Tag Archives: 03-26-2014

Man pleads not guilty to car burglary

A man charged with stealing a GPS device from a car parked in a Bradenton Beach driveway has pleaded not guilty.

Erik Hall, 25, entered the plea Feb. 4, court records show.

Hall faces charges of unarmed burglary of an unoccupied conveyance Jan. 28, after he allegedly took a Garmin GPS device from a vehicle in the 2500 block of Avenue B in Bradenton Beach.

A woman told Bradenton Beach police officers that she heard a car door close from her driveway around 9 p.m. and upon investigation, found her Garmin GPS was missing, according to the probable cause affidavit.

Another person who lived on the property told police he saw Hall walking past his apartment with something in his hand.

After speaking with the woman, the man confronted and forcibly took the GPS from Hall and returned it, but it was damaged.

Police located and arrested Hall a few blocks from where the burglary occurred, in the 3300 block of East Bay Drive in Holmes Beach.

Hall posted a $1,500 bond and was released.

Anna Maria traffic stop leads to drug arrest

A 46-year-old woman arrested March 17 faces multiple drug-related charges after deputies allegedly found oxycodone pills in her car, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Kelly Ringler, of Bradenton, was arrested for possession of controlled substance without prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia and knowingly driving with a suspended license after a deputy reported finding a pillbox containing four oxycodone in her car and two short straws and a mirror in her purse.

Ringler was pulled over near the 9700 block of Gulf Drive in Anna Maria about 12:55 a.m. for reportedly driving 44 mph in a 25-mph zone.

When Ringler stepped out of the car, the deputy saw her push a small box between the driver’s seat and the center console, according to the report.

Pills found in the box were later identified as oxycodone, the report states.

While in the back of the patrol car, Ringler told the deputy she didn’t know it was illegal to sniff pills and that she had a prescription.

She was taken to Manatee County jail and released the same day after posting a $4,500 bond. A court date is set for April 4 at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

Calendar – 03-26-2014

Wednesday, March 26

9:30-11:30 a.m. — Anna Maria Island Community Center blood drive, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

11:30 a.m. — The Einstein’s Circle discussion group at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Discussion topic: green living. Information: 941-359-4296.

2 p.m. — Florida-friendly landscaping lecture, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

7:45 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Thursday, March 27

7:46 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Friday, March 28

10 a.m.-1 p.m. — Senior Adventures book sale, Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-962-8835.

10 a.m. — Presentation on planning for retirement and beyond by attorney Sherry Wood, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

7:46 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Saturday, March 29

9:30 a.m. — REAL Women of CrossPointe Fellowship brunch, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-0719.      2 p.m. — Tim Dorsey talk and book-signing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

5-10 p.m. — Bridge Street Merchants rock celebration with Shotgun Justice, 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-0668.

7:47 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Sunday, March 30

7:47 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Monday, March 31

7:48 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Tuesday, April 1

Today is April Fool’s Day.

7:48 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Wednesday, April 2

7:49 p.m. — Official sunset time.



Thursday, March 27

8 p.m. — State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota Jazz Ensemble and Combo concert, Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-75205252.


Friday, March 28

6 p.m. — Music in the Park series, Michael Weiss, Riverwalk, downtown Bradenton. Information: 941-840-0013.


Saturday, March 29

10 a.m.-3 p.m. — Five Centuries of Florida re-enactments and tours, De Soto National Memorial, 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton. Information: 941-792-0458.


Coming up

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

• April 5, Keep Manatee Beautiful Make Every Day Earth Day, countywide.

• April 12, Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market, Bradenton Beach.

• April 12, An Island Affaire gala for the Anna Maria Island Community Center, Anna Maria.

• April 11-12, Island CityFest, Holmes Beach.


Save the date

• April 14, Passover.

• April 18, Good Friday.

• April 19, Sandbar Restaurant Easter egg hunt, Anna Maria.

• April 20, Easter.

• April 22, Earth Day.

• April 28, Holocaust Remembrance Day.


Calendar announcements

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

Island police blotter – 03-26-2014

Anna Maria

March 15, 100 block of Bay Boulevard, criminal mischief investigation. Manatee County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a complaint that two doors and a window frame were damaged between 11 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. The damage was estimated to be $30.

