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Island police blotter – 04-17-2013

Anna Maria

        • April 2, 200 block of Periwinkle Plaza, domestic disturbance. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a father and adult son arguing. The son said his father was upset and insulted him because he could not find work. While on scene, the deputy confiscated marijuana stems in plain view after both men denied any knowledge of the stems.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        • April 6, 1900 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Beach, stolen property. A woman stored her driver’s license in a side pocket of a small cooler and went for a walk on the beach. When she returned, her driver’s license was missing.

• April 7, 118 Bridge St., Sports Lounge, trespass warning. Police responded to a man causing problems at the bar and discovered the suspect was trying to play pool for money. According to the report, the man refused to stop asking other patrons to gamble and then refused to leave when asked. A trespass warning was issued.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• No new reports.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

        March 23, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Publix, trespass. Police responded to a complaint of a man in the parking lot attempting to sell customers his pocket knife. The man admitted he was trying to sell the knife to raise money for bus fare. Police searched the suspect and located the knife and $7. He was advised it was illegal to solicit in Holmes Beach and was trespassed from the property at the store manager’s request.

• March 23, 5424 Marina Drive, Jessie’s Island Store BP, trespass. An employee reported a juvenile had broken some items in the store’s bathroom, which led to a heated exchange between a store employee and the juvenile’s mother. The mother said the employee was rude to the family when they asked to use the bathroom.

• March 23, 3400 E. Bay Drive, Ace Hardware, exposure. A 49-year-old Bradenton Beach man was arrested for misdemeanor exposure and possession of marijuana after a complainant reported the man had urinated in an open area behind the business. She told police the man exposed himself. Police made contact with the man and a search of his person turned up 3 grams of marijuana.

• March 25, 100 block of 71st Street, trespass. A complainant called police to report her house had been broken into while she was on a trip, but nothing had been stolen. She discovered three empty beer cans inside the residence and suspected it may have been family members, but wanted the incident documented. Entry into the home was through a window, which was damaged. The damages were estimated at $100.

• March 25, 3800 block of East Bay Drive, theft. A bicycle valued at $100 was stolen from a bike rack.

• March 26, 200 block of South Harbor Drive, burglary. While on routine patrol, an officer was flagged down by a man who reported someone had stolen a tile saw valued at $1,500 from his porch. A neighbor provided police with a description of two young men and a woman who had come to the home and left with a large object in their vehicle. The complainant called later that day to say the saw had been returned.

• March 26, 500 block of 67th Street, vehicle burglary. A complainant reported he left his wallet inside an unlocked vehicle. When he returned, the wallet had been gone through and $100 was missing.

• March 27, 7800 block of Palm Drive, disturbance. Police responded to a call from a man who said his son was yelling and refusing to go to school. The man said his son was bullied at school. The school had told him they had taken care of the problem, but the son said the bullying was continuing. The officer told the juvenile it was wrong to yell at his parents and that he had to go to school. The officer said he would contact the school to make sure the bullying was addressed.

• March 27, 400 block of 72nd Street, missing person. A woman called to report her husband was missing for more than a month. She said they were having general marital issues and that he had disappeared for a few days before, but not for this long. She told police he had not picked up his medications, left his cell phone behind and no other family member has heard from him.

• March 28, 600 block of Dundee Lane, criminal mischief. A complainant reported he has been having trouble with his neighbor since having work done to his pool. He said he was having the pool resurfaced and needed to run a pump at night to keep water from getting into the pool. He told police his neighbor’s wife came over and kicked the pump into the pool. The neighbor said the pump was keeping his wife up at night, but denied his wife’s involvement in the incident. The damage to the pump was estimated at $400.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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


Sports – 04-17-2013

KRC finale, spring-summer sport leagues under way


The Anna Maria Island Community Center has myriad sporting opportunities available for adults looking to have some fun and stay active. Basketball on Tuesdays, kickball on Wednesdays and soccer on Thursday evenings are three offerings that got started this past week.

