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Sports – 05-29-2013

Center sends basketball, soccer seasons into playoffs

 

The regular season of the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s youth basketball season is over and playoffs start June 3. Beach Bistro and Beach Bums finished with matching 5-3 records in the 8-10 division with Bistro winning the tiebreaker to earn top seed for the playoffs. Beach Bums will take on Manatee Cancer Center in a semifinal matchup June 4, with the winner taking on Beach Bistro in the championship game June 6.

Beach Bistro closed out its regular season in the 8-10 division May 23 with a 20-9 victory over Manatee Cancer Center. Sean Rodriguez led the way with 10 points and six rebounds, while David Daigle and Cameron Gish added four points each. Thomas Heckler closed out the victory with 2 points.

Cancer Center received 8 points from Jack Groves, 1 point from Silas Banyas and eight rebounds from Josh Calhoun in the loss.

Beach Bums also finished on a high note, defeating Cancer Center 16-12 in the second game of the evening. Ava Zink led the way, pouring in 12 points and grabbing four rebounds. Daniel Sentman completed the scoring with 4 points, while also grabbing 11 rebounds in the victory.

Silas Banyas, Jack Groves and Josh Calhoun each scored 4 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to lead Manatee Cancer Center in the loss.

In what could be a preview of the division championships, Bistro edged Bums 14-12 May 22. Sean Rodriguez and David Daigle scored 6 points each to lead Bistro, which also received 2 points and five rebounds from Thomas Heckler in the victory.

Daniel Sentman’s 6 points and 4 points from Ava Zink led the Bums in the loss. Tuna McCracken completed the scoring with 2 points, while also grabbing a team high nine rebounds.

Ross Built and Walter & Associates were the class of the 11-13 division with matching 7-1 records, including a 1-1 head-to-head record. The next tiebreaker is total points, which was to be decided May 29. Whichever team earns the second seed will be in action against No. 3 seed Sand Dollar June 3. The top seed plays June 5 against the winner of the June 3 game between fifth-seeded Duncan Real Estate and fourth-seeded Southern Greens.

Sand Dollar closed out its season May 22 with a 37-26 victory over Duncan Real Estate behind a game-high 22 points from Joey Stewart. Corey Jacques added 11 points, 12 rebounds and three assists, while Trevor Meek and Shelby Morrow both scored 2 points to complete the Sand Dollar scoring.

Leo Rose scored 12 points and pulled down 12 rebounds and Leo Tilelli scored 6 points and grabbed a game-high 22 rebounds to lead Duncan Real Estate. Brooke Capparelli and Joey Theil completed the scoring with 4 points each in the loss.

Walter & Associates comfortably won the Premier Division with an 8-1 record to take on fourth-seed The Feast June 3, while No. 2 seed Heritage Paper Company takes on third-seed Eat Here June 5.

Eat Here ended its season with a 57-38 restaurant vs. restaurant victory over The Feast May 23. Connor Field poured in 23 points and grabbed 21 rebounds and teammate Garrett Ware added 17 points to lead Eat Here. Joey Carder finished with 12 points and three assists, while Pearce Hogan chipped in 4 points and nine rebounds in the victory.

Ryan Gilman’s 13 points and 11 points from Alex Gilman paced The Feast, which also received 7 points and 14 rebounds from Lee Bergeron and 5 points and 15 rebounds from George Lardas in the loss.

Walter & Associates closed out on May 21 with a 49-44 victory over Heritage Paper Co. in what could be another championship preview — to be played June 6.

Phil Rottes scored 16 points and Colin Rottes added 10 points to lead Walter, which also received 9 points and six rebounds from Neil Carper. Eric Crawford added 6 points and pulled down a team-high 12 rebounds in the victory.

Austin Miller scored 17 points and Burke Hill added 16 points to lead Heritage. Sam Cuva scored 9 points and grabbed six rebounds to round out Heritage Co.’s scoring in the loss.

 

Adult basketball continues

The adult coed basketball regular season is in its final week and, as of press time for The Islander, seedings were up in the air.

The Sun and Bowes Imaging Center were tied for first with matching 5-2 records. Bowes takes on third-place Island Real Estate while the Sun battles fourth-place Southern Greens — and first place is on the line.

The final Gator Man Pools and Duncan Real Estate match May 28 will decide the bottom of the standings.

In adult roundball action May 21, Bowes edged Southern Greens 54-52 behind 25 points, five rebounds and five assists from Brandon Kern. Matt Ray added 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Jason Mickan finished with 7 points, 11 rebounds and six assists in the victory.

Jordan Demers scored 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds, while Ryan Moss added 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead Southern Greens in the loss.

The second game of the evening saw Island Real Estate roll past Gator Man Pools 65-47 behind 21 points and 16 rebounds from Dylan Bower and 20 points and 12 rebounds from Teegan Purtill. Jim Lynch and Kyle Stopa each finished with 10 points in the victory.

