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Island police blotter – 05-16-2012

Anna Maria

        • May 5, 200 N. Shore Drive, criminal mischief. A group of adults and teenagers became involved in a verbal dispute at the Anna Maria City Pier, but separated without incident. Later that day, the two groups came into contact again and another dispute ensued. One of the teens maliciously damaged a vehicle owned by one of the adults, however, the man refused to press charges, telling the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy he would pursue the matter in civil court.

• 10005 Gulf Drive, battery. A 20-year-old Anna Maria man was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge in Holmes Beach following an argument between he and his father that turned physical. According to the report, the father questioned his son about money that had gone missing while he was in jail. The son became upset and wanted to leave in his dad’s car. The father grabbed a screwdriver to remove the license plate to prevent his son from taking the car, at which time the son allegedly attacked his father, shoving him repeatedly and punching him. During the scuffle, the son cut his hand on the screwdriver, and told law enforcement that his father had stabbed him. The investigation concluded the son was the aggressor.

May 5, 800 block of North Shore Drive, domestic disturbance. While on beach patrol, a MSCO deputy was flagged down by a female, who reported she had just swam from Egmont Key following an argument with her boyfriend. The woman reported she had taken the boyfriend’s boat keys because he was too drunk to operate the craft. The boyfriend then was alleged to have knocked the woman’s cellphone from her hands, after which she said she jumped overboard to avoid further confrontation. Deputies were unable to make contact with the boyfriend by Islander press time.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

• May 2, 2502 Gulf Drive, disturbance. Police responded to the Dream Inn in response to a disturbance. A male complainant said his female companion was causing problems due to being “too intoxicated,” according to the report, and he wanted her to leave.

• May 4, 2600 block of Gulf Drive, felony warrant. Police arrested Jill Rickerson, 36, on a felony warrant for failure to comply with a summons.

• May 5, 2600 block of Gulf Drive, domestic disturbance. Police responded to find a couple arguing. Police reported both people were intoxicated, but no physical altercation occurred. Domestic packets were issues.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

• May 4, 4400 block of 123rd Street, information. A complainant reported he sold a trailer, which contained his tools. The man reported he had been in contact with the buyer, who promised to return the tools, but had yet to do so. The complainant was advised that since both parties were aware the tools were on the trailer at the time of purchase, the matter would have to be taken up in a civil court.

• May 7, 4400 block of 123rd Street, domestic disturbance/Baker Act. A mother and her adult son became involved in an argument, at which time the son began to break things in their home. A deputy reported the son also had punched the wall, injuring his hand. The mother reported she was “very afraid” of her son, according to the report. The son was reported to say he may harm himself.

• May 9, 4000 block of 129th Street, theft. A complainant reported a stolen kayak. According to the report, the kayak was stored in a shared garage, hanging from the ceiling by ropes, which were cut.

• May 10, 11900 Cortez Road, vehicle theft. A golf cart was reported stolen from the Holiday Cove RV Resort.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

        May 3, 200 block of 82nd Street, theft. A female complainant reported a male juvenile had stolen her debit card from her purse and ran away from home. Further investigation revealed the juvenile is on probation. The complainant was advised to cancel her bank cards and the juvenile’s probation officer was contacted. At press time, police were searching for the juvenile.

• May 2, 3000 block of Avenue C, domestic disturbance. A couple became engaged in a verbal argument. The woman called 911, saying she was concerned the argument was escalating, but told police she only called because the man said she wouldn’t. Police advised the woman that 911 is not to be used as a threat. Domestic violence packets were issued.

• May 1, 5400 Marina Drive, criminal mischief. Police responded to a criminal mischief complaint at the Sand N Sudz Laundromat and discovered a broken plastic chair, and a shattered sliding-glass window. The establishment has video surveillance, which recorded three males entering the business. Video showed two of the men exited while one remained inside. The suspect inside the business then threw a book through the window. He was shown entering a vehicle with the other two men. The investigation continues.

• May 5, 200 block of 84th Street, petit theft. A man reported his garbage can stolen. He told police that he happened to notice his neighbor had two trash cans, but did not want police to interview the neighbor.

• May 5, 600 block of Gladstone Lane, vehicle burglary. A man reported someone had entered his boat, stealing custom-made fishing gear valued at $300. The man told police his residence and dock are under video surveillance and he would turn the video over to police. The investigation continues.