March 14, 800 block of N. Bay Boulevard, petty theft. The MCSO deputies investigated the theft of a green Manatee County trash can taken from the side of the road. The loss was estimated at $60.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.


Bradenton Beach

March 18, 100 block of Bridge Street, Baker Act. About 3 a.m., a Bradenton Beach police officer observed a man acting erratically. He appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol and failed to answer simple questions. He told the officer that he was hot and jumped in the water, although it was only 60 degrees outside. He was taken to a local hospital under the Baker Act.

March 14, 100 block of Gulf Drive, trespass warning. BBPD officers responded to a disturbance call from the Bridge Street Bistro. Two male subjects were causing a scene and refused to leave the business. They were issued trespass warnings.

March 14, 1800 block of Gulf Drive N., criminal mischief. BBPD responded to a report that an unknown person keyed an F150 pickup truck with a sharp object.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.



      March 14, 11900 block of Cortez Road, warrant investigation. An MCSO deputy responded to a possible warrant suspect sighting. The deputy found two men, one sleeping on the ground. While the officer was running a background check, the sleeping man woke up and argued with the other man. The deputy found no warrant for either man.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.


Holmes Beach

March 18, 3200 block of Sixth Avenue North, arrest. Holmes Beach police officers arrested Joseph Reid, 68. Reid was charged with contempt of court for allegedly ignoring a court summons for an original charge of DWI with property damage that occurred last December. Reid was taken to Manatee County jail and released the same day on a $2,500 bond.

March 15, arrest. Rani Kristina Thurman, 33, of Holmes Beach, was arrested by the MCSO in the 1300 block of 19th Avenue West in Bradenton. She faces charges of violation of probation of an original charge of drug possession. She was taken to Manatee County jail and released the same day. Bond amount was not available.

March 6, 4100 block of Sixth Avenue, arrest. A 13-year-old male was arrested for allegedly failing to appear in court.

March 5, 4200 block of Gulf Drive, driving without valid license. A man was issued a notice to appear by the Holmes Beach Police department after officers pulled him over in reference to a seatbelt violation and found he was driving without a valid license.

March 5, 3000 block of Avenue F, criminal mischief. Holmes Beach Police officers responded to the above location after a city employee called them about a no parking sign that had been painted over with yellow spray paint.

March 5, 4500 block of Second Avenue, driving without a valid license. A man was issued a criminal traffic summons by the Holmes Beach Police department after officers pulled him over for careless driving and found he did not have a valid license.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

            Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach Police Department, Holmes Beach Police Department and Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Obituaries – 03-26-2014

Henry ‘Jap’ Adams

Henry “Jap” Adams, 92, of Bradenton, died March 23.

Mr. Adams served in the U.S. Army with Gen.

George Patton’s 3rd Army through North Africa, Italy, Sicily, Germany and France and at the Battle of the Bulge.

Following his military career, he returned to Cortez, where he was born and raised, and became a commercial fisherman.

Visitation will be held at 9:30 a.m. with a service following at 10 a.m. Friday, March 28, at West Bradenton Baptist Church, 1305 43rd St. W., Bradenton. Burial will follow at Fogartyville Cemetery. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.

Mr. Adams is survived by wife Pauline; brothers Clyde of Florida and Cleve of California; sister Mable of Sarasota; son Ernie of Bradenton; granddaughters Ronda and husband Chris Bishop of Parrish and Shelby and husband David Pittman of Fort White, Fla.; grandson Derrick and wife Jacquelyn of Myakka; and great-grandchildren Amanda McCain of Ellenton, Rayna and Christopher Bishop of Parrish, and Sarah, Savannah, David and Clayton Pittman of Fort White.


Beverly Chamberlain Ekstrom

Beverly Chamberlain Ekstrom, 93, of Holmes Beach, died March 1. Prior to moving to Anna Maria Island eight years ago, she lived in California and Michigan, her home state.

A private memorial service is planned.

Mrs. Ekstrom is survived by her children, Vera Morgan of North Carolina, Peter Chamberlain of Nevada, and John Chamberlain of Holmes Beach and Gainesville; eight grandchildren, including Walter and Jean, both of Holmes Beach; and 20 great-grandchildren.


Lois Guthrie Fulford

Lois Guthrie Fulford, 84, of Cortez, died March 16. She was born July 12, 1929, in Cortez to the late Earl B. and Hazel Williams Guthrie.

