Tag Archives: 04-18-2012

Roadwatch, April 18-25

Hawkins Construction Co. has begun installation of new sewer pipes in Anna Maria on North Shore Drive at Cypress Avenue.

A Manatee County Utilities Department press release said the work is not expected to impact traffic in the project area, which is between Cypress and Palm avenues on North Shore Drive.

The Florida Department of Transportation maintenance project on the Longboat Key/State Road 789 bridge will be operational both day and night this week, including some nighttime temporary lane closures that will last no more than 15 minutes. A flagging operation will control traffic during lane closures, a DOT press release said.

No closures will be permitted from 10 p.m.-6 a.m. Friday evening through Monday morning.

The east sidewalk of the bridge is now closed, but the west sidewalk is open. The draw will open for boaters on demand.

The DOT has closed Greer Island — often called Beer Can Island — near the bridge to pedestrians and boaters, citing safety concerns and liability during the project.

Completion of the project is expected in late spring.

More information is available online at www.mySR789.com.

A routine bridge maintenance project has started on the Cortez Bridge/State Road 684.

No lane closures are expected, but some sidewalk closures will take place this week, a DOT press release said.

The project is expected to end by April 30.

Witness says ex-Holmes Beach resident killed wife

A Los Angeles County judge has ordered former Holmes Beach resident David Viens, 48, to stand trial for second degree murder after hearing testimony in a preliminary hearing April 11 in which several witnesses said Viens admitted to them he killed his wife, Dawn Viens.

Viens, 48, a former Holmes Beach resident who along with his wife owned the Beach City Market on Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach, killed his wife in October 2009 by taping her mouth shut, Viens’ girlfriend said in the Los Angeles County courtroom last week.

The girlfriend, Kathy Galvan, told the court she became involved with Viens in 2009 after he told her Dawn had left him and was not coming back.

Viens’ daughter from a previous marriage, Jacqueline Viens, testified in court her father also told her Dawn had left him and returned to Florida. She said he made her send text messages to Dawn’s friends stating “This is Dawn. I’m OK.”

One night after both had been drinking vodka, Jacqueline Viens said her father broke down and told her he had taped Dawn’s mouth shut and tied her up one night because she wanted to talk, while he was trying to sleep.

“He said when he woke up, Dawn was dead. He was very upset.”

But Viens did not reveal what he had done with the body, Jacqueline Viens said.

David and Dawn had operated the Thyme Contemporary Cafe in Lomita, Calif., at the time of her disappearance.

Viens original story to police in 2009 was that Dawn had left him. After he was arrested in 2012, he admitted killing his wife to police, but has claimed it was an accident and he was drunk at the time.

He told police he fell asleep drunk one night after taping her mouth shut when she refused to be quiet. When he woke up, she had apparently vomited, but was unable to breath, he told investigators.

Viens was not arrested during initial interviews with police in 2009 when he said his wife had left him, but two years later, after a newspaper reported he was the prime suspect in the case.

Viens then attempted suicide by jumping off a 100-foot-high cliff following a high-speed chase by police looking to arrest him for the murder. Viens later claimed he became distraught after reading the report that identified him as a suspect, Galvan said.

He survived the fall and is now confined to a wheelchair.

While he was in the hospital recovering from the suicide attempt, prosecutors said he admitted killing his wife, but said it was an accident.

Viens has declined to tell police what he did with the body. His attorney, Fred McCurry, had argued for a charge of manslaughter, but the request was denied by Judge Maria Villa de la Longoria.

The couple owned a home in Holmes Beach and operated the Beach City Market in Bradenton Beach from 2002-2005.

In January 2005, police raided the Viens home and arrested David Viens on suspicion of possession of more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana within 1,000 feet of (Anna Maria Elementary) school, possession of opium, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm.

His wife was not charged in that case, saying at the time her husband was just the “middle man” in a nationwide drug smuggling operation.

On April 25, 2005, the Florida state’s attorney dropped all charges against Viens in exchange for his cooperation in giving evidence against others involved in the smuggling and sales operation.

No trial date was set after de la Longoria issued her ruling.

Islander Calendar – 04-18-2012

Wednesday, April 18

   6-8:30 p.m. — Second Annual Art Island Style, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1908.

 

Thursday, April 19

   • 2-4 p.m. — Friends of the Library knit and crochet gathering, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-792-4652.

6 p.m. — Dining for Women potluck supper and giving circle, Sandpiper Resort clubhouse, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-896-5827.

5-7 p.m. — Open house reception for local muralist and painter John Allinson’s Jazz series, Artful Eyeland, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-567-0157.

 

Saturday, April 21

   9 a.m.-9 p.m. — Seventh annual Great Florida Small Craft Festival, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Traditional Small Coast Association, various locations in Cortez, including Taylor Boatworks, 119th Street, Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., and Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage Boatworks, 4404 116th St. W. Information: 941-704-2074.

   • 9 a.m. — Team Euphemia Haye Walk to Cure juvenile diabetes, Joan Durante Park, 5550 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-3633.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Music on the Porch, Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6120.