Soccer topped the adult sporting action April 11. The first game of the season saw 1st USA Plumbing tie Sato Real Estate 4-4. Paul Heyward scored two goals to lead Sato while Lexi Davis and Josh Petit each added one goal. Mike Brusso made 10 saves in goal to preserve the tie.

Matt Kretzman’s two goals and a goal and an assist from Rico Beissert paced 1st USA Plumbing on offense. Goalie Pedro Gonzalez made seven saves in the loss.

Island Pest Control doubled up on Florida Discount Signs with a 4-2 victory behind a pair of goals from Lindsey Weaver in the second game of the evening. Danny Anderson added a goal and an assist while Frank Agnelli scored one goal and made four saves in goal.

Paulo Fonseca scored two goals to lead the Florida Discount Sign offense, while Troy Shonk made 18 saves in the loss.

Wash Family Construction demolished Pink & Navy Boutique by a 5-0 score in the third game. Darren Wash and Scott Hertrick scored two goals each, while Aaron Parkin scored one goal, two assists and five saves in goal.

Scott Rudacille made 11 saves to lead the Pink & Navy effort.

Slim’s Place received four goals and an assist from Nick “Canadian Freight Train” LeDuc, during its 7-3 victory over Beach to Bay Construction. Omar Polar added two goals and two assists for Slim’s, which also received a goal and an assist from Austin Wash and 12 saves from Ryan Moss.

Julius Gomes scored two goals and Brent Moss added one goal to lead Beach To Bay Construction, which also received 10 saves from Don Purvis in goal.

Basketball season also got going with three games played April 9. The first game of the evening was a doozy, as Duncan Real Estate edged Bowes Imaging 71-68 behind 23 points and six rebounds from Todd Keiser, and 15 points, five assists and three rebounds from Evan Wolfe. Mike Haynes added 11 points, while Chris Smith and Justin Junes each finished with 8 points in the victory.

Brandon Kern sank six three-pointers on the way to a game-high 29 points. Jason Mickan added 16 points, while Alban Gega finished with 6 points in the loss.

The second game of the evening was another close affair as the Sun rode a balanced scoring attack to edge  Gatorman Pools 45-42. Sean Hubbard scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, while Andrew Terman scored 13 points and Chad Woods finished with10 points. Eric Gledhill scored only 2 points, but hauled in 15 rebounds in the victory.

Aaron Dudukes scored 18 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead Gatorman Pools, which also received 13 points from Joe Combs in the loss.

Southern Green defeated Island Real Estate 51-42 behind 17 points and 10 rebounds from Jonathan Moss and 14 points and nine rebounds from Jordan Demers in the final game of the night. Scott Easton and Ryan Moss scored 7 points each in the win.

Dylan Bower’s 19 points and 10 rebounds, and 11 points from Jim Lynch paced Island Real Estate in the loss.


Horseshoe news

Three teams advanced to the knockout round in April 13 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. John Crawford and Marvin Gangemi drew the bye into the finals and watched as Adin Shank and Gene Bobeldyk slipped past Herb Puryear and Bruce Munro 21-16. Crawford and Gangemi then defeated Shank and Bobeldyk by the same 21-16 score to earn bragging rights for the day.

The April 10 games saw two teams advance to the final round. The team of Gene Bobeldyk and Dave Lansaw won the day’s proceedings in a route, defeating John Crawford 21-3 in the finals.

Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.

There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.


Key Royale golf news

It was another busy week at the Key Royale Club, where members put down their clubs to attend the 45th annual farewell and award’s dinner the evening of April 13. All of the various club champions and runners up were recognized, as well as the players who got a hole-in-one during the year.

The women took the course for the club’s annual “Doe Day” on the morning of April 9 with Judy Christenson and Jan Jump chairing the event that includes different games on each hole followed by wine on the patio and lunch.