Mrs. Fulford was a lifelong Manatee County resident and a third-generation Floridian. She was a member of the Cortez Church of Christ and a charter member of the Cortez Volunteer Fire Department Women’s Auxiliary. She was a faithful Christian, a devoted wife, a firm but loving mother, a passionate gardener and a fabulous cook. She was married 64 years to the late Ralph M. Fulford, owner/operator of Fulford Fish Co. and a former Anna Maria Island Fire District commissioner.

Visitation was held March 23, and a service was held at March 24, both at Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel, Bradenton. The family wants to especially acknowledge Mrs. Fulford’s son-in-law, Tony Bailey, for his loving care, as well as Bradenton Health Care staff and hospice.

Mrs. Fulford is survived by her sister, Addie Lou and husband Eddie Coon of Sarasota; son Ralph “Rusty” and wife Pat of Scottsville, Va.; daughters Hazel and husband Steve Petree of Cortez, and Sylvia and husband Tony Bailey of Bradenton; six grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.


Neil Messinger

Neil Messinger, 100, of Holmes Beach, died March 19.

Mr. Messinger lived in Bradenton for 50 years and worked at Air & Energy for more than 20 years until his retirement at age 99. He was a monthly contributor to the Salvation Army who helped many a friend. His humor and giving spirit will be greatly missed.

A private service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army or the Tidewell Hospice.

Sports – 03-26-2014

NFL Flag Football wraps up another ‘super’ season

The NFL flag football season came to an end March 21 with three Super Bowl games, one fore each of the competitive youth divisions, and an awards ceremony March 17.

The awards were for individual honors for each of the three divisions in sportsmanship, defensive MVP, female MVP and overall MVP.

Sportsmanship winners were Tuna McCracken in the 8-10 division, Ben Balto in the 11-13 division and Andrew Zink in the 14-17 division.

Defensive MVP honors went to Evan Christiansan in the 8-10 division, Bathie Thiam in the 11-13 division and Danny Doyle in the 14-17 division.

Female MVP in the 8-10 division was Ava Alderson, while Hagen Powers took the honor for the 11-13s. Moriah Goode was top female performer in the 14-17 division.

Overall MVP for each of the leagues went to Gavin Johnston in the 8-10 division, Michael Latimer in the 11-13 division and Danny Doyle in the 14-17s.

Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings apparently caught a little bit of “March Madness” as the No. 6 seed marched into the finals and won in a blowout to capture the 8-10 division Super Bowl crown.

The Vikings absolutely dominated number-one seed West Coast Air Conditioning and Heating Dolphins 31-6 in the first of three Super Bowl matchups March 21.

Quarterback Thomas Heckler and receiver Tuna McCracken were the driving force for the Vikings, hooking up for three touchdown passes including two that went for 45 yards. McCracken also threw for a touchdown pass to Ava Alderson, while sister Josie Alderson completed the scoring with a 30-yard touchdown run.

Other members of the champion Vikings are Madelyn Rogers, Jordon Pasco and Samuel Meddick.

The Dolphins lone score in defeat was a touchdown run from Callen Achor. Other members of the Dolphins are Connor Allen, Andrew Burgess, Katie Burgess, Charlie Halfacre, Bryce Higgins, Michael Pears and Julius Petereit.

The 11-13 division Super Bowl followed the seedings perfectly as No. 1 LPAC Cardinals and second-seed Sandbar Colts battled it out in a high-scoring, back-and-forth affair that saw the Cardinals hang on for a 38-34 victory.

Zach Fernandez was the player of the game with 10 catches, including two for touchdowns while also adding two touchdown runs. One was a scintillating 45-yard run that saw him sweep around the right end before cutting back across the field, outrunning everyone to complete the score.

Tyler Pearson completed the scoring with a touchdown catch and a touchdown run in the victory. Directing the high-octane offense was quarterback Joey Stewart who completed 15-of-25 passes including three touchdown passes.

Hagen Powers was the defensive standout for the Cardinals with a game-high six flag pulls, including a pair of quarterback sacks.

Other members of the Cardinals are Joey Altashaw, Andrew Proctor and Daniel Sentman.