Aaron Dudukes scored 22 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to lead Gator Man Pools, which also received 14 points from Joe Combs and 6 points and 14 rebounds from Matt Dwyer in the loss.

The Sun kept pace with Bowes May 21 in a 54-50, overtime victory over Duncan Real Estate in the final game of the evening. Sun outscored Duncan 6-2 in the overtime period behind 4 points from Eric Gledhilll and a pair of free throws from Andrew Terman, who finished with a team-high 24 points in the victory. Gledhill finished with 16 points and 17 rebounds, while Chad Woods added 12 points.

Todd Keiser’s 14 points and 14 rebounds along with 13 points and eight rebounds from Mike Haines paced Duncan Real Estate, which also received 12 points and six rebounds from Justin Jones in the loss.

 

Soccer also heads to playoffs

The adult coed soccer league at AMICC has one week of season remaining. Island Pest Control is locked on top seed, but there’s a lot of shuffling to come as the remainder of the teams are packed tightly. Stay tuned.

Playoffs get started June 6 and continue through to June 14 and the Island Cup.

In soccer action May 23, 1st USA Plumbing defeated Discount Signs & Wraps 4-2 behind three goals from Rico Beissert and one goal from Matt Kretzman. Chris Circharo scored for Discount Signs & Wraps.

The second game of the evening saw Wash Family Construction kick past Slim’s Place by a 5-1 margin. Scott Hertrick scored two goals and Aaron Parkin added a goal and two assists. Kris Yavalar and Darrin Wash completed the Wash Family Construction scoring with a goal each in the win. Nick LeDuc scored the lone goal for Slim’s Place in the loss.

Sato Real Estate tied Beach to Bay Construction 3-3 in the night’s final match. Brent Moss notched all three goals for Beach to Bay while Josh Sato scored two goals to lead his team, which also received one goal from Josh Petitt.

 

Key Royale golf news

The women of Key Royale Club hit the links for a two-best-balls-of-foursome match and an individual low-net contest May 21.

The team of Joy Kaiser, Janet Rassi, Penny Williams and Christina Mason combined on an 83 to take first place in the team event.

Williams also captured first place in Flight A in the individual-low-net match with a 3-under-par 29. Sue Wheeler was one shot back in second place, while Fran Barford, Ginny Upshaw and Joyce Brown tied for third place with matching 1-under-par 31s.

Erma McMullen carded a 3-under-par 29 to grab first place in Flight B. Luanne Collins took second with 2-under-par 30, while Kathy Porter and Terry Westby tied for third at 1-under-par 31.

 

Horseshoe news

Only two teams emerged from pool play with 3-0 records and were left to battle it out for first place in May 25 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City hall horseshoe pits.

Hank Huyghe and John Johnson rolled past Tim Sofran and Dom Livedotti 22-8 to earn bragging rights for the day.

The team of John Johnson and Norm Good were the only team to earn a 3-0 pool play record May 22 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. 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 playoffs

Date Time       Opponents

Division II       (ages 8-10)

May 29    6:30 p.m. Awards

June 4      6 p.m.      #3 Manatee Cancer Center vs. #2 Beach Bums

June 6      6 p.m.      Winner of #3 vs. #2 (TBD) vs. #1 Bistro

June 7      6 p.m.      All star game

 

Division I (ages 11-13)

May 29    6:30 Awards

June 3      6 p.m.      #5 Duncan Real Estate vs. #4 Southern Greens

June 3      7 p.m.      #3 Sand Dollar vs. #2 Seed (TBD)

June 5      6 p.m.      Winner of #5 vs. #4 vs. #1 Seed (TBD)

June 6      7 p.m.      Winner #2 vs. #3 vs. Winner June 5 game (TBD)

June 7      7 p.m.      All star game

 

Premier (ages 14-17)

May 29    6:30 Awards Night

June 3      8 p.m.      #4 Eat Here vs. #1 Walter & Assoc.

June 5      7 p.m.      #3 The Feast vs. #2 Heritage Paper

June 6      8 p.m.      Winner June 3 vs. Winner of June 5

June 7      8 p.m.      All star game

Fishing – 05-29-2013

Anna Maria anglers catch tarpon fever

 

As I settle down to reread “The Tarpon Book” by Frank Sargent after a 12-hour day of tarpon fishing, I find myself flipping to the same pages I do every year. The pages about fishing tarpon in Tampa Bay and along the beach.

There’s something about reading about tarpon fishing in our area that makes me warm and fuzzy inside. Especially after a successful day on the water. Plus, no matter how many times you read Sargent’s book, you always end up having one of those fishing epiphanies that keeps you awake all night.

