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Jeffrey Neal Blackwood
Jeffrey Neal Blackwood, 53, of Ballston Spa, N.Y., and Bradenton Beach, died March 1. He was born May 19, 1959, in Ballston Spa.
He first worked at the Ballston Journal, then at West Milton Nuclear Power Plant until he was transferred to Texas. He also worked at Stewart’s Corporation and, in 2008, he moved to Trilby, Fla., where he was treasurer of his community association.
Mr. Blackwood enjoyed camping, sailing and, on earning his pilot’s licence, flying.
He is survived by his father, Lindley “Lynn;” brothers Lynn and Lawrence and wife Dawn; sisters Crystal and Michael Bunnel, Marcy and husband John Meaney, Linda and husband David Mullen and Lori and husband John Kisielis; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Dorothy T. Zokas DeGennaro
Dorothy T. Zokas DeGennaro, 77, of Holmes Beach, and formerly of Southbury, Conn., died Jan. 29.
She was a devout communicant of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach. She was a member of the Senior Adventure group in Bradenton Beach and was a literacy advocate. She volunteered at Anna Maria Elementary School in Holmes Beach. She received her associate’s degree in 1974 from Mattatuck Community College in Waterbury, Conn. She was an avid homemaker and was proud of her Lithuanian heritage.
A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 22, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Memorial donations may be made to Lithuanian Catholic Religious Inc., 6425 Perry Ave., Maspeth NY 11378 or Sisters of St. Casimir, 2601 W. Marquette Road, Chicago IL 60629.
Mrs. DeGennaro is survived by son Daniel and wife Karen Zokas of Southbury; daughters Lisa and husband Mark of Zokas-Kindy of South Carolina and Wallace and husband Charles Hamel of Barkhamstead, Conn.; grandchildren Jordan, Michael, Meghan, Arianne, Rasa and Chaz; and three nephews.
Dorothy E. Kerr, age 87, died Feb. 28. Dorothy was born April 15, 1925, in Saginaw, Mich., to David and Elizabeth (Whipple) Kerr.
Ms. Kerr graduated from Arthur Hill High School and continued her education with degrees from Saginaw General Hospital School of Nursing and Hurley School of Anesthesia in Flint, Mich. She worked many years as a nurse anesthetist at St. Joseph Hospital in Flint, then for the Catholic Diocese of Lansing in the office of health affairs. She then retired to live on Anna Maria Island.
She loved life, people, art, music and animals, especially her cat Cricket. She was thankful for friends who made her life’s work an adventure, especially Lael Hellman, Sister Betty Gaiss, Catherine McGuire and family, JoAnn and Barry Flynn and Colleen Tinnin and family.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated March at Holy Family Catholic Church, 11804 S. Saginaw St., Grand Blanc, Mich. Arrangements were by Hill Funeral Home, Grand Blanc, Mich. Condolences may be made online at www.hillfh.com.
Ms. Kerr is survived by brother Donald A. and wife Sharon Kerr of Grand Rapids, Mich.; nephews Evan and David Kerr; and nieces Andrea and Lisa Kerr.
Sue Turner Maddox, 80, of Cortez, died March 1. She was the granddaughter of Capt. Nathan Fulford. who was one of the founders of the village of Cortez. She was born March 3, 1932, in Mulberry, Fla., to the late Christopher C. and Myrtle (Fulford) Turner.
She grew up and lived in the Mulberry area until 1965, when she moved to Manatee County. She and her husband, the late R.C. Dick Maddox, owned and operated the Humpty Dumpty Restaurant in Mulberry until the mid 1960s.
Mrs. Maddox worked as a bookkeeper with A.P. Bell Fish Company in Cortez and as a waitress at Moore’s Stone Crab Restaurant. She was a long time advocate for the Cortez fishing village, and a member of the Anna Maria Island Democratic Club where she served as treasurer. She was active with the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage, served as a docent at the Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez, as an usher with the Asolo Repertory Theatre, volunteered as a guardian ad litem for many years, and also as a reading assistant at Anna Maria Elementary School.
A celebration of life will be held 1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Swordfish Grill Restaurant, 4628 119th St. W., Cortez. Memorials may be made to Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage, Florida Maritime Museum or the Island Democratic Club in her memory. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.