• May 8, 1400 Cortez Road, failure to report found property. A Holmes Beach man was arrested for failure to report found property, after a MSCO deputy made contact with him on Cortez Road. According to the report, the man was riding a girl’s blue bicycle with a flowered basket. Upon making contact with the suspect, the deputy asked why he was riding a girl’s bike. The man said he had borrowed it from his girlfriend’s sister, but the deputy noted the bike still had a price tag affixed to it. The suspect then changed his story, saying he had found the bike. He was taken into custody for failing to report found property.

• May 9, 300 block of 67th Street, vehicle burglary. A woman complainant reported someone had entered her unlocked vehicle. Approximately $10 in change was reported stolen. Finger prints were taken at the scene.

• May 9, 4900 block of Gulf Drive, domestic disturbance. A mother and her adult daughter became involved in an argument when the daughter became upset that her mother brought home a “strange man” from a bar. Police observed the “strange man sitting peacefully on the couch,” while the mother and daughter continued to argue, the report stated. Domestic violence packets were issued.

May 8, 600 Manatee Ave., larceny. A male complainant reported a stolen kayak valued at $350. According to the report, the man returned from a fishing trip and locked his kayak with two others. On his return, he found only his kayak was missing.

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 – 05-16-2012

113 Hammock Road, Anna Maria, a 2,366 sfla / 3,630 sfur 3bed/3bath/2car pool home built in 2003 on a 56×113 lot was sold 04/27/12, Mock to Thompson for $645,000; list $679,000.

243 Gladiolus St., Anna Maria, a 2,240 sfla / 3,826 sfur 4bed/3bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1983 on a 77×100 lot was sold 04/25/12, Shields to Dale for $605,000; list $649,000.

5804 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, a 2,494 sfur service station built in 1965 on a 214×150 lot was sold 04/24/12, Saugatuck Properties Inc. to Hula Properties LLC for $600,000.

302 74th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,038 sfla / 2,884 sfur 4bed/4bath/2car duplex built in 1986 on a 95×85 lot was sold 04/24/12, Turley to Valentine Enterprises LP for $432,500.

211 85th St., Holmes Beach, a 974 sfla / 1,877 sfur 2bed/1½bath home built in 1959 on a 90×70 lot was sold 04/19/12, Adams to May for $295,000; list $327,000.

301 29th St., Holmes Beach, a 952 sfla / 1,048 sfur 2bed/1bath home built in 1969 on a 50×100 lot was sold 04/18/12, Roosa to Stephens for $187,500; list $200,000.

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

Sports – 05-16-2012

Basketball headlines youth sports, Dips unchallenged

 

Dips Ice Cream appears unchallenged in the Anna Maria Island Community Center Youth Basketball League and continues to control the 14-17 division with a perfect 6-0 record. Anna Maria Oyster Bar is four games back in second place, closely followed by Integrity Sound.

The 11-13 division remains extremely competitive with Ross Built holding onto a one-game lead over Holy Cow Ice Cream, Sandbar Restaurant and Walter & Associates, all sporting 3-2 records. Eat Here is another game back in fifth place followed by Southern Greens.

Previously undefeated Beach Bistro dropped a 22-20 overtime decision to Gettel Toyota to tighten up the 8-10 division, moving Gettel into a tie for first place with Bistro with matching 4-1 records. Island Real Estate follows at 2-3, while Walter & Associates is still looking for its first win.

Island Real Estate got the week’s basketball action started with an 8-5 victory over Walter & Associates May 7. Six points and six rebounds from Alex Rodriguez and 2 points and three blocked shots from Conal Cassidy led IRE’s effort, which also included six rebounds from Griffin Heckler.

Tori Walter scored 5 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Walter & Associates effort that also included five rebounds apiece form Katie Krokroskia and Javier Rivera in the loss.

Hannah McCracken’s overtime basket propelled Gettel Toyota to a 22-20 victory over Beach Bistro in the second 8-10 division game of the evening. The victory, which included 8 points and eight rebounds from Hannah McCracken, moves Gettel into a tie in the standings for first place with Beach Bistro. Andrew Austin added 6 points, while David Daigle finished with 4 points and seven rebounds in the victory.