Ah, the allure of tarpon fishing — always a learning experience, and potentially an obsession. Side effects include numerous hours catching bait, spending vast amounts of money on a boat and equipment, dehydration and sunburn due to extensive hours on the water, moderate to heavy fatigue from fighting a stubborn 150-pound fish for more than an hour and, finally for some, arriving home after dark only to pass out from exhaustion before dinner. Oh, and, what’s for dinner? Certainly not tarpon, there is no food value to the silver king.

I bet you can’t wait to get out there and get hooked. It’ll hit you when the boat is surrounded by tarpon that are blasting chummers you just tossed out. You may even shake a little as your bait gets nervous and you anticipate the bite. Then, when, a silver torpedo comes skyrocketing out of the water not 20 yards from your boat, it’s all over for you. Just admit it, you’re hooked.

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Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is fishing the backcountry for spotted seatrout, redfish and catch-and-release snook. Gross is using live shiners to target these species. By free-lining baits behind the boat, Gross’ clients are experiencing sizzling action on some big catch-and-release snook.

Gross is finding the big snook in shady potholes and around mangrove islands amid shallow grass flats. Snook up to 40-inches are being caught with a lot of slot-sized fish in the mix. “If you’re a snook fisherman,” says Gross, “Now is the time. There are some big fish on the flats.”

Gross also is seizing the tarpon moments with his clients. Whether fishing the passes or the beaches, Gross’ anglers are putting their strength and determination to the test while tangling with these silver bombers. He’s seeing an average of a few hookups per trip, and expects the bite to get better in the next few weeks. Average size this week is 80-100 pounds with a few fish up to 150 pounds.

Capt. Warren Girle is experiencing a severe case of silver king. Girle is fishing from sunrise to sunset in search of the much sought-after game fish. By carrying an assortment of baits, including crab, threadfin herring and shiners, Girle is producing multiple hookups and getting a respectable number of fish to the boat, too.

His average-size tarpon this past week was 90-120 pounds with some fish exceeding 150 pounds.

Amid the tarpon craze, Girle is still working the inshore species with good results. On the flats, Girle is catching trout, redfish and catch-and-release snook. For bait, he’s using live shiners free-lined behind the boat. He suggests fishing afternoon outgoing tides for good action on catch-and-release snook around the mangrove roots and sandy potholes.

Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says early morning action on Spanish mackerel, blue runners and jack crevalle is heating up. Bait is beginning to appear steadily, also the predators. Come to the pier equipped with small white jigs or Gotcha plugs to get in on the action. Remember, getting to the pier early is key.

For those not willing to go the distance in the morning, night fishing is picking up at the pier for catch-and-release snook or shark. For the snook, try dangling a fat pinfish or ladyfish under the pier. Heavy gear is necessary to get big snook out from under the pier once it’s hooked. If you don’t have the gear, don’t even try, Sork says.

For the shark, try casting a chunk of ladyfish or mackerel away from the pier and wait for a bite. Again, heavy gear is a good idea. You could catch a 3-foot bonnethead or an 8-foot bull shark — you just never know.

Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel says mackerel action on the early morning high tides is becoming productive. Pier anglers using small white speck rigs are capitalizing on the bite. Gotcha plugs are producing, too.

Pier fishers using live shrimp, are finding sheepshead, black drum and some oversized redfish meandering under the pier waiting for a tasty morsel to be placed in front of their noses. For the reds you can also try a palm-sized pinfish or a half of a blue crab to get a bite.

Finally, spectators at the pier are watching the tarpon rodeo just to the west. If you’re wondering what those 30 boats are doing out there, you’ll realize once you see a bright silver flash of a tarpon, flying 6 feet above the water, shaking violently, trying to spit the hook.

Johnny Mattay at Island Discount Tackle is hearing daily reports of tarpon being caught from both the beaches and the passes. Obsessed tarpon fishers are roaming the tackle shop isles in search of bulk-pack circle hooks, heavy fluorocarbon leaders and tarpon corks. Not only that, but some are equipping themselves with oversized spinning outfits spooled with hundreds of yards of heavy braided line worthy of withstanding the power of the silver king. Mattay says fish up to 175 pounds are being reported.

On the beaches Mattay is hearing of good action on migratory fish, including mackerel and shark. Large schools of bait are arriving along the shorelines, which in turn brings the fish. Barracuda also are being spotted along the beaches, and Mattay suggests using a tube lure to get hooked up with one of these toothy predators.

        Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

Island police blotter – 05-29-2013

Anna Maria

• No new reports.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

• No new reports.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

• May 18, corner of 123rd Street Court West and 45th Avenue West, domestic. A female complainant said she was walking her dog when her boyfriend came up behind her and threw her to the ground. She said he began slapping her in the head because she refused to give him money. She was able to get away, but she said he caught her and threw her to the ground again, when she screamed and the man fled.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

• May 17, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, battery. While on routine patrol, a Holmes Beach police officer heard two men arguing. The complainant said the other man jumped on his back. He told police he knows the man, but he wanted to press charges as the suspect has done the same thing in the past.