Mrs. Maddox is survived by sons Richard and wife Annette of Cortez and Michael and wife Paula of Terra Ceia; brother Christopher “Skeet” and wife Kitty Turner of St. Petersburg; sister Betty Lou Turner of Bradenton; grandchildren Crystal, Cassie, Karla, Tres and Christopher; and nephew Chris Osborne and his two children.
Mary C. Mond
Mary C. Mond of Bradenton and formerly of Holmes Beach, died March 1. She was born Nov. 26, 1926, in Johnson City, Ill.
Mrs. Mond was a licensed practical nurse, although she never worked as a nurse. She married Robert Mond in 1945.
The couple moved to Florida in 1976 after traveling via houseboat down the Mississippi from Dubuque, Iowa. They purchased rental property in l977 in Holmes Beach, and operated “Sunny Daze” until 1994, when it sold.
Mrs. Mond was active many years with the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, having served on the board of directors, both as secretary and president. She also served on the Manatee County Tourist Development Council for several years.
Mrs. Mond was elected to the Holmes Beach Council and served the city March 1986 until November 1991, when she moved with her husband to Bradenton.
A service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at Oneco United Methodist Church, 2112 53rd Ave E., Bradenton. Memorial donations may be made to Oneco United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 908, Oneco FL 34264.
She is survived by her children, Robert and wife Colleen of Savanna, Ga., Barbara and husband Craig Ripley of Bradenton, and Joseph and wife Gail of Dubuque, Iowa; grandchildren Bruce Beacom of Bradenton, Eric and wife Jennifer, and Eben and wife Darcy, all of Dubuque; one great-grandchild; three step-grandchildren; and six step-great grandchildren.
Wilford A. Stokes Jr.
Wilford A. Stokes Jr., 68, of Decherd, Tenn., and formerly of Anna Maria Island, died March 5. He was born Jan. 13, 1945, in Pennsylvania to the late Kathryn O. (Tucker) and Wilford A. Stokes Sr.
Mr. Stokes was a school administrator. He was a loving father, grandfather and friend.
There will be no services. Memorials may be made to Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation, P.O. Box 824061, Philadelphia PA 19182-4061, 800-981-2663, or www.oif.org. Arrangements were by Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, Winchester, Tenn.
Mr. Stokes is survived by daughters Deborah Ann Thomas of Tampa and Jennifer Marshall of Orlando; and granddaughters Melissa Ann Rushnell and Kathryn Marshall.
Roser’s century of service celebrated
More than 600 worshippers gather in a tent across from Roser Chapel, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, for a celebration and sermon by the Rev. Gary Batey, “A Century of Christian Community Service,” marking the 100-year anniversary of the chapel. More photos, page 20. Islander Photos: Edna Tiemann
The Rev. Gary Batey delivers his sermon to the Roser Memorial Community Church gathering March 10 to recognize the chapel’s 100 years.
The congregation of Roser Memorial Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Bill Willis, Hugh Holmes Sr. and former Roser pastor, the Rev. Richard Wiggins reminisce at the Roser Chapel rededication March 10.
The Rev. Gary Batey outside the chapel, where the doors await hardware.
KRC golf rounds top week’s action, horseshoes, too
Along with regular weekly golf action at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach, the men’s senior club championship and men’s handicap club championship matches are taking place.
The men’s handicap club championship moved this past week into the third round. John Cassese, Dale Hudson, Vince Mercadante and Mike Selby advanced to the fourth round with match-play victories.
In senior men’s handicap match-play action, Vince Mercadante, Ron Robinson, Gino DiClemente and Ken Rickett all advanced into the fourth round.
Regular golf action ended March 7 with the members teaming up in a nine-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome match. The team of Joyce Brown, Jerry Brown, Sue Little and Bill Melvin combined on a 5-under-par 27. One shot back in second place were Penny Auch, Nel Bergstrom, Carl Voyles and Earl Huntzinger.
The men played an 18-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome match March 6. The team of Dave Kruger, Neal Hammer, Carl Voyles and Bob Elliott combined on a 190-under-par 109 to seize a seven-shot victory. The team of Bill Gallagher, Dan Hayes and the Proxy brothers were alone in second at 116, while Al Kaiser, Wade Ladue and Jim Helgeson finished up at 119 for third place.
