Tag Archives: 04-10-2013

Island real estate transactions – 04-10-2013

102 49th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,980 sfla / 4,527 sfur 3bed/2 ½bath Gulffront home built n 1992 on a 100×135 lot was sold 03/22/13, Marshall to Ktrade LLC for $1,900,000; list $1,995,000.

2600 Gulf Drive N., Unit 45, Anna Maria Island Club, Holmes Beach, a 1,195 sfla / 1,451 sfur 2bed/2bath Gulffront condo with shared pool built in 1984 was sold 03/20/13, Klaus to Toton for $745,000.

407 28th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,896 sfla / 2,226 sfur 3bed/3bath/1car canalfront home built in 1971 on a 80×120 lot was sold 03/21/13, Shannon to Kelly for $535,000; list $549,000.

304 57th St., Unit A, Holmes Beach Corrected, Holmes Beach, a 889 sfla / 1,073 sfur 2bed/1½bath half duplex built in 1968 on a 45×112 lot was sold 03/20/13, Etchison to Dugan for $232,000; list $245,900.

104 Fourth St S., Bradenton Beach, a 958 sfla / 1,458 sfur 2bed/1bath home built in 1940 on a 73×94 lot was sold 03/19/13, Onewest Bank to Anami LLC for $230,000.

6300 Flotilla Drive, Unit 67, Shell Point, Holmes Beach, a 1,436 sfla 3bed/3bath condo with shared pool built in 1973 was sold 03/20/13, Kye to Franklin Flotilla LLC for $220,000; list $249,000.

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

Fishing – 04-10-2013

The gates have opened, fishing game is on


Fishing around Anna Maria Island is heating up as the days get warmer and the winds remain calm.

With water temps reaching 70 degrees, migratory species such as Spanish mackerel, bluefish and ladyfish are schooling to corral bait. Look for diving birds in Tampa Bay and around artificial reefs to find the fish. Other migratory fish, including kingfish, cobia and shark, are worth a watchful eye, too.

In the backcountry, catch-and-release snook, redfish and spotted seatrout are gathering around mangrove islands and shorelines where there are grass flats and good tidal flow. Spotted seatrout up to 28 inches are being reported from these areas. Look for schooling redfish on shallow flats during the incoming tides in the afternoons. For catch-and-release snook, mangrove edges are a good place to stage up and fish as the tides starts ripping out. For all of these species, live shiners free-lined behind the boat will get a bite.

Pompano are being caught along the beaches on live sand fleas and pompano jigs. Try fishing at sunrise or late in the evening on the higher tides to locate and catch fish. When jigging for pompano, be prepared to catch ladyfish, bluefish, Spanish mackerel and jack crevalle. With macks and bluefish in the vicinity, it will pay to carry extra pompano jigs — their sharp teeth can cut through your leader before you know what happened.

Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier is seeing Spanish mackerel flapping on the dock this week. Pier fishers are using artificials like Gotcha plugs or small white jigs to get the bite. Along with macks, expect to catch ladyfish and bluefish in the 15- to 20-inch range.

For those planning to do a little night fishing, Sork says the target is spotted seatrout. He suggests anglers come to the pier equipped with a long-handled dip net to scoop ballyhoo for bait. Once you have a few small ballyhoo in an aerated bucket, you’re ready to fish. Free-line your bait around areas where the water is lit and the bait swirls for the trout staging on the outskirts in search of their prey.

Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle is finding gator trout on shallow flats in Sarasota Bay. Using live shiners for bait, Keyes is catching trout in the slot as well as over-slot fish to 26 inches.

Along with trout, Keyes is catching slot-reds and multiple catch-and-release snook in the same areas. Again, live shiners free-lined over sandy potholes are getting the bite.

From the piers, beaches and passes, Keyes is hearing of good Spanish mackerel action. Plugging with Gotcha plugs, silver spoons or small white jigs is putting fishers with light tackle on drag-screaming action. Keyes suggests examining what the mackerel are feeding on before rigging. If the macks are eating glass minnows, Keyes recommends small white crappie jigs or Spro ghost jigs. If larger bait is around, Keyes says to switch to silver spoons or 7/8-ounce Gotcha plugs.

Pompano are expected to make a showing in the weeks to come. Keyes suggests fishing the beaches at sun up with pompano jigs or sand fleas will be productive.

Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime fishing charters is seeing the spring weather pattern slowly take hold and, he says, the fish are responding accordingly. Redfish, spotted seatrout, Spanish mackerel, catch-and-release snook and sharks are moving into Tampa Bay to feed.

Howard says a sure sign of spring is the many species of sharks he’s seeing cruising sandbars. Blacktip, bonnethead, lemon and bull sharks are cruising the flats looking for food. Howard suggests rigging a chunk of ladyfish on a cable hook to get in on the action.

“While running the bulkhead area, I saw a 5-foot sawfish cruising. I decided to just enjoy seeing the beautiful creature and moved on, passing an opportunity to do battle with the unique creature,” Howard says.

He says redfish and catch-and-release snook are starting to school on the flats and moving up into the mangrove roots on the higher tides produced by the recent full moon. “We’ve been using shiners pegged on a 2/0 Owner circle hook with a small split shot on a popping cork to keep the bait away from the annoying birds that seem to attack any live bait that swims to the surface,” Howard adds. Small pinfish and cut ladyfish are good baits to use.

Big macks are chewing heavily all over the bay with plenty of 24-inch fish providing the action. Howard likes to use to a long shank hook to prevent getting his line cut. Remember to only keep enough of these fish for dinner, as they do not freeze well.

Looking forward as the days get longer and warmer, fishing will only improve, Howard says. The influx of bait will supercharge the action and provide opportunities to get a nice bag of fillets for the dinner table.

Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is flats fishing in both Tampa and Sarasota bays in search of redfish, snook and spotted seatrout. Gross is first locating fish from his tower vantage point, and then anchoring and chumming to stir up the bite.

On shallow grass flats adjacent to mangrove shorelines, Gross is having good rallies on both redfish and catch-and-release snook. Slot-size and over-size reds were the norm this past week. As for the catch-and-release snook, Gross is hooking up fish in the 30-inch range.

On slightly deeper flats, Gross is catching spotted seatrout. Water depths of 3-4 feet are holding over-slot trout in numbers. Again, Gross is anchoring and chumming to get the fish on the line.

Lastly, Gross is fishing deep grass beds with a depth of 6-10 feet for Spanish mackerel and finding them in numbers. By anchoring and chumming, Gross is able to keep these fish within casting range for his clients, resulting in multiple hookups with a fish on the line every cast. Expect to catch ladyfish, bluefish and small blacktip sharks in the mix.

Capt. Warren Girle is fishing the backcountry, producing respectable catches of redfish, spotted seatrout and catch-and-release snook. With a combination of tactics, such as artificials, live baits and even chunk baits, Girle’s clients are having successful days on the water.

For the reds, Girle is quietly positioning the bait near sandy potholes, where unsuspecting reds are lying in wait to ambush a meal. By casting chunks of fresh-cut ladyfish in and around these holes, Girle is hooking up reds up to 31 inches.

In these same areas, Girle is finding schools of catch-and-release snook. By either live baiting with shiners or jigging with artificials, Girle’s charters are landing fish in the 30-inch range.

Judy Vance of Denver reports celebrating her 70th birthday with a productive fishing trip with Capt. Trek Hackney. Vance caught the first and biggest fish of the day — a catch-and-release snook — the trio of fishers, including Lou Wheeler of Denver and Randy Billman of Holmes Beach, went on to catch a number of spotted seatrout and redfish.

        Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

Island police blotter – 04-10-2013

Anna Maria

        • March 23, 700 block of Jacaranda Road, domestic disturbance. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a domestic disturbance and made contact with a woman outside the residence. No allegations of physical contact were made by the subjects, who had been arguing. The deputy advised the man and woman to separate for the night. Upon request of the man, the deputy issued a trespass warning to the female.

