Tag Archives: 06-05-2013

Truck strikes utility pole, causes HB-AM power outage

The West Manatee Fire District responded to a vehicle accident May 30 at about 10 p.m.

According to a WMFR press release, the fire department, Holmes Beach Police Department and Manatee County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash, where firefighters found a pickup truck, which was determined to be traveling at a high rate of speed, had struck a concrete power pole in front of one of the T-end canals in the 6800 block of Marina Drive.

The accident caused the transformer and live wires to fall onto the vehicle and surrounding area. The driver, William Shawn Wilkes, 53, of Holmes Beach, was advised to remain in his vehicle until Florida Power and Light could disconnect the power.

FP&L advised the power line was a main line going north to the remainder of the island. Power throughout the line’s route was shut off for around one hour and the accident area remained without power for much of the night.

Wilkes, who said he was adjusting his iPod at the time of the crash, was transported to Blake Medical Center with minor injuries. He declined a blood test and charges are pending a capias report sent to the state attorney’s office.

Jessie’s temporarily out of action

Jessie’s Island Store, 5424 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, suffered a small electrical fire about 10:30 a.m. May 28 that temporarily closed the business.

West Manatee Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Rich Jasinski said it appeared a delivery truck at the store hooked a power line, causing it to be pulled from the electrical box on the building. The result was loss a small electrical fire and loss of electricity to the store and gas pumps.

Responding firefighters from WMFR Station No. 1 in Holmes Beach quickly contained the sparking electrical box with a chemical extinguisher.

Jasinski said damage was minimal, but the store’s electrical system would have to be inspected and approved by a city building official before it can reopen.

A spokesperson for the store said it would reopen as soon as possible, probably within a few days, depending upon how fast electricians could survey and repair the damage. A Holmes Beach building official also must approve the repair work before the store can reopen.

Calendar – 06-05-2013

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.


Thursday, June 6

        2 p.m. — Knitting club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.


Friday, June 7

8:25 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Saturday, June 8

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. Information: 941-778-1383.

2 p.m. — Origami club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.


Sunday, June 9

8:25 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Monday, June 10

8:26 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Tuesday, June 11

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


Wednesday, June 12

2 p.m. — A lecture about the Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.



Friday, June 7

11 a.m.-1 p.m. — “SCF Embraces Differences 2013” artists reception, State College of Florida, fine art gallery, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-752-5225.

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


Saturday, June 8

10 a.m.-1 p.m. — World Oceans Day Family Festival, the Aquarium at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-338-4441.



• Saturdays, 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 meets, 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 club meets, 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 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.

Real Estate – 06-05-2013


121 46th St., Unit A, Dos Pinas Coladas, Holmes Beach, a 2,569 sfla / 3,381 sfur 6bed/4½bath/2car land condo built in 2009 was sold 05/13/13, SMK Anna Maria Investments LLC to Chalfant for $975,000; list $998,000.

706 Jacaranda Road, Anna Maria, a 932 sfla / 1,360 sfur 2bed/2bath canalfront home built in 1968 on a 50×150 lot was sold 05/16/13, Pearson to Logan for $599,000.

2212 Ave. A, Bradenton Beach, a 1,620 sfla / 2,346 sfur 3bed/2bath home built in 1999 on a 50×100 lot was sold 05/16/13, Curry to AJL Bayside LLC for $555,000.

108 39th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,976 sfla 7bed/4bath multiplex built in 1970 on a 100×100 lot was sold 05/14/13, Bank of New York to Florida Gulf Coast Vacation Homes LLC for $526,000.

407 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 1,054 sfla / 1,456 sfur 2bed/1bath/1car home built in 1957 on a 74×101 lot was sold 05/10/13, Curtis to Shaw for $450,000; list $499,000.

815 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 1,512 sfla / 2,114 sfur 3bed/2bath home built in 1959 on a 90×125 lot was sold 05/16/13, Stover to Peloubet for $450,000.

6250 Holmes Blvd., Unit 22, North Beach Village, Holmes Beach, a 1,536 sfla / 2,055 sfur 2bed/2½bath/2car condo with shared pool built in 1990 was sold 05/10/13, Rice to Johnson for $285,000; list $329,000.

2411 Ave. B, Bradenton Beach, a 1,701 sfla / 2,228 sfur 4bed/4bath duplex built in 1985 n a 50×100 lot was sold 05/13/13, Stagg to Davis for $261,100.