The Key Royale women took the course March 5 for a nine-hole, individual-low-gross match. Jen Holmes and Helen Pollack took first place in Flight A with 8-over-par 40. Sue Chrisiansen took first place in Flight B with a 43, while Sue Wheeler’s 46 and Markie Ksiazek’s 49 earned them first place in Flights C and D respectively.
Pollack and Marcia Helgeson took low-net honors in Flight A, each with 4-under-par 28. Tootie Wagner and Jean Holmes were a shot back in second, while Judy Christensen was alone in third with a 2-under-par 30.
Sue Christensen grabbed first place in Flight B with a 5-under-par 27, two shots ahead of second-place finisher Joyce Brown. Margrit Layh carded a 2-under-par 30 to finish in third place.
Sue Wheeler’s 3-under-par 29 gave her first place in Flight C by one stroke over Wila Barkley. Marty Clark and Kathy Porter tied for third place at even par.
Ksiazek’s 5-unde- par 27 was good for first place in Flight D. Sharon Conlon was alone in second with a 3-under-par 29 and Judy Hanson, Margaret Schuler and Marcia O’Brien tied for third, all at 1-under-par 31.
The men played a nine-hole, modified-Stableford or quota points match March 5. Jim Shepard, Ed Dailey, John Holcomb, Mike Ross and Gary Risner all finished in first place at plus 4. The team of Gary Alvord, Gary Risner, Bill Eichhorn and Gerry Schwartzbaugh won the team competition at plus 4.
The men played a nine-hole, best-balls-of-foursome match March 4. Dick Eichhorn and Bill Eichhorn, bolstered by the Proxy brothers, combined on a 12-under-par 20 to take first place.
The team of Pete Weir, Dave Kruger and Barry Anderson were one shot back in second place, while John Sagert, Bob Landgren, Art Hibbs and Al Kaiser were alone in third at 9-under-par 23.
The men played an 18-hole, individual-low-net golf match March 3. Bob Elliott grabbed first place with a 1-under-par 63. Dale Hudson was alone in second place with an even-par 64, while Carl Voyles and Vince Mercadante tied for third place at 1-over-par 65.
Five teams advanced to the knockout round during March 9 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Tom Anderton and Kim Kleiner defeated Bob Palmer and Leo Hutton 21-13 in the first match, while Hank Huyghe and Dom Livedoti eased past Gene Bobeldyk and Ron Pepka 21-11 in the second match. The second round got started with Huyghe-Livedoti edging Sam Samuels 21-19 to advance to the finals. In the finals, Huyghe-Livedoti defeated Anderton-Kleiner 21-9.
Only two teams advanced from pool play with the required 3-0 record during March 6 horseshoe action. Huyghe and Art Kingstad defeated Bob Mason and Norm Good 23-15 to earn bragging rights for the day.
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.
Pre-spawn sheepshead still the focus for winter fishers
With recent cold fronts and strong winds, sheepshead remain the steady focus. Numbers are increasing around docks, piers and artificial reefs. These fish are schooling up to spawn, and it’s critical to find pre-spawn fish if you plan on catching the 4-6 pounders. Once these fish have spawned, you’ll see a decline in the bite and size.
In spots where you’re catching larger fish, expect to catch fish in the 1- to 2-pound range after they spawn. While fishing the piers where there is more pressure on these fish, it may be wise to switch up baits. The sheepies may bite on shrimp at first, and next turn their noses. Try carrying some live fiddler crabs or sand fleas so you have options. If you can get tubeworms for bait, your stringer will look more impressive than most. Sheepies love tubeworms.
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business charters is targeting a number of species based on the weather conditions. On cold, windy days, Gross is dock fishing for sheepshead. On warmer days, redfish and spotted seatrout on the flats of Sarasota Bay are the target.
For the sheepies, Gross is anchoring close to docks and casting live shrimp with a knocker rig, putting his bait on the bottom. Sheepshead in the 1- to 2-pound range are the norm. While fishing docks, expect to catch flounder, redfish and black drum.
On the flats, Gross is combining a MirrOlure Lil John with a 1/4-ounce jighead to drift the flats in search of trout. By drifting and jigging, Gross is catching trout ranging 12-20 inches. While targeting trout with jigs, Gross also is catching flounder, bluefish and some stray mackerel.