10 a.m.-noon — Barbara Hines demonstration, “Mermaids Watercolor,” Island Gallery West in the S&S Shopping Plaza, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

11:30 a.m. — Titanic 100th anniversary historical fashion show and luncheon, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1908.

9 a.m.-noon — 2012 Great American Cleanup: three check-in centers, Anna Maria City Hall, 1005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, Kingfish Boat Ramp, Holmes Beach and Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage, Cortez. Information: 941-795-8272.

 

Sunday, April 22

   • 9 a.m.-9 p.m. — Seventh annual Great Florida Small Craft Festival, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Traditional Small Coast Association, various locations in Cortez, including Taylor Boatworks, 119th Street, Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., and Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage Boatworks, 4404 116th St. W. Information: 941-704-2074.

   5 p.m. — Italian night, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1813.

5:30 p.m. — Annual spaghetti dinner, Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-383-6491.

11 a.m.-2 p.m. — Bridge Street Market Salsa Challenge, at Bridge Street and Gulf Drive. Information: 215-906-0668.

• Noon-4 p.m. — Earth Day Family Festival, Dogs For The Earth, 308 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-243-3818.

 

Off-Island:

 

Friday, April 20

   10 a.m.-7 p.m. — 30th Annual Suncoast Boat Show at Marina Jack, 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 954-764-7642.

 

Saturday, April 21

1-4 p.m. — Hibiscus Festival at Family Life Center, First Baptist Church, 1306 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-751-2924.

10 a.m.-7 p.m. — 30th Annual Suncoast Boat Show at Marina Jack, 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 954-764-7642.

 

Sunday, April 22

   10 a.m.-5 p.m. — 30th Annual Suncoast Boat Show at Marina Jack, 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 954-764-7642.

Ongoing

   • Through April 27, “Paint the Town” exhibit, ArtCenter of Manatee, 209 Ninth St., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-2862.

Through May 24, “Artists and Animals of Myakka” exhibit, Durante Gallery and Cultural Media Room, Longboat Key Center for the Arts, Ringling College of Art and Design, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-2345.

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

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

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

• Tuesdays, 1-2 p.m., coffee and conversations for seniors at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

• First Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m., Pier Regulars meet at the Rod & Reel Pier, 875 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria.

• Second Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., VFW Post No. 8199 meets at the volunteer fire station, 201 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-4400.

• Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

• Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.

• Thursdays, 5-7 p.m., Thirsty Thursday hosted by Bridge Street Merchants on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, Information: 215-906-0668.

• Saturdays, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meets at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-761-8834.

• Sundays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Bridge Street Market hosted by Bridge Street Merchants, Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-0668.

 

Coming Up:

• April 28, Anna Maria Elementary School-Parent Teacher Organization Spring Fling at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Information: 941-812-7253.

 

Save the Date:

   • May 5, Island 5K Run and 1-Mile Family Fun Run, Bayfront Park, 316 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 941-747-8726.

• May 3, Georgia Gibbons Benefit, Sandbar Restaurant pavilion, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-3232.

 

       Send calendar announcements to news@islander.org. Please, include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via e-mail and phone.

Fishing – 04-18-2012

Springtime fishing inshore, on beaches red hot

 

Inshore fishing — and the weather — remains consistently good for the waters surrounding Anna Maria Island. Numerous spotted seatrout are being reported by flats fishers using either live bait or artificials. Fishing lush grass flats with good water flow is producing trout up to 26 inches.

For success fishing trout with live bait, try select shrimp or shiners. For artificials, you can’t go wrong with a top-water plug right at sun up. Later in the morning, switch to a DOA Cal jig on a 1/4-ounce jig head.

Redfish have been abundant this past week. Look for these fish along mangrove edges on the high tides. If you are searching for a bite while the sun is straight up in the sky, try casting the bait as close to the mangrove edges as you can. These reds, at midday, will congregate in the shade of the mangroves to escape the hot sun. A tasty whitebait can lure them to bite. Don’t be surprised to also hook catch-and-release snook in these same areas. They love to sit under the mangrove edges and ambush unsuspecting bait.

On a final note, it’s time to start patrolling the beaches in search of migratory species like Spanish mackerel, kingfish and cobia and the nearshore artificial reefs are a good place to start. For macks, live shiners are a surefire way to get the action started. If you happen to spot a cobia, live shiners or a feisty pinfish can get you hooked up.

Capt. Mark Johnston of Just Reel fishing charters is fishing nearshore structure targeting macks and catch-and-release gag grouper. For the mackerel, Johnston is freelining live shiners behind the boat on a 2/0 long shank hook. Most mackerel being caught are in the 20-inch range, except for one on a recent charter that was eaten by a 40-pound barracuda.

Johnston managed to land the ’cuda and release it to chow another day.

For the gag grouper, Johnston is bottom-fishing small rock piles and ledges just off the beaches of Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key. Again, he’s working live shiners to get the bite. Although we aren’t keeping gags yet, they provide knuckle-busting catch-and-release action. These fish are averaging 18 inches with the biggest coming in at 24 inches.