• May 5, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, trespass after warning. A 47-year-old Bradenton man was arrested for trespass after warning. Police responded to a call about a man at the beach with knives placed around him. Police made contact with the man, who said the 11 knives were for his protection. Police observed the man had been drinking. A check revealed the man was previously trespassed from the beach in 2008. The man said he was aware of the prior trespass warning, but assumed it was no longer in effect. He was arrested, but complained of chest pains and was taken to the hospital.

• May 6, 2710 Gulf Drive, Cedar Cove Resort & Cottages, trespass. Police responded to a possible assault and learned that the motel manager had observed a man looking into vehicles in the motel parking lot. The manager asked what the man was doing, but instead of responding, the man walked into the motel office. The manager grabbed the suspect by the arm, at which time the suspect elbowed the manager and left the scene. Police made contact with the suspect, but no charges were filed. Police told the manager that since he did not identify himself as the motel manager, the suspect was within his rights to defend himself. The suspect was issued a trespass warning.

• May 7, 500 block of Bayview Drive, vehicle burglar. A complainant reported someone gained entry into his unlocked vehicle and stole about $10 in loose change. However, the suspect left behind a black glove and GPS unit that the complainant said did not belong to him.

• May 7, 5400 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A president of the condominium homeowner’s association reported the theft of a sign designed to keep traffic from using a private parking lot. The complainant said the theft is likely related to a civil dispute between the HOA and people in the neighborhood.

• May 8, 400 block of 72nd Street, vehicle burglary. A complainant reported someone entered an unlocked vehicle and stole a backpack containing an X-Box 360 gaming system, a game and controller, all valued at $525.

• May 8, 5400 Marina Drive, Sand-N-Sudz Coin Laundry, suspicious person. A complainant reported video surveillance showed a man entering the business at 4 a.m. The video allegedly shows the man urinating in a garbage can and then climbing into a dryer to sleep. The complainant said the activity had been occurring for several weeks.

• May 9, 100 block of 49th Street, burglary. A complainant reported someone gained entry into his residence through an unlocked window and stole a gaming system, two laptops and cash, all valued at $1,500.

• May 10, 100 block of 66th Street, theft. A complainant reported he parked his $1,200 bike on his patio and it was stolen overnight. The man said there was a lock on the bike, but it had not been used that night.

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.

Real Estate – 05-29-2013

789 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 1,718 sfla / 2,829 sfur 3bed/1½bath/1car Gulffront home built in 1983 on a 50×125 lot was sold 05/01/13, Brown to Rysal Enterprises LLC for $1,750,000; list $1,899,000.

509 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 2,898 sfla / 4,525 sfur 5bed/3bath/3car pool home built in 1991 on a 74×100 lot was sold 05/03/13, Linton to AMI Retreat LLC for $755,000; list $799,000.

238 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,959 sfla / 2,873 sfur 3bed/2bath bayfront pool home built in 1957 on a 41×78 lot was sold 05/06/13, AMI Breeze LLC to Cebert Properties LLC for $750,000.

306 Tarpon St., Anna Maria, a 2,324 sfla / 3,433 sfur 4bed/3bath/2car  canalfront pool home built in 1992 on a 75×115 lot was sold 04/26/13, Romans to Bolton for $710,000; list $769,000.

514 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, a 2,668 sfla / 3,746 sfur 3bed/3bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1973 on a 100×105 lot was sold 04/30/13, Cantrall to Hurst for $700,000; list $699,900.

308 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 1,392 sfla / 1,716 sfur 2bed/2bath/1car bayfront home built in 1968 on a 60×85 lot was sold 04/30/13, Christiana to Ritz for $626,000; list $799,000.

3014 Ave. E, Holmes Beach, a vacant 50×100 lot was sold 05/08/13, Gulf View Retreat LLC to Gracyn LLC for $600,000.

502 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a 3,570 sfla / 4,933 sfur 3bed/2bath canalfront pool home built in 1958 on a 100×128 lot was sold 05/09/13, Davis to Moore for $590,100.

5803 Flotilla Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,398 sfla / 2,126 sfur 3bed/2bath canalfront pool home built in 1961 on a 92×94 lot was sold 04/26/13, SJJL LLC to Angelino for $559,000; list $624,500.

107 Palm Ave., Anna Maria, a 728 sfla / 1,148 sfur 2bed/1bath home built in 1955 on a 50×110 lot was sold 05/03/13, Carlson to Island Girl Properties LLC for $550,000; list $599,000.

3 Palm Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,923 sfla / 2,621 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1997 on a 80×100 lot was sold 04/30/13, Treni to Fox KB Enterprises LLC for $484,000; list $499,000.

