fourth-seeded Manatee Diagnostic Ravens by a 32-20 score. Quarterback David Daigle tossed four touchdown passes, including three to German Rivera, to lead the Buccaneers to victory. Chris Snyder added the game’s final touchdown reception, while Brandon Annis and Javier Rivera chipped in with extra-point catches.

Josh Calhoun had a big game in defeat for the Ravens, rushing for three touchdowns and an extra point.

Ava Alderson put on a dominating performance to lead her Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings to a 20-15 victory over LPAC Cardinals in the second game of the day. Alderson ran for a touchdown, while also connecting with Tuna McCracken on a pair of touchdown passes and an extra point. As if that weren’t enough, Alderson also made a game-high seven flag pulls to spearhead a strong defensive performance by the Vikings.

The Cardinals were led by Cole Pearson’s two touchdown passes to Sean Rodriguez. Pearson also chipped in with two interceptions on defense to help keep the Cardinals within striking distance.

The last 8-10 division game saw Beach Bum Patriots defeat Dojo Martial Arts Cowboys 25-18 behind a pair of touchdown passes and a touchdown run by quarterback Gavin Johnston. He connected with Evan Christianson and Shawn Balvin, who also contributed a touchdown run and an extra-point catch in the victory.

The Cowboys were led by quarterback Will Batey, who ran for two scores while also connecting with Anthony Monetti on a touchdown pass in the loss.

There were two games scheduled in the 11-13 division, but Eat Here Redskins forfeited due to an insufficient number of players at kickoff.

The other 11-13 first-round playoff saw Bark & Company Realty Ravens roll to a 29-13 victory over Will C. Photos Falcons. Quarterback John Smith hooked up with Bathie Thiam for a pair of touchdown passes, while Thiam connected with Dalton Guthrie on a score as well. Thiam and Leo Tilelli each had two-point conversions, while Ava Zink completed the scoring with an extra point.

The Falcons were led by Joe Peery and Silas Banyas, who each threw a touchdown pass to Dylan Doyle in the loss.

The 14-17 division had four first-round playoff matchups and all were blowouts.

Mr. Bones Bengals clawed out any doubt it’s the top seed with a 44-14 win over Waterfront Restaurant Cowboys, while Integrity Sound Lions rolled past Galati Yacht Sales Buccaneers 48-12. West Coast Surf Shop Jaguars earned an easy 31-6 victory over Sun Bears, but the biggest shocker was The Feast Broncos’ 66-12 victory over Swordfish Grill Browns. Quarterback Burke Hill threw five touchdown passes in the rout, while also adding a touchdown reception of his own. Tony Sperduto caught five touchdown passes and Chris Johnson had two touchdown receptions while also throwing for a touchdown. Joshua Parrish added a touchdown pass and a pair of extra points to round out the scoring in the victory.

Katelyn Rodd threw one touchdown pass to Raidel Hernandez and Derek Polch ran for a score to complete the Browns loss.


30-over playoffs underway

Island Real Estate Raiders opened the 30-and-over playoffs March 6 with a 27-25 victory over Jessie’s Island Store Buccaneers behind four touchdown passes from quarterback Chris Gillum. Gillum, who completed 17-of-25 passes for 263 yards, connected with brother Mike Gillum for a pair of touchdowns and an extra point. Mike Gillum finished with six catches for 67 yards, while Brianna Shaughnessy led all receivers with seven catches for 115 yards. Jason Vancleve added a touchdown pass of his own, while also catching five passes for 78 yards and a touchdown.

The Buccaneers were led by Don Purvis, who completed nine passes for 178 yards and three touchdown passes while also running for a score. Kevin Mingola caught a pair of 45-yard TD passes, while Shawn Kaleta added two catches — one for a touchdown — in the loss.

The second game of the evening saw Ross Built Panthers roll to a 30-12 victory over Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings behind 157 passing yards and five touchdown passes from quarterback Rob Mandarine. Chuck McCracken had three catches for 56 yards and two scores and Troy Shonk had two touchdowns, including a 45-yarder to lead the Panther receivers. Greg Ross threw one touchdown pass to Mandarine to complete the Panthers scoring in the victory.

Dave Johnston threw for 107 and two touchdowns to Eric Gledhill to account for the Vikings’ offensive production in the loss.


Seedings set for 18-over division

The final week of the regular season set up the playoff pairings in the 18-and-over flag football division, which gets started March 12. Slim’s Place Bears outscored Agnelli Pool & Spa Giants 51-31 in March 5 action to wrap up the division’s top seed and a first-round bye.