Luke Marvin led Beach Bistro with 8 points, while Franklin Valdez added 6 points and a game-high 14 rebounds. Jack Groves finished with 4 points and Ava Zink added 2 points in the loss.

Dips Ice Cream earned a hard-fought 45-42 victory May 7 over Integrity Sound in 14-17 division basketball action. Connor Field scored 18 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Dips, which also received 15 points, 10 rebounds and five assists from Tegan Purtill. Jerry Mayer added 8 points and six rebounds, while Justin Gargett completed the Dips scoring with 4 points in the victory.

Burke McCampbell-Hill scored 15 points and Pierce Hogan scored 11 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead Integrity Sound. Joey Carder added 8 points, five rebounds and three assists in the loss.

Tegan Purtill exploded for 31 points, six rebounds and five assists May 8 to lead Dips Ice Cream to a 70-38 victory over Anna Maria Oyster Bar in 14-17 division basketball action. Jerry Mayer added 14 points and seven rebounds, while Justin Gargett finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds in the win.

Ryan Gilman scored 10 points and brother Alex Gilman finished with 9 points for Anna Maria Oyster Bar, which also received 9 points and 19 rebounds from Max Miller in the loss.

Holy Cow Ice Cream got the 11-13 division action started May 9 with a 45-36 victory over Eat Here. Trent Boring scored a game-high 17 points, while teammate Rory Houston finished with 13 points, five rebounds and three assists.

Adam Clark scored 16 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead Eat Here, which also received 12 points from Michael Latimer in the loss.

The second 11-13 division game of the evening saw Ross Built take a 42-36 victory over Sandbar Restaurant. Levi Lengle poured in 25 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead Ross Built, which also received 7 points from Matthew Manger and 6 points from Jake Ross in the victory.

Jean-Paul Russo led Sandbar with 22 points, while Dayton Modderman scored 14 points and grabbed 22 rebounds in the loss.

Seth Walter’s 15 points and 10 rebounds and 12 points and nine rebounds led Walter & Associates past Southern Greens 42-20 in the last 11-13 divison game of the evening. Mark Fields’ 6 points and six rebounds and 5 points from Robbie Fellowes rounded out the scoring for Walter & Associates in the victory.

Andrew Zink’s 11 points and five rebounds, along with 3 points and six rebounds from George Lardas led Southern Greens in the loss.

The 11-13 division action continued May 11 with three games, starting with Sandbar’s 31-21 victory over Southern Greens. Jean-Paul Russo’s 16 points along with 12 points and 12 rebounds from Dayton Modderman led Sandbar in the victory.

Andew Zink scored 13 points and George Lardas added 4 points and nine rebounds to lead Southern Greens in the loss.

Ross Built received 22 points from Levi Lengle and 9 points and five rebounds from Jake Ross during Ross Built’s 48-23 victory over Eat Here in the second 11-13 division game of the evening. Andrew Ross finished with 8 points and Mathew Manger added 5 points and eight rebounds in the victory.

Michael Latimer led Eat Here with 11 points, while Brooke Capperelli, Edward Cunihan and Jordan Cooly each finished with 4 points in the loss.

Walter & Associates earned a 41-32 victory over Holy Cow to finish the week’s basketball action at the Center. Mark Fields led the way with 15 points and seven rebounds. Jack Walter added 12 points and Tren Shackleford finished with 7 points in the win.

Trent Boring scored 17 points and Rory Houston added 8 points and six rebounds in the Holy Cow loss.

 

Island Pest Control continues to lead the pack

Island Pest Control remains atop the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s coed adult soccer league with a 5-1-1 record. Slim’s Place is only 3 points behind, while Florida Discount Signs and Don Meilner & Son Construction are tied for third place with 10 points each. Best Buy, Pink & Navy, Agnelli Pool and Wash Family Construction follow in the standings.

Island Pest Control and Slim’s Place battled to a 3-3 tie to highlight May 10 action. Adam Bujarski scored 2 goals and Oliver Petereit added 1 goal in the tie. Brent Laudicina finished with six saves and Blair Schlossberg added four saves in goal.

Tyler Krauss, Aaron Parkin and Sean Sanders each scored one goal while Adam Mott made 20 saves for Slim’s Place in the tie.

