Tag Archives: 06-06-2012

Roadwatch, June 6-13

Workers from Woodruff & Sons continue drainage installation and improvements near 60th and 62nd streets on Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

Installation of new sewer lines on North Shore Drive in Anna Maria by the Manatee County Utilities Department is continuing. The project is expected to take several months to complete, according to a MCUD press release.

Repairs to the Longboat Key Bridge/State Road 789 have been completed, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.

Sports – 06-06-2012

Adult soccer playoffs under way

 

The Anna Maria Island Community Center’s adult coed soccer playoffs got started May 31 with four opening-round games. Second-round action will take place June 7 with the Island Cup champion to be crowned June 8.

The first playoff game saw top-seed Slim’s Place edge eighth-seed Agnelli Pool & Spas by a 1-0 score. Sean Sanders notched the lone goal for Slim’s, which also received four saves in goal from Adam Mott in the shutout victory.

The second game of the evening saw seventh-seed Pink & Navy upset second-seed Island Pest Control by a 3-2 score. Scott Pardue, Anthony Rasulo and Damir Glavin each notched single goals, while Scott Rudacille finished with nine saves in the victory.

Adam Bujarski scored two goals to lead Island Pest Control, which received six saves from Blair Schlossberg in the loss.

Don Meilner & Son Construction rolled past Best Buy 5-1 to advance to the second round behind two goals and an assist from Tim Tidesco and a pair of goals from Stephen Perry. Matt Plummer added one goal for Meilner, which also received an assist from Lindsey Weaver and six saves from Nate Talucci in the goal.

Josh Petitt notched the lone goal for Best Buy, while Pedro Gonzalez added 10 saves in the loss.

The best match of the evening saw Florida Discount Signs edge Wash Family Construction 4-2 in penalty kicks. Daniel Anderson and Hampton Harrison each notched a goal in regulation play for Discount Signs, while Norman Fleet and Austin Wash scored for WFC in the 2-2 post- regulation tie.

B.J. Grant, Harrison, Jared Powell and Anderson converted on their penalty kicks to give them the shootout victory, while WFC managed to score only two of its four kicks.

 

Adult basketball standings tighten up

The BeachHouse Restaurant edged Gator Man Pools 65-61 May 29 to pull to within a half game of first place in the adult coed basketball league at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Bowes Imaging Center moved up a spot into third place by defeating B.Y. Construction 53-44. Sun and the Feast are tied for fourth place followed by B.Y. Construction and Beach to Bay Construction in the standings.

BeachHouse overcame Gator Man Pools behind an outstanding individual performance from Antwan Jackson, who finished with 30 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists. Brandon Kern added 21 points, including six 3-pointers, while Ian Fetters and Kyle Stopa each finished with 4 points.

Aaron Duduks led Gator Man Pools with 28 points, nine rebounds and five assists, while Sean Hubbard added 13 points and 11 rebounds. Gator Man Pools also received 9 points from Evan Wolfe in the loss.

The Feast defeated Beach to Bay 50-45 behind 13 points apiece from Jonathan Moss and Matt Morgan. Morgan also added a team-high nine rebounds for Feast, which also received 11 points and five rebounds from Ryan Moss in the victory.

Richard Atkins scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Scott Eason added 11 points to lead Beach to Bay, which also received 8 points and 12 rebounds from Adam Mott in the loss.

Bowes Imaging defeated B.Y. Construction 53-44 behind 17 points from Tyler Bekkerus and 16 points and five rebounds from Jason Mickan. Mike Hanes added 12 points for Bowes Imaging in the victory.

Matt Ray scored 25 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead B.Y., which also received 9 points and seven rebounds from evin Austin in the loss.

The Beach House rolled past the Sun 66-46 May 29in the final adult basketball game of the evening. Brandon Kern hit four 3-pointers on the way to a 20 point, 14 rebound performance, while Antwan Jackson added 21 points and 14 rebounds of his own to lead BeachHouse. Adam Bujarski finished with 12 points to round out the BeachHouse scoring.

Matt Dwyer led the Sun with 22 points and five rebounds, while Jim Lynch added 9 points and four rebounds in the loss.