Beach to Bay Construction Dolphins defeated Duffy’s Tavern Eagles 39-32 to take the No. 2 seed and the other first-round bye. The last game of the evening saw Beach Bistro Raiders ice down the Waterfront Restaurant Panthers by a 46-21 score, which gave the Raiders the fifth seed.

Beach Bistro Raiders now face Duffy’s Tavern Eagles at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, while Agnelli Pool & Spa Giants will take on Waterfront Restaurant Panthers at 8 p.m. the same evening in opening-round playoff games.

The second round of playoffs will place March 19, the division’s Super Bowl is set for 8 p.m. April 2


Volleyball playoffs set

The adult coed volleyball league at the Anna Maria Island Community Center completed its regular season March 11 with Duncan Real Estate on top of the standings with a 9-3 record.

Duncan now has a bye into the final, awaiting the winner of the April 1 playoff game between Florida Discount Signs & Wraps and Southern Greens.


Key Royale golf news

The women of Key Royale Club got out for a nine-hole, individual-low-net golf match that also included a side game of best two balls of foursome. The side game was won by the team of Laura Purcell, Fran Barford, Margrit Layh and Markie Ksiazek with a total of 81 strokes.

In regular golf action, Phyllis Roe rode birdies on holes six and eight to a 4-under-par 28 and first place in Flight A. Helen Pollock, who had a pair of chipins, including one for birdie on hole number one, was a shot back in second place at 3-under-par 29.

Terry Westby fashioned a 3-under par 29 to take first place in Flight B, and Barb Estok was one shot back in second place, while Gloria LaDue was alone in third at 1-under-par 31.

Sue Wheeler’s 1-under-par 31 gave her the top spot in Flight C, two shots ahead of Roxanne Koche, Connie Livanos and Judy Ward.

Nel Bergstrom carded a 1-under-par 29 to take first place in Flight D. Sue Little, Markie Ksiazek and Sally Keyes were all at 1-under-par 31 to finish in a three-way tie for second place.


AMICC NFL Flag Football schedule

8-10 Division

March 7   6 p.m.      Dojo Martial Arts vs. LPAC

March 7   7 p.m.      West Coast Air vs. Beach Bums

March 19 5 p.m.      Pro Bowl

March 21 6 p.m.      Super Bowl


11-13 Division

March 14 6 p.m.      Bark & Company vs. LPAC

March 14 7 p.m.      Beach to Bay vs. Sandbar

March 19 6 p.m.      Pro Bowl

March 21 7 p.m.      Super Bowl


14-17 Division

March 20 6 p.m.      Pro Bowl

March 21 8 p.m.      Super Bowl


18-Over Division

March 12 7 p.m.      #5 Beach Bistro vs. #4 Duffy’s

March 12 8 p.m.      #6 Waterfront vs. #3Agnelli Pool


30-Over Division

March 13 7 p.m.      #5 IRE vs. #1 Island Gourmet

March 13 8 p.m.      #3 Ross Built vs. #2 Agnelli Pool

AMICC NFL Flag Football schedule

8-10 Division

March 7   6 p.m.      Dojo Martial Arts vs. LPAC

March 7   7 p.m.      West Coast Air vs. Beach Bums

March 19 5 p.m.      Pro Bowl

March 21 6 p.m.      Super Bowl


11-13 Division

March 14 6 p.m.      Bark & Company vs. LPAC

March 14 7 p.m.      Beach to Bay vs. Sandbar

March 19 6 p.m.      Pro Bowl

March 21 7 p.m.      Super Bowl


14-17 Division

March 20 6 p.m.      Pro Bowl

March 21 8 p.m.      Super Bowl


18-Over Division

March 12 7 p.m.      #5 Beach Bistro vs. #4 Duffy’s

March 12 8 p.m.      #6 Waterfront vs. #3Agnelli Pool


30-Over Division

March 13 7 p.m.      #5 IRE vs. #1 Island Gourmet

March 13 8 p.m.      #3 Ross Built vs. #2 Agnelli Pool

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, March 12, 2014


BOSCH APARTMENT-SIZE front-loading stackable washer/dryer, mint condition, $350, Weber Q gas grill, $50. 941-345-4095, 859-396-2927.

CORNER UNIT, PULL-out keyboard shelf, four shelves, filing cabinet, chair, $50, consider selling individual pieces. 941-778-2084.