Erma McMullen and Brenda Sollevid won the day with Fran Barford and Sue Wheeler taking second place. Marianne Siegler and Sally Keyes finished alone in third place.

On April 12 the members played a nine-hole, best-ball-of-playing-group match. The team of Rose Slomba, Sue Little, Dave Kruger and Earl Huntzinger combined on a 10-under-par 22 to grab first place for the day. One shot back in second place was the team of Terry Westby, Jim Dunne and Sue Liddle.

The team of Barry Izzard, Larry Pippel, Charlie Porter and Blake Ress combined on a 5-under-par 27 to win the nine-hole, team scramble on April 11. Second place went to the team of Tom Nelson, Greg Shorten, Jim Menzies and Terry Schaefer, who combined on a 3-under-par 29.

The men played an 18-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome match April 10. The team of Gary Harris, Jim Thorton, Carl Voyles and Bob Elliott won the day with 24-under-par 104. One shot back in second place were Al Kaiser, Wade Ladue, Jim Helgeson and Art Hibbs, who finished in a tie for second with Pete Weir, Dick Eichhorn, Bob Landgren and Tom Lewis.

The morning of April 8 saw the men in a nine-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome match. The team of Pieter Thomassen, Neil Hammer and Gerry Taylor combined on a 15-under-par 49 to grab a one-shot victory over Tom Lewis, Tom O’Brien and Jim Helgeson.

The afternoon match was a nine-hole, modified Stableford or quota-points game. Tim Friessen rode an eagle on the second hole to a plus-6 score and first place in the individual game. Two points back and tied for second were Gary Duncan and Mike Gillie at plus-4.

Friessen’s plus-6 also helped his team of John Holcomb, Al DiConstanza and Mike Ross to the team title with a plus-2.

Island real estate transactions – 04-17-2013

116 Pelican Drive, Anna Maria, a 1,474 sfla / 2,007 sfur 3bed/2bath/1car canalfront home built in 1970 on a 91×100 lot was sold 03/22/13, Anderson to Pagano for $575,000; list $589,000.

4104 Sixth Ave., Unit 4, 6th Avenue Condos, Holmes Beach, a 2,576 sfla / 2,626 sfur 3bed/3bath/2car condo with private pool built in 2002 on a 50×100 lot was sold 03/18/13, Windy Estates LLC to Tillman for $540,000; list $579,000.

411 28th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,896 sfla / 2,502 sfur 3bed/3bath/1car canalfront home built in 1971 on a 80×120 lot was sold 03/20/13, Bankunited Trust to Mathieu for $500,046; list $450,000.

202 77th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,221 sfla / 1,521 sfur 3be/2bath home built in 2002 on a 96×70 lot was sold 03/21/13, Chasey to Massey for $462,500; list $465,000.

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

Calendar – 04-17-2013


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.


Thursday, April 18

10:15 a.m. — Friends of the Island Library book club meets to discuss “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.


Friday, April 19

7:58 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Saturday, April 20

9 a.m. — The Great American Cleanup with Keep Manatee Beautiful, various volunteer registration locations, including Anna Maria City Hall and Kingfish Boat Ramp. Information: 941-795-8272,

8:30 a.m. — Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island breakfast and meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383.

4 p.m. — Walk a Mile in their Shoes family fun walk to benefit Turning Points, Coquina Beach. Information: 941-747-1509.


Sunday, April 21

7:59 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Monday, April 22

Today is Earth Day.


Tuesday, April 23

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

2 p.m. — The Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, hosts Dona Lee and an “Intro to Publishing” program. Information: 941-778-6341.


Wednesday, April 24

8:01 p.m. — Official sunset time.



Saturday, April 20

10 a.m.-3 p.m. — De Soto National Memorial re-enactment, 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton. Information: 941-792-0458.

11 a.m.-4 p.m. — Cortez Village Historical Society community potluck, Few-Miller Dock, Cortez. Bring a dish to share. Information: 941-795-7121.