 

Surf camps planned

West Coast Surf Shop will be hosting three weeks of one-week surf camps starting July 9, July 16 and July 23.

The camps run 9 a.m. to noon weekdays and the cost is $175 per person. With 11 instructors, participants are ensured of both safety and plenty of one-on-one instruction.

Participants will learn the basics of surfing, including paddling skills, how to stand up and catch a wave and water safety.

Each week’s camp is limited to the 25 participants. To regisger, call the Surf Shop at 941-778-1001.

 

Sign up now for center soccer

The Anna Maria Island Community Center is seeking players for its summer youth indoor soccer league. Games will be played Monday-Saturday — excluding Tuesdays — in the air-conditioned center gym.

Registration is $75 for center members, $105 for non-members, and players will receive a jersey and socks.

Tryouts will take place June 13 in age groups, as follows:

• Ages 5-7, 6 p.m.

• Ages 8-10, 7 p.m.

• Ages 11-13, 8 p.m.

For more information, contact Troy Shonk of the center at 941-778-1908.

Key Royale news

The women of Key Royale Club played a low-net-in-flight golf match May 29. Sue Hookem carded a 3-under-par 29 to grab a one-shot victory in Flight A over Helen Pollock, Nancy King and Meredith Slavin, who finished in a three-way tie for second place.

Sally Keyes fired a 2-under-par 30 to take first place in Flight B. Joyce Brown was one shot back in second place, while Joyce Lathrop was alone in third with a 1-over-par 33.

Christina Mason and Joyce Lathrop each had chipins on the day.

 

Horseshoe news

Two teams advanced to the knockout round during June 2 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. The team of Sam Samuels and John Johnson, buoyed by a six-pack — a double ringer — from Samuels, rolled to a 21-4 victory over Ron Pepka and Steve Doyle.

The May 30 games also saw only two teams advance with the required three victories, leaving walker Sam Samuels to battle the Disbrow brothers, Jay and Jerry. Samuels “walked” past the Disbrows by a score of 22-16 to earn the day’s bragging rights.

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 playoff schedule

Date        Time       Opponents

 

Division II       (ages 8-10)

June 6      6 p.m.      Walter vs. Bistro

June 6      7 p.m.      IRE  vs. Gettel

June 9      10 a.m.    Championship Game

 

 

Division I (ages 11-13)

June 6      8 p.m.      Southern Greens vs. Ross Built

June 7      6 p.m.      Sandbar or Eat Here vs. Walter

June 7      7 p.m.      Ross Built or Southern Greens vs.  Holy Cow

June 9      11 a.m.    Championship Game

Premier Division (ages 14-17)

June 9      1 p.m.      Oyster Bar vs. Dip’s

Island police blotter – 06-06-2012

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

• No new reports.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO

Holmes Beach

        May 30, 400 75th St., aggravated assault with a firearm. An 18-year-old Holmes Beach man was arrested for felony aggravated assault with a firearm. According to the available information, Jacob Mackinlay was arrested for a May 24 incident at 100 S. Bay Blvd. Further details were not provided by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. It was MCSO deputies who made the arrest. Mackinlay was jailed on $10,000 bond on the felony charge, and an additional $1,000 bond on a misdemeanor charge of improper display of a firearm. Attempts to get more information were unsuccessful as of press time for The Islander. Mackinlay was scheduled for arraignment at 9 a.m. June 29.

        May 30, 1201 21st Street, Bradenton, drugs. A 44-year-old Holmes Beach woman was arrested on felony possession of prescription drugs without a prescription. According to the report, Helene Little was at the listed address when Bradenton Police Department officers arrived to execute a search warrant. Little was in the living room and was searched. Police found a single pill in her front left pocket. During the police interview, Little said she found the pill in her vehicle and had put it in her pocket. She denied abusing prescription drugs, according to the police report, but she did allegedly admitted to police that she uses cocaine. She was taken to the Manatee County jail and held on $1,000 bond. She was scheduled for arraignment at 8 a.m., June 29.