• March 30, 200 block of Gladiolus Street, battery. A sheriff’s deputy responded to a call of two men fighting in the street. According to the report, the argument began at D.Coy Ducks in Holmes Beach. The men left the bar in separate vehicles. The subjects arrived at the Anna Maria residence at the same time and the suspect became angry that a female was with the victim, and punched him. The two men began wrestling in the street, at which time the deputy arrived to break up the scuffle.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        • April 2, 120 Bridge Street, Drift In, disorderly intoxication. While on routine foot patrol on Bridge Street, a police officer observed a man outside of the bar with a beer in his hand. The officer asked the man several times to go inside the bar. He eventually complied, but stood at the doorway and began shouting obscenities at the officer. The man came back outside again and was told to return inside the bar. When he refused, the officer asked for identification. The man declined, at which time he was placed under arrest. According to the report, the man physically resisted the arrest and screamed on the way to the police station. Once secured, the man became aggressive toward the officers, yelling at them and lunging. He was charged with misdemeanor resisting arrest and misdemeanor disorderly intoxication and transported to the Manatee County jail.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• No new reports.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

        March 16, 5300 block of Gulf Drive, drunk. A Holmes Beach police officer responded to a call of an intoxicated pedestrian. The officer made contact with the man and drove him home.

• March 17, 5311 Gulf Drive, Acqua Aveda Spa, burglary. The manager of the business called police to report the front door had been smashed. She had not entered the business for fear someone was inside. Police cleared the scene and observed the cash register and some coins on the floor. The damages and amount stolen were estimated to be $1,300.

• March 20, 300 block of 63rd Street, disturbance. A woman called police in regards to an ex-boyfriend being in her home and refusing to leave. The man left before police arrived.

• March 20, 3700 block of East Bay Drive, theft. A man reported a bicycle valued at $1,000 had been stolen from a nearby bike rack. The man said the bike was locked up overnight. Police observed the lock had been cut.

• March 21, 6300 block of Gulf Drive, fraud. A woman went to the Holmes Beach Police Department to report someone used her Social Security number in an attempt to open several lines of credit. She also said someone filed a fraudulent tax return in her name, so she had filed paperwork with the Internal Revenue Service.

• March 21, 611 Manatee Ave. W., CVS Pharmacy, theft. Police were contacted in regards to someone stealing storage totes from the rear of the business. Video of the incident was captured and showed a man in a white GMC pickup truck twice arriving on the day of the theft and taking as many as 16 boxes valued at $190.

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.

Looking forward

Jack Whiteside IV visits with Anna Maria Elementary School principal Dave Marshall and registrar Amy Slicker while enrolling in kindergarten with help from his parents, Jack Whiteside III and wife Jordan of Anna Maria. Young Jack-Jack as he’s called, is finishing up pre-K at the School for Constructive Play on Pine Avenue. Jack III and his parents have a long history both on the island and in Tampa, where they own and operate the Colonnade Restaurant, a much-loved institution on Bayshore Boulevard. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

Calendar – 04-10-2013

Wednesday, April 10

11:30 a.m. — Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players luncheon and meeting, the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-799-2181.


Thursday, April 11

7:54 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Friday, April 12

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

5:30-7:30 p.m. — Artist reception for Joan Voyles, Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

5:30-7:30 p.m. — Reception for Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School visual arts students, Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-2099.

5:30-7:30 p.m. — Artwalk in downtown Holmes Beach, with select galleries and boutiques hosting open houses, art shows and receptions. Information: 941-778-6648.


Saturday, April 13

        8 a.m.-3 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-722-3212.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. — De Soto Heritage Festival Bottle Boat Regatta, Palma Sola Causeway. Information: 941-747-1998.


Sunday, April 14

7:55 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Monday, April 15

7:07 a.m. — Official sunrise time.

Noon — Anna Maria Island Democratic Club lunch and meeting, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-779-0564.


Tuesday, April 16

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


Wednesday, April 17

Noon – Anna Maria Garden Club “high tea” meeting and induction of club officers, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607.



Friday, April 12

6-9 p.m. — Reception for Maro Lorimer and “Meditations,” Art Uptown, 1367 Main St., Sarasota. Information: 941-955-5409.



• 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.

• 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.

• Fridays, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Some events on other days too. 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.

• 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 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., the Bridge Street Market, Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. The first Sundays include a food challenge for charity. Information: 215-906-0668.

• Mondays, 1 p.m., bridge games, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414.

• First Mondays, 7 p.m., Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage board meets, Fisherman’s Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-254-4972.

• First Mondays, through May, 6:30 p.m., the Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island meets, the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

• Third Mondays, September through May, noon, Anna Maria Island Democratic Club lunch meeting, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-779-0564.

• Tuesdays, 4 p.m., Inquiring Minds religious study group meets, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4579.

• Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m., Anna Maria duplicate bridge, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390.

• Tuesdays, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.


Coming up

• April 20, International Coastal Cleanup, various locations in Manatee County.

• April 20, Cortez Village Historical Society community potluck, Few-Miller Dock, Cortez.


Save the date

• 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.

• May 9, the Island Players’ opening of “37 Postcards,” Island Players theater, Anna Maria.

• May 18, Anna Maria Island Privateers’ Snooks Adams Kids Day, location to be announced.

• June 1, Islandwide Blood Drive, location to be announced.


AME calendar

April 15, two weeks of FCAT testing starts.

12:30-1:15 p.m. Friday, April 19, second-grade coastal cleanup on campus.

8:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, Parent Teacher Organization board meeting, conference room.

9 a.m.-1 p.m., April 25, third-grade trip to South Florida Museum.

Monday, April 29, book fair and fourth- and fifth-grade field trip to Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

6 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, PTO community dinner in the cafeteria, 7 p.m. first-grade play, auditorium.

AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The office number is 941-708-5529.


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.

Obituaries – 04-10-2013

Elizabeth Tristam ‘Tristy’ Barford

Elizabeth Tristam “Tristy” Barford, 41, of Temple Terrace, died in a car crash March 24 in Tampa. She was born in St. Petersburg and raised in Temple Terrace.

Ms. Barford was a 1989 graduate of Tampa Bay Vo-Tech High School and attended Lamar College in Colorado. She was a sales professional who had a love of animals, especially horses. She was an excellent marksman with dreams of doing mission work in Cuba.

She was happiest outdoors, hiking, riding her bike and enjoying the beach.

Parents George and former Anna Maria Mayor Fran Barford welcome the public to attend the memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Manatee County, 2515 14th St. W., Bradenton FL 34205 or online at www.humanemanatee.org. Condolences may be made online at www.blountcurryterraceoaks.com.

Ms. Barford is survived by her brothers, Andy and wife Jeanne, Adam and wife Andrea; and parents Fran and George Barford of Anna Maria.


Linda Wyrick Glezen

Linda Wyrick Glezen, 72, of Holmes Beach and  formerly of Texarkana, Texas, died March 27. She was born in San Angelo, Texas, and grew up in Post.

She graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in fashion design. She married her best friend and they enjoyed many trips together.

Mrs. Gleven was well known for her artistic abilities in quilting, needlepoint and cross stitching, having won many local and state awards. She was involved in the local art scene.

Service in Holmes Beach was private. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made online at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.

Mrs. Gleven is survived by husband John; sons Scott and wife Lenore Wyrick of Texarkana, and Bart and wife Victoria Wyrick of Kansas City; grandchildren Jennifer and Ashley of Texarkana and Jacob and Abigail of Kansas City.

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, April. 10, 2013


WINDOWS: ALUMINUM SASH, nearly new. Four 37 x 36 inch, seven 49.5 x 36 inches, $100, wood coffee table, $90. 941-778-3920.

BOOTS: LADIES SIZE 8.5, tan, never worn, $12. 941-932-5595.

DINETTE SET: FOUR chrome/cloth chairs, table, $60, peach swivel rocker, $20, Garth Brooks CD set, $50. 941-795-7598.

REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER, BLACK, 24×24 inches, Westinghouse, paid $90, slightly used, great condition, $25. Call 941-685-0797.

PACK AND ROLL folding utility cart, 48-pocket tool liner, $10, ice tea pot, electric, $5. 941-761-1415.

TV: 24-INCH Magnavox, $25. Works great. Call 941-737-9173.

TRAMPOLINE: 15-FOOT, $30, pallets, $1 each, 35 total, white canopy, eight legs, 10.8x20x6.8 inch, $30. 941-779-9781.

ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $350. Burl-wood Top of Form

Bottom of Form

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


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


GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are welcome to come and worship with us! Please call 941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilutheran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

THE HIVE: GIFTS and arts. Locally handmade and imported silver jewelry, Buddha art, artifacts, artistic T-shirts, cards, hot sauces, South African handmade arts, specialty candies, more. 119 B Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. http://thehivegiftsandarts.com/

HAITI $$$ DONATIONS to the Ministry of Presence Inc., www.ministryofpresence.org, urgently needed for local representatives to aid homeless children. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978.