Florida Discount Signs opened the night’s action with a 4-3 victory over Meilner. Discount Signs received 2 goals from Matt Kretzman and a goal apiece from Daniel Anderson and Hampton Harrison. B.J. Grant finished with an assist, while goalie Josh Peurfoy came up with eight saves in the victory.

Matt Plummer, Tim Tedesco and Lindsey Weaver each notched goals for Meilner, which also received five saves in goal from Nate Talucci.

Wash earned its first victory of the season in easy fashion, defeating Best Buy 6-0. Hayley Sousa’s hat trick and 2 goals from Kris Yavalar and 1 goal from Austin Wash pace WFC. Norman Fleet contributed seven saves to the WFC victory.

Damir Glavan’s 2 goals and an assist by Larry Waterman paced Pink & Navy to a 2-0 victory over Agnelli Pool. Goalie Jason Sato finished with seven saves in the shutout victory.

 

Key Royale golf news

The women of Key Royale Club played a nine-hole, low-net-in-flight match May 8. Helen Pollack carded a 2-under-par 30 to take first place in Flight A over Marlyn Thorton and Penny Williams, who both matched par 32 to finish in a tie for second place.

Tootie Wagner fired a 4-under par 28 to take first place in Flight B. Kathy Porter’s 2-under-par 30 was good for second place, while Sue Christianson was one shot back in third place.

 

MAYSO announces soccer tryouts

Manatee Area Youth Soccer Organization is holding tryouts for its traveling soccer program, Manatee Magic.

Tryouts will be held May 29-June 6 at G.T. Bray Park soccer fields, 5502 33rd Ave. Drive W., Bradenton.

There will be two tryout dates for each age group and players are encouraged to attend both sessions. Players will register 5-6 p.m. and tryouts will be 6-7:30 p.m. The schedule is as follows:

May 29: U9-U10 boys and U9-U11 girls.

May 30: U11-U12 boys and U12-U14 girls.

May 31: U13-U16 boys and U15-U16 girls.

June 4: U9-U10 boys and U9-U11 girls.

June 5: U11-U12 boys and U12-U14 girls.

June 6: U13-U16 boys and U15-U16 girls.

 

Mayso invites all area players to participate in its competitive socce program. For more information, go online at www.mayso.org or e-mail Kevin Cassidy at competition@mayso.org, or Neil Fellowes at treasurer@mayso.org.

 

AMICC basketball league schedule

Date                                      Time Opponents

Division II       (ages 8-10)

May 19            9 a.m.            IRE  vs. Gettel

May 19            10 a.m.          Walter vs. Bistro

May 21            6 p.m.            IRE  vs. Walter

May 21            7 p.m.            Gettel vs. Bistro

 

Division I (ages 11-13)

May 16            6 p.m.            Walter vs. Ross Built

May 16            7 p.m.            Eat Here vs. Sandbar

May 16            8 p.m.            Southern Greens vs. Holy Cow

May 19            12 p.m.          Sandbar vs. Southern Greens

May 19            1 p.m.            Ross Built vs. Eat Here

May 19            2 p.m.            Holy Cow vs. Walter

 

Premier Division (ages 14-17)

May 19            11 a.m.          Oyster Bar vs. Dips

 

Anna Maria Community Center baseball schedule

Tee Ball (ages 5-7)

May 18            6 p.m.                Gulf-Bay vs. A&E

May 19            10 a.m.              Gulf-Bay vs. A&E

 

Coach Pitch (ages 8-11)

May 18            7:15 p.m.           Miller Electric vs. Beach Bums

May 19            11:15 a.m.         Miller Electric vs. Beach Bums

Fishing – 05-16-2012

Megalops atlanticus — tarpon — return to Tampa Bay

 

There’s big news in the waters off the beaches of Anna Maria Island — the tarpon have arrived. Anglers fishing just off the beaches have been rewarded with hookups of silver kings in the 50- to 80-pound range.

Inshore fishing remains consistent for flats fishers targeting redfish, spotted seatrout and catch-and release snook.

Live baits such as shiners, threadfins or shrimp are producing a good bite during higher tides. If you’re using shiners or threadfins, you can free-line them with 20-pound fluorocarbon leader and a small live bait hook.