2104 Ave. B, Bradenton Beach, a 1,320 sfla / 1,496 sfur 2bed/2bath duplex built in 1975 on a 50×100 lot was sold 05/15/13, Wilmore to Bischof Investments LLC for $248,000.

2106 Ave. B, Bradenton Beach, a 1,320 sfla / 1,496 sfur 2bed/2bath duplex built in 1975 on a 50×100 lot was sold 05/15/13, Wilmore to Bischof Investments LLC for $248,000.

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

Obituaries – 06-05-2013

Louise Bell Shuman

Louise Bell Shuman, 54, of Bradenton, died May 15. She was born Dec. 29, 1958, in Bradenton.

She was a graduate of Manatee High School, Manatee Community College and the University of South Florida where she earned both a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in education. She was an instructor and a counselor at Manatee Community College. She also taught at Bayshore High School and was employed by Bell Graphics Inc.

Mrs. Shuman was an eclectic reader and learner and an award-winning writer.

Visitation was May 30 at Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory, 26th Street Chapel, Bradenton. A graveside service was private. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Condolences may be made online at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.

Mrs. Shuman is survived by parents Chester and Ellen Bell of Cortez; brothers Warren and wife Debby of Bradenton and Brooks and wife Sheri of Los Gatos, Calif.; nieces Lindsey, Haley and Jaclyn; and nephew Beau.

Sports – 06-05-2013

Seedings set for adult soccer playoffs


The regular season is in the books and the second season of playoffs are set to start in the Anna Maria Island Community Center adult soccer league. Island Pest Control grabbed the top seed with a 7-1 record and will face No. 8 seed Pink & Navy Boutique at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 6, to open the playoffs.

Second-seed Sato Real Estate takes on No. 7 Slim’s Place in the second game of the night, while No. 3 Wash Family Construction battles 1st USA Plumbing. The final game in the first-round playoffs has fourth-seed Beach to Bay Construction facing off against No. 5 seed Discount Signs & Wraps. Second-round matches will be held June 13 with the Island Cup the following night at 7 p.m.

The final week of the league’s regular season May 30 saw Island Pest Control defeat Pink & Navy Boutique 2-0. Greg Ross and Max Gazzo each notched single goals to lead Island Pest Control, which also received five saves from Frank Agnelli in the victory.

Discount Signs & Wraps defeated 1st USA Plumbing 3-2 in the second game of the night to overtake them in the standings and earn a higher playoff seed. Jeff Christianson scored two goals and Ryan Hogan added one to lead the offense, while the defense received eight saves from Troy Shonk to preserve the victory.

1st USA Plumbing received a goal each from Rico Beissert and Matt Kretzman. Tony Frudakis added an assist, while Pedro Gonzalez and Beissert each made eight saves while splitting time in goal.

The last game of the evening saw Wash roll over Slim’s by a 5-2 score. Aaron Parkin had a hat trick to lead the WFC offense, which also received one goal from BJ Grant and 13 saves from Mark Pennell in the victory.

Nick LeDuc scored both goals for Slim’s Place, which also received an assist from Ed Moss and 20 saves from Josh Rio in the loss.


Basketball playoffs under way

The adult basketball league at the center also completed regular season play and now it was win or go home for the June 4 playoff startup. Top seed Island Sun now waits to see whether it faces Gator Man Pools or Southern Greens, which also faced off June 4. No. 2 seed Bowes Imaging Center awaits the winner of the Island Real Estate vs. Duncan Real Estate matchup in the opening game. Second-round games will be June 11, while the championship match is set for 9 p.m.June 11.

Bowes Imaging solidified its No. 2 seeding with a 64-57 victory over Island Real Estate during the final regular-season night of adult basketball action. Matt Ray had a strong all-around game for Bowes Imaging with 26 points, 10 rebounds and three assists, while Brandon Kern added 23 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Jason Mickan finished with 11 points, eight rebounds and five assists to round out the scoring for Bowes Imaging.

Dylan Bower’s 20 points and 12 rebounds paced Island Real Estate, which also received 12 points and eight rebounds from Jim Lynch and 9 points, three rebounds and three assists from Teegan Purtil in the loss.

Sun nailed down the top seed by edging Southern Greens 55-51 in the second game of the evening. Andrew Terman scored 21 points and Chad Woods added 14 points, eight rebounds and two assists to lead the Sun, which also received 13 points and 10 rebounds from Eric Gledhill in the victory.

