Tag Archives: 04-20-2011

County, city resolve Kingfish lighting issues

Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger recently met with Manatee County administrator Ed Hunzeker to iron out a dispute over the county’s plan to install 11 40-foot light poles at Kingfish Boat Ramp.

On March 9, at the city commission’s direction, Bohnenberger wrote Hunzeker to remind him that site-plan approval and a permit from city staff was required before the county implemented its lighting project.

Bohnenberger said when Holmes Beach annexed Kingfish, an agreement was reached for the city to review and approve any improvements. There also was an understanding that any work would adhere to the county land development code.

On April 5, the mayor and Hunzeker discussed the issue. “We agreed the number of proposed lights was not necessary, and it was further agreed that the contractor would apply for a permit from the city,” said Bohnenberger.

Manatee County planning division manager John Osborne said lighting is an accessory use and a site plan is not necessary. He noted that under the county’s LDC site plans are only required when a new building or structure is proposed, more than 1,000 square feet. Therefore, the additional lighting at the boat ramp property will only require permitting.

Following their meeting, Hunzeker wrote to Bohnenberger stating that the county already had a permit from the Florida Department of Transportation using FDOT approved lighting design criteria.

However, in a discussion with FDOT District 1 Secretary Stan Cann, Hunzeker said he learned that the FDOT-approved lighting criteria is not a mandate for the Kingfish Boat Ramp.

“It is our intent to install lighting that meets the operational and safety needs of those who wish to use the boat ramp,” Hunzeker wrote to Bohnenberger. “We will work closely with you and your staff to ensure that the lighting a Kingfish Boat Ramp … satisfies the community’s desires.”

Bohnenberger said there will be continuing dialogue with the county regarding the lighting before permitting.

BBPD arrests 2 in vehicle burglaries

The Bradenton Beach Police Department arrested two people in connection with a series of break-ins to vehicles.

BBPD arrested Kyle Dale of Bradenton Beach and Alyssa Trichter of Bradenton following reports of burglaries to vehicles April 12-14 on Gulf Drive and Avenue C, according to detective Lenard Diaz.

Dale faces four counts of felony burglary to a conveyance and one count of dealing in stolen property. Trichter faces one count of dealing in stolen property.

Diaz said the two were arrested after a BBPD officer reviewed a videotape of the suspects returning clothing stolen in one of the break-ins at a St. Armands store.

Police break up beach, street parties

Police late April 9 broke up a large party involving an estimated 200 young people gathered around the 65th Street beach access and in nearby streets.

When officers with the Holmes Beach Police Department arrived, the revelers fled, according to reports from both the HBPD and the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, which assisted in the law enforcement response.

HBPD was called to the area at about 10:40 p.m. on the Saturday night.

Juveniles were “standing in the roadways drinking,” stated the HBPD report. “The roadway was covered in juveniles and young adults from Holmes Boulevard down 65th Street to the beach access and up and down Gulf Drive.”

When they saw HBPD arrive, people quickly ran to other streets and to the beach.

Officers pursued the partiers, going as far north as the Sandbar Restaurant in Anna Maria, according to one report, and issuing warnings for camping and alcohol.

“Almost everyone on scene had alcoholic drinks in hand,” the HBPD report continued.

Officers did not make arrests, but disposed of the alcohol and called parents.

“We were able to clear out the streets and beach,” the police report said.

In the vicinity on April 10, a MCSO deputy arrested Sam K. Lee, 33, of Bradenton, for contributing to the delinquency of a minor and violation of felony probation.

Lee allegedly was with four juveniles hanging around the White Avenue beach area with a cooler containing a bottle of alcohol. One of the juveniles was so intoxicated he couldn’t stand, according to the MCSO report.

Later, after checking records, the MCSO arrested Lee for allowing the youths to drink and the felony probation violation. Lee is on probation until November 2013 for a conviction of dealing in stolen property.

Island police blotter – 04-20-2011

Anna Maria

• April 7, 700 block of North Shore Drive, complaint. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a woman’s complaint that a fisher in the Gulf of Mexico behind her property was trespassing and violating an alleged law against fishing in swim zones. The MCSO determined that the licensed fisher was not trespassing and that no such law exists.

• April 8, 200 block of Gladiolus, domestic disturbance. The MCSO responded to an argument. One person involved agreed to stay at a hotel for the night.