Moving inshore to the grass flats of lower Tampa Bay, Johnston is targeting redfish and spotted seatrout on live shiners. For both species, he chums live bait behind the boat before casting. Once the fish are feeding behind the boat, Johnston says it’s game on.

Jeff Medley at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge South Fishing Pier says migratory species are abundant there. Bonito tops the pier list with an exceptional early-morning bite. Pier fishers are using both live and artificial baits to get these drag-screaming fish to bite. For live bait, shiners and threadfin herring are working. You can either free-line or use a popping cork to drift the bait out with the tide. For artificials, silver spoons, Gotcha plugs or white jigs are working fine.

Spanish and king mackerel are frequenting the pier. Most of the macks are small, yet they provide good action on light tackle. Keeper-size kings also are being hooked, although not many are being landed. You can fish for either species the same as you would bonito.

Finally, in the afternoons, schools of jack crevalle are corralling bait schools around the pier. These fish are averaging 8-10 pounds, so make sure you’re using heavier gear to target them. Again, you can use the same methods to catch these migratory fish as for bonito and mackerel.

Capt. Warren Girle is fishing nearshore structure targeting a variety of species, ranging from migratory to bottom fish. Using live shiners as bait, Girle’s clients are getting consistent action while reef fishing.

To start, Girle is chumming the waters behind the boat to get the migratory species feeding. Once the Spanish mackerel, kingfish or bonito show up in the chum, Girle instructs his clients to cast into the feeding frenzy to hook up.

Another species drawn to the chum is shark. A number of lemon sharks are being caught while targeting the macks and bonito. Most are in the 30-pound range, although Girle has seen a couple in the 60-pound range.

After working macks, bonito and shark, Girle is switching to bottom fishing. Starting at depths of 45 feet, catch-and-release gag grouper action is going strong, although many at this depth are undersized. Red grouper are making a showing, although most are under 20 inches. Finally, Girle’s clients are reeling up good numbers of Key West grunts, which are perfect for the deep fryer.

Moving inshore, Girle’s clients are having success on redfish, spotted seatrout and catch-and-release snook on the grass flats of Sarasota Bay. Girle is pitching shiners into sandy potholes on shallow grass flats to get the bite. As the tide rises, Girle is moving closer to mangrove edges. Once the tide peaks, he skips bait under the trees, where the predators are waiting to ambush a bait.

Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing a variety of species caught in the morning hours at the pier.

Pier fishers using live shrimp are catching keeper-size black drum and a few sheepshead, although Kilb feels the sheepshead are on their way out. To target either species, try a No. 2 hook tied to 30-pound fluorocarbon leader. Add a swivel and a 1/2-ounce egg sinker to keep the bait on the bottom and you are rigged to catch fish. Kilb says to cast bait where the black drum and sheepies are lurking under the pier. Let the bait rest on the bottom until you feel a bite, then set the hook.

Pier fishers using silver spoons or pink jigs are catching macks and a few pompano. For the macks, cast out and then retrieve the lure quickly. Try to keep the lure in the top couple of feet of the water column. Mackerel often swim up to strike a bait at the top, so keep the bait near the surface to mimic the action.

If you’re targeting pompano, try keeping the jig closer to the bottom, bouncing the jig on the bottom. Pompano will generally feed near the bottom on sand fleas and other crustaceans, so you want to make sure your jig is in the same area where they feed.

Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business is flats fishing with his clients for spotted seatrout, redfish and catch-and-release snook.

For the spotted seatrout, Gross is working grass flats with water depths of 3-7 feet. He’s reporting good results on flats from Terra Ceia Bay to Sarasota Bay.

When using live shiners for bait, Gross says he likes to first chum, then have his clients cast a bait. It’s a good way to see if there are any fish around and it also gets his prey in a feeding mood. Most trout last week were in the slot with the biggest coming in at 23 inches.

Next, Gross is moving to shallow grass flats, adjacent to mangrove edges to target redfish. On the higher tides, Gross is casting baits under the mangroves to get the bite. As the tide reaches extremely high levels, fish will swim under the mangrove roots to take shelter from the hot sun. When this occurs, Gross likes to chum to move the reds out from under the trees. Once they come out to feed, Gross’ clients can sight-cast baits to them. While targeting reds, Gross is getting some good action on catch-and-release snook. Average size of the redfish is 24 inches with the biggest coming in at 31 inches.

Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier is seeing good numbers of threadfin herring and shiners around the pier. Most of the bait gathering there is big, too — 5 to 6 inches in length — so anglers can expect big fish to be close behind.

At night, after the foot traffic on the pier quiets down, large snook are feeding on these baits under the pier and around the lights. Gator trout also are joining in on late-night snacks.

During the day, pier fishers are catching the occasional Spanish mackerel, ladyfish and blue runner. To hook up, Sork suggests using silver spoons or small white jigs.

Another species around the pier is barracuda. It seems a large barracuda has taken up residence under the pier and is feeding on macks. If you are fishing at the pier and reel up half a mack, you’ll know what happened.

Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Fishing Charters says the spotted seatrout bite has been red hot, and his clients have been limiting out on them.

Howard says redfish have been feeding aggressively on moving tides, especially the incoming tides around the full moon. The reds are chewing on big shiners tossed into potholes and along the mangroves. To keep the birds from attacking his chummers, Howard says he gives his chum a squeeze and releases it next to the boat.

He reports seeing some snook but not in the numbers of years past. His charters have been catching bigger snook and releasing them after a quick picture.

Fishing off the beach and the nearshore reefs has been exciting and action-packed when the wind cooperates and blows from the east, he says. Oversized Spanish mackerel and kingfish have been burning up reels with non-stop action. Howard suggests filling the live well with lots of shiners and chumming to get the party started.

Cobia have made a nice showing around the artificial reefs, too, according to Howard. “Have a heavy rod ready to toss a nice lively bait and hold on, as a battle with a brown bomber will ensue,” Howard says.

Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

Obituaries – 04-18-2012

Cheryl L. (Rankin) Dwinnells

Cheryl L. (Rankin) Dwinnells, 45, of Bradenton died April 10. She moved to Holmes Beach with her family at age 4 from Toledo, Ohio.

She attended Anna Maria Elementary School and graduated from Bayshore High School in 1984. She studied at Manatee Community College. She was a bartender for 12 years at Fan-Atics in Bradenton.

A memorial service will be held at 2p.m. Friday, April 20, at Congregational Church of Christ, 3700 26th St. W., Bradenton, with the Rev. Dr. Bob Sichta officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Moffitt Cancer Center or in care of Cheryl Dwinnells Scholarship Fund, Ashley Foundation, 800 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota FL 34236. Arrangements are by by Covell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Dwinnells is survived by husband Rob; son Phillip; daughter BreAnna; parents Russell and Shirley Rankin; brother Steven; nieces Amber, Kayla and Marisa; great nephew Evan; and best friend Angie.

 

Elizabeth M. Ercker Elizabeth M. Erckert, 93, of Bradenton, died April 14.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 19, at St. Bernard Catholic Church 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel, Bradenton, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences for the family may be made at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.

Mrs. Erckert is survived by son Richard of Huntington, N.Y.; daughter Denise Dawson of Bradenton; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

Shoshana ‘Rosalie’ Ladd

Shoshana “Rosalie” Ladd, 84, of Holmes Beach and formerly of West Islip, N.Y., died April 15. She and husband Saul moved to Holmes Beach in 1974.

Mrs. Ladd Rosalie was a graduate of Hunter College and received her master’s degree from Hofstra College. She earned certification to teach science with an emphasis on marine biology. She chaired the long-range planning committee in Holmes Beach for nine years, and helped develop the manual that limited building heights for the city.

She was a member of the Bradenton Yacht Club and the Key Royale Club.

A memorial service will be held at noon Thursday, April 19, at Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, 5610 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Memorial donations may be made to Underdog Rescue, TideWell Hospice or an organization of one’s choice. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.

Mrs. Ladd is survived by her husband of 67 years, Saul; son Jeffrey and wife Andrea of Wethersfield, Conn., daughters Sandra and husband Jon Peters) of Brattleboro, Vt., and Nancy and husband Robert) Butz of Clifton Park, N.Y.; grandchildren Bryan, Becky, Jeremy and Kelsey; sister Elaine Gline of West Orange, N.J.; several nieces and nephews; and a devoted dog, Izzy.

Island police blotter – 04-18-2012

Anna Maria

• April 7, 300 block of Palm Avenue, burglary/vandalism. According to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office incident report, an unknown person entered a duplex under construction. The suspect defecated and stuffed a hand towel in the toilet, causing it to overflow. Water damage occurred to several walls.

• April 7, 100 block of Palm Avenue, possible cyber bullying. A MSCO deputy responded to an Anna Maria residence regarding a threatening phone call. The deputy learned the call originated from Holmes Beach and HBPD was contacted. However, further investigation revealed the complainant’s daughter was having a hard time with some classmates. The deputy learned the threatening phone call was made by one of the juveniles. One of the classmates is alleged to have posted a degrading comment on Facebook. The post was removed when the mother complained. The deputy documented the investigation and sent the information to the school resource officer where the girls attend school.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

• March 31, 304 Church Avenue, burglary. At some point in the afternoon, an unknown person entered the complainant’s boat and stole a pair of rods and reels. Police reviewed a security camera, but could not determine a suspect due to the camera pointing in the opposite direction. The investigation continues.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

• No new reports.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

• April 7, 3400 E. Bay Drive, petit theft/resisting arrest. A man entered the Island Publix and left without paying for a bag of rolls, according to a MSCO arrest report. The manager of the store followed the man outside to the parking lot, where the suspect began eating the rolls. The manager escorted the man back inside and asked the suspect to pay. The man refused and became argumentative. When the suspect attempted to leave, the manager tried to stop him and was pushed aside. The suspect was arrested for petit theft and resisting arrest of detention.

• March 15, 200 block of 64th Street, theft. Police contacted a male complainant who reported his 15-year-old daughter’s surfboard had been stolen from the front yard. The white and blue board was valued at $400.

• March 28, 5600 block of Carissa Lane, theft. Police responded to a report of a theft. A male complainant reported his utility trailer, carrying a lawnmower, had been stolen. According to the police report, the trailer hitch was not locked. The stolen items were valued at $4,000.

• March 28, 4000 Gulf Drive, theft. A female complainant reported a stolen Coach wallet from her towel while at Manatee Public Beach. She reported that all of her identification and $17 in cash were taken.

• April 1, 4000 Gulf Drive, theft. A male complainant filed a theft report at the police department regarding a bag that was stolen at Manatee Public Beach. The complainant reported he had left the bag unattended and his wallet was inside the bag. According to the report, there was no money in the man’s wallet, but his identification and food stamp card were taken.

• April 3, 5608 Marina Drive, burglary. A male complainant at Island Auto Repair reported to police that his tools and multiple office scanners had been stolen overnight. Police could find no points of forced entry. The complainant then reported that spare keys to the building are hidden outside. The stolen items were valued at $8,000-$10,000.

• April 4, 4000 Gulf Drive, vehicle burglary. A female complainant reported she left her vehicle unlocked while at Manatee Public Beach. Upon her return, she discovered her wedding ring set and earrings had been stolen. The items were valued at $5,200.

• April 6, 3200 block of Sixth Avenue, theft. A female complainant reported the theft of a girl’s purple bike from the front of her rental home. The bike belongs to Island Scooter.

• April 8, 8300 block of Marina Drive, larceny/theft. A male complainant reported his yellow kayak had been stolen from the dock. The man told police he had tied up the kayak with yellow and black rope. The rope was missing as well. The kayak was valued at $800.

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.

Island real estate transactions – 04-18-2012

107 Elm Ave., Anna Maria, a vacant Gulffront 50×110 lot was sold 03/30/12, Hanson to Hanson for $2.4 million.

307 66th St., Unit A, 66th Street Coastal Cottages, Holmes Beach, a 3,000 sfla / 4,500 sfur 6bed/4½bath/2car land condo built in 2012 was sold 03/19/12, 66th Street Coastal Cottages LLC to Florida Gulf Coast Vacation Homes LLC for $775,000; list $725,000.

200 52nd St., Unit 1, Villas of Holmes Beach, Holmes Beach, a 2,656 sfla / 3,898 sfur 4bed/3bath/2car condo with shared pool built in 2006 was sold 03/23/12, Rosemurgy to Greene for $500,000; list $550,000.

216 85th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,571 sfla / 2,157 sfur 2bed/2bath/1car pool home built in 1969 on a 90×100 was sold 03/26/12, HSBC Bank USA, to Flynn for $389,900; list $389,900.

6300 Flotilla Drive, Unit 80, Shell Point, Holmes Beach, a 1,023 sfla / 1,151 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1973 was sold 03/28/12, Russell to Ellstrom for $181,000; list $189,000.

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

All in the family!

Luke Bowes, a kindergartener in Melanie Moran’s class at Anna Maria Elementary School welcomes brother Mikey Bowes to school, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, April 12, for Kindergarten Roundup. Mikey registered to enter kindergarten in the fall. Dad Nathan Bowes, on hand at the roundup, also attended AME as a youngster.

Sports – 04-18-2012

Indoor basketball, golf, horseshoes round out sports action

 

Another season of youth basketball play got under way April 14 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.

League games are scheduled Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, for 13 teams spread across three age divisions.

The season concludes May 23 and playoffs will begin June 5.

There was some good action during the April 14 openers, especially the 14-12 double-overtime, sudden-death victory in the 8-10 division by Gettel Toyota over Island Real Estate.

The teams battled to a 12-12 tie through four quarters and after a scoreless overtime period left the game undecided, both coaches agreed to an unprecedented sudden-death period. Gettel’s Hannah McCracken did the rest, scoring the winning basket with virtually the entire IRE team draped on her to give Gettel the 14-12 win.

McCracken finished with six points and 11 rebounds, many of them offensive rebounds to lead Gettel Toyota. David Daigle added another six points, while Andrew Austin finished with two points in the win.

Alex Rodriguez led Island Real Estate with four points and nine rebounds, while Sean Rodriguez, Griffin Heckler, Daniel Sentman and Conal Cassidy each scored two points in the loss.

The first 8-10 division game of the morning saw Beach Bistro roll past Walter & Associates by a 20-9 score. Jack Groves scored eight points, while Luke Marvin and Franklin Valdez each finished with six points. Valdez earned a game-high 16 rebounds.

Joey Theil scored four points and added six rebounds to lead Walter & Associates, which also received three points from Callen Achor and two points from Katie Krokroskia in the loss.

The next game on the boards saw 14-17 division Anna Maria Oyster Bar take a 34-26 victory over Integrity Sound. Ryan Gilman led the Oyster Bar with 14 points, while Max Miller added 10 points and 21 rebounds. Neahmiah Goode finished with seven points for the Oyster Bar in the victory.

Burke McCampbell-Hill scored 14 points and Joey Carder added eight points to lead Integrity Sound in the loss.

Walter & Associates in the 11-13 division looked to be in midseason form during its 40-20 opening-day victory over Ross Built. Phil Rottes led all scorers with 22 points, while also pulling down 18 rebounds. Seth Walter added 10 points, while brother Jack finished with six points and 13 rebounds.

Ross Built was led by Jake Ross with 14 points and Matthew Manger, who finished with five points and five rebounds in the loss.

The second 11-13 division game saw Sandbar take a 48-33 victory over Eat Here in a battle of restaurants. Corey Jacques led the way with 17 points, nine rebounds and three assists. Dayton Modderman added 14 points and 15 rebounds, while Jean-Paul Russo finished with 13 points and seven rebounds in the victory.

Adam Clark’s 14 points and 19 rebounds led Eat Here, which also received eight points from Michael Latimer and four points apiece from Brooke Caparelli and Edward Cullinan in the loss.

Holy Cow Ice Cream finished the day’s action in another 11-13 division game with a 34-24 victory over Southern Greens. Trent Boring scored 11 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, while Rory Houston added eight points, two rebounds and two assists. Austin Morrow and Joey Stewart added four points apiece, while Moriah Goode finished with 13 rebounds.

Andrew Zink scored 10 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Southern Greens, which also received seven points and 11 rebounds from George Lardas in the loss.

 

Adult basketball action

Adult coed basketball got started April 10 with three games, starting with a 57-55 Sun victory over BeachHouse Restaurant in the season opener. Matt Dwyer’s 23 points and 14 points from Jonathan Schneider paced Sun in the win.

Brandon Kern scored 22 points and Antwann Jackson scored 19 points and pulled down 14 rebounds to lead BeachHouse in the loss.

Bowes Imaging earned a 59-44 victory over B.Y. Construction in the second game behind 16 points from Tyler Bekkerus and 14 points from Jason Mickan.

Eric Gledhill scored 16 points and Celia Ware added 12 points to lead B.Y. Construction in the loss.

The Feast earned a 45-29 victory over Beach to Bay Construction in the last game of the night. Jonathan Moss led the Feast with 14 points, while teammate Ryan Moss added 13 points in the victory.

Scott Eason and Richard Atkins led Beach to Bay with 11 points apiece in the loss.

 

Key Royale golf news

Key Royale Club members teamed up on the links for a throw-out-the-worst-two-holes match April 13. The team of Rose Slomba, Rosemary Kinick, Jerry Brown and Earl Huntzinger combined on a 112 to take first place.

The men played a nine-hole, four-player scramble April 12 in smokey conditions brought on by the wild fires in north Florida. The team of Jim Mixon, Mark Mixon, Dave Frankenfield and Mike Brakefield combined on a 5-under-par 27 to grab first place on the day.

April 11 had the men in an 18-hole, best-ball-of-partners game. The team of Joe Dickenson and Andy Barber carded a 17-under 47 to grab a six-shot victory over three twosomes. Danny Hayes and Larry Fowler, Bob Landgren and John Sagert along with Bob Elliott and Gary Harris finished at 11-under-par 53 in the tie.

The morning of April 10 saw the men play a nine-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome match. The team of Dennis Schavey, Ron Pritchard, John Kolojeski and Bill Schuman matched the 18-under-par 46 carded by the team of Lance Lindeman, Bill Gallagher and Don LaTorre to finish in a tie for first place.

The men then played an afternoon, modified-Stableford nine-hole match. Larry Solberg’s plus-6 earned him first place in the individual category, while helping his team that included Jim Helgeson, Greg Shorten and Ed Havlik to the team title with a combined plus-2.

The week of golf began April 8 when the men played an 18-hole, individual-low-net match. Jim Thorton’s 5-under-par 59 earned him a two-shot victory over second-place finishers Vince Mercadante and Bob Elliott with matching 61s.

 

Horseshoe news

Only two of 10 participating teams advanced to the knockout stage during April 14 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. The team of Dom Livedoti and Hank Huyghe rolled to a 22-6 victory over Steve Grossman and Jerry Disbrow.

Four teams qualified for the knockout round during April 11 horseshoe action. Norm Good and Tom Skoloda edged Herb Puryear and Dom Livedoti 25-20 in the first semifinal game, while Rod Bussey and Marvin Gangemi defeated John Crawford and Sam Samuels in the second playoff game. The championship game was closely contested, but Good-Skoloda outlasted Bussey-Gangemi 21-18.

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.

 

AMICC Basketball League schedule

Date        Time       Teams

Division II       (ages 8-10)

April 23   6 p.m.      Gettel vs. Walter

April 23   7 p.m.      Bistro vs. IRE

 

Division I (ages 11-13)

April 18   6 p.m.      Sandbar vs. Southern Greens

April 18   7 p.m.      Ross Built vs. Eat Here

April 18   8 p.m.      Holy Cow vs. Walter

 

Premier Division (ages 14-17)

April 23   8 p.m.      Integrity Sound vs. Oyster Bar

April 24   6 p.m.      Dip’s vs. Integrity Sound

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, April 18, 2012

ITEMS FOR SALE

BLACK METAL SWIVEL bar stools, black naugahyde padded seats. Perfect condition, $50 each. Call 941-778-9364.

MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted prices. Jenifer, 941-224-1760, 941-739-0792.

ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $350. Burl-wood rocker, oak office chairs, collectibles.  View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com

FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

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. Signature Sothebys International. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com. Discoverannamaria.com.

MICHAEL NORTHFIELD: BROKER, Anna Maria Island Realty, 941-713-0284. www.annamariaislandrealty.com. E-mail: Michael@annamariaislandrealty.com. Your personal broker.

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

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.

GARAGE SALES

ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Donation drop-off, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Wednesdays. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.

NEW LOCATION: STEFF’S Stuff Antiques has moved to The Centre Shops on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101. 941-383-1901.

GARAGE SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 21. Furniture, collectibles, office furniture, plants, dollhouse furniture and more. 611 Gladstone Lane, Key Royale. Holmes Beach.

LOST & FOUND

LOST CAMERA: MANATEE County public beach rest room, Friday, March 23. Sentimental, please return at least memory card. 262-909-0908 or 262-909-0911.

FOUND: LADIES WALLET, black and white, vicinity of Westbay Cove, Holmes Beach. 941-713-4048.

LOST BRASS KEYS: TWO, green tag. Between Island Real Estate, Westbay Point and chamber of commerce, Holmes Beach. 802-279-2955.

PETS

ISLAND DOGS GROOMING Salon: Julie Keyes, certified groomer. Hydro bath, hand dry, (no cage drying). Personal service for you and your loved ones. Free pick up and delivery. Call anytime for appointments, 941-778-1202. Holmes Beach.

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.

FANTASTIC DOG! Champ is two, lab/shepherd mix, laid back, sweet. Up-to-date on shots, fixed, chipped. Rescued, needs happy, loving home. Please, call Moonracer Rescue, 941-896-6701.

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.

DOCKSIDE SERVICE: PONTOON boat rental. Professional boat-sitting. ‘Always be water-ready.’ Call Dan, over 40 years in the boat business. 941-518-3868.

AMI KAYAK FISHING Charters: Fish the eco-friendly way. All equipment provided. Kayak fishing is the fastest growing activity in the United States. Join me and find out why. Call Chris, 941-343-7251.

SUNSTREAM FLOATING BOAT lift. Three years old. New cylinders, hoses, pump and battery. 6,000 lb. capacity. Purchased new for over $13,000. Asking $6,000. David, 813-690-4877.

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.

HELP WANTED

TORTILLA BAY IS hiring motivated team players for all kitchen positions. Some experience is required. 5318 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Please come in for an application.

BOOKKEEPER: FULL-TIME. Personality plus a must. Peachtree users only apply, proficient with Excel and Word. Telephone skills and front desk assistance will be required. 40-hour week with benefits. Ask for Jeanette when you phone 941-383-5549 for an interview.

NAIL TECH NEEDED at new Island spa and boutique on Bridge Street. Turning appointments down daily. Call Amanda, 941-779-6836.

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

KIDS FOR HIRE

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

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.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

SHARED COMMERCIAL SPACE on Historic Bridge Street available for retail, art, etc. 941-343-7504.

UNIQUE ISLAND RETAIL business for sale. High-traffic location, loyal clientele following. $54,900! Call Alex, 941-779-3312.

BUSINESS FOR SALE: Small gifts and collectables. Rent and all bills paid through December. Shop located on Pine Avenue on Anna Maria Island. Only serious need call. $18,000 or best offer. Call Susie, 941-586-3909.

HEALTH CARE

LPNS NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic using Hoyer lift. Full or part-time. Morning shifts are 4-5 hours starting at 7 a.m. Overnight shifts are 9:30 p.m.-7 a.m. Travel opportunity. 941-383-9637.

SERVICES

LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941-778-5476.

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.

WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe, Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-720-4152.

TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.

ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience. On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535.

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.

AMI COMPUTER SOLUTIONS for computer problems solved at your home or office. Wireless networking, virus/spyware prevention and removal, repairs, software upgrades, advice and training. Travis, 941-301-4726.

WALY PRECISION PAINTING: Interior, exterior, stucco, drywall repairs, pressure wash. Match price, plus 10 percent off. Free estimates. 941-448-1928.

ISLAND PET NANNY: Loving pet care. Longtime Island resident, background check, pet CPR-certified, references. Karen Robinson, 941-730-5693.

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

CAREGIVER FOR ELDERLY: 28 years experience, all duties, top reference, four hours or more, 941-545-7114.

ISLAND PRESSURE WASHERS: Professional, reasonable and reliable. Call Bill or Clint for free estimate, 941-896-6788.

PROFESSIONAL RESIDENTIAL CLEANING: Fully Insured with 100 percent satisfaction! Island Real Estate Cleaning Services, 941-345-1286.

FAMILY PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY: Couples, children, headshots. Book your ‘Beach Memories’ shoot. Gemma, 941-447-9657. gemmahynds@mac.com.

TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra, geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science. Special needs students welcome. Grades 3-12. Rick, 941-224-4977.

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.: 36 years of happy customers. Organizing, laundry, ironing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. 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.

GUITAR TROUBLE? KOKO RAY’S ISLAND studio. Instruction in flute, saxophone, guitar, piano and voice. 315 58th St., Holmes Beach, 941-538-8724.

LAWN & GARDEN

CONNIE’S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294.

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. Your complete irrigation repair company. Call 941-778-2581.

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

LANDSCAPING

STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Shell installed $45/yard at true specifications. Free appliance pick up. 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.

HOME IMPROVEMENT

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 shutters. 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.

FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential. Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access control. Contractors you can depend on. Call 941-748-2700.

THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate. 23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941-447-6747.

CUSTOM KITCHENS AND baths, additions, windows and door replacement. Call Matt at Pinnacle Group, 941-685-6132. Lic#CGC1506518.

MCNAMARA TILE AND Stone: Quality work. Leo McNamara, 970-729-1306. mctilestone@hotmail.com.

RENTALS

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

HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental units available for office/commercial spaces from 750-2,000 sf. Humidity-controlled mini-storage units and garage units, 11 x 22 feet. 5347 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-2924.

HOLIDAY/VACATION RENTALS: 3BR/2BA private pool home in northwest Bradenton, 3BR/3BA private pool home in Palma Sola, west Bradenton. No annuals. Call 941-794-1515.

VACATION RENTALS ONLY: Private pool homes, 3BR/2BA and 3BR/3BA. Condo, 1BR/1BA overlooking golf course. Call 941-794-1515 or www.coastalpropertiesrealty.com.

WANTED: RETAIL STOREFRONT in Bradenton Beach, 500 sf and up. Bridge street area. 941-447-1506.

WATERFRONT: ONE-BEDROOM cottage, $1,350/month. Annual lease. 941-779-0289.

BAYOU CONDO: 2BR/1BA, furnished, assigned dock, walk to nearby city pier, beaches, restaurants and shops. Contact Sandy, broker/owner, for rates and availability. 941-376-6077 or e-mail Sandy@AnnaMaria.us.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA waterfront condo. Tennis, pool, close to all services, unfurnished. No pets, no smoking. $1,100/month. Call Sharon at Old Florida Realty, 941-713-9096.

PERICO ISLAND: MONTHLY rental. 3BR/3BA, private pool, beautifully furnished. Call 941-795-3778. www.pericoholidayvilla.co.uk.

ANNUAL: 2BR/1.5BA duplex with shared laundry, fenced yard,  partially furnished.  $1,000/month. Small pet considered. First, last, security. Gulf-Bay Realty, 941-778-7244.

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL rental: 2BR/1.5BA elevated duplex on Marina Drive. Near beach and trolley, carport and garage. $995/month. Available May 1. Call 770-547-6796 or 706-252-6530 after 10 a.m.

WATERFRONT TWO BEDROOM townhouse with boat slip on Palma Sola Bay. Heated pool, patio, cable, washer and dryer. Lease six months plus. $1,000 plus utilities. No pets. Call 941-538-8622.

SMALL PRIVATE ROOM: North Longboat Key. Washer and dryer, utilities included. $130/week. 941-383-4856.

ANNUAL: CUTE, FURNISHED 1BR/1BA duplex. Lakefront with dock. Walk to beach. Garage with washer and dryer. No smoking or pets. Holmes Beach. $900/month. 941-737-3547.

WATERFRONT: 2BR/2BA, Flamingo By The Bay, fish from seawall, marble throughout, two Jacuzzi tubs. Please, call 941-720-4475.

NICE TWO BEDROOM furnished single-wide. Bradenton Tropical Palm senior mobile home park on creek, 15 minutes to beach. $695/month, six-month lease. Deposit, references. Utilities furnished. 863-608-1833. chickenplucker@webtv.com.

ANNA MARIA SEASONAL rental: 2BR/1BA, washer and dryer, close to beach and fishing pier. Call 941-720-2418.

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.

REAL ESTATE

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.

FOR SALE BY owner: 1BR/1BA mobile completely remodeled with share, beach and bay access. Call 941-224-1652 for more information.

GREAT NORTHWEST LOCATION: Mint condition, close to beach, 2BR/2BA end unit, screened lanai, elevator, heated pool, lighted tennis, clubhouse. Move in now! $109,500. Call 941-792-0645.

FOR SALE BY owner: Mobile home, 1BR/1BA, extra bonus room. Across the street from Bradenton Beach private fishing pier. Beach and bay access, adjacent parking. Call 813-458-3875.

OPEN HOUSE: 1-3 p.m. Satuday. 644 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. Gorgeous waterfront 2BR/2BA, pool. James Adkins, 713-0635.

VILLAGE GREEN VILLA: 2BR/2BA two-car garage with gated entry. Large “D” model. Updated kitchen, bathroom, appliances and floors. Close to beaches, Robinson Preserve. $120,000. Call John Rehmann, Realtor, 941-720-7519.