Jordan Demers scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while Robert Serrano added 14 points to lead Southern Greens in the loss.

Matt Dwyer’s 25 points and eight rebounds along with 23 points, 13 rebounds and three assists from Aaron Dudkes carried Gator Man to an easy 70-54 victory over Duncan in the evening’s last game. Joe Combs finished with 13 points, including three three-pointers to round out the Gator’s victory.

Philip Slack’s 16 points and 11 rebounds and 15 points each from Craig Bores and Justin Jones paced Duncan in the loss.


Center awards basketball teams, players

The regular season of the center’s spring youth basketball league has come to a close and these teams also are trying to stay alive in the win-or-go-home playoffs.

The center also announced the end-of-season awards for each of the three youth basketball divisions.

Joshy Calhoun won the sportsmanship award and Tuna McCracken grabbed the defensive MVP award in the 8-10 division. Ava Zink was the female MVP and Jack Groves captured the overall MVP for the season.

The 11-13 division sportsmanship award went to Nicole Sewall, while Brooke Capparelli captured the female MVP award. Trent Boring was named defensive MVP, while JP Russo was the overall MVP.

The sportsmanship winner for the premier division went to Ryan Gilman with Taylor Wilson grabbing the female MVP award. Connor Field was defensive MVP and Phil Rottes was honored as overall MVP.


Hooke sets another record

Longtime Galati Yacht employee Mickey Hooke ran the seventh annual Spring Lake 5K on May 25 in Brooksville. Hooke ran an impressive 18:38 to take first place overall and break the previous event record by 17 seconds. Hooke is one of only two people to have broken 19:00 on this course, dubbed the toughest 5K in Florida.

The course starts on an uphill, skinny and rooty dirt path before moving to the road for three steep, 1-mile hills before finishing the last third of a mile on flat road.

Hooke’s run also set new masters and grandmasters’ division records for the course.


Key Royale golf news

In observance of Memorial Day, the club women played a “red, white and blue” nine-hole, individual-low-net golf match May 28. They teed up from the reds, whites or blues on predetermined holes and a good time was had by all at the Key Royale Club.

Ginny Upshaw grabbed first place in Flight A with a 3-under-par 29 for a two-shot victory over Penny Williams and Tootie Wagner, who finished tied for second place. Joyce Brown was alone in third at even-par 32.

Liz Lang’s 3-under-par 29 gave her first place in Flight B, while Marcia O’Brien was a shot back in second place. Terry Westby took third with a 1-under-par 31.


Horseshoe news

Ron Pepka teamed with two players to come away with two days of bragging rights in horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

On May 29, he teamed up with John Johnson for the only 3-0 pool-play record for the day’s outright winners.

It was déjà vu all over again June 1 when he teamed up with Tim Sofran for bragging rights.

Play gets underway 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.



Anna Maria Island Community Center Youth Basketball League playoff schedule

Date Time       Opponents

Division II       (ages 8-10)

May 29    6:30 Awards Night

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

June 7      6 p.m.      All Star Game


Division I (ages 11-13)

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

June 7      7 p.m.      All Star Game


Premier (ages 14-17)

June 5      7 p.m.      #3 Eat Here 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 – 06-05-2013

Despite winds, fishing action remains hot


Fishing around Anna Maria Island remains productive despite strong winds from the east this past weekend.

Tarpon are moving steadily along the beaches waiting to be swarmed, while some 20 boats or more at a time are looking in the same general areas for a hookup. Don’t expect those fish to bite. Catches around the passes and the Sunshine Skyway Bridge are being reported. Pass crabs, blue crabs, threadfin herring, shiners and pinfish are producing bites.

On the flats, spotted seatrout are in good numbers. Live shiners are proving lucrative, although a small pinfish under a cork is hard for them to resist, too. For the fishers who prefer artificials, try topwater plugs in the early morning and switch to soft plastics when the sun gets up higher in the sky.

Capt. Warren Girle is targeting tarpon. Whether fishing just off the beaches, in the passes or at the “big bridge,” Girle is managing to get his clients connected with a silver king.

Girle’s preferred baits are pass crabs and small blue crabs although threadfin herring are working in certain situations.

Average size of Girle’s tarpon catches this past week is 80-100 pounds with the largest around 160 pounds.