COMPUTER: 3.2GHz HT DELL, refurbished, $60. 941-756-6728.

FEATHERWEIGHT SINGER SEWING machine: Top condition, $500. First cash buys it. 941-795-4841.

COFFEE TABLE: DROP-leaf, very nice, $100, 1-year old above-ground pool, accessories, 15-18 foot, $100. 941-778-3920.


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)


YARD SALE TO BENEFIT Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue Inc, Saturday and Sunday, March 29-30. If you have something you’d like to donate, please let us know! We arrange pickup. 941-896-6701 or islandlisa44@aol.com.

WANTED: WORKOUT DVDs and retired but working XBox, Wii units with games for Ministry of Presence for kids and teens in Haiti. Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com. Discoverannamaria.com.

WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

ANTIQUES, ART, and collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

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

FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used, repairable fishing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper office, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The Islander office, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don’t be sorry, be safe.


ROSER THRIFT SHOP:  Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday ,Thursday, Friday, 9:30 a.m-2 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Donations welcome, specifically Wednesdays, 9-11 a.m. 511 Pine Ave. Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.

STEFF’S STUFF ANTIQUES and Consignment. steffsstufflbk.com. Open daily. 941-383-1901.

RELAY FOR LIFE sale: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 14-15. Furniture and lots more! Good stuff, great prices, awesome cause. Donations welcome! 248-982-5600. 508 65th St., Holmes Beach.


LOST: WHITE PHONE. Anna Maria. Please, call 248-202-4917 or drop off at police station.


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

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


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

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

TWO FLOATING JET-ski lifts, $600 each or two for $1,100. Phone, 941-812-6324.


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

PART-TIME SALES position for Island retail store. Personality a plus! Non-smoker! Taking applications Mr. Roberts Resortwear. 941-778-4505.

LINE COOKS: Full/part-time, all shifts, $10/hour. Immediate hire. Apply in person only: AMI Beach Cafe, Manatee County Beach. 941-778-0784.


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

RESPONSIBLE RED CROSS certified babysitter. Honor student. Call or text Isabel, 941-545-7995.

KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at The Islander office, 5604-B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


CNA SERVICES: DRIVE to appointments, meals prepared, everyday chores. Part or full time. Excellent references, experienced. 941-807-9975, 941-718-5980.


RETIRED LONGBOAT KEY police officer, drive your car north and south. 941-713-1596.

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

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

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

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

TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.

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

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

PRESSURE WASHING AND windows: Commercial, residential and resorts. Roofs, buildings, houses driveways etc. 941-251-5948.

JOHN “THE FIREMAN” Island Cycle & Scooter Repair. 25 years experience. Affordable prices. 918-639-5002 or 941-276-1414.

DIRTY LAUNDRY? WORLD-class laundry drop-off service. $1 per pound, most items. Sun Clean Coin Laundry. 2905 Manatee Ave., W., Bradenton. 941-746-0849.

TVS MOUNTED INSTALLED, set-up networking, wired, wireless, audio, video surveillance cameras. Palmfish Communication, 941-896-0798.

PHOTOGRAPHER FOR WEDDINGS, beach, modeling, etc. 941-730-1745 or visit The Hive, 119 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.

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

PROOF, POST, PUBLISH: Local editor-writer available for consulting, draft editing, final proofing and copywriting, as well as social media management for your group or business. Email Lisa Neff at lmneff@me.com.

D.L. HAYES CLEANING: Bonded and insured. Rachael Bidwell/ Sheila Darcy, 941-932-5347 or 941-224-1486. For all your cleaning needs.

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

ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 38-year Islanders. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046.

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

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

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


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

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and installations, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff, 941-778-2581.

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

JR’S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-807-1015.


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

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $50/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, “shell phone” 941-720-0770.

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

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


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

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

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

GRIFFIN’S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and wood flooring. Insured and licensed. 941-722-8792.

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

HANDYMAN SERVICE: 25-year Island resident. We do all repair, interior and exterior, insured. The Flying Dutchman, 941-447-6747.

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

PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commercial, roofs, driveways, house, lanai, pool area. The Flying Dutchman, 941-447-6747.

PROFESSIONAL TILE ROOF restoration. Call Peter for free estimate, references, insured. The Flying Dutchman, 941-447-6747.

SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENT: Michigan builder, quality work guaranteed. Affordable, timely, within budget. Call Mike, 1-616-204-8822.


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

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

AVAILABLE MARCH 2014: 2BR/2BA ground level with carport and patio. 1.5 blocks to Gulf. Luxurious, updated, must see! Anna Maria. 941-565-2373.

PEBBLE SPRINGS 3BR/2BA first floor condo, Manatee Avenue and 59th Street, Bradenton. Annual rental, unfurnished, updated, neutral colors. Covered parking, pool outside back porch, tennis courts, clubhouse, 10 minutes to beach. $1,200/month plus $500 deposit, application required. Available April 1. Pictures: www.macalusoproperty.com. 813-368-7383.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX rentals. 1BR/1BA, beautifully furnished with carport near beach. No smoking, no pets. 847-530-8833.

SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA ground-level duplex. Steps from one of the best beaches in Holmes Beach. Screened front porch, washer and dryer, air conditioning. Weekly, monthly or six-month rental, furnished or not. Available May. Email: islandbeachrental@msn.com. 973-715-2188.

COMMERICAL RENTALS: OFFICE and air-conditioned storage. 17×18-foot, $875,11×14-foot, $425, 9×11-foot, $325, 5×11-foot, $95, 7×13-foot, $180. Al, 941-737-1121.

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.


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

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

WE’RE LOW, LISTINGS needed. Are you curious as to how much your home could be worth? Call us for a free professional consultation. Call Lynn at Edgewater Real Estate, 941-778-8104.

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

DISCOVER TERRA CEIA Golf and Country Club! Gorgeous updated 2BR/2BA maintenance-free villa in a gated, waterfront community. Hardwood floors, plantation shutters, granite and more. Two-car garage. $169,900. Sarah Whisnant, 941-238-8624, Leslie Wells Realty.

BRADENTON BEACH MOBILE home: 2BR/1BA fully furnished, turnkey. Large rooms, central heat and air conditioning, washer and dryer, laminate flooring, attached carport, boat dock available. Near Bridge Street. 55-plus. $105,000. Call 317-289-6529.

PRE-LISTING HOME sale. Two weeks until MLS, save $10,000. Coveted west Bradenton neighborhood near the beaches. No deed restrictions, 3BR/2BA two-car garage, well loved and updated. Qualified previewers only. Email for pictures. $240,000. Suzanneshomes@yahoo.com. Appointments only. Coastal Properties Realty, 941-794-1515. Suzanne Wilson, Broker.

IMMACULATE FURNISHED COACH home: Gated and maintenance-free, golf, resort-style living seasonal or  year-round. Close to beaches and exceptional shopping experiences. Rachel House, 941-705-8686, SRT International Realty.

I WANT TO buy a lot or house/duplex, no condos. $200,000 to $300,000. Have cash. Close to Gulfside beach, needing work OK. Text/call information, 508-496-8480.

DEEP WATER CANALFRONT home. 3BR/2BA on corner lot. Between Manatee Avenue and Cortez Road. One block to Intracoastal, one block to beach. $475,000. Owner may finance. 941-778-7980 or 941-778-7565.

NEW LISTING: 7420 20th Ave., NW Bradenton. 3BR/2BA pool home, tile floor, new kitchen, mint condition, private backyard. $349,900. Sharon Hightower, Edgewater Real Estate, 941-330-5054.

OWNER FINANCE: WATERFRONT bayou condo. 2BR/1BA furnished, completely remodeled, granite kitchen, new tile bath, fixtures, furniture, washer and dryer. All new appliances, 46-inch flat-screen TV. Professionally decorated. Walk to historic city pier and fine dining. $275,000. 522 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Call 941-778-1410.

VACATION RENTAL: BRADENTON Beach. 1BR, turnkey, furnished apartment. Available March and April. 941-778-0116.

FAMILY-ORIENTED GULFFRONT condo. 2BR/2BA, two balconies overlooking Gulf and pool in Holmes Beach. Excellent rental history. Owner, 941-778-9378.

GREAT LITTLE HOUSE, great big view: Open water view of AMI Bridge, 1950s cottage, block construction, pine accents. New appliances, etc. An island treasure. $849,500. FSBO. 941-730-2606 (leave message).

IMPERIAL HOUSE: BRADENTON Beach. 55-plus condo for sale. 2BR/1BA exquisite granite, stainless-steel kitchen. Gorgeous bath. Ground floor enjoy spectaculars of owning bay and Gulf property, with pool, clubhouse turnkey. $186,000. 941-779-0248.