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

WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

MANATEE SAFETY SIGNS exclusively for boaters. Available at the Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-7978.

FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used, repairable fishing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don’t be sorry, be safe.


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

STEFF’S STUFF ANTIQUES: Spring Festival! 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, April 14. Music, artists, wine tasting, food, free parking/admission. The Centre Shops on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive. 941-383-1901.

GARAGE SALE: Saturday, April 13. Books, tools, art supplies, two 5,000-watt generators. 708-710 Rose St., Anna Maria.


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.

FOUND: NECKLACE, 67th Street, Holmes Beach. Call to identify, 941-730-7674.

FOUND: TWO WALLETS, Two Scoops area, Anna Maria. 920-915-4961.

FOUND RING: MARCH 30 at the county beach. To claim: Holmes Beach Police Department, 941-708-5800, ext. 240.

LOST CAT: MALE, white, beige, some striping. Declawed. Reward! 700 block of Jacaranda, Anna Maria. Ted, 941-704-4853.


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.


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

AMI PONTOON BOAT rental: See: boatflorida.weebly.com or call 941-518-3868.

BOAT SLIP TO rent. Up to 28 feet. Anna Maria. 941-794-8877.

FOR SALE: BOAT club membership, $2,500. Call 231-420-0413.

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.


EXPERIENCED SERVICE INDUSTRY-based administrative person needed for busy vacation rental company. Motivated self-starter, organized and computer literate is a must. Maintenance and technical-base experience preferred. 941-779-9740.

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


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

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

BABIES AND PETS: Responsible, trustworthy, reliable, fun 17-year-old college student. Own transportation. 941-447-9658.

NICOLE AND HALLIE’S babysitting, pet sitting and pet walking. Red Cross certified, good with animals. Hallie, 941-773-6317, Nicole, 941-370-7981.

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

KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

HEALTH CARE                                                            

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.

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.

NURSING HOME NOT an option? Preserve your independence and enjoy your retirement at home with respect and confidentiality. Housekeeping, transportation, companionship. Basic nursing. References available. Lexi Keller, 941-524-9900.

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.


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.

CARL V. JOHNSON Jr., Building contractor. Free estimates and plans. New houses, porches, decks and renovations. Fair prices. Call 941-795-1947 or cell, 941-462-2792.


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.

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

BRADENTON BEACH: SEASONAL 2BR/1BA. Steps to beach. No pets. $750/week. 941-778-4731.

ADORABLE GULFFRONT COTTAGE: 100 feet from Gulf. 2BR/1 large bath. Seasonal rental, three-day minimum. Call for further information, 863-660-3509 or email: mememersh@aol.com.

OFFICE: RETAIL PROFESSIONAL space. 8811 Cortez Road, near Dive Adventures. 500 sf. next to Jose’s Real Cuban Food, 8799 Cortez Road, Bradenton. Call 1-800-952-1206.

ON-ISLAND SELF storage: Climate-controlled and non-climate units available starting at $65/month. Call Anna Maria Storage at 941-779-0820.

2209 GULF DRIVE, Bradenton Beach. 1BR/1BA, $900/month. Beach views. Mike Norman Realty, 941-778-6696, 800-367-1617.

SANDPIPER: 55-PLUS: Steps to beaches, 2BR/1BA furnished, carport, patio, no smoking. $675/month and security. 941-545-8923.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA ground-floor condo, $1,100/month. Sato Real Estate Inc. Email: rentals@satorealestate.com or 941-778-7200.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA ELEVATED duplex, storage with washer and dryer hookups, covered parking. $950/month. 2415 Ave. C, Bradenton Beach. See Burton. 941-567-0868.

ROOM TO RENT: North end Anna Maria. Private entrance, full bath, large deck. 941-794-8877.

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 2BR/1BA Beautifully updated, fabulous views. $395,000, by owner. 941-779-0101.

PLEASE CALL ME if you are interested in selling. I am looking to purchase a home close to the beach or on the beach. 941-779-6158. No Realtors.

PARADISE: 2BR/2BA IN 55-plus community, turnkey, Ellenton. Rent space includes 20-plus amenities. Pet friendly, five heated pools, marina. Two miles to I-75, 15 miles to Gulf! $23,500. Bob, 941-721-4890.

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.