In between tarpon, Girle is fishing the backcountry of Sarasota Bay. Catch-and-release snook as well as slot-size redfish are being caught on live shiners. By anchoring and chumming, Girle is luring prey within casting range of the boat.

Finally, on an adventure to offshore waters, Girle found success with mangrove snapper, permit and amberjack. For the mangoes and AJ’s Girle is using live shiners. “For the permit, you can’t beat a crab,” says Girle.

Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says Spanish mackerel are being there in the early mornings. Pier fishers using white jigs, Gotcha plugs or Clark spoons are taking home dinner. Expect to catch macks in the 15- to 20-inch range with a few larger fish in the mix. Also cooperating are jack crevalle, ladyfish, blue runners and small shark. For the shark, a piece of fresh-cut jack crevalle or ladyfish will get you hooked up.

Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel says fishing is getting better as the water warms and bait fish arrive in quantities. Pier fishers are reeling up a variety of species using a variety of baits.

In the morning, Spanish mackerel are being caught. Pier fishers using white speck rigs are catching macks in the range of 15 inches. Expect to hook into blue runners, ladyfish, jack crevalle and, if you’re lucky, a stray pompano while targeting macks with jigs.

From under and around the pilings of the pier, fishers are reeling up black drum, flounder and snapper. Live shrimp are the bait of choice, although small live shiners will do the job.

Finally, over-slot redfish and catch-and-release snook are rounding out the bite. Pier fishers using stout gear and a little skill are managing to land big reds and a few whopper snook at night. Live pinfish or ladyfish are working for the snook. For the reds, pinfish or small blue crabs will get you connected.

Johnny Mattay at Island Discount Tackle says to look for hungry catch-and-release snook around the passes and piers at night. Mattay is using a variety of baits, including live shiners, pinfish and ladyfish, to hook the oversized fish. Mattay suggests using stout gear, too. Mattay is catching snook up to 37 inches at night.

From the flats, Mattay says spotted seatrout are the main attraction. For live bait, shrimp or shiners will work. For artificials, try a topwater plug at either sunrise or sunset for an explosive surprise.

Finally, tarpon reports are coming in to the marina daily. Fish are being spotted around the passes and on the beaches. Pass crabs, blue crabs, shiners, threadfin herring or pinfish are producing a bite, catches up to 150 pounds are being reported.

Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime fishing charters says fishing has been mostly steady, but he’s seeing some red-hot action in the mix. Spotted seatrout, redfish and catch-and-release snook have been feeding when the current is moving.

Spotted seatrout have been the go-to fish for both some fillets for the dinner table and exciting action on the flats in Tampa Bay, says Howard. He also saw plenty of gator trout landed in the past week. “A lively shiner rigged on a 1/0 hook with 30-pound fluorocarbon leader under a popping cork has drawn many of these snaggle-toothed predators to the boat. Make the old school bobbers pop and gurgle and the bait to flash to draw the strikes,” says Howard.

Redfish have been making appearances in smaller schools, and cruising the edges of flats and hiding in potholes. Chumming with shiners will draw strikes from these copper-bellied bruisers and fire up the bite. Howard suggests following the fish into the bushes as the tide works towards high water and, conversely, as the tide drops. The fish often stage on the drop offs of the flats.

Catch-and-release snook have been cooperating off the beaches and close to passes as they spawned on the full moon on May 24. Look for the snook to be in pods just off the beach shoreline in the first trough, Howard says.

Looking forward, the tide will be high in the early afternoons next week and should provide for some excellent fishing, Howard predicts. Tarpon are making a strong showing off the beaches and in Tampa Bay. “Look for the tarpon bite to explode in the coming weeks as more of the schools of silver kings invade our waters,” Howard says.

Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters also is fishing tarpon this week. By using crabs, threadfin herring or shiners for bait, Gross is connecting his clients to 150 pounds of silver fury. Average size this past week was 80-150 pounds.

In the backcountry, Gross is catching slot and over-slot size catch-and-release snook on live shiners. Gross is using a No. 1 bait hook tied to a few feet of 20-pound fluorocarbon leader to target these feisty linesiders. By anchoring and chumming, Gross is keeping the fish occupied while his clients cast their baits.

Finally, spotted seatrout are on the Fishy Business menu. Gross is putting clients on slot-size trout on shiners free-lined behind the boat. Fish up to 24 inches are being caught, although, he says, most are in the slot of 15-20 inches.

Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

Island police blotter – 06-05-2013

Anna Maria

• May 27, 200 block of Archer Way, burglary. Someone gained entry to the property through a fenced-in backyard and attempted to dismantle a fold-up canopy. The attempt was unsuccessful, but the unknown suspect caused $20 in damages.

• May 28, 100 block of South Bay Boulevard, fraud. A complainant reported her adult daughter used her debit card without permission to obtain $200 from her bank account.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

• May 26, 1300 block of Gulf Drive North, resisting arrest and battery. A 50-year-old Orlando man was arrested for resisting arrest without violence and misdemeanor battery. According to the report, the suspect was taking photographs of a woman and children on the beach. She asked the man to stop and he refused, shoving the woman in the stomach. Witnesses reported seeing the incident. Police made contact with the suspect, who allegedly became belligerent. The man was ordered to leave the beach, but refused. As officers attempted to arrest him, the man pulled away, at which time two BBPD officers took him to the ground and placed him in custody.

• May 9, 1400 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Beach, domestic disturbance. Police responded to an argument and tried to separate a group of males from a female to determine what happened. One of the males became uncooperative and had to be handcuffed. Police determined that no physical contact had occurred during the argument.

• May 25, 500 block of Gulf Drive North, domestic disturbance. A man allowed his son to move into his home, who in turn moved in his girlfriend and her brother. The two younger men reported to police that the woman needed to be committed for a drug problem. The officer provided instruction on how to initiate a Baker Act for someone struggling with substance abuse issues.

• May 28, 402 Church Ave., Bradenton Beach Marina, battery. Two employees were questioned over an incident where one man said the other struck and pushed him. The argument involved the suspect taking a military ready to eat meal belonging to the complainant. The complainant said the suspect struck him with the MRE and then pushed him. The two men began to fight and were separated by a third party. The suspect said the two were arguing over a cell-phone charger. He admitted to throwing the MRE, but said it was the complainant who first made physical contact with him, at which time he pushed the man back. The two were advised that the report would be forwarded to the state attorney’s office for possible criminal charges.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.


• May 24, address unreported, suspicious incident. A female complainant reported that her mother, who rents her the home, continues to enter the residence without permission. The complainant said the mother has been warned in the past by law enforcement. The deputy made contact with the mother and informed her that as a landlord, she did not have the right to enter the residence without her daughter’s permission. According to the report, the mother became belligerent, and said she would begin the process to evict her daughter.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

• May 26, 4800 block of Gulf Drive, DUI. An off-duty Bradenton Beach police officer contacted the Holmes Beach Police Department in regards to a possible DUI. The HBPD officer made contact with Sylvia Hart, 60, of Holmes Beach, after observing erratic driving. The officer observed a strong odor of alcohol and contacted an MCSO deputy, who asked Hart if she had been drinking. According to the report, Hart admitted to drinking six beers. A field sobriety test was administered and Hart allegedly failed that and a subsequent Breathalyzer test. She was arrested for misdemeanor DUI.

• May 27, 100 block of 48th Street, domestic battery. A 33-year-old woman was arrested for misdemeanor domestic battery. According to the report, the woman grabbed her partner by the neck and threw her to the ground. The complainant got up to run, at which time she was tripped. The suspect grabbed her by the hair, pulling out several clumps. The complainant left for the night and reported the incident the following day while at the hospital receiving treatment for injuries related to the incident.

• May 12, 4500 block of Third Avenue, suspicious incident. Police responded to a complaint of a couple on the beach being “too friendly,” according to the report. As police arrived, the couple was leaving, but admitted they had been drinking on beach. They were advised that drinking on the beach is illegal. The officer then received a call that the man had returned to yell at beachgoers for calling the police. He was contacted at home and warned not to return to the beach or he would be arrested.

• May 12, 5600 block of Gulf Drive, burglary. A complainant reported an unlocked bicycle valued at $75 was stolen from his carport.

• May 13, 3000 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A woman reported that while paying for gas inside a gas station, someone entered her open vehicle window and stole her handicap placard from her rearview mirror.

• May 13, 8200 Marina Drive, beverage law. An officer responded to a call of underage males drinking and made contact with two men under the age of 21. The men attempted to discard cans of beer as the officer approached. A search of one suspect’s vehicle found more beer. The man had told the officer there was no more alcohol, but then said he lied because he has multiple arrests for possession of alcohol and also was on probation. Both men were issued a notice to appear.

