Tag Archives: 04-09-2014

Woman dives from pier, escapes police

A handcuffed Holmes Beach woman was arrested March 28 after she escaped from police custody by running on the Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach and jumping into the water.

Rani Kristina Thurman, 33, is facing a charge of escape and three counts of contempt of court for not answering a court summons.

An officer had made contact with Thurman on Bridge Street around 1 a.m. after learning there was an outstanding warrant for her arrest.

She was placed in handcuffs but took off running before the officer could get her into the patrol car, according to a police report.

Thurman allegedly ran onto the pier and adjacent floating dinghy dock and jumped into the water to escape.

BBPD officers yelled several times for her to stop, before Officer John Tsakiri gave chase, jumping in the water after her, the report said.

However, Tsakiri was unable to locate Thurman.

BBPD called in the aid of the U.S. Coast Guard from the Cortez station and conducted a search of several boats anchored nearby.

The clothes Thurman had been wearing were found on one sailboat, while she was located on another boat, the report said.

Thurman told officers she had nothing to lose. As they took her into custody, she said, “I could’ve gotten away if I kept swimming but the water was just too cold.”

This isn’t the first time Thurman has evaded law enforcement. She has a history of violating probation and not answering court summons, according to court documents.

Thurman’s contempt of court charges relate to a case that has been reopened after she failed to appear for a March 19 hearing at the Manatee County Judicial Center.

She was originally charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest in 2012 after two Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies were injured while trying to pry a broken crack pipe from her hand.

The MCSO said Thurman was walking in the 2600 block of 13th Street West in Bradenton when MCSO deputies stopped her for not using the sidewalk.

When deputies asked if she had anything on her, she said “no,” then emptied her pockets revealing a small glass pipe, according to the report.

Thurman attempted to flee, but fell down and broke the pipe.

She was convicted March 28, 2013.

As of Islander press time, Thurman remained in custody at the Manatee County jail on a $30,000 bond. Her arraignment is scheduled for 8:20 a.m., April 29 at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave., Bradenton.

Man suffers injuries in fight

A 57-year-old homeless man was in intensive care suffering from internal bleeding after he fell backward on a bed of rocks during a fight April 1.

Sean Kemmerow, said to be homeless in Bradenton Beach, was transported to Black Medical Center in Bradenton around 9:30 p.m. April 1 after he suffered a laceration on the back of his head and bleeding from his brain, according to the police report.

Terry Walker, 54, also listed as homeless in Bradenton Beach, faces a charge of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm after a witness identified him as the primary aggressor during the altercation, the report said.

When Bradenton Beach police officers arrived at the scene in the 200 block of Bridge Street, they saw Walker sitting on a bench, holding a blood-soaked towel.

Walker had a laceration under his left eye consistent with being punched.

Police found Kemmerow on a bed of rocks. He was unconscious, with blood coming from his ears and the back of his head.

Walker told police he and Kemmerow were drinking beer when they began arguing. He said Kemmerow threw the first punch and he defended himself by hitting Kemmerow three times.

“We were just two drunks fighting and it got out of hand,” Walker said.

The witness reported seeing Walker hit Kemmerow, but did not see Kemmerow punch Walker in the face.

Michelle Morgan, marketing and public relations coordinator for Blake Medical Center, did not return phone calls from The Islander regarding Kemmerow’s condition.

Walker, at press time, was being held at the Manatee County jail on a $5,000 bond.

His arraignment hearing will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, April 25, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

Fishing – 04-09-2014

Water temps rise, sparking spring fishing sizzle

 

Fishing in the waters around Anna Maria Island is settling into a normal spring pattern. With a week of sunny, warm days behind us and the winter rains long gone, the water temps are climbing to consistent normal, levels and the fish are reacting.

In the backcountry, snook, redfish and trout are responding to live shiners. Free-lining these baits on a fluorocarbon leader is putting fish in the cooler. If you’re using artificials, DOA Cal jigs in silver or mullet are a good bet, especially for trout.

The offshore bite is following suit. Catch-and-release gag grouper is on fire. Too bad, too, because a lot of keeper-size fish are being reported. Limits of mangrove snapper are bending the rod on the right bait — live shrimp, shiners and pinfish.