505 71st St., Holmes Beach, a 1,488 sfla / 1,852 sfur 3bed/2½bath/1car pool home built in 1962 on a 95×100 lot was sold 05/10/13, Pinwheel Investments LLC to Parkinson for $548,750; list $599,000.

7002 Marina Drive, Unit B, Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,528 sfla 3bed/2bath/1car land condo with pool built in 2013 was sold 05/03/13, Marina 7002 LLC to McCauley for $520,000; list $530,000.

709 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 1,165 sfla / 1,857 sfur 2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1983 on a 65×100 lot was sold 04/30/13, Havlik to Pleshek for $365,000; list $399,000.

5800 De Palmas Ave., Holmes Beach, a 964 sfla / 1,344 sfur 2bed/1bath home built in 1968 on a 55×101 lot was sold 04/30/13, Loveless to 5800 De Palmas LLC for $340,000.

305 61st St., Holmes Beach, a 1,008 sfla / 1,298 sfur 2bed/2bath duplex built in 1969 on a 90×101 lot was sold 04/30/13, Wells Fargo Bank to Ippolito for $335,000.

5605 Carissa St., Holmes Beach, a vacant 117×76 lot was sold 05/01/13, TCG Partnership to Carissa Bungalows LLC for $320,000.

503 Bayview Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,072 sfla / 1,640 sfur 2bed/1bath home built n 1960 on a 75×120 lot was sold 04/26/13, Gray to Nesci for $275,000; list $290,000.

3601 E. Bay Drive, Unit 209, Sandy Pointe, Holmes Beach, a 1,004 sfla / 1,074 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1994 was sold 04/30/13, Czerep to Anna Maria Sunrise LLC for $225,000; list $234,900.

3601 E. Bay Drive, Unit 113, Sandy Pointe, Holmes Beach, a 931 sfla / 1,019 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1994 was sold 04/23/13, Edington to Lydon for $208,900; list $209,900.

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

Prepare for another season — hurricane season

The Gulf of Mexico surged all the way to the back door of the Bradenton Beach Moose Lodge, 110 Gulf Drive S., during a brush with Tropical Storm Debby in June 2012. Flooding is a concern for property owners and the city governments on a barrier island. This week’s special Storm Avenger section provides tips and advice on planning for storm season. Islander Photo: Mark Young

Obituaries – 05-29-2013

John P. ‘Jack’ Clark

John P. “Jack” Clark, 85, of Bradenton, died May 16. He was born in Scranton, Pa., and moved to Bradenton in 1987 from Clark Summit, Pa.

Mr. Clark was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He retired as a salesman for Endicott Johnson Shoe Company of Endicott, N.Y. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Bradenton; Masonic Union Lodge and Shriners of Scranton, Pa.; American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24 of Bradenton; Moose Lodge of Bradenton Beach; and former member of Scranton Canoe Club; Pinebrook Golf Club; and Elks Lodge 1511 of Bradenton.

A memorial service was held May 26 at the Ironwood Recreation Hall No. 2 in Bradenton. Memorial contributions may be made to Tidewell Hospice or Trinity United Methodist Church. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory, 43rd Street Chapel, was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made online at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.

Mr. Clark is survived by his wife of 30 years, Ruth; daughter Gail J. of Scranton, Pa.; brother Gilbert and wife Ann of Afton, N.Y.; and sister DeEtta and husband Bill Edwards of Bradenton.

 

John Melvin ‘Mel’ Dietrich

John Melvin “Mel” Dietrich, died May 22. He was born Aug. 4, 1926, in State College, Pa. He came to to Key Royale in Holmes Beach in 1991 from St. Lucia, West Indies, before moving to Freedom Village in Bradenton in July 2011.

Mr. Dietrich retired as a sales manager from Borg Warner Chemicals in Chicago. After graduating from Pennsylvania State University, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was recalled during the Korean War. He was an active member of the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron, serving as treasurer 2001-10.

He was a Presbyterian.

Memorial donations may be made to the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron Memorial Fund in care of Cliff Root, treasurer, at 578 El Pentro, Longboat Key FL 34226, or Memorial Scholarship Fund of Freedom Village in care of Glenn Vergason at 6501 17th Ave. W., Apt. I 106, Bradenton FL 34209.

 

James N. Finn

James N. Finn, 88, of Bradenton, and formerly of Holmes Beach, Erie, Pa., and Findley Lake, N.Y., died May 16. He was born March 11, 1925, in Findley Lake, N.Y., to the late Dr. James J. and Katie Bowlin Finn.

He graduated from Clymer Central School, Clymer, N.Y., in 1942 and immediately enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps. He participated in the World War II invasion of Tarawa, Saipan and Okinawa. At the end of the war, he served with the occupation forces in Japan.

Mr. Finn was most proud of serving his country and was pleased to be a part of an Honor Flight, sponsored by the Rotary Club in June 2012 to see the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. He was a featured member of the Greatest Generation column in The Islander.