• May 13, 2710 Gulf Drive, Cedar Cove Resort, vehicle burglary. A manager reported several vehicle burglaries had occurred overnight, but all of the guests had left except for one. The victim reported a stolen GPS unit valued at $200. The manager said video would show two suspects entering the vehicles.

• May 14, 200 block of 83rd Street, disturbance. Two women were arguing about rent money. One of the women said the other was not paying her share of the rent and she was moving out. Neither woman reported an act of physical violence.

• May 15, 3200 E. Bay Drive, Walgreens, trespass warning. Employees reported a man going in and out of the store’s bathroom and suspected he was doing drugs. Police made contact with the man and found syringes inside his backpack. The man was issued a trespass warning.

• May 16, 3232 E. Bay Drive, Subway, petit theft. A complainant reported someone stole $81 from a shelf in the employee area.

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.

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, June. 5, 2013


2010 golds gym treadmill, excellent condition, $75, 100-pound steel barbell set, chrome bars, $35. Either delivered to your island driveway free. 941-778-1620.

TWIN-SIZE QUILTED bedspread, $20 OBO. 24-inch Magnavox TV, $20 OBO. Call 941-737-9173.

COMPUTER 2.5GHz DELL Dimension 4550, refurbished, $65. 941-756-6728.

TRAMPOLINE: OLYMPIC TRAINER, 36 springs, steel frame, like new condition with instruction book, $20. 941-792-0008.

TREADMILL $95. HP copier/scanner/printer/fax, $40. New wifi router, $20. All excellent. 941-779-9781.

DOG CRATE large, $25. Car-top carrier, $40. New twin air mattress, $15. Call 730-0444.

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

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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


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)


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.


WOWIE ESTATE SALE 9-2, Thursday, June 6. Furniture, total household and patio. 107 WILLOW, Anna Maria.

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.


MAROON CAMERA in case. Sentimental pictures. Lost on Anna Maria Island. Please, call 570-406-5891.


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.


2002 Toyota Tacoma pickup, green, 4clynder, 5 speed, 74,000 mi. Excellent condition $8,500. Great gas mileage, A.C., stereo radio. Call 941-778-1620.


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

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.

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


AMI BEACH RESORT needs part-time property manager for daytime shift, weekends included. Computer and people skills required. Please, fax resume to 863-324-7241.

TORTILLA BAY IS hiring motivated team players for all kitchen positions and cashiers. Experience required. 5318 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Please, come in for an application.


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.

PERSONAL CARE In-home assistance needed for elderly gentleman in Holmes Beach, part time. Medical background and certification required. Please, email your contact information with summary of background to: bradfitz@metrocast.net or call 916-813-7824.


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.

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.


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.

LAWNCARE FOR HOLMES Beach. Recently retired caretaker, experienced with references. Contact digoerlitz@yahoo.com or call 570-650-1160.


STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Specializing in old Florida seashell driveways and scapes. Free estimates. Call Shark Mark, 941-301-6067.

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $50/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, “shell phone” 941-720-0770.

TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-932-6600.

NATURE’S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336.


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


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.


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

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.

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.

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

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 2BR/1BA: 4413 99th St. W. (at Cortez Road). Quiet neighborhood next to Mt.Vernon 55-plus 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.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA, two blocks to beach, half block to bay. Cathedral ceilings and tile throughout. Cable, water, trash included. $975/month. 941-730-6349.

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 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.

SEASONAL OR ANNUAL Sarasota bayfront. 2BR/2BA, pool. $2,000 month. Gulf view, 3BR/2BA, $2,000 month. For information, 703-587-4675, bayrest@hotmail.com.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Brand-new 3BR/3BA apartment on Pine Avenue. $1,700 month. Call Sato Real Estate Inc., 941-778-7200 or email rentals@satorealestate.com .

Martinique: 2BR/2BA, Gulf views. Monthly through December, well priced. C. Pedota, Big Fish Real Estate, 941-284-2598.

VACATION TOWNHOUSE 2BR, pool, boat dock. $550 wk. Call 941-356-1456.


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.

DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: Bradenton Beach 2BR/1BA Beautifully updated, fabulous views. $395,000, by owner. 941-962-8220.

POOL HOME 4BR/2BA, 2-car garage, minutes to beach. No homeowner fees. Vacant, move-in ready. Upgraded roof, flooring, windows and more. $219,000 by owner/Realtor. 941-356-1456.