As he has all season, Michael Latimer was a dominant force, putting on a pair of touchdown receptions in addition to a breathtaking 45-yard touchdown run. Quarterback Matthew Manger completed 8-of-10 passes including three for touchdowns, while Nathan Hyman added a touchdown reception and an extra point for the Colts in the loss.

Other members of the Colts are Joe Rogers, Tyler Brewer, Jack Groves and Dean Zampello.

The 14-17 division had a chance for an underdog win, but The Feast Broncos put an emphatic end to that pipe dream with a 35-6 drubbing of No. 5 seed Integrity Sound Lions.

Quarterback Cody Tsai completed 13 of 19 passes, including three touchdown passes to lead the Broncos to victory. Two of the touchdown passes went to Chris Johnson, who also added an extra point, while Jerret Tsai added a touchdown run and a touchdown reception. Burke Hill chipped in with a touchdown run and a pair of extra points. Toni Spurduto and Joshua Parrish completed scoring for the Broncos with extra point receptions.

Tony Sperduto and Jerret Tsai each had four flag pulls with Tsai also contributing four quarterback sacks in the victory.

Lane Burnett scored the lone touchdown for Integrity Sound in the loss. Cameron Pasco grabbed four flags, while Joey Carder and Burnett finished with three pulls each to lead the Lions on defense.

Other members of the Lions are Patrick Perrin, Roberto Rodriguez and Andrew Zink.


Island Real Estate captures 30+ Super Bowl

Island Real Estate Raiders outscored Ross Built Panthers 40-38 to win the 30-and-over division Super Bowl March 20 at the center.

Quarterback Chris Gillum completed 19 of 27 passes for 276 yards and five touchdown passes. Brother Mike Gillum was his top receiver, finishing with seven catches for 139 yards, including four touchdown receptions. Jason Vancleve added seven catches for 91 yards and one touchdown, while Matt Ray added five catches for 82 yards and a touchdown.

Rob Manderine led the Panthers on offense with a rushing touchdown, while also completing 11 of 18 passes for 189 yards and two touchdowns. Troy Shonk was his leading receiver with four catches for 97 yards and one touchdown. Erin Vogel added two catches, including one for a touchdown, and Greg Ross had three catches, including one for an extra point. Chuck McCracken completed the scoring for the Panthers with an interception return for a touchdown.


Horseshoe news

The team of Sam Samuels and Bob Lee were the only team to forge a 3-0 record in pool play and were the day’s outright champs during horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

March 19 action saw three teams emerge from pool play and advance to the knockout stage. Tim Sofran and Gene Bobeldyk drew the bye and watched as Dom Livedoti and John Crawford took out Bob Mason and Sam Samuels by a 21-10 score. In the finals, Sofran-Bobeldyk soundly defeated Livedoti-Crawford 22-13 to earn the day’s bragging rights.

Play gets 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 and everyone is welcome.


Sign up for spring sports at AMICC

The center is holding open registration for the spring lineup of adult and youth co-ed sports programs.

Adults can play soccer, kickball and basketball, and youths will be playing baseball and basketball.

Registration for adults is $75 for center members and includes a jersey; non-members pay $110 — a $50 annual sports membership includes  use of the fitness room for the season. Registration for youths is $75 for center members and includes a jersey. Nonmembers pay $105 — a $30 annual youth membership secures member prices for a year.

Captains, coaches and sponsors also are needed.

• Adult soccer tryout: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 3. Teams will be chosen immediately after. Games will be played Thursday evenings at the center.  The tryout date for adult kickball is Wednesday, April 8th at 7:30pm; teams will be chosen immediately afterwards. Games will be played on Wednesday evenings on the Community Center field.

• Adult basketball tryout: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9. Games will be played in the gym on Tuesday evenings.

• Youth baseball tryout is at 6 p.m. Friday, April 4, for 5-7 year olds; 7 p.m. for 8-11 year olds. Team selection will follow. Games will be played Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays.

• Youth basketball tryouts: Monday, April 7. 5-7 year olds at 6 p.m.; 8-10 year olds at 6:30 p.m.; 8 p.m. for 14-17 year olds. Tuesday April 8: 11-13 year olds at 6 p.m. Team selection will follow tryouts. Games will be played in the gym Monday thru Saturday.

Register at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, or online at www.islandcommunitycenter.com.

For more information, call athletic director Matt Ray at 941-778-1908, ext. 9205, or email matt@myamicc.com.

Fishing – 03-26-2014

Spring break brings no break to AMI fishing frenzy


Spring break is upon us and with it comes some of the best fishing opportunities for our area.

Snook are migrating out of their wintertime haunts and are voraciously feeding on shiners and most any other bait that passes in front of their noses.

Redfish are on the prowl on shallow grass flats and around oyster bars. Gold spoons, Berkley Gulp shrimp, live shiners and shrimp are producing the bite.

Finally, spotted seatrout are abundant, especially on deep flats where sandy potholes are present. DOA Cal jigs are a top producer for these yellow-mouthed fish.

Now, although spring break signals some of the best weather and exceptional fishing, it can and will bring traffic on the water. A word of advice on the water is “patience.” Remember, the number of recreational activities in our local waters is increasing. While operating your vessel, keep a watchful eye for hazards on the water.

With local schools taking their break this week, the challenges will peak and the warriors will be out to play. Happy spring break — good fishing and safe boating.

Capt. Warren Girle is finding excellent fishing action in Sarasota Bay. By using different techniques, Girle is leading his clients to a number of inshore species.

To start, Girle is locating good numbers of pompano and even a few permit by drifting and jigging. Small jigs in either chartreuse or pink, tipped with a small piece of fresh-cut shrimp, are producing the bite. Mixed in with the pompano and permit are bluefish, Spanish mackerel and ladyfish. Limits of pompano are attainable. As for the permit, expect to catch fish up to 6 pounds.

Next on the agenda for Girle is redfish. By targeting shallow-water flats where sandy potholes are present, Girle is finding schools of reds. By moving from pothole to pothole, Girle is locating 10 to 15 fish per hole. By casting chunks of fresh-cut ladyfish, Girle’s clients are reeling in fish exceeding 33 inches.

Snook are being found on shallow flats, especially during the afternoon high tides. By free-lining live shiners for bait, Girle is hooking up with linesiders up to 28 inches.

Finally, spotted seatrout are readily responding to soft plastics combined with a 1/4-ounce jighead. By drifting deep grass flats, Girle is finding impressive numbers of fish ranging 14-20 inches. To find large trout — we call them gators — Girle is moving to shallower flats and jigging through the sandy potholes.

Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says Spanish mackerel in Tampa Bay are passing by to steal jigs and Gotcha plugs with frequency. With a mouth full of razor sharp teeth, these high-activity fish can cut through a fluorocarbon leader with no effort. That being said, if you try using a steel leader, you’ll never get a bite. Give a little, get a little, I say. Mackerel up to 24 inches are hitting jigs, spoons and Gotcha plugs, especially during morning tides.

Pier anglers are finding apompano sporadic — most being caught on either small jigs or live shrimp. Targeting these fish should be advantageous for the next few weeks. Try tipping your jigs with some fresh-cut shrimp. The added scent might be just what’s needed to entice the bite.

Finally, sheepies are starting to thin out, although keeper-sizes are still attainable. As the bite wanes, you need to start getting strategic with bait choices. Tubeworms — if you can get them — are always the first choice. If you don’t have tubeworms, try fiddlers or sand fleas. Shrimp are another good choice if all else fails. Keep an open mind and work the options.

Capt. Aaron Lowman at Island Discount Tackle is catching good numbers of snook by free-lining shiners on the shallow grass flats. Morning incoming tides are producing a decent bite, especially at the tail end of the tide. Afternoon outgoing tides are producing a slightly better bite, partly due to the water temp peaking. The afternoon tides are stronger, as of lately, which causes more water flow, which in theory produces a better bite.

While targeting snook, Lowman is catching a few redfish. Fish exceeding the max size of 27 inches are not uncommon. Live shiners and shrimp are producing the red bite.

Finally, Lowman is seeing the sheepshead bite dwindle, although his clients are still managing to put some keepers in the box. Mixed in with the remaining sheepies are mangrove snapper, Key West grunts and black sea bass.

Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is sliding right into the springtime fishing pattern for the popular trio of redfish, trout and, of course, snook. Keeper-sizes of all three species are being consistently caught on live shiners. Rigging for the shiners can be as simple as 4 feet of 20-pound fluorocarbon connected to a live bait. You can get sophisticated by adding a popping cork. It’s especially effective when fishing very shallow flats. Keeping a short leader under the cork is a good way to keep your bait from swimming into the grass, getting tangled and stuck.

For the snook, Gross is taking advantage of the afternoon outgoing tides to produce the bite. Snook of all sizes are responding to free-lined shiners. Also, Gross is finding water depths of 2-3 feet that have good flow are the hot spots.

Redfish are being caught around sandy potholes and oyster bars. During morning tides, Gross is quietly easing along the flats to sneak up on these wary redfish. Casting live shiners and select shrimp around oyster bars is producing slot-size and over-slot fish.

Lastly, spotted seatrout are being found around deeper flats where the current rushes over them. Free-lined shrimp and shiners are producing this bite. Expect to catch fish 15-20 inches with bigger fish mixed in.

        Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

Real Estate – 03-26-2014

311 Iris St., Anna Maria, a 2,233 sfla / 3,519 sfur 3bed/2bath/4car canalfront pool home built in 1997 on a 105×75 lot was sold 03/03/14, Schaefer to Haldeman for $1,060,000; list $1,149,999.

216 Elm Ave., Anna Maria, a 2,363 sfla / 3,277 sfur 4bed/2bath/4car home built in 2001 on a 70×100 lot was sold 03/04/14, Gutchess to McMillen for $910,000; list $969,000.

513 Loquat Drive, Anna Maria, a 2,452 sfla / 4,727 sfur 5bed/3½bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1989 on a 95×117 lot was sold 02/28/14, Van Leeuwen to Welch Properties LLP for $779,000; list $825,000.

147 50th St., Unit B, Coastal Cottages II, Holmes Beach, a 2,400 sfla / 2,701 sfur 4bed/3½bath/2car land condo with pool built in 2008 was sold 03/03/14, Halladay to Jones for $755,000; list $795,000.

604 Foxworth Lane, Holmes Beach, 2,079 sfla / 2,870 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car canalfront home built in 1971 on a 92×116 lot was sold 03/04/14,  Byrne to DLJ Mortgage Capital Inc. for $595,000.

317 Pine Ave., Unit R, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, a 2,000 sfla / 2,880 sfur 3bed/2bath condo was sold 03/05/14, Pine Avenue Restoration LLC to Quillin for $550,000.

2801 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,404 sfla / 3,141 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1994 on a 50×100 lot was sold 02/28/14, $530,000; list $590,000.

4003 Fifth Ave., Unit 2, 4th Avenue,  Holmes Beach, a 2,200 sfla / 2,840 sfla 3bed/3bath/2car land condo with pool built in 2003 on a 50×100 lot was sold 02/28/14, Hood to Island Dream Vacation Homes LLC for $490,000; list  $485,000.

2208 Ave. C, Bradenton Beach, a 2,422 sfla / 2,700 sfur 4bed/2bath duplex built in 1958 on a 50×105 lot was sold 03/04/14, Frankelli to Geissler for $475,000.

401 28th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,188 sfla / 1,656 sfur 2bed/2bath canalfront home built in 1965 on a 80×120 lot was sold 02/28/14, Bradley to Stein for $420,000; list $449,000.

6820 Gulf Drive, Unit 6820, West Winds, Holmes Beach, a 1,281 sfla / 1,457 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1979 was sold 02/28/14, Tosun to Hunton for $380,000; list $390,000.

110 12th St., S., Unit 111, Gulf to Bay Moorings, Bradenton Beach, a  896 sfla / 1,046 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in 1982 was sold 03/03/14, Ulch to Milstead for $365,000.

109 Mangrove Ave., Unit 109, Anna Maria Beach Cottages, a 880 sfla 2bed/1bath condo built in 1947 was sold 03/03/14, Artemis Holdings IV LLC to Turk for $364,000.

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

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, March 26, 2014


COLEMAN ROADTRIP GRILL and wheeled travel bag, excellent condition. Use home or away. $85. 248-225-0520.

OFF-WHITE WOOL cape with mink tail trim scarf. Excellent condition, small. $75 or best offer. 941-704-5349.

“NATURAL SHELLS” KING quilt, C&F, five standard shams, king bed skirt, accent pillow, all $100. 941-782-8943.