He retired in 1987 after 24 years with Altman-Hall Associates, where he was a partner, production manager and secretary-treasurer. He was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and Key Royale Club, both in Holmes Beach, Olive Lodge No. 575 and the Zem Zem Shrine. He enjoyed many years serving the Legion of Honor and the Royal Order of Jesters Court 58 in Erie.

He enjoyed reading, was an avid golfer and had a life-long love of the water.

A service was held May 23 at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Erie, Pa. Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 1644 W. Eighth St., Erie PA 16505, or to the charity of one’s choice. Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory of Erie, Pa., was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made online at www.bruggerfuneralhomes.com.

Mr. Finn is survived by daughter Barbara J. and husband Donald Proctor of Erie; granddaughter Susan and husband Nick Martino of Knoxville, Tenn.; grandson Michael and wife Gretchen Proctor of Falls Church, Va.; great granddaughters Julia and Giana Martino; and several nieces and nephews.

 

William E. ‘Bill’ Jackson

William “Bill” E. Jackson, 94, of Sarasota, died May 18. He was born Jan. 9, 1919, in Pleasant Plains, Ill., and came to Sarasota in 1956 from Waverly, Ill.

Mr. Jackson was a submarine veteran of the U. S. Navy, having served in World War II. He was a successful businessman, owning numerous mobile home communities in the Central Florida region, including the Pines Trailer Park in Bradenton Beach.

He was married 65 years to the late Audrey Bernice. His kindness, generosity and gentle spirit will be missed by all.

A service was held May 23 at Toale Brothers Funeral Home, 40 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota. Interment was at Palms Memorial Park in Sarasota.

He is survived by sons Richard S. of Bradenton and William “Bill” A. and wife Melinda of Sarasota; grandchildren Richard “Rick” M. and wife Christie of Charleston, S.C., and Jamie and husband Nick Santello of Sarasota; and great-grandchildren Ashley Reagan of Charleston, S.C., and Brittany and Nick Santello of Sarasota.

 

Marion Marx Osborn

Marion Marx Osborn, 93, of Holmes Beach and Shelby, Mich., and formerly of Wilmette, Ill., died Tuesday, May 21. She was born Feb. 13, 1920, in Chicago to Jeanette Griese and Walter Blume. She was the adopted daughter of August R. Marx. She was preceded in death by her husband, H. Larkin Osborn.

She graduated in 1937 from Shelby High School in Michigan and Northwestern University in 1941, where she was a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority. She was a member of the Northwestern Associate Alumnae Board and was awarded the Northwestern Alumni Association Service Award in 1969. She was also a longtime member of the University Guild.

She was active in several groups in Wilmette, including PTA, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and the Wilmette Women’s Club. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Evanston where she served on the Altar Guild.

She was employed at Northwestern University as an assistant to the director of student affairs and the Waa-Mu program and, later, was assistant manager of the athletic ticket office.

No services will be held. Memorial donations may be made to the Neurology Center, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, 320 E. Superior, Chicago IL 60611 or Harbor Hospice, 1050 W. Western Ave., Suite 400, Muskegon MI 49441. Condolences may be made online at www.harrisfhome.com. Arrangements were by Harris Funeral Home in Shelby, Mich.

Mrs. Osborn is survived by children Rochelle and husband Louis Cain, David and wife Linda, and Robert and wife Jacqueline; grandchildren Christopher, Lauren Cain and Kristin; and two great-grandchildren Taylor and Emily.

Calendar – 05-29-2013

Wednesday, May 29

8:20 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Thursday, May 30

8:21 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Friday, May 31

8:21 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Saturday, June 1

Today is the first day of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. Are you prepared?

8:30 a.m. — Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island breakfast and meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The speaker is Neil Spirtas of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce talking about the proposed half-cent increase in the sales tax. Information: 941-778-1383.

9 a.m.-4 p.m. — Island Blood Drive, St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 800-682-5663.

2 p.m. — Leita Kaldi reads from her memoir, Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Donation requested. Information: 941-778-2099.

 

Sunday, June 2

9 a.m.-4 p.m. — Island Blood Drive, St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 800-682-5663.

 

Monday, June 3

8:23 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Tuesday, June 4

8:23 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Wednesday, June 5

1:15 p.m. — Gulf Coast Writers meeting, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

6 p.m. — Mana-Tweens book club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

 

Off-island

Friday, May 31

6 p.m. — Outer space flick, “The Blob,” South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131.

 

Ongoing

• June 1-through July, Bridge Street Merchants night markets, 5-9 p.m., Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-0668.

• Through Aug. 31, Bradenton Marauders baseball, McKechnie Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-747-3031.

• Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m., horseshoes pitched, Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.

• First Wednesdays, noon, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce networking luncheon. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541.