Finally, migratory fish, including cobia and kingfish, are making an appearance. Have some big baits handy when the opportunity to catch one of these fish presents itself.

Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says black drum are the newest arrivals, taking up residence under the pier. Pier fishers using live shrimp are catching drum 15-25 inches with a lot of fish in the upper range. While targeting drum, fishers are catching sheepshead, although most are under the 12-inch minimum size.

Spanish mackerel also are being caught at the R&R, although the masses of macks have not yet arrived. Pier fishers plugging with Gotcha plugs or colored speck rigs of bubblegum or chartreuse are picking up a sporadic mack. Mixed in are ladyfish and jacks.

Finally, pier fishers using live shrimp are hooking up flounder around and under the pier. Try dragging a live shrimp in the sand along the edges of the pilings to catch one of these tasty flat fish.

Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle says its time to go offshore to troll for kingfish. Keyes likes to use a number of baits, both live and artificial, to target a smoker. When using artificials, Keyes’ first choice is a Live Target lipped plug in a Spanish mackerel pattern. These plugs dive anywhere from 10-25 feet, based on boat speed and the size of the lure. When trolling live baits, Keyes is using mullet and threadfin herring, producing kings in the 10- to 30-pound range, as well as some large Spanish mackerel and barracuda.

Catch-and-release gag grouper action is still on fire. Keyes is using either live shiners or pinfish for bait, resulting in gags up to 30 inches. Although these fish have to be returned to the water, Keyes is in the hunt for the fight.

Finally, the inshore bite is steadily improving. Snook, redfish and trout are being reported daily and live shiners are the bait of choice. For artificials, Keyes suggests topwater plugs for early morning trout fishing, as well as for snook and redfish.

Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is having a hard time catching fish in the slot this past week — all of his fish are too big. Sounds like a tough problem to have, eh? On the flats of Tampa Bay, Gross is catching good numbers of snook, with many 35-40 inches. The same applies for spotted seatrout, most being 20-30 inches.

To hook up these over-slot fish, Gross is free-lining shiners over sandy potholes and shallow grass flats. For rigging, Gross likes to use 3-4 feet of 20-30 pound fluorocarbon with a small, stout live-bait hook tied on the terminal end. Sometimes he’ll even add a Bimini Bay popping cork to the rig if the opportunity presents itself.

Other catches occurring on the Fishy Business include keeper-size flounder, Spanish mackerel, redfish and jack crevalle.

Capt. Warren Girle is fishing offshore when the weather permits. On days with light, east winds, Girle is venturing out to water depths of 34-45 feet in search of ledges, reefs and wrecks. Once at these locations, a variety of species are being found.

To start, Girle is hooking up the current migratory species of king and Spanish mackerel. Bonito are in the mix. By free-lining live shiners and threadfins behind the boat, Girle is putting his clients on kings in the 20- to 30-pound range. The same technique is working for both macks and bonito.

Next, Girle is switching to shrimp for bait. Using a split shot, Girle’s clients drops the shrimp slowly to the bottom, resulting in limits of mangrove snapper. These snapper are respectable-sized with the largest this week coming in at 22 inches. Mixed in with the mangoes are hogfish — always a welcome sight.

Moving inshore, Girle is fishing the flats of Sarasota Bay with good results on backwater species. Snook, redfish and trout are responding to live shiners free-lined around the boat. Slot-size and over-slot fish from all three species are coming to the boat.

The highlight of the backwater fishing this past week was cobia. While fishing Sarasota Bay, Girle managed to spot, hook and land a 37-inch cobia in only 3 feet of water.

Keep your eyes peeled. Be ready. It just goes to show that you never know what to expect while out on the water.

Good luck fishing. Send reports to fishing.org.

Calendar – 04-09-2014

Wednesday, April 9

7:53 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Thursday, April 10

7:53 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Friday, April 11

5-10 p.m. — Island CityFest, city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.

5:30-7:30 p.m. — Downtown Holmes Beach Artwalk, various venues, Gulf and Marina drives, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

5:30-7:30 p.m. — Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island reception with Margaret Kelley, Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

5:30-7:30 p.m. — Island Gallery West reception with Brenda Alcorn, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

5:30-7:30 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Art League St. Stephen’s Visual Arts Conservatory Distinction Exhibit, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-2099.