• April 9, 100 block of South Bay Boulevard, vandalism. The MCSO received a complaint of three juveniles tampering with plumbing under the Anna Maria City Pier boardwalk.

• April 10, 200 block of Oak Ave., grand theft. The MCSO investigated a report that an unknown person took personal property hidden in a family room.

Bradenton Beach

• April 9, 2100 block of Gulf Drive South, theft. The Bradenton Beach Police Department responded to Coquina Beach, where a woman reported the theft of several bags.

• April 9, 300 Gulf Drive North, child abuse. Witnesses reported seeing a man shake a crying baby, as well as spank the child. The BBPD is investigating.

• April 10, 100 block of First Street North, operating a vehicle on a suspended license. A BBPD officer stopped a motorist, a man known to have his license suspended following a DUI crash, and arrested him.

• April 12, 1800 block of Gulf Drive North, burglary. The BBPD responded to a report of stolen vehicle accessories.

• April 13, 2200 block of Avenue C, vehicle burglary. The BBPD responded to a vehicle burglary, which is under investigation.

• April 14, 1500 block of Gulf Drive North, vehicle burglary. The BBPD responded to a report of a vehicle break-in, which is under investigation.

• April 14, 1300 Gulf Drive North, vehicle burglary. A vehicle burglary was reported, which the BBPD is investigating.

Cortez

• April 10, 4500 block of 123rd Street West, battery. Two friends who had been living together for about a week and who had started drinking alcohol early in the day, got into a disagreement. One man called another names and slapped him.

• April 11, 4500 block of 121st Street West, trespass. The MCSO issued a trespass warning to a person after receiving a complaint from a man who said he had power of attorney to oversee the property.

Holmes Beach

• April 9, 65th Street beach access, underage drinking. The Holmes Beach Police Department, with the assistance of the MCSO, responded to a call from the area and found more than a hundred juveniles and young adults near the beach access and in the road. Parents were called.

• April 10, 100 block of Beach Avenue, violation of felony probation, contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The MCSO arrested a Bradenton man for allegedly giving alcohol to teenage boys. The man also was arrested for violating probation.

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

Sports – 04-20-2011

Mini ‘Masters’ held at Fish Hole

The Fish Hole 18-hole adventure golf course on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach hosted its first “Master’s” mini-golf tournament April 10. Eighteen participants gave it their best in the 36-hole competition for the prized Green Jacket, which came complete with and Island logo.

Tim Shaughnessy won the inaugural event with an impressive 15-under-par 36-hole total against pre-tournament favorite Danny Canniff.

Canniff’s rather pedestrian effort of 12 under par was punctuated by his troubles on the final hole. There he chunked his “tee shot” into the water to end any hope of living up to his pre-tournament favorite status.

Brea Shaughnessy, who finished in third place, also had her troubles, but on the second round she finished at 9 under par.

It was all for fun, and now groundskeepers at The Fish Hole will work on growing the course rough and increasing green speeds for the upcoming U.S. Open.

Stay tuned for entry information.

Key Royale golf news

It was another busy week of golf at the Key Royale Club. On April 8, golfers played their weekly coed tourney in a nine-hole, best-ball-of-foursome format. The team of Don Ledford, Bob Dickenson, Tom Warda and Terry Westby combined to card a 7-under-par 25 and clubhouse bragging rights for the day.

April 7 saw the men play a nine-hole team scramble  that produced a tie for first place. The team of Larry Pippel, Lex Halakan, Ron Buck and Bill McMiller matched the 5-under-par 27 carded by Ron Harrold, John Estoc and Dean Christiensen.

The team of Peiter Thomassen, Dave Kruger, Jim Krumme and Jim McVicar combined to shoot a 25-under par 103 to win the 18-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome match played April 12. Pete Weir and Tom Lewis teamed up with the Proxy brothers, Paul and Peter, to finish one shot back at 104.

The men played nine-hole, team- and individual-modified Stableford system or quota points game April 11. Saul Ladd carded a plus-nine to win the individual title, while also helping teammates Merrit Fineout, John Estoc and Dieter Burckhardt to capture the team title at plus five.

April 10 saw the men play a nine-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome match. Chris Collins, Bob Jorgenson and Don Ledford took first place with a 13-under-par 51 to finish one shot ahead of three other teams.

An 18-hole, men’s individual- and team-low-net-golf game was played April 9. The team of Gary Harris, Jim Thorton and Bob Elliott obliterated the competition with a 1-over-par 257. The team of Jim Mixon, Gino DiClemente and Vince Mercadante were 13 shots back in second place. Mixon’s 7-under par 57 gave him first place in the individual category.

Horseshoe news

Only two teams emerged from pool play during April 16 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Hank Huyghe and Sam Samuels found themselves in a 13-13 tie with Fritz Eddigh and Rod Bussey, but closed the match out with a 9-0 run to win 22-13.

Ron Pepka and John Johnson were the only team to emerge from April 13 horseshoe action and were the day’s outright champions.

Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warm-ups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.

Got sports? E-mail Kevin@islander.org with your news.

Island real estate transactions – 04-20-2011

5311 Sunrise Lane, Holmes Beach, a 3,400 sfla / 5,337 sfur 4bed/4½bath/4car bayfront pool home built in 2010 on a 70×242 lot was sold 03/21/11, By the Shore Investments to AMI Beach Inn LLC for $1,700,000; list $1,899,000.

6804 Marina Drive, Unit A, Marina Vista, Holmes Beach, a 2,700 sfla / 3,381 sfur 5bed/2½bath/2car land condo with pool built in 2009 was sold 03/25/11, Bayer to Carden for $650,000; list $699,900.

110 Palm Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,225 sfla / 1,830 sfur 4bed/3bath home built in 1963 on a 75×110 lot was sold 04/01/11, Gulbin to Roaldi for $645,000; list $669,000.

5400 Gulf Drive, Unit 36, 5400 Gulf Drive Condos, Holmes Beach, a 1,188 sfla / 1,268 sfur 2bed/2bath Gulfview condo with shared pools built in 1969 was sold 03/31/11, Newhart to Fitzpatrick for $465,000; list $550,000.

2210 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a 2,022 sfla 3bed/2bath home built in 1959 on a 50×100 lot was sold 04/01/11, Young to Whitney for $417,500.

312 64th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,040 sfla / 2,184 sfur 2bed/2bath half duplex with pool built in 1993 was transferred 04/01/11, Guzzino to Federal National Mortgage Association for $408,700.

204 76th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,764 sfla / 2,052 sfur 3bed/1bath home built in 1964 on a 90×78 lot was sold 03/30/11, Webb to Dunne for $355,000.

2111 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a 1,132 sfla / 1,220 sfur 2bed/2bath pool home built in 1962 on a 50×100 lot was sold 03/25/11, Woodson to So for $340,000; list $364,900.

6250 Holmes Blvd., Unit 33, North Beach Village, Holmes Beach, a 1,536 sfla / 1,955 sfur 3bed/2½bath/2car condo with shared pool built in 1990 was sold 03/25/11, Marsicano to MacDougall for $335,000; list $360,000.

1301 Bay Drive N., Unit 6B, Bay Watch, Bradenton Beach, a 1,079 sfla / 1,225 sfur 2bed/2bath bayview condo with shared pool built in 1982 was sold 03/29/11, Terschluse to 1835379 Ontario Inc. for $250,000; list $299,000.

4307 Gulf Drive, Unit 205, Cayman Cay, Holmes Beach, a 1,027 sfla / 1,123 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1974 was sold 03/30/11, Larosa to Langevin for $200,000; list $232,900.

2601 Gulf Drive N., Unit S1, Sandpiper Resort Co Op, Bradenton Beach, a 720 sfla 2bed/1bath mobile home with share built in 1968 was sold 03/29/11, Dunlop to Sierra for $110,000; list $139,000.

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

Obituaries – 04-20-2011

Joseph O. Elizarde

Joseph O. Elizarde, 85, of Anna Maria, died March 14.

He attended Jefferson High School in Tampa and then served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946 in the European theater. He was a firefighter in Miami for 27 years before retiring to Anna Maria Island. He worked 11 years at Publix Super Market in Holmes Beach.

Services were held March 17 at Manasota Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Bradenton. Graveside services with military honors will took place at March 18 at Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota.

Mr. Elizarde is survived by wife Irma; son Joseph; daughter Valerie Rosas; grandsons Vincent and Steven and Anthony Rosas; and great-granddaughter Jasmine.