• First Wednesdays and third Wednesdays, Mana-Tween Book and Culture Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:  941-748-5555, ext. 6318.

• Second Wednesdays, 8 a.m., Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce sunrise breakfast. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541.

• Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Think+Drink science night, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

• Fourth Wednesdays, 5 p.m., Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce networking meeting. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541.

• Fourth Wednesdays, 7 p.m., star talk, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

• First and third Thursdays, 2 p.m., knitting group, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.

• Most Fridays, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Fee may apply. Information: 941-962-8835.

• Fridays through June 28, 6 p.m., They Came From Outer Space spring film series, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131.

• Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party presented by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-896-3132.

• Saturdays, 4 p.m., family night, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

• Second Saturdays, 10 a.m., origami, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.

• Third Saturdays, 11 a.m., stress management through breathing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.

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

• Mondays, 1 p.m., bridge games, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414.

• First Mondays, 7 p.m., Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage board meets, Fisherman’s Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-254-4972.

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

 

Coming up

• June 7, last day of the 2012-13 school year for Manatee County public school students.

• June 14, Flag Day.

• June 16, Father’s Day.

 

Save the date

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

• Sept. 2 is Labor Day.

 

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.

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, May. 29, 2013

ITEMS FOR SALE

ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $350. Burl-wood Top of Form

Bottom of Form

rocker, oak office chairs, collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

FOR SALE: One legal two-drawer file. Various office supplies. Also selling antique wood office chairs, Haitian art, collectible art, some framed. Many local artists. Home decor. 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

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

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. Email classifieds@islander.org, fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE HIVE: GIFTS and arts. Locally handmade and imported silver jewelry, Buddha art, artifacts, artistic T-shirts, cards, hot sauces, South African handmade arts, specialty candies, more. 119 B Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. http://thehivegiftsandarts.com/

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

TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com. Discoverannamaria.com.

SELECT SOCCER CAMP: Summer soccer training, two mornings per week, call Joey, Division 1 collegiate player. 941-504-8303.

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. Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Donations, 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.

STEFF’S STUFF ANTIQUES: The Centre Shops on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive. 941-383-1901.

HUGE SALE! Furniture, antiques, unique items, artwork, office furniture. The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

LOST & FOUND

PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES. Lost Sat., May 18, Sandbar Restaurant. Call George 941-201-5327.

LOST PHONE ON trolley. Please, call 941-704-4452, if found.

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.

WELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs (and kittens!) are looking for great new homes or fosters. Please, call for information, 941-896-6701.

BOATS & BOATING

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

PONTOON BOAT RENTAL Create life-long memories, call 941-518-3868 or see boatflorida.weebly.com.

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

SMALL AMI BEACH resort seeking experienced full-time property manager with mandatory Quickbooks, accounting and advanced computer skills. Email resume to  mail@annamariabeachcottages.com. No phone calls, please!

PERSONAL CARE AND companionship needed for elderly woman evenings, in facility private care at The Towers. Medical background either nursing assistant or nursing required. Need work hours to start approx 3-4 p.m. Please email your contact information with a summary of background to: reid3444@sbcglobal.net.

PART OR FULL-time customer service rep for real estate office. Experience with Microsoft Word, Internet, marketing, social media. Call AMI Beaches Real Estate, 941-799-9096.

KIDS FOR HIRE

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

RED CROSS-CERTIFIED babysitter and dog sitter. Reasonable rates for both. Call 941-527-5051.

BABIES AND PETS: Responsible, trustworthy, reliable, fun 17-year-old college student. Own transportation. 941-447-9658.

NICOLE AND HALLIE’S babysitting, pet sitting and pet walking. Red Cross certified, good with animals. Hallie, 941-773-6317, Nicole, 941-370-7981.

AREA TEEN AVAILABLE for babysitting. Evenings, weekends. Have car, CPR-certified, currently enrolled in child development courses, honor student volunteering at Blake Hospital. AMI or N.W. Bradenton. Brittany, 941-465-6748.

KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

HEALTH CARE                                                            

CAREGIVER FOR ELDERLY: Light duties around home, appointments, hygiene care, experience in all phases. References, 30 years experience. Call between 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. 941-545-7114.

CARE AT HOME: Confidential and professional. Home aid, companionship, basic nursing. Call Alexandra Keller, 941-524-9900.

SERVICES

TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069.

I DON’T CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning  service since 1999. 941-779-6638. Leave message.

ISLANDER HANDYMAN SERVICE: 23-year Island resident, references. The Flying Dutchman LLC. We do all repair, interior and exterior, carpentry and more. Peter, 941-447-6747.

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

U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Airport runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-545-6688.

ALL AROUND PAINTING: Quality work. Free estimates. Licensed, insured. Call native islander Jim Weaver, 813-727-1959.

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

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

PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commercial, resorts, roof, lanai, etc. Also windows, lawn services, also. 941-565-3935.

