Tag Archives: 05-07-2014

Island police blotter – 05-07-2014

Anna Maria

• April 29, 300 block of North Shore Drive, Anna Maria, DUI. Around 11 p.m., a Holmes Beach Police Department officer conducted a traffic stop when he noticed a Toyota Corolla driving erratically. Louise A. Williams, 61, was arrested after the officer noticed her normal faculties were impaired. She was placed under arrest and transported to the MCSO District II office. After a 20-minute observation period, Williams submitted a 0.156 and 0.147 breathalyzer test.

• April 25, 2200 block of Oak Avenue, Anna Maria, armed burglary. A burglary became armed when the suspect made unauthorized entry through the locked rear sliding glass door and took a military-style rifle from the residence. No arrests were made.

• April 22, 200 block of Lakeview Drive, Anna Maria, unarmed burglary. Several items were stolen from an unoccupied home. No arrests were made.

        Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

• April 26, 2400 block of Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, warrant arrest. A 24-year-old man was arrested on an outstanding warrant

• April 24, 900 Gulf Drive, Gulf Drive Cafe, battery. A patron became verbally abusive around 9:30 p.m. when he was asked to pay his tab. He allegedly slapped his server and walked out. The investigation is ongoing.

• April 23, 200 Bridge St., Cast and Cage, warrant arrest. A 51-year-old woman was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Monroe County.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• No new reports.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

• No new reports.

        Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Fishing – 05-07-2014

Abundance of spotted seatrout come to the dinner table

Spotted seatrout, one of Florida’s most popular backwater game fish, are readily available in our local waters. What’s nice about these yellow-mouthed predators is not only do they provide good table fare, they’re abundant, and will readily take a variety of bait.

Whether you’re using live bait, such as shrimp, shiners or pinfish, or if you’re up to the challenge of artificials, such as soft plastics or topwater plugs, you can get a bite. Also, when the trout takes the bait, it’s generally visual — trout like to break the surface of the water when striking. And that’s exciting.

Recently, while fishing with the Medina family from Charlotte, North Carolina, I hunted up a great spotted seatrout location over a grass flat in about 5-6 feet of water adjacent to a channel with good water flow.

The tide was just beginning to trickle in as we arrived at our fishing spot. Due to the initially slow water flow, the bite was a little sporadic. After 30 minutes, we had hooked up a few nice trout, but no rallies.

Then I noticed the incoming tide was really starting to flow. Like clockwork, three out of four rods we had out went off. The outcome was two spotted seatrout and one snook. The trout were keepers, while the snook was released.

Our trout bite continued for 45 minutes, with fish 15-22 inches in length aggressively feeding on the live shiners we provided them.

Needless to say, trout can provide a fun fishing experience as well as the reward of a fine, fresh fish entree.

Capt. Warren Girle is fishing offshore with good results. By fishing ledges and reefs, Girle is finding a great bite. Mangrove and lane snapper are responding to fresh-cut live shiners free-lined behind the boat. To catch these leader-shy fish, Girle is using an exaggerated length of 20-pound fluorocarbon leader attached to a small circle hook. Mangrove snapper up to 18 inches are being caught, as well as lane snapper in the 12-inch range.

Catch-and-release gag grouper are being caught on ledges and reefs. To target these tackle-busters, Girle is using a 2-ounce egg sinker combined with a couple of feet of 30-pound fluorocarbon leader and a circle hook. Baiting the rig with a live shiner is luring a bite from grouper in the 15-pound range.

In depths of 45 feet of water or deeper, Girle is finding schools of king mackerel. Free-lining live shiners connected to a small wire leader is resulting in kings up to 35 pounds.

Moving inshore, Girle is finding flats species responding to live shiners and cut baits, including fresh-cut ladyfish. Redfish, trout and catch-and-release snook are hooking up with regularity, especially on live shiners. Fresh-cut ladyfish are working primarily for the redfish, although large snook, being opportunists, also feed on cut bait.

Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says jack crevalle and Spanish mackerel are still being caught on speck rigs by pier anglers. Bubble gum and chartreuse colors are resulting in the most bites. While using these small tandem jigs at the pier, you can also expect to hook into ladyfish and blue runners.

Pier fishers using live shrimp for bait are catching mangrove snapper, flounder and even a few of winter’s remaining sheepshead. To target any of these three species, try a small live bait hook or circle hook combined with a split shot to get your shrimp down to the bottom.

Capt. Aaron Lowman of Island Discount Tackle is fishing the flats of southern Tampa Bay southward to Sarasota Bay. By using live shiners for bait, Lowman is finding a good bite on spotted seatrout. Sandy potholes are holding concentrations of fish, although you can also find fish throughout the flat.

Snook are another mainstay for Lowman. Although it’s all catch-and-release since May 1, Lowman is finding good numbers of fish — some exceeding 30 inches. Shallow flats with good water flow are the top ticket to hook up with a linesider.

While targeting snook, Lowman’s clients are getting into some slot-size redfish, although he says schooling fish are harder to find. These fish are hitting free-lined live shiners and are generally being caught during the tail end of the incoming and beginning of the outgoing tides.

Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters says flats fishing remains consistent even with a spike in the water temperature. In past weeks, water temps in the mid 70s were the norm. Now temps in the shallows in the mid 80s are common.

To start, Gross is finding good numbers of spotted seatrout along drop offs and edges of flats that empty into deeper water. Live shiners under a cork are producing limits of trout, with some fish exceeding 25 inches.

Redfish also are coming aboard the Fishy Business, and while concentrations of fish are yet to be found, Gross is still managing to lay a few reds on the cleaning table.

Finally, catch-and-release snook fishing is in full swing for Gross. Live shiners free-lined to feeding snook are resulting in fish up to 36 inches. High tides and the beginning of the outgoing tide are bringing the bite, according to Gross.

On a final note, the 28th Annual Jerry Hill Memorial Kids Free Fishing Tournament at the Green Bridge Fishing Pier in Palmetto, will take place Saturday May 10. The free tournament for kids ages 5-14 is sponsored by Manatee Fish & Game Association, North Manatee Kiwanis, Bradenton Kiwanis and Palmetto Parks and Recreation Department. Registration is from 7-8 a.m. the day of the tournament. For more information, call 941-794-2806.

        Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

Calendar – 05-07-2014

Wednesday, May 7

8:09 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Thursday, May 8

6:30 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Community Center anti-bully program, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

8:09 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Friday, May 9

2 p.m. — Alzheimer’s caregiver support group, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

6 p.m. — Dinner and talk on plant-based diets, Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-0556.

8:10 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Saturday, May 10

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. — Mums for Moms sale, Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-704-7151.

8:10 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Sunday, May 11

8:11 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Monday, May 12

8:12 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Tuesday, May 13

5:30-8 p.m. — St. Stephen’s Episcopal School meet and greet, Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-746-2121, ext. 1568.

8:12 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Wednesday, May 14

8:13 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Off Island

Saturday, May 10

8 a.m. — Manatee Miles 5K at Robinson Preserve and benefiting United Way, 1704 99th St. NW, Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: www.manateemiles.com.


Coming up

• May 17-18, Relay for life of Anna Maria Island, Coquina Beach.


Save the date

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


Calendar announcements

        Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for submissions is the Wednesday a week before publication. High-resolution photographs welcome.

Real Estate – 05-07-2014

105 Sunset Lane, Holmes Beach, a 1,925 sfur / 2,553 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1992 on a 180×69 lot was sold 04/11/15, Kaiser to Kyzer for $950,000; list $975,000.

2312 Gulf Drive N., Unit 203, Sunset Terrace, Bradenton Beach, a 1,180 sfla / 1,340 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in 1982 was sold 04/14/14, Wanderlingh to Gerlach for $515,000.