Fishing – 04-20-2011

Hail to the king — kingfish that is

No, I’m not talking Elvis. I’m talking about the king mackerel or kingfish. Kingfish have moved into local waters around Anna Maria Island, ravaging bait schools and entertaining fishers with drag-screaming action. Most fish reported have been in the 10- to 25-pound range although it’s not uncommon to see fish from 50 to 75 pounds. We call the big ones smokers.

A variety of methods can be used to catch these high-activity fish. Trolling with artificials such as spoons and plugs can be an effective way to cover an area if the fish are spread out. Also drifting or slow trolling live bait works well when fishing over ledges and hard bottom. The most productive way often is to fish with live shiners, threadfins or cigar minnows. Chumming up the kings with live shiners is effective. You get to see the kings explode on the surface eating chummers, then you can throw a bait out on a long shank hook and get a hit fairly quickly.

If you get a king to the boat, be aware of its sharp teeth. One false move on your part could result in a trip to the hospital and stitches.

Remember, the minimum size for kings is 24 inches measured to the fork of the tail. You can keep two per day, so pick a couple of nice ones. Good luck on the kingfish and don’t put your fingers near their mouths.

Capt. Mike Greig is fishing nearshore structures as well as offshore reefs, and is catching limits of gag grouper in the 12-pound range. Greig is reeling in kingfish up to 20 pounds using live threadfin herring. “There is a lot of schoolies out there, but if you’re persistent you can catch some really nice kings,” Greig says.

Moving into the backcountry, Greig is catching spotted sea trout and redfish. Fishing the deeper flats is resulting in trout, while targeting mullet schools is the key to finding redfish.

Capt. Sam Kimball of Legend Charters is fishing the offshore waters around Anna Maria Island catching a variety of species. In the shallower depths, 30-50 feet, Kimball is targeting and catching kingfish up to 25 pounds. Live threadfin herring, live white bait and even cut baits are attracting these razor-mouthed kings of the mackerel family. Also on the shallower structures, Kimball is catching gags up to 15 pounds, Key West grunts, porgies, triggerfish and catch-and-release shark.

Moving out to depths of 100 feet and more, Kimball is catching plenty of amberjack up to 40 pounds. Again, live bait is the ticket for these tackle-busters. Kimball is catching mangrove, yellowtail and lane snappers fishing smaller baits on the bottom. “We’re still catching plenty of red grouper,” Kimball adds.

Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is catching a mixed bag of offshore and inshore species. While fishing the nearshore structures, Gross is targeting kingfish, gag grouper, mangrove snapper and flounder. “The kingfish bite is on fire out there,” Gross says.

Gross is using white bait with a small wire leader and long shank hook to catch and boat kings. Keeper gag grouper have been readily available on Gross’ charters as well. Fish up to 28 inches are being caught on white bait fished on the bottom at depths of 30-40 feet.

In the backwater, Gross is catching speckled trout in abundance. Spanish mackerel are being reeled in, while targeting trout. Also in the backwater, Gross is catching slot-size catch-and-release snook.

Capt. Wayne Genthner of Wolfmouth Charters is getting good results fishing nearshore and close-to-shore structures with threadfin herring and whitebait. Genthner is using light tackle as an entertaining way to fish targeted kingfish on the nearshore structure. “I like to tie a long shank hook on 30-pound fluorocarbon baited with a half fillet of thready on it.” Genthner says. “You might get cut off more often, but the bite is a lot more aggressive.” On a previous trip, Genthner says he had a barracuda bite a 36-inch kingfish in half. “Unfortunately he came back and ate the other half,” Genthner says. “It’s entertaining to watch a big cuda skyrocket at the end of your line.”

Also while fishing nearshore structures, Genthner is catching limits of gag grouper in the 25-inch range and hogfish in the 16- to 25-inch range using half of a select shrimp.

Moving inshore, Genthner is targeting redfish and trout in Sarasota Bay. Black drum, flounder and mangrove snapper have also been on the roster for his backwater trips.

Capt. Warren Girle is having success in the Gulf of Mexico at depths of 35-45 feet with both king and Spanish mackerel. Live threadfins and white bait are working well. In the same depths, Girle is catching keeper gag grouper and “lots of hog fish.”