CLEANING RESIDENTAL, COMMERCIAL and resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941-756-4570.

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

JUST THAT CLEANING service: We will clean your home like our own. We offer organic cleaning products. Free estimate. Call Jenise, 941-730-6773.

COMPUTER SERVICES: I can fix it. Virus cleanup, system upgrade. Hardware, software and network repair. FBI virus cleaned and removed. Cell phone repair, support. Replace broken camera, screen, etc. Give islander Socko a call: 941-799-1169.

BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD’s Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-3840.

ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 38-year Islanders. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046.

BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.

ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711.

RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.MA#0017550.

LAWN & GARDEN

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

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and installations, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff, 941-778-2581.

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

LANDSCAPING

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.

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 wood flooring. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.

JERRY’S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198.

SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it’s broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I’ll fix it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906.

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

METRO DOOR & SUPPLY, INC.: Home, condo, office. Primary doors and glass inserts, custom prep/cut downs, sliding doors, windows, doors for commercial properties, fiberglass, aluminum, steel, vinyl. Installation available. Free estimates. 941-726-2280 or 941-722-7507.

SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENT: Michigan builder, quality work guaranteed. Affordable, timely, within budget. Call Mike, 1-616-204-8822.

RANDY’S PAINT AND Drywall: Carpentry, screens and all your household maintenance. 941-465-2062.

RENTALS

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

CUTE VACATION EFFICIENCY: Screened porch, near boat ramp, many other area amenities, cable, WiFi. 941-779-6638.

3BR/2BA: CANAL FURNISHED. Internet, May-June. 407-927-1304. dvanworm@earthlink.net.

ADORABLE GULFFRONT COTTAGE: 100 feet from Gulf. 2BR/1 large bath. Seasonal rental, three-day minimum. Call for further information, 863-660-3509 or email: mememersh@aol.com.

1BR/1BA GROUND FLOOR, Gulf to bay condo, heated pool, fishing pier. Over 55. $1,600/month, $1,100/month annual. 813-393-6002.

OFFICE: RETAIL PROFESSIONAL space. 8811 Cortez Road, near Dive Adventures. 500 sf. next to Jose’s Real Cuban Food, 8799 Cortez Road, Bradenton. Call 1-800-952-1206.

2BR WATERFRONT TOWNHOUSE with boat slip. Palma Sola Bay. Pool, patio, cable, washer and dryer. No pets. Six months plus. $950/month, furnished, $1,050/month, unfurnished. Call 941-720-7519.

ANNUAL RENTAL: NORTHWEST Bradenton: 3BR/2BA private home with a heated pool and fenced backyard. Tile and carpet, granite counter tops, two-car garage, covered patio, lake views, washer/dryer hookups. Lawn and pool care provided. Small dog considered. Close to Robinson Preserve. $1,600/month. First, last, security. Gulf Bay Realty, 941-778-7244.

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

2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo: Fully furnished with views, pools, Jacuzzi, tennis, boat dock. Seasonal, November. Call 818-620-0901.

CLIMATE-CONTROLLED AND non-climate units available starting at $65/month. For additional information, call Anna Maria Storage, 941-779-0820.

WATERFRONT CONDO: FLAMINGO by the Bay, near beaches and shopping, 2BR/2BA, Jacuzzi, marble floors throughout, $900/month. 941-720-4475.

ANNUAL RENTAL: HISTORIC 4BR/3BA house, west of Gulf Drive. $2,400/month. 107 Beach Ave., Anna Maria. 941-794-8202.

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

ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/3BA on canal. Boat dock, community pool. $3,000/month. Furnished or unfurnished. Sato Real Estate Inc., 941-778-7200 or email: rentals@satorealestate.com.

SIX-MONTH RENTAL on the north end of Anna Maria Island. 2BR/2BA, available July 1, 2013, to Jan. 1, 2014. Call for more information. An Island Place Realty, 941-779-9320.

ANNUAL 2BR2BA CONDO with water, garbage, cable included. Washer/dryer, small pet OK. $950/month. Call Big Fish Real Estate, Inc., 941-779-2289.

ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA: 4413 99th St. W. (at Cortez Road). Quiet neighborhood next to Mt.Vernon 55+ community. Washer/dryer, tile floors, security doors, yard maintenance provided. Utilities not included. $850/month/$850 deposit. No pets. Call 941-896-2909 to view.

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 CONDO: Bradenton Beach 2BR/1BA Beautifully updated, fabulous views. $395,000, by owner. 941-779-0101.

PLEASE CALL ME if you are interested in selling. I am looking to purchase a home close to the beach or on the beach. 941-779-6158. No Realtors.

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.

FLAMINGO CAY IN Waterbird Way. On canal with boat and lift. One level, 2BR/2BA, pool access, remodeled, furnished. $210,000. 573-216-0572.