613 Gladiolous St., Anna Maria, a 1,615 sfla / 1,650 sfur sfur 2bed/3bath duplex built in 1968 ona 50×114 lot was sold 04/17/14, Puryear to JDGE LLC for $465,000.

5608 Gulf Drive, Unit 104, Sun Plaza West, Holmes Beach, a 1,092 sfla / 1,236 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1981 was sold 04/14/14, Grant to Schaum for $370,000; list $385,000.

7100 Gulf Drive, Unit 205, Nautilus Condominium Apartments, Holmes Beach, a 1,081 sfla / 1,185 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1973 was sold 04/11/14, Feighner to Tobler for $350,000; list $379,000.

501 Gulf Drive N., Unit 301, Bridgeport, Bradenton Beach, a 1,000 sfla / 1,075 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1982 was sold 04/14/14, Garvin to Turner for $305,000.

743 Manatee Ave., Unit 32, Westbay Cove South, Holmes Beach, a 1,187 sfla / 1,595 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1977 was sold 04/10/14, Anderson to Tarantola for $275,000; list $289,900.

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

Obituaries – 05-07-2014

Grace Shaeffer Atkins

Grace Shaeffer Atkins, in her 100th year, died April 29 at home in Chelsea, Michigan. She was born Oct. 3, 1914, at her family home on the banks on the Manatee River in Ellenton. Her parents, Charlie and Hattie Shaeffer, were pioneers of the region.

The family later moved to Bainbridge, Georgia, where she completed high school. She earned a degree in studio art from Huntington College in Montgomery, Alabama.

Mrs. Atkins nurtured her family and friends, taught kindergarten and was active in her church. On her husband’s retirement from the Veterans Administration in Washington, D.C., the family moved south; first to Greenwood, South Carolina, and then to Holmes Beach. In 2005, she moved to the United Methodist Chelsea Retirement Community to be near family in nearby Ann Arbor, Michigan, and New York City. She continued a passion for baseball, moving her allegiance from the Atlanta Braves to the Detroit Tigers.

A service will be held May 10 in Chelsea. Memorial contributions to the United Methodist Retirement Center Foundation, Development Office, 805 W. Middle St., Chelsea MI 48118.

Mrs. Atkins is survived by sons Daniel and wife Monica of Ann Arbor, Edwin of New York City; grandson Thomas and wife Leticia Valdez of Ann Arbor; granddaughter Susan and husband Michael Fainter of Ann Arbor; great-grandchildren Owen, Lucas, Tessa, Felix and Maximo.


Nida Anela-Mary Baltrusaitis

Nida Anela-Mary Baltrusaitis, 7 weeks old, daughter of Darius and Kay (Glogovsky) Baltrusaitis of Holmes Beach, died April 27.

Mass was celebrated May 5, at Saints Peter and Paul the Apostles Catholic Church, 2850 75th St., Bradenton. Memorials may be made to the Trisomy18 Foundation at www.trisomy18.org, or CareNet Manasota Pregnancy Center, 5111 26th St. W., Bradenton FL 34207.


John Joseph Petruff

John J. Petruff, 92, of Bradenton and formerly of Miami, died May 3 in Bradenton. He was born Nov. 14, 1921, in Paterson, New Jersey, to Anna and Stephen J. Petruff.

Mr. Petruff served as a technician fifth grade in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Australia during World War II. After the war, he met and married Laurene in 1948 and moved to Miami in 1949.

He was a tinkerer who worked for Westinghouse as an X-ray technician. He opened his own electronics repair business in Miami in the 1960s. Petruff Electronics grew from TV and radio repair to include installation of master antennas, satellite dishes, cable TV, security cameras, alarm systems and controlled access systems at private homes, hotels and condominium complexes throughout the Miami area.

Mr. Petruff also was a pilot who, over the years, owned a number of small planes as well as a flying sign-towing business. He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol and was an active member of North Miami Elks Lodge 1835.

He loved music and was self-taught on the electric keyboard. He was an avid dancer who enjoyed treating women to a turn on the dance floor.

Interment will be private at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Memorial donations may be made to Southeastern Guide Dogs, 4210 77th St E, Palmetto FL 34221. Condolences may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.

The family extends its love and appreciation to Mary E. Schulte of Coral Gables, Johnny’s friend, companion and dancing partner since 2005.

Mr. Petruff is survived by his three children and their families, John Petruff of Suffolk, Virginia, Patricia A. Petruff of Bradenton, and Laurie Delimon of San Jose, California; and several nephews and nieces.


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Brent L. Thompson, 65, of Amarillo, Texas, died April 25. He was born Feb. 11, 1949, in Syracuse, Kansas, to Vernon and Betty Mae Thompson.

Mr. Thompson served with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He worked in the street department with the city of Amarillo, as well as for Bradenton and Anna Maria.

He was known to be a good cook who worked in restaurants in Bradenton to hone his skills. He also worked for a time as a CNA, using humor to brighten the day for his patients. He was a fan of all sports, but especially enjoyed boxing, football and racing. He also loved his dogs.

A memorial service will be held May 10 in Amarillo. Cox Funeral Home, Amarillo, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made online at www.coxfuneralhomeamarillo.com.

Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife, Emily; children Jerry Lynn Decrocker and husband Jeff, Michelle Helm and husband Micael, Ami Ficco and husband Mark, Joseph Grimes, Christina Phillips and husband Ronnie, Shelley Goodson and husband Chris, Delaney Grimes and wife Kelley, Daniel Grimes, and April Grimes; brothers Larry and wife Linda, Dave and wife Sandy, and Laney and wife Susie; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

Sports – 05-07-2014

Sign up now for center soccer tournament fundraiser


        Registration is underway for the SmileDeep, 4 v 4 charitable soccer tournament May 17 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.

The purpose of the tournament is to help raise much-needed funds for longtime soccer coach, Paul Hayward, who is battling stage-four renal cancer.

He recently underwent a challenging surgery and his oncologists at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa have prescribed aggressive treatment with Inlyta. The problem being, a three-month supply of the drug costs more than $16,000.

Proceeds from this benefit will go to the Joe Doirin in Trust — A Helping Hand for Hayward Fund, which has been providing assistance to Hayward since 2011.

Hayward is much admired. Many islanders and soccer aficionados, including former Manatee High soccer standout Ken Bowers, who met Hayward when he came up against the Bethany College in West Virginia where Hayward coached while he was coaching North Carolina Wesleyan.

“Paul is a super nice guy and really encouraged some local island guys — that if they got serious about soccer and school, they could play in college,” Bowers said.

Hayward used to bring his college squad to the island to train and take part in the former Christmas Indoor Soccer tourney at the center. He took notice then of the talent on the island and recruited Tommy and Charlie Normant to play at Bethany.

The Deep Smile tourney is a 4 v 4 format with goalies. There will be pool play followed by a knockout round — single elimination. The action gets started at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 17, so sign up now.

The cost to play is $25 per player and there’s a maximum of eight players per team. There are three divisions, 11-and-under, 12-and-over and adult.

Registration is at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., and Fran Maxon Real Estate, 9801 Gulf Drive, both in Anna Maria and at Gulf-Bay Realty, 5309 Gulf Drive and Stir It Up Yogurt Shack, 5306 Holmes Blvd., both in Holmes Beach.

For more information, go to Helping Hand for Hayward on Facebook or call the center at 941-778-1908.


Adult soccer league kicks off

A  spring season of sports is beginning at the center for basketball, soccer and kickball, and for adult soccer enthusiasts, May 1 saw four games played.

Jessie’s Island Store edged Agnelli Pool & Spa 4-3 behind two goals from Danny Burton and single goals from Aaron Parkin and BJ Grant. Pedro Gonzalez made seven saves in goal for Jessie’s Island Store in the victory.

Former Manatee High player Alisha Keene led Agnelli Pool & Spa with two goals, while Matt Kretzman added a goal and an assist. Goalie Frank Agnelli made eight saves in goal during the loss.

Ross Built edged LaPensee Plumbing 3-2 in the second game of the evening behind a pair of goals from Adam Bujarski and one goal from Steve Oelfke. Scott Rudacille and Max Gazzo shared time between the pipes and combined on 12 saves in the victory.

Kim Christenson and Aaron Dudukes led LaPensee with a goal each, while Molly Bellairs added an assist. Adam Moffett kept the plumbers in the game with 13 saves in goal.

Island Pest Control exterminated Slim’s Place 7-2 in the third match of the night behind three goals and an assist from Eric Pullen. David Hiram added two goals and Scott Eason chipped in with a goal and two assists. Marcus Felipe completed the scoring fest with one goal.

Danny Anderson and Diego Felipe led Slim’s Place with a goal each, while Will Case made eight saves in goal during the loss.

Sato Real Estate rolled past Beach to Bay Construction by a 6-1 score during the evening’s final game. Josh Sato led the way with a hat trick while Matt Plummer, Ali Titsworth and Josh Petit each added a goal.

Damir Glavan notched the lone goal for Beach to Bay Construction, which received 12 saves from goalie Ryan Moss in the loss.


Key Royale golf news

The Key Royale Club men got out April 28 for a nine-hole, low-net-of-partners golf match. The team of Chet Hutton and Lance Lindeman combined on a 10-under par 54 to take first place by two strokes over the team of Paul Kaemmerlen and George Barford.

Later in the day, the men played their usual modified-Stableford game. What was unusual was that Laura Purcell decided to join the men and fired a plus-5 to take first place in the individual category. She was one point ahead of Art McMillan and Gary Silke, who both finished at plus-4.

McMillan was part of the winning team that combined on a plus-7 and included John Cassese, Ken Newbold and Jerry Landkammer.

The men played a nine-hole team scramble May 1 with Hoyt Miller, Fred Miller, Bob Soos and Tom Nelson combining on a 5-under-par 27 to tie with Lex Halakan, Larry Pippel and Jon Holcomb.

The women joined in for a team scramble May 2. The team of Joyce Brown, Jack Lowery and Hank Tremblay carded a 1-under-par 31 to tie for first with Matt Behan, Omar Trolard, Christina Mason and Tom Lewis.

Lewis and Joyce Brown each won closest-to-the-pin contests.

Horseshoe news

Three teams emerged from pool play during April 30 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Art Kingstad and Dom Livedoti drew the bye into the finals and watched as Jerry Disbrow and Rod Bussey edged Norm Good and Adin Shank 22-18. Disbrow and Bussey stayed hot in the finals, rolling to an easy 21-10 victory.

The May 3 games were canceled due to rain.

Play gets underway at 9 a.m. weekly on Wednesday and Saturday. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.



AMICC Youth Basketball League schedule

Ages 5-7

May 10      9 a.m.   Lodge #110 vs. Dojo Martial Arts

May 12      6 p.m.   Dojo Martial Arts vs. Lodge #110


Ages 8-10

May 7       6 p.m.   Beach Bums vs. Island Real Estate

May 10      11 a.m.  IRE vs. Beach Bums


Ages 11-13

May 9       6 p.m.   BridgeTender vs. Eat Here

May 10      10 a.m.  Sandbar vs. BridgeTender

May 10      noon     Eat Here vs. Sandbar


Ages 14-17

May 9       7 p.m.   Beach Bistro vs. Walter & Assoc.

May 9       8 p.m.   Dips Ice Cream vs. West Coast Air Conditioning

May 10      1 p.m.   WCAC vs. Beach Bistro

May 10      2 p.m.   Dips Ice Cream vs. Heritage Paper

May 12      8 p.m.   Walter & Assoc. vs. Heritage Paper

May 13      6 p.m.   WCAC vs. Heritage Paper


AMICC Adult Soccer League schedule

May 8       6 p.m.   Ross Built vs. Slim’s Place

May 8       7 p.m.   Jessie’s vs. Island Pest Control

May 8       8 p.m.   LaPensee vs. Beach to Bay

May 8       9 p.m.   Agnelli Pool vs. Sato


AMICC Adult Kickball League schedule

May 7       7 p.m.   Tyler’s Ice Cream vs. Southern Greens

May 7       8 p.m.   Beach to Bay vs. Tyler’s

May 7   9 p.m.   FL Discount Signs vs. Beach to Bay


Smile deep for good cause

      For those of you who do not know Paul Hayward, let me introduce you.

He is a gentle man and a former professional soccer player who has coached all levels. Most important, he has given much of his time to our community.

The only passion more important to him than soccer is his 3-year-old son. I first met Mr. Hayward at one of my son Tyler’s soccer games at the community center. He recognized that my 11-year-old son also has a passion for soccer. He said he often came to watch my son play, pointing to the manner of Tyler’s step — the way he walks and carries himself — as signs of a natural soccer player. He said he hoped to someday coach him.

Over the time since we met, Paul Hayward has offered many soccer programs for the kids and, many times for no charge, just wanting the opportunity to share his passion with the kids.

Now is our time to give back to him, as he fights stage-4 cancer. A Smile Deep Soccer Tournament will be held in his honor May 17 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

The fundraiser will help with his expenses and medications to fight this awful disease.

We need participants, fans and donations at the event.

Paul Hayward is a brave, honest, kind-hearted man and I am honored to have Tyler know him.

Please, come help this wonderful teacher, mentor and friend.

We need your support.

            Dina Franklin, Anna Maria

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, May 7, 2014

ELEGANT BISTRO SET: Four honey-colored wood and rattan stools with glass tabletop. Table 36-inch high, 42-inch diameter. $400. 941-778-4593.
BIKES FOR SALE: Raleigh aluminum 10-speed racer, $100, kid’s BMX-type, $50, 941-356-1456.
BAMBOO FLOORING, EBONY stain. 50 sf, 6-inch tongue-and-groove, glue down. $30. 941-567-6071.
QUILT SET: KING, three-piece nautical red, white stripe, five pillows, $100, wall decor, parrots $50, from Leaders, new, $159. 941-345-4464.
BAR STOOLS: THREE, wooden/rattan with backs, upholstered seats. $100. 941 373-5514.
Individuals may place one free ad with up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted online. Email classifieds@islander.org, fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer)
TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com. Discoverannamaria.com.
WANTED: WORKOUT DVDs and retired but working XBox, Wii units with games for Ministry of Presence for kids and teens in Haiti. Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
ANTIQUES, ART, and collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com.
FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used, repairable fishing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper office, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The Islander office, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don’t be sorry, be safe.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Donations, 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.
STEFF’S STUFF ANTIQUES and Consignment. steffsstufflbk.com. Open daily. 941-383-1901.
BIG SALE AT Giving Back through May 17. Open Tuesday-Saturday at 11 a.m. Everything in store 50 percent off. Artwork, books, 70 percent off. 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
MOVING SALE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 9-10. Furniture, apartment-size appliances, plants. 301 Ave. B, Bradenton Beach.
LOST CAT: GRAY tiger, white paws, no tail. 66th Street, Holmes Beach. Roe, 941-524-0465.
LOST CAT: GRAY with white spot, Sissy, 13 years. Near Sixth Avenue and Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. 941-567-6535.
GREAT RESCUED dogs (and cats!) are looking for great new homes or fosters. Please, call for information, 941-896-6701.
CHRYSLER SEBRING CONVERTIBLE: 2000, ONLY 46,000 MILES, LIKE NEW, $7,500. 941-356-1456.
BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish, Laser, Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941-685-1400.
PONTOON BOAT RENTAL Create life long memories. Call 941-518-3868 or see boatflorida.weebly.com.
DEEDED BOAT SLIP for sale: Holmes Beach. 941-962-6238.
BOAT SLIP WITH davit, up to 25 feet for rent. Holmes Beach. 941-778-7039.
PART-TIME SALES position: Gift shop located on Anna Maria. Must be available weekends and evenings. Retirees welcome. 941-840-4235.
OFFICE/RECEPTIONIST WORK: Answer phones, good with computers. Part or full-time. Work on Island. Email resume only: annamariaisland@hotmail.com. 941-524-9228.
PERSONAL CARE ASSISTANT needed Monday-Friday, occasional weekends on Anna Maria. CNA preferred. Light housekeeping, cooking, errands, assisting with shower/dressing. Current references. $15-18 hour, 6-8 hours. Call 941-518-1957.
LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276.
RESPONSIBLE RED CROSS certified babysitter. Honor student. Call or text Isabel, 941-545-7995.
KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at The Islander office, 5604-B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
LPNS NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic using Hoyer lift. Morning shifts, 4-5 hours starting at 7 a.m. Overnight shifts, 9:30 p.m.-7 a.m. 941-685-5213.
TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069.
I DON’T CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning  service since 1999. 941-779-6638. Leave message.
ALL AROUND PAINTING: Quality work. Free estimates. Licensed, insured. Call native islander Jim Weaver, 813-727-1959.
ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience. On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535.
TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.
CLEANING RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL and resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941-756-4570.
U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Airport runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-545-6688.
PRESSURE WASHING AND windows: Commercial, residential and resorts. Roofs, buildings, houses driveways etc. 941-251-5948.
JOHN “THE FIREMAN” Island Cycle & Scooter Repair. 25 years experience. Affordable prices. 918-639-5002 or 941-276-1414.
TVS MOUNTED INSTALLED, set-up networking, wired, wireless, audio, video surveillance cameras. Palmfish Communication, 941-896-0798.
CLEANING BY LAURA offers everything on your list, from kitchen and bath cleaning to dusting and emptying wastebaskets. 941-539-6891.
D.L. HAYES CLEANING: Bonded and insured. Rachael Bidwell/ Sheila Darcy, 941-932-5347 or 941-224-1486. For all your cleaning needs.
ISLAND COASTAL CLEANING: Residential, business, rental properties. For “divine” results, call John and Nan, 248-802-7802.
ISLAND PET NANNY: Loving pet care. Karen Robinson, 941-730-5693.
PROOF, POST, PUBLISH: Local editor-writer available for consulting, draft editing, final proofing and copywriting, as well as social media management for your group or business. Email Lisa Neff at lmneff@me.com.
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD’s Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-3840.
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 38-year Islanders. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711.
RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.MA#0017550.
CONNIE’S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and installations, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff, 941-778-2581.
SUN MAINTENANCE & SERVICE: Full-service lawn care, pool care, maintenance work, landscape and design, tree trimming, pressure washing, mulch, shell. Marine waxing, detailing. Free snow removal. Call Travis, 941-779-8389.
JR’S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-807-1015.
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Specializing in old Florida seashell driveways and scapes. Free estimates. Call Shark Mark, 941-301-6067.
SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $50/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, “shell phone” 941-720-0770.
TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-932-6600.
NATURE’S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopainting.net.
CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479.
TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077.
GRIFFIN’S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and wood flooring. Insured and licensed. 941-722-8792.
JERRY’S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198.
HANDYMAN SERVICE: 25-year Island resident. We do all repair, interior and exterior, insured. The Flying Dutchman, 941-447-6747.
SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it’s broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I’ll fix it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906.
PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commercial, roofs, driveways, house, lanai, pool area. The Flying Dutchman, 941-447-6747.
PROFESSIONAL TILE ROOF restoration. Call Peter for free estimate, references, insured. The Flying Dutchman, 941-447-6747.
PAINTING BY GEORGE: Interior, exterior house maintenance. Pressure wash. Free estimate, senior discount, 20 years experience, insured. 941-524-5514.
ROOFING LEAK SPECIALIST: Residential/commercial, repairs, reroof, shingles, tile, flat. Quick response. Quality work at reasonable rates. References. Insured/licensed. #CCC1330056. Call Bryan at 727-277-9502.
WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com.
VACATION RENTALS: BRADENTON houses or condos. Weekly or monthly. Call 941-962-0971 or 941-794-1515. www.coastalpropertiesrealty.com. Suzanne Wilson, broker.
DUPLEX TO SHARE: $500/month includes power, water, your own bathroom. 75th Street at Cortez Road, Bradenton. 941-538-2700.
PROFESSIONAL SEEKING ANNUAL rental: Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Longboat Key. Quiet person, excellent references. 941-730-5363.
VACATION RENTAL BY private owner. Nice 3BR/2BA. Holmes Beach. Monthly, $3,500. 941-744-7889.
CONDO: ANNA MARIA CITY, on Pine Avenue, near pier and shops. 2BR/1BA furnished, available May 1 until Nov. 1. $1,000/month. 941-538-9328.
2BR/ 1.5BA TOWNHOUSE: Close to Island, water access.
Call Kat at Big Fish Real Estate, 941-779-2289.
ANNUAL: 2BR/2BA NW Bradenton home. Furnished. $1,800/month. $1,000 deposit. 941-448-7119.
WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE on Palma Sola Bay. Pool, patio, cable, washer and dryer, fishing pier with boat slip. Lease, minimum six months. $950/month furnished or not. No pets. Call 941-798-3842 or 941-720-7519.
FOR SALE BY owner: Palm Court off of El Conquistador Parkway. 4816 61st. Ave. Drive W., Bradenton. Move-in ready, 941-524-6977.
REAL ESTATE: BUY, sell, invest. Enjoy. Billi Gartman, Realtor, Duncan Real Estate. 941-545-8877. www.AnnaMariaLife.com.
WE’RE LOW, LISTINGS needed. Are you curious as to how much your home could be worth? Call us for a free professional consultation. Call Lynn at Edgewater Real Estate, 941-778-8104.
DEEP WATER CANALFRONT home. 3BR/2BA on corner lot. Between Manatee Avenue and Cortez Road. One block to Intracoastal, one block to beach. $475,000. Owner may finance. 941-778-7980 or 941-778-7565.
KNOCK OUT CONDO! Revel in paradise of beautiful bay to Gulf 55- plus property. 2BR/1BA, stunning granite, stainless-steel kitchen and magnificent bath. First floor, handicap features. Fabulous and convenient location. Pool, turnkey. $189,000. 412-498-4127.
2BR/1BA MOBILE HOME, 12×48-foot 1960s solid home. New central air conditioning, new fridge, outdoor patio, carport. 55-plus quiet park. $6,000. Call Joe for appointment, 941-548-8722.
BY OWNER: 2BR/2BA condo at Runaway Bay.  Lovely pond view, new kitchen and many updates. Lovely condo and turnkey furnished! Great rental or second home! $319,999. George, 312-321-9400.
2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH updated villa. Turnkey furnished, two carports, $279,900. Engle & Volkers, AMI. Kathryn Sandberg, agent. 847-530-8833.
LAKEFRONT MODERN 3BR/2BA, two-car garage home in West Glen. Six miles to beach, $180,000. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.
GREAT LITTLE HOUSE, great big view: Open water view of AMI Bridge, 1950s cottage, block construction, pine accents. New appliances, etc. An island treasure. $849,500. FSBO. 941-730-2606 (leave message).