Girle’s highlight of the week while fishing offshore was the sighting of a 40-50 pound sailfish. “We had a blue runner on a flat line behind the boat,” Girle says. “That’s when this sailfish came up and inhaled him.”

Girle and his charter watched the sailfish eat the bait in close proximity to the boat. Once hooked up, the fish tail walked, made a strong run and pulled the hook. It goes to show, you never know what to expect while fishing around Anna Maria Island.

Although it’s tough to beat catching a sailfish so close to shore, Girle has been producing nice catches of kingfish up to 25 pounds. Also, Girle and his charter caught and released a 150-pound hammerhead shark.

Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle says reports of kingfish and gag grouper are the highlight of the week. Live bait presentations such as shiners or threadfin herring, are working great, although dead bait is working, too. “A lot of fishers are slow trolling live threadfin herring on stinger rigs to target the kings,” Keyes says.

Cobia are being caught on nearshore structures using live pinfish. Goliath grouper have begun to make a showing, so don’t forget to reel your grouper or snapper up quickly. If you don’t, they might get eaten by a hungry goliath.

Moving inshore, Keyes says spotted sea trout are still the No. 1 catch. Live shrimp under a popping cork is working well, or you can use DOA Cal jigs on a 1/4-ounce jig head. Sheepshead are still around and eating fiddler crabs. Rocks and docks are the targeted areas to find these striped fish. And shark fishing is proving prosperous off the beaches using frozen squid and shrimp.

Reports of jack crevalle, catfish and ladyfish have been abundant. “Anglers targeting the trashcan slam are being successful using frozen shrimp or squid,” Keyes says.

Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

Islander Calendar – 04-20-2011

Wednesday, April 20

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — The Moral Instinct lecture by Alan Grindal at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

Thursday, April 21

6 to 8 p.m. — Dining for Women giving circle and potluck dinner at the Sandpiper Resort Clubhouse, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-896-5827. Donation applies.

Saturday, April 23

8:30 a.m. — Craig Morrison of the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch will speak to the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7888.

9 a.m. — Easter egg hunt at the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-518-8491.

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Easter egg roll on Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-518-8491.

11 a.m. — Easter bonnet contest at Anna Maria Island Accommodations, 315 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-518-8491.

1 p.m. to 2 p.m. — Conga for a Cause with Mike Sales on the beach behind the Moose Lodge, 110 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-870-4349.

Wednesday, April 27

11 a.m. — Einstein Circle discussion on “Is Marriage Optional?” at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

5 to 8 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business mixer hosted by SteamDesigns at the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

5:30 p.m. — Sock-puppet craft program for teens at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

Ongoing:

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

• Tuesdays, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Coffee and Conversations for Seniors at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

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

• Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Settler’s bread sale at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society museum shop, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

• Alternating Wednesdays, 11 a.m., memory loss support group at the Longboat Island Chapel Aging in Paradise Resource Center, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-6491.

• 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.

• Fridays, Senior Adventures Group meets for outings to various locations. Information: 941-962-8835.

• 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.

• Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Outdoor market on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach, through April. Information: 941-518-4431.

Off-Island:

Wednesday, April 20

1 p.m. — Manatee River Garden Club presents “Knock Out Roses” with Diane Celeste at 3120 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-870-2259.

Friday, April 22

6 p.m. — London Calling film series: “Georgy Girl” at South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

Saturday, April 23

Noon — Cortez Natives picnic at the Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6121.

6 to 9 p.m. — Strike Down Cancer bowling event for the Anna Maria Island Relay for Life at AMF Bradenton Lanes, 4208 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. Information: 941-518-6107. Fee applies.

Coming Up:

• April 30, Hibiscus Festival, First Baptist Church, Bradenton.

Save the Date:

• May 7, 10th annual Island Run for the Children’s Academy of Southwest Florida.

• May 7, Anna Maria Elementary Spring Fling, Anna Maria Island Community Center.

• May 13-14, Anna Maria City Pier Centennial Celebration, Anna Maria.

• May 21-22, Relay for Life, Coquina Beach.

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

AME calendar

Save the date for the following Anna Maria Elementary School happenings:

• April 22, Good Friday, no school.

• April 26, Tropicana Speech Contest, auditorium.