7:30 p.m. — De Soto Heritage Festival Musical and Fashion Show, Bradenton Municipal Auditorium, 1005 Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-747-1998.


Sunday, April 21

1-4 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Privateers car, truck and motorcycle show, Mexicali Border Cafe, 5502 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. Information: 214-714-3953.

5:30 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Privateers scholarship fundraiser, Ace’s Lounge, 4343 Palma Sola Blvd., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-795-3886.



• 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.

• Weekends, April 27-Oct. 20, ranger-led kayak tours, De Soto National Memorial, 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton. Information: 941-792-0458, ext. 105.

• 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

• May 4, Food and Wine on Pine, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.

• May 5, Anna Maria Island Wedding Festival, various locations.

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

• Mother’s Day is May 12.

• May 18, An Island Affaire gala for the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.



Save the date

• June 1-2, Islandwide Blood Drive, location to be announced.

• July 4, the Anna Maria Island Privateers Independence Day Parade from Coquina Beach to Bayfront Park, and Scholarships Awards Party at Manatee Public Beach.


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 – 04-17-2013

Margaret ‘Marge’ Dean

Margaret “Marge” Dean, 100, Anna Maria, died April 6. She was born Margaret Freund Feb. 28, 1913, in St. Germain, Wis., the fourth in a family of 12 children. She and her late husband, Forest Dean, built a bulldozing and landscaping company together in the Wisconsin north woods resort area.

She had been a regular visitor to Anna Maria from 1965 to 1995, when she became a permanent resident. In 2006 she moved to an assisted living facility. Until she was in her 90s, her favorite pastime was fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and she occasionally won trophies for her catches.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Roser Chapel at the Roser Memorial Community Church Chapel, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.

Mrs. Dean is survived by her three children, Marion Enters, Douglas and Jeanette Rothberg, 13 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.


Kathleen M. (Dale) Mineo

Kathleen M. (Dale) Mineo, 60, of Bradenton, died April 7. She was, born Aug. 5, 1952, in Brookline, Mass., and was raised in Springfield, Mass. She graduated from Cathedral High School and most recently was as a real estate agent at Simpson South Realty, Holmes Beach.

Kathleen traveled the world with her husband and enjoyed her family and friends and caring for her rescue dogs, Harley, Hoops, and Savannah. She volunteered to teach English as a second language.

A funeral and Liturgy of Christian Burial was held April 12 in Springfield Springfield. Memorial donations may be made to Underdog Rescue, P.O. Box 351, Bradenton FL 34206.

A “Celebration of Life” on Anna Maria Island for friends and family will be held April 20 at the home of Gayle Schulz.

Mrs. Mineo is survived by her husband of 38 years, Thomas J. Jr.; son Thomas W. of Bradenton; daughter Jesselynn A. and her partner Kimberley D. of Louisville; and brother William C. and wife Theresa Dale of Baltimore.


Rosanne ‘Rosie’ Terry Dole

Rosanne “Rosie” Terry Dole, 66, of Bradenton, died April 7. She was born Oct. 23, 1946, in Bradenton to the late Evangeline Rose and Harvey Metz Terry.

She graduated Manatee High School in 1964. She was an advertising partner for many years with The Islander newspaper “Tiki and Kitty” shopping feature, and had recently sold her business, Retro Rosie Vintage Clothing. She embraced all things vintage.

A memorial service was held April 13 at Skyway Memorial Gardens Chapel in Palmetto.

Mrs. Dole is survived by daughter Jennifer Dole Massie of Reno, Nev.; son William Arthur of Palmetto; best friend, Susan Redeker, of Bradenton Beach; granddaughter Annice Massie; brothers Steven and James Terry; and sister Mary Avery.

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, April. 17, 2013


CELL PHONES: TWO LG flip phones, chargers, $30, leather jacket, medium, new, $100, men’s pants, 40×29, 10 pair, $50. 941-932-5595.

TWO HP 901 COLOR cartridges, one new, one barely used, $12.50, plastic 5-gallon gas can, $12. 941-778-5665.

FOUR BEIGE CLUB chairs, $25 each, 60-inch round glass table, $100. Top condition. 941-778-3228.

TEA POTS: COLLECTOR Halls teapots, $80 each, Barracuda-63 pool cleaner, $50. Call 941-737-9173.

COMPUTER: 2.5GHz DELL Dimension 4550, refurbished, $90. 941-756-6728.

SMALL TWO-DRAWER chest, $25, 24-inch brass lamp, $25, quilted twin bedspread, $35, 941-792-4387.

FOR SALE: BIKE, 3-speed, 26-inch, mens, red. Kept indoors, $35. 941-792-0008.

HUSQVARNA 21-INCH self-propelled mower, excellent condition, $80. 941-778-5665.

LA-Z-BOY SOFA: TAN, rubbed fabric, cushions, like new, $250. 941-778-5665.

PACK AND ROLL folding utility cart, 48-pocket tool liner, $10. 941-761-1415.

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/

WANTED: WORKOUT DVDs and retired but working XBox, Wii units with games for Ministry of Presence summer camp in Haiti. Deliver to The Islander, 5404 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, 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.


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

LOST: SWEATSHIRT NAVY blue zippered, Penn State logo. Holmes Beach. Reward. 941-730-6349.

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.



2008 CHRYSLER CONVERTIBLE: Nice, garage-kept. 42,000 miles. $11,500. Call 724-674-0064.


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

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

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

BOAT LIFT FOR rent: 10,000-lb. capacity on 67th Street, Holmes Beach. 941-778-9663.

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.


PART-TIME PERSONAL assistant with Microsoft Word skills for Island company. Call 941-704-2714.

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.

PROFESSIONAL CLEANER FOR hire: Reliable, trustworthy and honest with reasonable non-hourly rate. 813-295-5000 please leave message.

HEADING NORTH? HOME watch services while you are away! Local, trust-worthy professional. Joyce, 317-627-5891.

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.

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.

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

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.

2BR/2BA CONDO: Turnkey, furnished remodeled on canal. New dock. Annual or monthly. 850-228-6820.

BRADENTON BEACH: 2BR/1BA furnished, second floor. 55 and over. Pool. $975/month annual, Available July 15. 607-292-3844. jhepler1@rochester.rr.com.

WINTER 2013-14: 2BR/2BA ground level with carport and patio. 1.5 blocks to Gulf. Luxurious, updated, must see! Anna Maria. 941-565-2373.

PERICO ISLAND MONTHLY vacation rental: 3BR/3BA private pool, community facilities. 941-795-3778. www.pericoholidayvilla.co.uk

FOR RENT: 2BR/2BA Westbay Point condo. Season 2014, three-month minimum. 941-778-9710.

VACATION RENTALS NOW: 2BR/2BA townhouse, pool, boat slip, $550/week. Fred Flis, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.

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.

2BR/1BA ISLAND HOME! Owner financing. 503 Bayview Drive, Holmes Beach. $290,000. Call 941-778-7980.

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.

BEACH HOUSE: HOLMES Beach. Open house, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, April 21. Block home, 2BR/2BA, one-car garage with wood-burning fireplace. Zoned for weekly rentals. $465,000. Smith & Associates Real Estate, contact Realtor Bonnie Martinez, 727-512-6355, to schedule your appointment.

GULF-TO-BAY condo: Open house 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 11.  3BR/2BA, dock, pool, spectacular waterfront. 1407 Gulf Drive South, #201, Bradenton Beach. $425,000 By owner, 941-650-3069.

FOR SALE: HOLMES Beach duplex on large lot. One-car garage, one carport, large screened lanai, $499,000. 941-778-9710.