If you opt to use live shrimp, I suggest using a Cajun Thunder popping cork to aid in keeping the bait out of the grass. Pinfish are abundant on the flats right now and they will nibble your shrimp away the second it hits the seagrass. When using the Cajun Thunder, try twitching the cork every so often. These corks emit a sound when twitched on the surface of the water that attracts predators. When a trout or snook comes to investigate the cork noise, they inevitably discover your shrimp and eat it.

Offshore action is heating up in water depths starting around 100 feet. Limits of red grouper are being reported as well as good catch-and-release gag grouper action. Mangrove snapper also are being caught in these depths. For either of these species, you can’t beat a live shiner, although threadfin herring are producing, too. If you can’t get live bait, try frozen sardines or squid.

But it was Capt. Warren Girle who managed the first report this week that tarpon season is upon us. He has been fishing just off the beaches of Anna Maria Island in search of the first arrival of the silver king — and now reports in the past week averaging five or six hookups per trip and landing about half as many. Average size is 60-80 pounds, although larger fish have been seen.

Girle also is fishing shallow grass flats of Sarasota Bay in search of redfish. To successfully stalk these fish, Girle is wading to sandy potholes where the fish are holed up. Wading not only enables you to get to an area that is too shallow for the boat, but it also aids in stealth. When in shallow water, redfish can become extremely spooky. Sometimes wading is the only way to get close enough to cast to them. For bait, Girle is using artificials, like topwater plugs or Berkley Gulp shrimp. Most reds being caught are in the slot, although larger fish are in the mix.

Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says things were a little slow for fishing there. “We’re seeing a stray cobia swim by now and again,” says Malfese. “Other than that, it’s been small red grouper and a few mangrove snapper.”

Generally at this time of year, there is a noticeable lull in the fishing around the piers. The vast schools of shiners that congregate there move out to spawn, and with them go the predators. Once the bait returns, you’ll notice the return of migratory species, including Spanish mackerel and ladyfish.

Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle is hearing reports of good action occurring offshore on mangrove snapper and red grouper. “I’m hearing about mangrove snapper in the 3- to 4-pound range,” says Keyes, “and limits of red grouper.”

Live bait is surely the way to go for the snapper, although frozen sardines and squid are working for the red grouper. Most offshore fishers are finding the bite in 100 feet of water or deeper.

Moving closer in, fishers targeting migratory species are finding good action around the 3-mile and 7-mile reefs. Live shiners or live threadfin herring are a must to get the desired results. Expect to encounter Spanish and king mackerel, as well as plenty of bonito. Don’t be surprised to get some good catch-and-release action on lemon and black tip sharks, too.

Fishing the beaches is resulting in pompano and spawning seatrout. These fish are just off the beach in the trough. Free-lined live shrimp will get anglers into the action.

Remember, when spotted seatrout become abundant on the beaches of the Island, it’s because they are spawning. This is a great opportunity to catch a trophy-size trout, although you want to practice catch-and-release so these trout can spawn.

Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is fishing the backcountry for the usual suspects, finding spotted seatrout, redfish and catch-and-release snook action consistent in both the waters of southern Tampa Bay and Sarasota Bay. Gross is anchoring and chumming on shallow grass flats where good water flow helps produce the bite. When chumming with live shiners, Gross’ clients are able to site cast to feeding fish.

Spotted seatrout in the 16- to 18-inch range have been the norm for Gross. Slot-sized redfish are being caught. For the reds, Gross feels the bite is steady but the fish are not bunched up. As for snook, the largest this past week came in at 36 inches.

Capt. Mark Johnston of Just Reel fishing charter is catching limits of spotted seatrout in and around the deeper grass at Longboat Pass. Johnston is using either live shrimp or live shiners free-lined behind the boat to get the bite. Most trout being caught are in the slot of 15-20 inches, although Johnston says he’s releasing a lot of larger, roe-filled fish.

Redfish are in Johnston’s sights. By fishing close to mangrove islands on the higher tides, Johnston is leading his clients to steady redfish action. Again, Johnston is using either live shrimp or live shiners to get the bite. For the reds, 18-22 inches has been the norm, but larger fish are occasionally being caught.

Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, May 16, 2012

ITEMS FOR SALE

MOTION SENSOR SECURITY lights. Battery powered. No wiring. Bright LEDs. $12-$50. Power failure three-unit kit, $75. New, weatherproof. Call for demo. Jeff’s Security Lights, 941-794-1469.

FOUR ROLLS R25 fiberglass insulation, $10 each. One package R19 batts, $25. 941-545-7645.

REMODEL SURPLUS. STOVE/oven, $75. Two Kohler double cast iron sinks, $75. 813-943-3572.

FOR SALE: 12 Kwikset smart key system 660 single-cylinder dead bolts, brand new, $60 for all. 727-831-6915.

FISHING ROD: LIGHTNING: 6.5-foot plus Diawa reel BG-15, $35. Call Frank, 941-761-1415.

SURF ROD: 9-foot Fugi  H-24, $10. Call Frank, 941-761-1415.

COMPUTER 2.8GHz Dell Dimension 2400 with newly loaded Windows XP, $100. 941-756-6728.

FOR SALE: GIRLS very nice baby stroller, Graco, $40. 941-778-7293.

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.

OUR DAILY BREAD: Volunteer servers needed. 9 a.m.-noon. Call 941-745-2992, ask for Penny.

NEW ADVANCED TEACHING series starting Thursday, May 10. Continuing series Thursday evenings at Palmetto retreat center, 4310 61st St. E., Palmetto. E-mail: info@meditationsarasota.com. Call 941-323-3372.

BRING YOUR PET: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 19. Pet photos! Face painting, bake sale, No-Kill T-shirts. Fundraiser for Moonracer No-Kill Animal Rescue Inc. at The Islander newspaper, 5404 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. Premier Sothebys. 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

GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 18-19. Miscellaneous household items at 2110 Ave. A Bradenton Beach.

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.

LOST & FOUND

FOUND I-PHONE. FURTHER information can be obtained at HBPD 941-708-5804.

FOUND: SET OF Toyota keys in road on Gulf Drive, near Circle K. 941-330-4646.

LOST ORANGE CAT: Small, friendly, yellow eyes. Green and white collar, Last seen Friday, April 27, Holmes Beach. 941-779-6638.

LOST NECKLACE AT beach or Fern Street, Anna Maria. Gift from my kids. Call Karen 941-778-4321.

PETS

ADULT MALE CAT: Free to good home. Declawed and current shots, very sweet. 901-240-2180.

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.

TRANSPORTATION

2010 GMW 150 motor scooter. 2,490 miles on odometer. Excellent condition, runs great. $1,200. 941-704-8002.

1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 454/360HP, red, automatic, Price $5,800. E-mail for pictures: gauthy6@msn.com. 813-377-4590.

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.

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

FISHING BOAT: 15-foot 2004 Wagner 1500 DLX cc. 2006 Yamaha 40-hp, four-stroke and Continental trailer. Includes Minnkota GPS iPilot trolling motor. Excellent condition, $5,600. 941-323-1545.

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

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Community Center seeks Executive Director to lead the organization and ensure the Center continues to provide excellent youth development and adult programs. Looking for outstanding relationship-builder, to develop and sustain relationships with youth, volunteers, community members, board members and funders, as well as strong staff. Need organizational manager who can build and develop systems and programs to support organization’s mission and ensure its long-term sustainability. The Executive Director plays critical role in organization from ground up: developing programming, leading fundraising, maintaining and building relationships with donors and partners, overseeing staffing, financial and operational management, monitoring participants to ensure they achieve best possible outcomes and board development. For more information and qualifications, view entire job posting: http://www.islandcommunitycenter.com/CorporateInfo/EmploymentOpportunities.aspx. E-mail resume and cover letter, outline skills and experience that meet qualifications of position and tell how you heard about us in Word format. E-mail: sandee@myamicc.com. The center is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer.

FOR HIRE: PART-time receptionist for local area motel. Flexible hours and some weekends. Phone 941-778-2780.

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

BABIES, PETS, PLANTS: Responsible, trustworthy, fun and reliable 17-year old. Own transportation. 941-447-9658.

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

HEALTH CARE ASSISTED-living home includes real estate. Established business for 10-plus years. $399,000. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.

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.