6-8 p.m. — “Cuba Awakening” reception, the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1906.

7:54 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Saturday, April 12

8 a.m.-3 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-812-8318.

9 a.m.-2 p.m. — Outdoor Church Yard Sale, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.

10 a.m.-10 p.m. — Island CityFest, city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.

11 a.m. — Women of the Moose Chapter 1601 children’s Easter party, island lodge, 110 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Reservations required by April 8. Information: 941-778-4110.

2-4 p.m. — Children’s author John Moher book-signing, Relish Cafe, 503 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-896-8890.

5 p.m. — An Island Affaire gala, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1908.

7:54 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Sunday, April 13

Today is Palm Sunday.

7:55 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Monday, April 14

Today is Passover.

7:55 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Tuesday, April 15

7:56 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Wednesday, April 16

7:56 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Off-island

Wednesday, April 9

9:30 a.m. — Aging in Paradise Resource Center seminar on estate planning and wills, Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-6493.

Noon — Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players lunch and meeting, Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information and reservations: 941-779-2181.

 

Friday, April 11

6 p.m. — Music in the Park with Kristopher James, Riverwalk, downtown Bradenton. Information: wwwrealizebradenton.com.

 

Saturday, April 12

9 a.m. — Keep Manatee Beautiful Great American Cleanup, countywide. Information: 941-795-8272.

12:30 p.m. — Cortez Historical Society community picnic and potluck, Miller dock, next to Star Fish Co., 12306 46th Ave. W., Cortez. Information: 248-894-9681.

2-5 p.m. — Florida Maritime Museum Sweet and Salty celebration, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Fee applies. Information: 941-708-6121.

6:30 p.m. — Legacy of Valor Campaign USO Style Show, McKechnie Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-747-3031.

 

Sunday, April 13

2 p.m. — The Victory Belles concert, Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875.

 

Coming up

• April 18, Good Friday.

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

• April 20, Easter.

• April 22, Earth Day.

• April 25, National Arbor Day.

• April 28, Holocaust Remembrance Day.

 

Save the date

• May 3, Food and Wine on Pine, Anna Maria.

• May 17-18, Relay for Life of AMI, Coquina Beach.

• June 7, Island Blood Drive, TBA.

• June 14, 2014 Florida State League All-Star Game, Bradenton.

 

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.

 

AME Calendar

• 8:45 a.m.-noon Tuesday, April 8, Parent Teacher Organization board meeting, AME conference room.

• 8-9 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, volunteer breakfast, AME cafeteria.

• 2 p.m. Friday, April 11, second-grade Great American Cleanup on campus.

• Friday, April 11, Kiwanis Club grandparents’ picnic lunch, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

• 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, fire drill.

• Tuesday, April 18, no school.

• April 22-30, Florida Comprehensive Assessment Testing.

• 5-6 p.m. Monday, April 24, PTO dinner, AME cafeteria.

• 6-7 p.m. Monday, April 24, first-grade play, AME auditorium.

• 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, fifth-grade grandparents’ end of the year picnic, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe.

• 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, speech contest.

• 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, PTO dinner, AME cafeteria.

• 6-7 p.m. Tuesday April 29, first-grade play, AME auditorium.

        AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call 941-708-5525.

 

 

The deadline for submissions is the Wednesday a week before publication. High-resolution photographs welcome.

Island police blotter – 04-09-2014

Anna Maria

• March 13, 100 block of Hammock Road, incident investigation. A real estate business reported to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office that a home for sale was falsely listed as “for rent” on Craigslist.

        Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

• March 30, 1900 block of Gulf Drive North, simple battery. A 17-year-old was arrested by a Bradenton Beach Police Officer after allegedly pushing two relatives.

• March 27, 2300 block of Gulf Drive, DUI.  A 34-year-old Bradenton woman faces a DUI charge after she rear-ended a SUV around 1:30 a.m. She refused sobriety tests but was allegedly intoxicated. She recorded .274 and .27 on two Breathalyzer tests conducted at the Manatee County jail. She also was issued a traffic citation for reckless driving.

• March 14, 111 Gulf Drive, Bridge Street Bistro, disturbance. A man and woman were issued trespass warnings after allegedly causing a disturbance and refusing to leave.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

• March 21, 100 block of Cortez Road, incident investigation. A motorist reached a speed of 70 mph on Cortez Road trying to avoid his wife, who was following him in another vehicle. An MSCO deputy conducted a traffic stop and asked the man to call a friend to come pick him up because he smelled of alcohol. The wife, who arrived on the scene, was asked to go home. The vehicle driven by the man was towed.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

• March 28, 3100 block of Gulf Drive, incident investigation. Holmes Beach Police called for assistance from the MCSO after a citizen reported seeing a suspicious backpack under a bench and unknown liquid had leaked from the pack. A K-9 unit and on-call bomb tech were called to the scene. However, they soon learned the backpack only contained an empty vodka bottle and plastic cups.

• March 21, 300 block of Clark Drive, incident investigation. The MSCO responded to HBPD to assist with a reported homemade firearm made of PVC pipe.

• March 21, 5315 Gulf Drive, Eat Here, theft. A white iPhone was stolen from the hostess stand at the restaurant.

• March 20, 3700 block of East Bay Drive, criminal mischief. An unknown suspect vandalized a home, breaking an umbrella in the front yard and throwing it into the water. The suspect also damaged a plastic pink flamingo and smashed a porcelain mushroom.

• March 16, 200 block of 35th Street, bike theft. An unknown man walked up to the front porch of a home and took a white and pink bicycle with a basket on the front. The victim took a video of the man riding the bike down the street.

• March 16, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Publix Super Market, theft. Two suspects stole a box of fried chicken and a bottle of wine from the store around 2 p.m. According to the police report, the two suspects were found “actively consuming the chicken” in the rear of the store and were issued a notice to appear and trespass warnings.

        Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

        Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.

Real Estate – 04-09-2014

611 Ivanhoe Ln., Holmes Beach, a 4,556 sfla / 7,036 sfur 5bed/4½bath/3car canalfront pool home built in 2010 on a 90×105 lot was sold 03/13/14, Sheck to Evans for $1,485,000; list $1,545,000.

4003 4th Ave., Unit 5, 4th Avenue Condominium, Holmes Beach, a 2,908 sfla / 3,337 sfur 4bed/4bath/2car land condo with pool built in 2006 was sold 03/14/14, Hood to Kamal for $533,500; list $485,000.

2800 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 1,444 sfla / 1,539 sfur 2bed/2bath/4car home built in 1993 on a 50×100 lot was sold 03/14/14, Krosney to Scatigno for $500,000;list $525,000.

405 Clark Ln., Holmes Beach, a 1,683 sfla / 2,021 sfur 3bed/2bath home built in 1967 on a 90×112 lot was sold 03/19/14, Karp to Hunter for $479,000; list $499,000.

2506 Avenue C., Unit B, Starfish House, Bradenton Beach, a 1,270 sfla 3bed/2bath/1car ½ duplex built in 2014 on a 50×100 lot was sold 03/12/14, Sailing Crew Property Investment LLC to Baltussen for $460,000; list $469,000.

1800 Gulf Dr. N., Unit 115, La Costa, Bradenton Beach, a 952 sfla / 1,080 sfur 2bed/1½bath condo with shared pool built in 1979 was sold 03/21/14, May to Childress for $450,000.

62 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a vacant 85×150 lot was sold 03/18/14, Twait to Lynch for $450,000.

86 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a 1,258 sfla / 2,217 sfur 2bed/2bath home built in 1980 on a 70×104 lot was sold 03/18/14, Mutzer to Kohrs for $425,000; list $449,900.

620 N Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 1,435 sfla / 1,708 sfur 2bed/2bath home built in 1951 on a 50×90 lot was sold 03/14/14, Moerk to Alamanda by the Gulf LLC for $420,000; list $430,000.

302 66th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,470 sfla / 2,064 sfur 3bed/2bath home built in 1967 on a 85×99 lot was sold 03/17/14, Miranda to Tropical Island Homes LLP for $383,500.

703 North Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 528 sfla / 818 sfur 1bed/1bath home built in 1952 on a 50×100 lot was sold 03/20/14, Valentine to Calme for $330,000.

600 Manatee Ave., Unit 222, Westbay Cove, Holmes Beach, a 1,179 sfla / 1,447 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with pool built in 1977 was sold 03/14/14, Stein to Christenson for $295,000; list $310,000.

2503 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, a 1,740 sfla / 3,770 sfur 4bed/3bath duplex built in 1978 on a 50×100 lot was sold 03/14/14, Maldonado to Padgett for $275,000.

522 Pine Ave., Unit 2B, Bayou, Anna Maria, a 822 sfla / 882 sfur 2bed/1bath condo built in 1973 was sold 03/19/14, Van Meter to Thrasher for $240,000; list $269,000.

522 Pine Ave., Unit 5C, Bayou, Anna Maria, a 822 sfla / 882 sfur 2bed/1bath condo built in 1973 was sold 03/17/14, Lonsdale to Patient for $235,000; list $245,000.

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

Obituaries – 04-09-2014

Jeanette Cashman

Jeanette Cashman, 86, of Holmes Beach, died March 31.

A memorial Mass was to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Memorial donations may be made to the Anna Maria Island Community Center, P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria FL 34216, or www.islandcommunitycenter.com.

Mrs. Cashman is survived by daughter Nancy and husband Joe Branka; sons Peter and wife Suzanne, Steve and wife Mary Jane and Paul; and five grandchildren.

 

Rowland Peek Shannon Sr.obit-R.-Shannon

Rowland Peek Shannon Sr., “Rowpeek,” 58, of Bradenton, died April 2. He was born March 30, 1956, in Bradenton to Joseph E. and Eugenia “Gene” (Raymond) Shannon.

Mr. Shannon was a lifelong resident of Bradenton, and a 1974 graduate of Manatee High School where he was senior class president. He continued his studies at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., where he majored in music.

Growing up, he helped his father at Shannon Funeral Home. He was the owner of AdSpecialties Incentives in Bradenton for many years, and later worked as an account executive for Tasco/Halo-Branded Solutions.

Mr. Shannon was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bradenton, president and founder of the Manatee County Native Club, member of the De Soto Celebration and the Manatee “100” Club. He was a former member of the Bradenton Yacht Club and the Manatee County Historical Society. He also was an avid hunter and fisherman.

The family will receive friends 4-6 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, 5610 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 7, at  the chapel with interment to follow at Fogartyville Cemetery, Bradenton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Manatee County Historical Society, 4501 Manatee Ave. W., No. 234,
Bradenton FL 34209-3952. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.

He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Cathi (Schenk); children Rowland P. Jr., Ryan J. and Cierra E., all of Bradenton, mother Gene, brother J. Ray of Bradenton; sisters Sally and husband Bill McGill of Braselton, Ga., and Katherine Ann of Bradenton; and many extended family members and friends.

 

Mary Rita ‘Marita’ Shofstall

Mary Rita “Marita” Shofstall, 91, of Holmes Beach, died March 11. She was born May 5, 1922, to Florence (Boivin) and John Norton of Dearborn, Mich.

She attended the University of Michigan. On Dec. 12, 1942, she married John “Jack” D. Shofstall, an aviation cadet from Detroit, in Merced, Calif. Following his career in the service, they settled in Bradenton and, subsequently, Holmes Beach in 1973.

Mrs. Shofstall collected antiques and opened a shop in Bradenton, remaining active as an antique dealer for 30 years. She enjoyed bridge, reading and travel in the United States and abroad. Favorite places included Germany, England, Japan, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

She enjoyed being an “islander” and entertaining family and friends.

A memorial service and inurnment was held March 31 at the Sarasota National Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Westminster Towers and Shores, 1533 Fourth Ave. W., Bradenton FL 34205.

Mrs. Shofstall is survived by daughters Linda Guard and Susan Busch; grandchildren Christopher Guard, Melissa Busch Putnam, Rob Busch and Meaghan Busch; great-grandchildren Jack and McKenna Guard and Abbie, Libby, Emma and Hughes Putnam; nephews David, Kevin, Scott, Drew and Sean Norton.

Sports – 04-09-2014

Duffy’s Tavern Eagles take 18-plus Super Bowl win

 

Last week’s season-ending action in the Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football League saw fourth-seeded Duffy’s Tavern Eagles upset No. 2 seed Slim’s Place Bears 41-34 in the March 19 semifinal matchup. Duffy’s then proceeded to a 41-28 victory over second-seed Beach to Bay Construction Dolphins April 2  to capture the 18-and-over division Super Bowl trophy.

Quarterback Chris Gillum wrote the story for the Eagles, completing 21 of 26 passes for 294 yards and six touchdown passes. Chad Woods was his most effective target, finishing with five catches for 101 yards and three touchdowns, while Jodi Jester made the most of her four catches — two went for touchdowns and one was good for an extra point.

Chris Muldoon finished with seven catches for 80 yards including a touchdown, a two-point conversion and an extra point reception. Jason Vancleve, who completed the scoring with an extra point, finished with seven catches for 77 yards. He also added an interception on defense to go along with five flag pulls from Woods.

Jonathan Moss and Ryan Moss both had big games for the Dolphins. Jonathan completed seven of seven passes for 119 yards and two touchdown passes, while also catching three passes for 37 yards and two touchdown receptions. Meanwhile, Ryan added 10 completions for 118 yards and three touchdown passes in addition to five receptions for 94 yards and a pair of touchdown receptions. Shawn Kaleta completed the scoring for the Dolphins with a touchdown reception and three extra points to go along with six catches for 73 yards in the loss.

Jeff Walker paced the Dolphin defense with six flag pulls in defeat.

The Dolphins advanced to the Super Bowl in a 28-26 victory March 19 over Agnelli Pool & Spa Giants.

 

Florida Discount Signs ‘wraps’ volleyball title

The winter 2014 adult volleyball season at the center came to an end April 2 with a one-day playoff among the league’s three teams.

Florida Discount Signs & Wraps defeated Southern Greens 25-10, 23-25 and 25-10 in the semifinal before setting its sites on top-seeded Duncan Real Estate, which earned a bye into the finals on placing first in the regular season.

Florida Discount Signs won in straight sets, although the games were close, 25-20 and 25-16, to claim the trophy and, of course, bragging rights.

 

Key Royale golf news

After a two-week hiatus due to rainy weather, 60 women league got out for a nine-hole, par-three only round of golf in four flights at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach.

Sue Little carded an impressive 9-under-par 23 to grab first place in Flight A by three strokes over Jean Holmes, Judy Crowe and Marlyn Thorton, who tied for second with matching scores of 6-under-par 26.

Flight B went to Beatrice Friebe and Carol Patterson with matching 8-under-par 24s.

Connie Livanos carded a ridiculously low 14-under-par 18 to obliterate the field in Flight C.

Sue Liddle took first place in Flight D with a 12-under-par 20 to grab a two-shot victory over second-place finisher Penny Auch.

 

Horseshoe news

Three teams advanced to the knockout round during April 5 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. The team of Gene Bobeldyk and Bill Wright drew the bye into the finals and watched as the team of Adin Shank and Rod Bussey thrashed the team of Bruce Copeland and Tom Skoloda 21-7 to advance to the championship game.

Shank and Bussey then battled it out with Bobeldyk and Wright, but hung on for a 23-16 victory and the day’s bragging rights.

Two teams advanced out of pool play April 2 and were left to battle for the day’s championship. In a tight affair, Adin Shank and Bruce Munro edged John Lothschutz and Rod Bussey by a 23-19 score.

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.

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, April 9, 2014

ITEMS FOR SALE

FOR SALE: ANTIQUE mortised-wood baby cradle, $45/pair, vintage glass hurricane lights, $50. Call 941-565-0836.

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

FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

ESTATE SALES

ESTATE SALE: 8:45 a.m. -1 p.m. Friday, April 11. 201 W. 72nd St., Holmes Beach. Two really nice queen beds, wicker settee and chairs, pair of drop leaf end tables, coffee table, large Cezanne-type painting by Kim Yun Ha, art nouveau figures, set of 12 framed wood-block prints, desk, floral watercolors, lamps, area rug, linens, older patio set, dressers, chests, kitchen. Sale by Julie McClure. Pix: www.estatesales.net.

GARAGE SALES

ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Donations during shop hours, but preferred 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Wednesday. 511 Pine Ave. Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.

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

MY FIRST GARAGE sale: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 11-12. Miscellaneous cool stuff plus jewelry. 515 70th St., Holmes Beach. No early birds, please.

SALE: 8 a.m. Saturday, April 12. Aztec airbrush kit, housewares, electronics, typewriters, wheeled carts, collectibles. 241 Chilson Ave., Anna Maria.

YARD SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday April 12. Art, books, furniture great stuff! 511 75th St., Holmes Beach.

MULTI-FAMILY YARD sale: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 11-12. Clothes, household, books, collectibles, western decorations. 505 69th St., Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  Friday and Saturday, April 11-12. 2512 Ave A, Bradenton Beach, near Sharky’s.

LOST & FOUND

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

FOUND: CAMERA, SANDBAR restaurant area, Anna Maria. 812-350-7575.

PETS

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.

TRANSPORTATION

HARLEY DAVIDSON 35th Anniversary Dyna Superglide. New, only 1,080 miles. Garage-kept. Call for more information, Debi Visel, 941-545-3342. Located on Island! $9,900, firm.

FOR SALE: CLUB car golf cart, 2004 model, excellent condition, $2,195. 941-778-6871.

BOATS & BOATING

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

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

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

HELP WANTED

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

OFFICE/RECEPTIONIST WORK: Answer phones, good with computers. Part or full-time. Work on Island. Email resume only: annamariaisland@hotmail.com. 941-524-9228.

KIDS FOR HIRE

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.

SERVICES

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

SUN MAINTENANCE & SERVICE: Full-service lawn care, pool care, maintenance work, landscape and design, tree trimming, pressure washing, mulch, shell. Marine waxing, detailing. Free snow removal. Call Travis, 941-779-8389.

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

LANDSCAPING

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

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $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.

HOME IMPROVEMENT

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.

RENTALS

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

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

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.

ISLAND CONDO AVAILABLE Now through 2015, weekly, monthly. One block to beach, big pool. 941-778-1915.

ANNUAL RENTAL: BRADENTON Beach, 2BR/2BA available April 15. Call/text, 941-840-0190. http://sarasota.craigslist.org/apa/4375449066.html.

APRIL-MAY SPECIAL, 200 feet to Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria. Ground floor 2BR/1BA with all amenities, super clean, bikes, WIFI available immediately, $1,800/month plus tax. 941-387-8610.

PROFESSIONAL SEEKING ANNUAL rental: Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Longboat Key. Quiet person, excellent references. 941-730-5363.

HOUSE RENTAL BY private owner. Nice 3BR/2BA. Holmes Beach. Monthly, $3,500. 941-744-7889.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR, City of Anna Maria near the pier and shops. Spacious, pet friendly, steps to beach. Available for six months from April 20-Nov. 1. 941-538-9328.

WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE on Palma Sola Bay. Pool, patio, cable, washer and dryer, fishing pier with boat slip. Lease, minimum six months. $950/month furnished or not. No pets. Call 941-798-3842 or 941-720-7519.

REAL ESTATE

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.

FREE! WHAT EVERY Real estate buyer or seller needs to know! Go to: www.yourmarketupdate.com. 941-400-8735.

NEW LISTING: CANALFRONT. Home on extra large lot, 100×117- foot. $574,900. 526 72nd St., Holmes Beach. Sharon Hightower, Edgewater Real Estate, 941-330-5054.

FOR SALE BY owner: Knock out!  Revel in paradise, Bradenton Beach bay-to-Gulf property, 55-plus. 2BR/1BA stunning granite, stainless-steel kitchen and magnificent bath. First floor, lots handicap features. Fabulous location. Pool, turnkey. $189,000. 412-498-4127.

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).

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.

FREE! WHAT EVERY Real estate buyer or seller needs to know! Go to: www.yourmarketupdate.com. 941-400-8735.

NEW LISTING: CANALFRONT. Home on extra large lot, 100×117- foot. $574,900. 526 72nd St., Holmes Beach. Sharon Hightower, Edgewater Real Estate, 941-330-5054.

FOR SALE BY owner: Knock out!  Revel in paradise, Bradenton Beach bay-to-Gulf property, 55-plus. 2BR/1BA stunning granite, stainless-steel kitchen and magnificent bath. First floor, lots handicap features. Fabulous location. Pool, turnkey. $189,000. 412-498-4127.

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).