By fishing sandy potholes adjacent to mangrove islands, Gross is finding decent numbers of catch-and-release snook. Live shiners are the bait of choice — if available. Average sizes of the snook are 22-26 inches, although bigger females are in the mix.
Capt. Warren Girle is targeting schooling redfish in Sarasota Bay using a variety of baits depending on the mood of the reds. To start, Girle is fishing top-water plugs like Sebile lures or Rapala Skitterwalks. These lures produce well in the early morning or during low-light conditions. As the sun rises higher in the sky, Girle is switching to soft plastics combined with a lead jig head. MirrOlure Lil John’s are preferred by Girle.
Finally, if the reds don’t cooperate, Girle has a surefire way to get them to bite. After catching a few ladyfish, Girle cuts them in small chunks and baits his hook. Casting to the outskirts of the school, Girle gets the “reluctant reds” to eat his offering. Upper-slot redfish were the norm in the past week.
By jigging the deeper flats of Sarasota, Girle is picking up an assortment of species — pompano, permit, bluefish, ladyfish and mackerel to name a few.
Finally, by jigging sandy potholes on shallow flats, Girle is finding good numbers of spotted seatrout. Average size is 15-20 inches, although fish up to 24 inches are being caught.
Grady Smith at Island Discount Tackle says sheepshead anglers are arriving in droves in search of some tasty zebra-striped fish. Small stout hooks and numerous varieties of terminal tackle used for sheepies are flying off the store shelves. Most sheepherders are purchasing live shrimp to try their luck. Others are using live sand fleas harvested on the beach with a sand flea rake.
On the flats, spotted seatrout and redfish are being caught on artificials or live bait. For artificials, Smith suggests a Berkley Gulp shrimp combined with a 1/4-ounce jighead. For live bait, shrimp is the ticket for success.
Finally, Smith says he’s hearing of some good catch-and-release snook action when conditions are favorable. Warm days and high tides are the recipe for finding this sought-after game fish.
Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says, “The sheepies are on the march.”
Pier fishers are flocking to the R&R to get in on the action. Preferred baits are live shrimp or fiddlers, although sand fleas are working, too. Expect to catch sheepies in the 1-2 pound range around the pier. There are bigger ones down there, but it takes determination or luck to get them to bite.
Black drum and flounder are being caught by pier fishers targeting sheepies. Both the drum and the flounder will readily take a live shrimp so be prepared for variety.
Finally, stray pompano are being caught at the pier. They haven’t arrived in good numbers, according to Malfese, but he expects the bite to turn on in the next few weeks. Most pompano being caught the past week were barely the minimum size of 11 inches to the fork of the tail.
Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says everyone is concentrating on sheepshead this week. Fiddler crabs and sand fleas are producing a bite, along with live shrimp, although pier fishers using tubeworms are dominating the catch. Sheepies up to 2 pounds are being caught daily with a few bigger females mixed in.
Flounder also are taking up residence under the pier. Most are being caught on live shrimp or Berkley Gulp shrimp worked under and around the edges of the pier.
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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 Jaffe Jones, an author and healthy eating advocate, on “Eat Vegan,” Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-34217.
Thursday, March 14
7:39 p.m. — Official sunset time.
Friday, March 15
7:41 a.m. — Official sunrise time.
Saturday, March 16
8-11 a.m. — Pancake breakfast at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Thrift sale until noon. Fee applies. Information: 941-395-7708.
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.-4 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Community Center Tour of Homes, various island locations. Information: 941-778-1908.
10 a.m. — The Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts a free demonstration, Lee Mears, “Kid Stuff for Grown-Ups.” Information: 941-778-6648.
11 a.m. — Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts a program on “managing stress through mindful breathing.” Information: 941-778-6341.
1 p.m. — Women of the Moose Chapter 1601 host a children’s Easter party at the lodge, 110 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Reservations closed.
2 p.m. — Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts James Corwin Johnson talking about nature and wildlife photography. Information: 941-778-6341.
Sunset – Stargazing, Local Group of Deep Sky Observers, Holmes Beach city hall field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-342-9632.
Sunday, March 17
Today is St. Patrick’s Day.
8:30-11:30 a.m. — St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, holds a pancake breakfast. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-4769.
10 a.m. — Roser Memorial Community Church celebrates its 100th anniversary with a tree planting and time capsule burial. Information: 941-778-0414.