ASSISTED LIVING FOR your loved one in our west Bradenton personal home care, May, June. 941-737-9455.

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.

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.

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

DRIVER: DRIVE YOUR car north or south. 941-746-5651.

SUMMER TUTORING: CERTIFIED teacher. Reading grades K-12, all subjects grades 1-6. Island resident. All grades and special needs students welcome. FCAT and SAT prep. Call Amy, 941-705-0552.

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.

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL: RESIDENTIAL cleaning. Insured. References. Hourly rates. Call Gayle, 941-301-5851.

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.

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.

BRADENTON BEACH: CHARMING one bedroom cottage on the bay. Clean, quiet, laundry, annual lease, $1,095/month. 941-779-0289.

2BR/2BA ANNUAL RENTALS starting at $850/month. Call Mike Norman Realty, 941-778-6696 or 800-367-1617.

WATERFRONT TWO BEDROOM townhouse with boat slip on Palma Sola Bay. Heated pool, patio, cable, washer and dryer. Lease six months plus. $925/month plus utilities. No pets. Call 941-538-8622.

BRADENTON BEACH: SEASONAL 2BR/1BA. Steps to beach. No pets. $700/week. 941-778-4731.

CORTEZ 1BR,LANAI, washer and dryer, new carpet, no pets. $600/month, annual. 941-545-9025.

1BR/1BA FURNISHED TOP-floor unit. 180-degree Gulffront view, large 10×24-foot deck. Excellent credit only, no pets. $1,500/month plus security deposit. 941-778-7293.

NORTH END ANNA Maria Island: Efficiency room, large deck on canal, annual rental, $575/month. 941-794-8877.

VILLAGE GREEN: 3BR/2BR, two-car garage home, unfurnished. Available now, $1,480/month, includes lawn service. Realtor, 941-756-1090. Real Estate Mart.

SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 1BR/1BA with loft with pool. Walk to beach, shops or dining! 941-778-3426. Web site: www.spinnakerscottages.com.

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.

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. Saturday. 644 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. Gorgeous waterfront 2BR/2BA, pool. James Adkins, 713-0635.

COMMERCIAL LOT WITH dock. Sale or lease, 4,000 sf.  407 Pine Ave Anna Maria. Will build to Suit. 2,000 sf commercial, $ 4,000/month and/or 2,000 sf 3BR/2BA apartment, $1,900/month. $399,000. 813-340-4420.

EXCEPTIONAL CONDO LOT: Two houses to beach. 114 48th St., Holmes Beach. $459,000. 618-334-1619.

WARM, INVITING NORTHWEST Bradenton home. 3BR/2BA split-plan. Spacious, cathedral ceilings, tile throughout. Updated kitchen, new stainless-steel appliances. Master suite has large bath with garden tub, shower, dual sinks. Air-conditioned lanai includes built-in spa. Large open patio looks over waterway. Security and safety features. $264,400. Call 941-761-3614.

AMI HOMES BOUGHT so far this year? 135. Currently under contract? 80. Left for sale? Just over 300. What are you waiting for? Let me show you the lowest priced 3BR/2BA elevated home with garage, new construction to current codes and private heated pool. Wait! This deal just got better! Asking price just reduced $20,000 to $429,000. Part of a two-home project, now only one left to sell. Not a condo. Zoned R2 for weekly rentals. I’ve also listed the lowest priced Gulffront condo and the lowest price building lot on a canal. Read this ad again and call Barry Gould, 941-448-5500. Island Vacation Properties.

VILLAGE GREEN LAKEFRONT: Rarely available ‘D’ model. Move-in condition, $145,000. Denise Langlois, Coldwell Banker, 941-725-425.

FLORIDA, OUT-OF-STATE

HILTON HEAD, SOUTH Carolina home: 3BR/2.5BA, Palmetto Dunes. Trade for home on Anna Maria Island. 330-763-1137.

SOUTHEAST TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN home: Beautiful views, 3BR/2BA, furnished. Priced to sell, by owner, $149,500. 941-782-8231.

Mermaid entertains, educates

Dressing the part, author Nancy Thibault sprinkles magic mermaid dust May 7 before reading “Bubble Heart Kisses, A Mermaid’s Tale” to the first-grade classes of Laura Redeker and Tina Goffred in the media center at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell