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Sports – 05-30-2012

Youth basketball seeds set for playoffs

The regular season of the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s youth basketball season has come to an end, but the games are not over. Opening-round playoff contests are set in two of the center league divisions, the 8-10 and 11-13 age groups.

The championship game matchup is set in the 14-17 division with top seed, undefeated Dips Ice Cream taking on No. 2 seed Anna Maria Oyster Bar at noon, Saturday, June 9.

Oyster Bar got there on the strength of a 45-42 playoff victory over Integrity Sound May 21. Ryan Gilman led the Oyster Bar with 16 points, while Max Miller finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds. Neahmiah Goode added 14 points, including a pair of 3-pointers in the victory.

Burke McCampbell-Hill scored 19 points and Joey Carder added 11 points to lead Integrity Sound. Pierce Hogan scored 8 points and grabbed a team-high 13 rebounds in the loss.

Beach Bistro grabbed the top spot in the 8-10 division with a 7-1 record and will play fourth-seed Walter & Associates at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 6. Second-seed Gettel Toyota will take on third seed Island Real Estate in the following game with the winners meeting for the championship game 10 a.m. Saturday, June 9.

Top seed in the 11-13 division is Walter & Associates, which gets a bye into the semifinals along with second-seed Holy Cow Ice Cream. No. 4 seed Eat Here faces fifth-seed Sandbar Restaurant at 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 5, while No. 3 seed Ross Built takes on sixth-seed Southern Greens at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 6

Eat Here tuned up for the 11-13 division playoffs with an easy 48-17 victory over Southern Greens May 23. Jordan Cooly scored 14 points and Adam Clark added 12 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the Eat Here scoring effort. Michael Latimer chipped in with 10 points, while Brooke Capparelli finished with 7 points and five rebounds in the victory.

Andrew Zink paced Southern Greens with 10 points and nine rebounds, while George Lardas added 4 points and 12 rebounds in the loss.

Walter & Associates defeated Sandbar 50-34 in the second 11-13 division game of the evening behind 18 points and 10 rebounds from SethWalter and 16 points and 12 rebounds from Jack Walter. Mark Fields added 14 points and 20 rebounds to round out the Walter victory.

Corey Jacques led Sandbar with 20 points, while Dayton Modderman finished with 8 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.

Holy Cow Ice Cream defeated Ross Built 43-26 to complete 11-13 division action for the evening. Moriah Goode and Trent Boring both scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Holy Cow, which also received 8 points from Rory Houston in the victory.

Jake Ross scored 11 points and Matthew Manger added 9 points and grabbed five rebound to lead Ross Built, which also received 6 points from Andrew Ross in the loss.

Walter & Associates earned its first victory on the season when they edged Island Real Estate 8-6 during 8-10 division action May 21. Joey Theil led Walter & Associates with 4 points and five rebounds, while Anni Walter and Tori Walter both scored 2 points. Tori Walter also grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds.

Daniel Sentman, Thomas Heckler and Shelby Morrow each scored 2 points in the loss.

Beach Bistro defeated Gettel Toyota 12-7 in the second 11-13 game of the evening. Jack Groves scored 6 points and Luke Marvin finished with 4 points apiece to lead Beach Bistro, which also received 2 points from Franklin Valdez in the victory.

Anna Pears led Gettel Toyota with 3 points, while Andrew Austin and Hannah McCracken each finished with 2 points in the loss.

Island Pest holds ‘Slim’ lead in adult soccer
Island Pest Control’s 2-0 victory over Pink & Navy May 21 propelled them to the top of the standings by a point over Slim’s Place.

Island Pest sits at 6-1-2 for 20 points, while idle Slim’s Place has a 6-1-1 record and 19 points. Don Meilner & Son Construction is 5-2-2, one point ahead of Florida Discount Signs, which is alone in fourth place at 5-3-1. Best Buy, Pink & Navy, Wash Family Construction and Agnelli Pool & Spas follow in the standings.

In its 2-0 victory, Island Pest Control’s Adam Bujarski’s goal and assist, and a goal from Greg Ross led the way. Brent Laudicina made seven saves in goal.

Meilner Construction edged Best Buy 6-5 behind four goals from Matt Plummer and two goals and three assists from Tim Tedesco. Pedro Gonzalez made six saves for Don Meilner in the victory.

Wash Family Construction rolled to a 9-3 victory over Agnelli in the evening’s first game. Kris Yavalar and Norman Fleet each scored four goals, while Kip Lalosh added a goal and an assist.

Key Royale golf news
The women of the Key Royale Club played a nine-hole, low-net-in-flight golf match May 22. Nancy King carded a 4-under-par 28 to take first place in Flight A. Helen Pollock’s 1-under 31 gave her second place, one shot ahead of third-place finisher Penny Williams.

Joyce Brown’s 1-under par-31 gave her a one-shot victory in Flight B over Sue Christianson, who finished at even-par 32.

Horseshoe news
Three teams advanced to the knockout round during May 26 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. The team of Sam Samuels and Jerry Disbrow drew the bye and watched as Jay Disbrow — walker — slipped past Tom Rhodes and George McKay 23-20.

The finals saw Jerry Disbrow-Samuels roll over Jay Disbrow 23-11 to earn the day’s bragging rights.

Two teams advanced to the knockout stage during May 23 horseshoe action. The team of John Johnson and Tim Sofran slipped past George McKay and Jay Disbrow 21-20.

Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.

There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.

AMICC Basketball League schedule
Date        Time    Opponents
Division II, ages 8-10
June 4    6:30 p.m.    Awards
June 6    6 p.m.    Walter vs. Bistro
June 6    7 p.m.    IRE vs. Gettel

Division I, ages 11-13
May 23    6 p.m.    Southern Greens vs. Eat Here
May 23    7 p.m.    Sandbar vs. Walter
May 23    8 p.m.    Holy Cow vs. Ross Built
June 4    6:30 p.m.    Awards

Premier Division, ages 14-17
June 4    6:30 p.m.    Awards
June 9    1 p.m.    Oyster Bar vs. Dips

Anna Maria Community Center baseball schedule
Tee Ball, ages 5-7
May 23    6 p.m.    Gulf-Bay vs. A&E
May 25    6 p.m.    Gulf-Bay vs. A&E
June 4    6 p.m.    Awards

Coach Pitch, ages 8-11
May 23    7:15 p.m.    Miller Electric vs. Beach Bums
May 25    7:15 a.m.    Miller Electric vs. Beach Bums
June 4    6:30 p.m.    Awards

Island real estate transactions – 05-30-2012

118 Maple Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,990 sfla / 2,420 sfur 3bed/3bath/1car duplex built in 1946 on a 79×100 lot was sold 04/26/12, Kerr to Hasler for $605,000; list $678,000.

521 Loquat Drive, Anna Maria, a 3,246 sfla / 4,260 sfur 3bed/3½bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1981 on a 75×102 lot was sold 05/07/12, Bon Apart Real Estate Inc. to Clausen fro $550,000; list $599,000.

405 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,930 sfla 3bed/2bath home built in 1983 on a 52×145 lot was sold 05/09/12, Travetto to Lyerly for $550,000; list $597,500.

524 69th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,803 sfla / 2,570 sfur 3bed/2bath/1car canalfront pool home built in 1969 on a 80×113 lot was sold 05/08/12, Durlach to Cayo for $540,000; list $565,000.

1007 Gulf Drive N., Unit 103, Summer Sands, Bradenton Beach, a 1,536 sfur / 2,045 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1982 was sold 05/04/12, Calabrese to Martie for $440,000; list $495,000.

614 Rose St., Anna Maria, a 1,552 sfla / 2,416 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1995 on a 50×100 lot was sold 05/09/12, Moser to Sandt for $435,000; list $479,000.

314 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, a 2,120 sfla / 3,522 sfur 4bed/3bath pool home built in 1981 on a 52×145 lot was sold 05/07/12, Townsend to Miller for $375,000.

6500 Flotilla Drive, Unit 185, Westbay Point & Moorings, Holmes Beach, a 1,185 sfla / 1,377 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1979 was sold 05/09/12, Ris to McPhail for $325,000; list $349,900.

1603 Gulf Drive N., Unit 35, Tradewinds, Bradenton Beach, a 742 sfla 1bed/1bath condo with shared pool built in 1971 was sold 04/27/12, Anna Maria LLC to MPT Properties LLC for $265,000.

249 Gladiolus St., Anna Maria, a 1,107 sfla / 1,511 sfur 2bed/1bath/1car canalfront home built in 1963 on a 77×100 lot was sold 05/07/12, Mcfail to Patel for $245,000. This is believed to not be an arm’s length transaction.

2306 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, a 1,674 sfla / 2,841 sfur 2bed/2bath duplex built in 1982 on a 50×100 lot was sold 04/27/12, Gallagher to Baxter Credit Union for $216,200.

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

Obituaries – 05-30-2012

Willem Bartelsman
Willem Bartelsman, founder of the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra, died May 25 in Amsterdam.

He was born in Den Haag, Denmark, April 1, 1924, the son of conductor and composer Jan Christopher Bartelsman, and within a talented musical family.

Bartelsman first came to the United States in 1958 and was in marketing most of his life, but his passion was classical music. An oboe player, Bartelsman was frequently welcomed into orchestras all over the world during his travels for both work and pleasure.

After his retirement in the Netherlands, Barteslman spent two years in Spain before coming to Anna Maria Island in 1987, and commuted often to play in the Venice, Fla., orchestra.

That is where Bartelsman met Alfred Gershfeld, who became the first conductor of the AMICCO. Gershfeld had recently arrived from Russia and was living in Bradenton.

The two men became friends and began the difficult process of organizing a local orchestra, which was realized in 1992.

His wife of more than 60 years, Mathilda, often tried to slow her husband down in his retirement years, encouraging the AMICCO venture, but gently prodding her husband to take it easy. Bartelsman’s response was to sign his wife up as a chorus singer.

He often would skip family events if a call from the orchestra was expected.

AMICCO’s first performance was in 1993 with 41 chorus members and 24 orchestra members. Selections included Bach’s Cantata No. 84, Handel’s Organ Concerto, Opus IV No. 4 and Mass in G Major, No. 2, D 167 by Schubert.

AMICCO has been entertaining Islanders ever since.

Bartelsman is survived by his wife Mathilda and four children.

A celebration of life will be held at noon, Saturday, June 2, at Dienstencetrum Maarten Luther, Oeverpad 300, Amsterdam.

Islander Calendar – 05-30-2012

Saturday, June 2
• 9 a.m.-4 p.m. — Island Blood Drive to benefit Anna Maria Island Privateers, Wildlife Inc. and Anna Maria Island Community Center, St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-753-1577.

Sunday, June 3
• 9 a.m.-4 p.m. — Island Blood Drive to benefit Anna Maria Island Privateers, Wildlife Inc. and Anna Maria Island Community Center, St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-753-1577.

Off-Island:
• 11 a.m.-2 p.m. — World Ocean Day family festival, “Oceans of Inspiration,” Mote Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-388-4441.

Ongoing:
• Through June 25, Cecy Richardson exhibit, Solo Gallery of the Manatee County Cultural Alliance, 926 12th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-2223.
• Third Mondays, noon, through May, Anna Maria Island Democratic Club, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-779-0564.
• Tuesdays, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meetings at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.
• Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m., duplicate bridge games at Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390.
• Tuesdays, 1-2 p.m., coffee and conversation for seniors at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.
• First Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m., Pier Regulars, Rod & Reel Pier, 875 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria.
• Second Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., VFW Post No. 8199 meets at the volunteer fire station, 201 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-4400.
• Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.
• Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.
• Thursdays, 5-7 p.m., Thirsty Thursday hosted by Bridge Street Merchants on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, Information: 215-906-0668.
• Saturdays, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meets at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-761-8834.

Coming Up:    
• June 7, Mote Marine Science Cafe, dolphin and human nutrition discussion, Half Shell Oyster House, 1991 Main St., Sarasota. Information:  HYPERLINK “tel:941-388-4441%2C%20ext.%20172” \t “_blank” 941-388-4441, ext. 172.

• June 9, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast, Cooking for Kids/Summer Nights, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information:  HYPERLINK “tel:941-488-4009” \t “_blank” 941-488-4009.

• June 9, Scallopalooza, Sarasota Yacht Club, 1100 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-953-5333.

• June 17, To Inform Families First, Tampa Bay Rays Father’s Day Game fundraiser. Fee applies. Information: 941-795-1869.

• June 21, Suncoast Surfrider Foundation, Summer Soltice culinary fundraiser, Harry’s Continental Kitchens, Harry’s Gourmet Deli and Take-Out, 5600 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-383-0777.

Save the Date:
• July 4, Anna Maria Island Privateers, Fourth of July Parade from Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach, to Bayfront Park, Anna Maria, and 2012 Scholarship Award Ceremony, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-780-1668.

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

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, May 30, 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.

LIKE NEW IKEA white contemporary armoire, glass and chrome entertainment table, $100 each. Home, 941-778-1989, cell, 941-773-9829.

RECLINING CHAIR: TAN color, like new, $93, wet surf suit, $65, tan ottoman, $35. 941-779-9781.

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:  HYPERLINK “http://www.gloriadeilutheran.com” 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.

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.

ESTATE SALES

ESTATE SALE: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 2. 533 68th St., Holmes Beach. Curio, recliner, dinette and china cabinet, dinette with chairs on casters, patio set and lounges, neutral sofa bed, desk, walnut drop leaf table, sewing machine, lamps, linens, ladies clothes and accessories, ladders, old tools, 2000 white Cadillac Deville, 111,469 miles. Sale by Julie McClure. Pictures: www.appraisals4u.biz and www.estatesales.net.

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.-noon Saturday, June 2. Women’s clothing, purses, shoes, men’s suits, books, DVDs, glassware, cameras, holiday decorations and much more at 538 68th St., Holmes 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

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

LOST CAT: DARK grey tabby, lost in area of Holmes Beach Business Center. Has a chip, responds to whistling. Call 941-778-3360.

PETS

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

TERRIFIC DOG FOR adoption! 1.5 year old lab/pit mix. Gorgeous brindle, sweet disposition, excellent companion. Neutered, up to date on shots, chipped. 941-896-6701.

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

BOATS & BOATING

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

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

SEADUCED WATERCRAFT ADVENTURES: Pontoon and deck boat rentals from $99, sunset sailing, $39/person. Tours, nature, Passage Key, Egmont Key. Yacht tours, Egmont Key and offshore. Yacht rentals, 28-foot Carver available for overnights. 941-779-5889.

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

SUBSTITUTE CUSTODIAN FOR Roser Church. 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Hours: 8 a.m-12: 30 p.m. Sunday mornings. May drive church van, open/lock doors to buildings, check for cleanliness of rest rooms/buildings, hours may vary Monday-Friday to work with custodian on projects, substitute for custodian when on vacation/leave. Will train. $15/hour. Mail resumes to: Substitute custodian, Roser Church, P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria FL 34216 or e-mail resume to: info@roserchurch.com.

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.

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

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

SERVICES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

RETIRED CHICAGO POLICE officer drive your car north or south. 941-746-5651.

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

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

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

ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 36 years of happy customers. Organizing, laundry, ironing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046.

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

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

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

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

LAWN & GARDEN

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

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

TIM’S TOTAL LAWN Care and handyman. Light hauling, most lawns, $25. Also pressure washing. Call 941-807-2537.

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.

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.

ANNUAL RENTAL NEEDED: Small apartment, efficiency or room with private bath, entrance, north end Anna Maria. Single, quiet, no smoking, drinking or pets. 941-685-0797.

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. 717-324-6695.

TWO 1BR/1BA ANNUAL rentals in Holmes Beach. Available now. No pets. Call Jessica, 941-778-7500. Dolores M. Baker Real Estate.

HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL rental. Adorable efficiency available monthly, January-April 2013. $1,200/month. 908-850-6086. Photos available.

WATERFRONT 1BR/1BA: OWNER pays Internet, cable, utilities. $1,200/month. Call 941-779-9074 or 703-587-4675. E-mail:  Bayrest@hotmail.com.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX: Annual 2BR/1.5BA, unfurnished. Available June 21. $925/month. 941-778-4498.

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

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.

2008 HOLIDAY RAMBLER Imperial 44-foot motor home. Loaded, with only 5,000 miles. Would consider trade towards home on Anna Maria Island. jim_kunkel@verizon.net. 410-937-2106.

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 overlooks waterway. Greatly reduced for quick sale. $250,000. Call 941-761-3614.

FLORIDA, OUT-OF-STATE

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