11 a.m.-10 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Community Center holds a St. Patrick’s Day Sham Rockin’ fair, Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1908, ext. 9203.
4 p.m. — Beach Bistro and Sean Murphy present the 15th annual Anna Maria Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade from Holmes Beach City Hall north on Marina Drive and ending at North Palm Drive and 78th Street. Information: 941-778-6444.
Monday, March 18
7:41 p.m. — Official sunset time.
Tuesday, March 19
Noon — Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island lunch and meeting, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.
xxxx — Vitamin Seas Health Food Store, 3228 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts nutrition coach Alec Grae for a free seminar on how to make spaghetti and meatballs — raw. Information: 941-778-5015.
Wednesday, March 20
Noon — The Anna Maria Garden Club meets for a meeting at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607.
1-3 p.m. — The Anna Maria Garden Club holds its annual Penny Flower Show at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607.
1-4 p.m. — Artists Demo/Sale-abration, CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.
3:30 p.m. — Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts the Mana-Tweens craft program. Information: 941-778-6341.
Thursday, March 14
9:30 a.m. — Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, hosts a health fair. Information: 941-383-6491.
5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Artists’ reception, Suncoast Watercolor Society juried show, Art Center Manatee, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-2862.
• 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.
• March 22, Community fish fry dinner, Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach.
• March 24, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra concert, An Afternoon of Opera, CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
• March 25, Passover begins at sundown.
• March 30, Anna Maria Island Historical Society Island Heritage Day, with tours, music, arts and crafts and food on the museum grounds, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0492.
• March 31, Easter.
Save the date
• April 13, Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-722-3212.
• 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.
Send calendar announcements to firstname.lastname@example.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.
• Feb. 27, 9807 Gulf Drive, Ginny’s and Jane E’s, petit theft. A suspect was captured on video surveillance stealing merchandise. According to the report, the suspect also is involved in a prior shoplifting incident under investigation.
• March 2, 101 S. Bay Blvd., Two Scoops Ice Cream, trespass. Two juveniles entered the store and asked to use the telephone. A customer told the cashier the juveniles may have put candy in their pockets. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy made contact with the juveniles outside the business, but did not find store merchandise in their possession. The juveniles were trespassed from the store.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
• No new reports.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
• No new reports.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
• March 1, 6200 Holmes Blvd., DWLS. A 37-year-old man was charged with misdemeanor driving while license suspended. A Holmes Beach police officer observed the suspect driving and was aware the driver’s license was suspended. The officer initiated a traffic stop. The suspect claimed he did not need a driver’s license because he is a sovereign citizen who is not subject to state laws. The man claimed his driving privilege was licensed under international law.
• Feb. 23, 45th Street beach, alcohol. An HBPD officer responded to a complaint of 50-60 people drinking on the beach. As the officer approached the group, he heard someone yell for everyone to hide their stuff. The officer observed several cold beers lying in the bushes and a cooler containing a bottle of rum. No one claimed ownership of the cooler. It was confiscated and the juveniles were told to leave the beach. As they began to leave, the officer observed one juvenile enter a vehicle with another bottle of rum. Upon approaching, the officer smelled marijuana. One of the juveniles admitted smoking marijuana earlier. He surrendered a small bag of marijuana. Parents of the juveniles were contacted to pick up their children. Another juvenile preparing to leave was observed to be intoxicated. The juvenile’s sister arrived to pick him up, but on checking her driver’s license, the officer discovered it to be suspended.
• Feb. 23, 3250 E. Bay Drive, Walgreens, drunk. An HBPD officer made contact with a man sleeping among cardboard boxes at the rear of the store. The man appeared to be intoxicated, but was able to call his father to pick him up.
• Feb. 28, 4400 block of Second Avenue, disturbance. A man reported to police that his son had quit paying rent and he wanted him to leave. The son was packing his belongings when the two began to argue. The father agreed to leave the area while his son finished packing.
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.
ITEMS FOR SALE
GARAGE DOOR OPENER: Complete brackets, etc. Craftsman, as new, $75. 941-778-3920.
OG CLOCK: MANUFACTURED by Clarke Gilbert circa 1800s, needs work, $75. Bradenton. 941-201-4825.
GE DRYER, OLIVE green, old but clean, runs great $50. Anna Maria, 804-928-8245.
GARTH BROOKS LIMITED series. 6-CD set, booklet with songs, excellent condition. $50. 941-795-7598.
COMPUTER: DELL DUAL 1.5GHz, refurbished, $75. 941-756-6728.
COLEMAN “ROAD TRIP” collapsible grill, like new. Travel bag included, $100. Holmes Beach. 248-225-0520.
ONE BAG BOY, one Ajay Sports, $8 each. Anna Maria Island, 810-599-2303.
BAMBOO ROLL-UP screens: two at 10 feet, $9 each. One at 8 feet, $8, or $22 for all three. 941-778-7975, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Holmes Beach pickup location.
POOL WORM CLEANER: Barracuda 63, $80, Holly Hansen foul-weather suit, ladies medium, $80. 941-737-9173.
FILE CABINET: FOUR-drawer, $25, recliner, like new, $100, typewriter table, wheels, drop leaf, $25. 941-778-4793.
RECLINER/ROCKER, VELOUR, aqua, $85, rattan end table, glass top, $25. 941-778-1264.
MATCHING MEDICINE CABINET, bath sink, 30.5 by 20 inches, bleached oak with faucet, $50. 941-778-5352.
ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $350. Burl-wood Top of Form
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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 file. 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 email@example.com, 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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
GUITAR OR PIANO lessons! Buy one, get one free! 941-741-8832 or manateemusic.net. 941-741-8832.
THE TREASURE CHEST Consignments is now open! 813-475-8809- Consignors needed. 12518 44th Ave. W., Bradenton, 34215.
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.email@example.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. Saturday Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Donation drop-offs on Wednesdays only, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Yard sale 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 16. 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.
PALMA SOLA PRESBYTARIAN church garage sale: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 16. Furniture, housewares, books, linens, appliances, toys and more! Church mission projects. 6510 Third Ave., W., Bradenton.
GARAGE SALE: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 16. Antiques, collectibles, books and more. 6250 Holmes Blvd., #51, Holmes Beach.
ESTATE SALE: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, March 15. Tools, frames, furniture, glassware, fishing gear, miscellaneous. No early birds or numbers. 208 Archer Way, Anna Maria.
LOST & FOUND
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.
LOST: MAUI JIM prescription sunglasses. Glasses are brown frames with brownish lenses. Reward! Please, call 406.570.2855.
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.
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.
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.
DOCK FOR LEASE: 7,000-lb. lift. $250/month. 85th Street, Holmes Beach. Don, 941-778-1367.
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.
KITCHEN AND BUS help wanted: Apply in person, Anna Maria City Pier. 100 South Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. No phone calls, please.
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 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.
ELDERLY 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.: 38-year Islanders. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711.
RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.MA#0017550.
LAWN & GARDEN
CONNIE’S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and installations, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff, 941-778-2581.
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.
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.
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.
OFFICE: RETAIL PROFESSIONAL space. 8811 Cortez Road, near Dive Adventures. 1,300 sf and 500 sf. next to Jose’s Real Cuban Food, 8799 Cortez Road, Bradenton. Call 1-800-952-1206.
3BR/2BA: CANAL FURNISHED. Internet, May-June. 407-927-1304. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA with bonus room. No dogs, no smoking. $1,200/month plus utilities. Garbage included. Available April 1. Call 941-779-9320.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA ground-floor condo, $1,100/month. Sato Real Estate Inc. Email email@example.com or 941-778-7200.
HOUSEMATE WANTED TO share Bradenton Beach home. Private bedroom/bath. Quiet, neat, love of gardening a plus. Deposit, references required. Call for details, 941-896-6063.
LAKE HOME: 2BR/2BA, garage, laundry, porch. Located 8416 43rd Ave. W., Bradenton. 941-779-9074 or 703-587-4675.
SANDPIPER 55-PLUS resort: AMI/Bradenton Beach. 2BR/1BA, furnished, carport, bay view. No smoking! $695/month, first, last and security deposit. Annual minimum, six months plus day. Available March 31. 941-545-8923.
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.
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.
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.
2BR/1BA ISLAND HOME! Owner financing. 503 Bayview Drive, Holmes Beach. $295,000. 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.
AFFORDABLE LONGBOAT KEY mobile homes: 2BR/2BA, $85,000 and up. Furnished. Sharon Hightower, Edgewater Real Estate, 941-330-5054.