• April 26, 5 p.m., Parent-Teacher Organization dinner, cafeteria.

• April 26, 7 p.m., kindergarten play, auditorium.

• April 27, 10:30 a.m., American Red Cross assembly, auditorium.

• April 28, 9 a.m., Manatee Historical Park field trip for fourth-graders.

AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

For more information, call 941-708-5525.

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, April. 20, 2011

ITEMS FOR SALE

COCKATIEL BIRD CAGE: Like new with floor stand, $35. 941-356-1456.

MATTRESS: LATEX SPRING air. New, $1,500. $100 or best offer. 941-778-3920.

FOR SALE: FUTON $50, white drop-leaf table, $25, nine-drawer white dresser, $20. 810-955-2287.

COMPUTER HP Pavilion CD-RW and newly loaded Windows XP-PRO, $45. 941-756-6728.

FUTON: BLACK FRAME, $50, nine-drawer white dresser, $20. 810-955-2287.

TABLE: 30-INCH round white with two chairs and cushions, like-new, $100. 941-795-0923.

COINS: ONE ROLL (50) Indian-head cents, $60, one roll (40) buffalo nickels, $30. 941-795-0923.

VACUUM CLEANER: “RICCAR” with attachments. Works great, $100. 941-400-5940.

PANTRY CABINET: EIGHT shelves, great storage, any work area, $45. 941-778-0256.

NORITAKE CHINA: “PENELOPE” pattern. Service for nine, plus extra pieces. Mint condition, $100. 941-746-5346.

OAK SECRETARY: VICTORIAN 60x40x14 drop-front, four drawers, three shelves, mirror, carved details, original brass fittings. Compare eBay, $1,000-plus, asking $650 (because plastic replaces original glass door). 941-778-4313.

ATTENTION REMODELERS: All high-end, three years old. Fisher/Paykel stainless-steel double oven, original price, $3,650, now, $700. Fisher/Paykel stainless-steel 36-inch cook top, five burner, original price, $1,300, now $350. Fisher/Paykel white double drawer dishwasher, original price, $1,000, now $350. Bosch white double-door counter-depth 20-cubic-foot refrigerator, original price $2,000, now $550, Rowe deluxe sleeper sectional, queen size, L-shape, new covers, original price, $3,000, now, $1,000. 941-778-1059.

POKEMON MEWTWO GOLD-plated card, $7. Call 941-795-8734.

YAMAHA VINO CLASSIC: Two scooters for sale. 2007 blue, only 1,500 miles, great condition. $1,150 or best offer. 2006 silver, only 850 miles and in great condition. $1,050 or best offer. Great gas mileage, 35 mph-plus, easy to ride, and really great fun on the Island! 941-928-8735.

GIRL’S BIKE: SPECIALIZED Hotrock, light purple, like new. $85. 941-928-8735

ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $300, or $50-75 each. Wine racks, antique burl-wood rocker and more. 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 advertise 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.

BRADENTON ROTARY CLUB meets at noon Mondays at Mattison’s Riverside, 1200 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Club members enjoy fellowship with like-minded professionals. Club projects offer opportunities to benefit the community locally and worldwide. To attend a meeting as our guest, call Trish, 941-747-1871. More information: www.bradentonrotary.org.

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. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779 -2733.

GARAGE SALE: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 23. Appliances, furniture. 605 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-3863.

REMODELING SALE: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 20. White kitchen cabinets, sofas, kitchen set, bedroom sets, bunk beds, TVs washer, dryer, stove, refrigerator, lamps, more. 110 Palm Ave., Anna Maria.

MOVING SALE: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 23. 11009 Peach Point Court, Perico Isle, Bradenton.

ANNUAL ART/YARD sale: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 23. Cool local art and other stuff. 303 28th St., Holmes Beach.

LOST & FOUND

LOST PRIVATEER DAGGER: one of matching husband-wife set. Husband passed away recently, so much sentimental value attached. Please, call 941-761-4771 if found.

LOST: TEAR DROP-shaped necklace, maybe near Manatee public beach, much sentimental value. Reward if found, 941-345-6531 or 941-778-3953.

FOUND: PRESCRIPTION GLASSES. 7200 block, on beach. Call to claim. 941-896-7196.

LOST: LADIES “Skagen” silver watch, on beach, April 6 near SandBar restaurant, Anna Maria. 941-761-8707.

FOUND: PURSE WITH initials on it. Found Sunday, April 17, on Second Street, Holmes Beach. 941-962-8031.

PETS

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.

TRANSPORTATION

ELECTRIC CAR: STREET-legal, 2000 Global Electric Motorcar, four-seater with zip on doors, 2009 electric updates with gel batteries, 40 miles between charges. Very good condition. $6,400. 727-799-0695 or 517-449-8857.

BOATS & BOATING

WANTED: A SAFE place to store my boat trailer in Anna Maria or Holmes Beach. Will pay. 617-435 -7593.

WANTING TO RENT a 29-foot boat lift for one year on or near Anna Maria Island. I am a full-time year-round resident of Bradenton Beach. Call Russ, 775-772-7537.

HELP WANTED

SALES ACE: MOTIVATED Real Estate licensee wanted for new progressive Island office. Great splits. Call Nicole, 941-773-3966.

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

GRAPHIC DESIGNER WANTED part-time for ad/editorial layout. InDesign and Photoshop expertise a must. Advertising experience required. Intro-resume to info@islander.org.

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

ROTTEN RALPH’S RESTAURANT/bar business opportunity, $299,000. One of the last with waterfront dining. Sharon Villars, 941-920-0669. Erlene Fitzpatrick, 941-224-6339. Remax Alliance Group.

HEALTH FOOD AND deli business. 3228 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-580-0626.

INVESTMENT-MOVES OFFERS 10 percent interest paid monthly on your $120,000 investment. 24-month fixed term. Totally secured.

Call Investment-Moves in Bradenton, 941-524-8844.

HEALTH CARE

HEALTH CARE PROS: Business opportunity. Established assisted living home with separate living quarters. Nine-bed facility. 100 percent occupancy. $529,000 includes real estate. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.

SERVICES

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

LIGHT CARPENTRY, HOME repairs, handyman work, deck repairs, dock repairs, etc. Retired tradesman, Island resident. No job too small. Call Steve Doyle 941-778-1708.

CONTACT CAPT. GREG Burke of A Paradise Realty for all your real estate needs, selling, listing, buying. Listings needed. 941-592-8373 or e-mail: gregburkesr@hotmail.com.

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.

PRESSURE WASHING SPECIAL: Driveways, swimming pool decks, docks and trailers, $45/each. All other services $18/hour plus chemicals. Cortez resident. Call Bill, 941-896-6788.

I DON’T CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941-778-7770. Leave message.

TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-448-4100.

HOUSE CLEANING BY Laura. Excellent references. One house, 2BR/2BA, $50. 941-539-6891.

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

ISLAND PET NANNY: Loving pet care. Longtime Island resident, background check, pet CPR-certified, references. Karen Robinson, 941-779-2830 or 941-730-5693.

CATCH-UP HANDYMAN: Yard work, house repairs. “You fish, I work!” Hugh Holmes III, 941-465-0157.

FREE SNOW REMOVAL is back hauling and installing crushed, washed shell, dirt, mulch and anything else. Please, call David at 941-504-7045.

TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra, geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science. Special needs students welcome. Grades 3-12. Jenifer, 941-224-1760.

BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD’s Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. Free estimates, references. 941-920-3840.

ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: Gift certificates! 36 years of happy customers. Organizing, 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, 941-538-2284.

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.

TREES BY BREEZE Inc.: Custom landscapes, tree trimming, property maintenance. Insured. Since 1988. Chris, 941-778-2837.

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

LANDSCAPING

STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. For all your landscape needs. Shell $45/yard. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067.

KARAZ LANDSCAPE LAWN service. Mulch, clean ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. 941-448-3857 or 941-448-5207.

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. Premium grade-A, $45/yard B-grade, $30-$40/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.

HOME IMPROVEMENT

VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100.

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 work, handyman, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pressure washing. 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.

J.E. MURRAY: ESTABLISHED Island builder. New homes, remodeling. 30-year resident. Call 941-778-2316 or 941-730-3228.

SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENTS: Michigan general contractor with 30 years experience. Looking for large or small projects. Budget minded and knowledgeable tradesman willing to complete your project from start to finish on time, within budget. Quality work guaranteed at affordable prices. Call Mike, 616-204-8822.

DOOR REPAIRS, REPLACEMENTS: Residential, commercial, glass inserts, insulated-glass replacement, vinyl windows. TDWS Inc. 941-730-1399.

RENTALS

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

WATERFRONT KEY WEST STYLE with dock. Furnished, walk to beach. $150/night, $950/week. $1,900/month off and $2,490/month in season. Use of bikes and kayaks included. 941-794-5980. www.divefish.com.

OFFICE, RETAIL, PROFESSIONAL Space: 8803/8799 Cortez Road. 1,200-sf and 1,300-sf. Call 1-800-952-1206.

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.

HOLMES BEACH COTTAGE: 2BR/1BA. Northwest Bradenton 3BR/2BA pool home, Palma Sola 3BR/3BA pool home. Vacation rentals: www.coastalpropertiesrealty.com. 941-794-1515.

ISLAND ANNUALS: 2BR/2BA ground-level, pool, 55-plus community $1,000/month. Gulf-Bay Realty, 941-778-7244.

BRADENTON BEACH WATERFRONT SMALL one bedroom cottage. $950/month, annual lease, no pets. 941-779-0289.

VACATION RENTALS ACROSS from beach. Openings now. 2BR/1BA, $550/week. Almost Beach Apartments. 941-778-2374.

TURNKEY FURNISHED, SPACIOUS 1BR/1BA 900-sf duplex apartment with wraparound deck. Utilities, lawn care, cable by owner. Laundry on site. 1.3 miles from Anna Maria Island beaches. $1,025/month. 941-761-2725.

CANCELLATION: APRIL 16-30. 3BR/2BA cottage across from street from beach $850/week plus tax. 941-778-1180.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA duplex, ground level, $900/month includes water/trash. Anna Maria. 941-778-7003.

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL: Clean 2BR/2BA with garage. Nice quiet area, references required, no smoking/pets. $950/month. 941-776-1789.

SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA WITH sunroom. 406A 71st St., Holmes Beach. Mike Norman Realty, 941-778-6696.

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

WANTED TO RENT: Garage for summer, $70/month. 941-313-0752.

ANNUAL WATERFRONT VIEW: 1BR/1BA, kitchen, dining room, living room, open floor plan, private patio, pool. Cat only, no dogs. Ground floor, cute, compact, ceramic tile. $850/month, electric, water included. 201 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. 786-375-9633.

2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH: Furnished, one long block to beach. Large kitchen, dishwasher, disposal, microwave, washer and dryer, central air conditioning, lanai, pool. Fans in every room. $990/month plus utilities. June 1 through Dec. 31. Cell, 847-769-6175.

VACATION RENTALS NOW: $699/week 2BR/2BA townhouse with boat slip and pool. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.

SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 55-plus 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach, shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426. Web site 2spinnakers.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. $3,950,000. Suncoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288.

DIRECT GULFFRONT: 4BR/4.5BA, den, three-car garage, pool, spa, elevator, security. Immaculate 2005 Mediterranean villa-style architecture, breathtaking Gulf views, furnished, 5,146 sf under roof, north Anna Maria Island. 12106 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. $3,400,000. Contact owner, broker, 941-920-1699.

DIRECT BAYFRONT HOME: 170-feet on water, 2,600 sf of living, extensive remodeling, pool, lift, dock. Accepting offers over $750,000. Jim, 941-580-0626.

TRY A FRESH approach: Call Carmen Pedota and Lori Guerin of Duncan Real Estate for all your real estate needs. 941-284-2598 or 941-773-3415. www.loriguerin.listingbook.com.

FOR SALE: BRADENTON Beach. Sandpiper Resort, 1BR/1BA, enclosed bonus room, steps to beach. 813-458-3875.

FOR SALE: TRAILER. Pines Park, Bridge Street. $45,000. Updated, furnished, three blocks to beach. Park manager on-site. Boat dock possibility. Owner, 603-508-2039. Cell, 941-567-6726.

ALMOST-NEW CANALFRONT luxury home. 4BR/4.5BA, den, pool, high-end appliances. 3,350-sf. under air. $1,450,000. 215 Chilson Ave, Anna Maria. 941-567-6600.

WATERFRONT TOWNHOUSE: 2BR/2BA, heated pool and boat slip outside your front door, $135,000. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.