JEWELRY: 256 PIECES of costume jewelry, $50. Call 941-778-4451.

HP PRINTER: NEW ink, $20, suitcase with wheels, 16x24x9 inches, $15, bedside lamp silver/grey, $10. 941-545-3936.

COMPUTER: DELL Vista dual core, refurbished, $100. 941-756-6728.

SOFA, $100, CHAIR, $50, recliner, $75. 270-312-0930.

TWO FUJI BIKES: one ladies, one men’s, in good condition, $50 or best offer. 941-778-4683.

COMPUTER DESK: GOOD shape. Faux wood. Come and get it. Phone, 941-685-8822.

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)


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.

GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 29. Dishes, toys, books, scooter, pictures, more! 305 Tarpon St., Anna Maria.

GARAGE SALE: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 29. Total gym, outdoor furniture, small appliances, china, vacuum, miscellaneous. 409 74th St., Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE: 9 a.m.-noon Friday and Saturday, March 28-29. Lots of like-new baby stuff, bedding, tables, needlepoint pictures, miscellaneous.  894 N. Shore, Anna Maria.

GARAGE SALE:  9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 28-29. 2512 Ave. A, Bradenton Beach. (Behind Sharkey’s)

SALE FOR PETS! 8 a.m.-3 pm. Saturday, March 29. Benefits Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue Inc., 223 Periwinkle Plaza, Anna Maria.


FOUND: MERCEDES KEY at beach, 67th Street. Claim at the Holmes Beach Police Department, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


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 cats!) are looking for great new homes or fosters. Please, call for information, 941-896-6701.


1999 REGAL COMMODORE 242: Great condition, low hours on Island. Call for details, Jennifer, 404-218-3179.

1973 VW THING: Second owner. 26,000 miles. Mint! No rust. Original motor, paint, radio. Owner’s manual. Two tops. Covers. Duck boards. Always garaged. Texas car, stored 24 years. Beautiful! 941-779-9291.


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.

GLASTRON 17-FOOT, IO 1999 Volvo Penta. 4.3 gl blue, white interior type, open. $6,000 or best offer. Call 941-779-2039.


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

PART-TIME CLERICAL: Immediate opening, part-time clerical support to local church. Copying, filing, data entry, report production. Good computer skills, ability to manage confidential information. Three years experience, Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and QuickBooks knowledge needed. Please, mail resume to: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL, 34217. 941-778-1813. No phone calls.

LINE COOK WANTED: Apply in person at the City Pier Restaurant. End of Anna Maria City Pier. 941-779-1667.


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.

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.

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

ISLAND COASTAL CLEANING: Residential, business, rental properties. For “divine” results, call John and Nan, 248-802-7802.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

STOREFRONT SPACE FOR lease in Mt. Vernon Plaza. Located near condo neighborhoods on Cortez Road with island and inland visitor traffic to our busy restaurant, dollar store, hair salon, thrift store and key shop. Spaces available: 1,400 sf, 2,500 sf, 2,900 sf. One month free with minimum one-year lease. Great rates! Call Judy at 941-812-0450.

VACATION RENTAL: LATE season availability. 3BR/1BA near boat ramp, parks, many area amenities. 941-779-6638.

DUPLEX TO SHARE: $500/month includes power, water, your own bathroom. 75th Street at Cortez Road, Bradenton. 941-538-2700.

COMMERCIAL RENTAL: OFFICE space, $375-$875, storage space, $95-$195. 941-737-1121.


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.

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.

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.

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

TRAILER FOR SALE: 1BR/1BA, parking, boat slips available, carport. Pines Park, 55-plus. $59,000. 248-930-1118.

PLACIDA near BOCA GRANDE: Want old Florida with less traffic? Gulf access, waterfront, vacant building lot. Utilities onsite, dock, seawall! Nearby Publix, marinas, beaches. $209,000. Owner finance considered. seacruz247@gmail.com. 863-206-5644.

VILLAGE GREEN VILLA: 2BR/2BA, two-car garage. 2,154 sf. $205,000. 309-222-3622 to view. 6908 Eighth Ave. W., Bradenton.

KEY ROYALE: OPEN, spacious 2BR/2BA, big corner lot, nice dock, lift, outside kitchen. 941-545-8530.

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).