        May 24, 6800 block of Palm Drive, disturbance. A Holmes Beach police officer responded to a report of a disturbance, making contact with a man and woman, who reported they had been arguing with a friend. The friend had left before police arrived.

• May 22, 3900 East Bay Drive, suspicious person. The manager of Publix called police after seeing a man suspected of stealing beer the previous day enter the store. Police confronted the suspect, who denied the allegation. At the request of the store manager, the man was issued a trespass warning.

• May 24, 4900 Gulf Drive, warrant. While conducting a traffic stop, a Holmes Beach police officer observed a vehicle pulling up. The driver stated he was there to pick his friends up. When the officer asked the driver for his license, he stated he did not have it on him. Further investigation revealed the man had a bench warrant issued for failure to appear on charge of driving while license suspended. He was arrested and taken to the Manatee County jail.

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.

Fishing – 06-06-2012

Right rod, reel, hook, line — essential to tarpon fishing

 

Due to strong west winds caused by Tropical Storm Beryl, access to the tarpon bite was limited last week.

But, don’t be discouraged, the tarpon are still here, and the winds have subsided. Soon you’ll be able to look out in the Gulf of Mexico and see 20 boats all clumped together on the horizon— all hooking up with tarpon. The same applies around Bean Point in Tampa Bay at the north end of Anna Maria Island.

This week’s focus is the kind of tackle needed to tango with a silver king.

Let’s start off with rod selection. When shopping for a spinning rod for tarpon, you want to take a few things into consideration. Most of the time, you’ll be using live bait, so you’ll want a rod that casts well. Something with a fast tip is a good choice. Next, you have to decide if you want a rod that can whip a fish in 15 minutes, or whether you’re willing to battle a fish for an hour or more. This being said, the lighter the rod rating, the longer the fight. Lastly, tarpon rods generally range from 8-10 feet in length, so you need to pick a rod that you are comfortable casting and also one that isn’t too heavy for you to work for a long time.

On my charters, I like to use an 8-foot Star Stellar lite spinning rod. It has a rating of 15- to 30-pound test line and will throw up to a 3-ounce lure. These rods feature a cork handle with a large foregrip and a long butt. The large foregrip is helpful in fighting a fish, and the long butt aids in casting and leverage in a tarpon fight. Overall, these rods are very strong and lightweight, too.

Other 8-foot rods suitable for tarpon include the 8-foot St. Croix Tidemaster and Avid. Shimano features an extra-heavy 8-foot rod in its Teramar series, which is suitable to battle the silver king. And Crowder Rods features an 8-foot rod that will do the job in its Sportsman Series.

If you’re comfortable using a 9-foot rod, Crowder makes two that are designed specifically for tarpon. One is the 9-foot Crowder E Series fiberglass rod, and the other is a custom tarpon rod made exclusively for Island Discount Tackle in Holmes Beach. The E series rod has a 15-30 or a 20-40 line-class rating. It’s made from a fiberglass blank and has foam grips with a Fuji reel seat. This rod is fairly heavy in weight, but is sufficient to fight and land big tarpon in short order. The custom rod is a 9-foot graphite with a cork handle and a Fuji reel seat. This rod has a 20- to 40-pound line-class rating. The benefit of this rod is the graphite. It’s lighter and stronger. Also, this rod features a fast tip and Fuji K-guides, which aid in casting. This rod is suitable to fight and land big tarpon.

Now, let’s talk about spinning reels to pair with your rod. There are a number of reels suitable for the job, depending on your budget. In the “reel world,” the higher the cost, the better the performance.

Let’s start with Penn reels. Penn is acknowledged as the most popular saltwater spinning reel, and for good reason. They’re strong, reliable and easy to work on and are made for saltwater fishing. The reels I recommend for tarpon are the Conquer 8000, Battle 8000, Slammer 760, Penn Torque, and in the SSM Series, either the 850 SSM or 950 SSM. All of these reels are highly durable, feature a large spool for packing plenty of line and are designed to withstand the pressure of catching big fish.

Shimano makes a few reels worthy of fishing a silver king. You want to get the 10,000 size or bigger to get the job done. The first choice is a Stella. Other models include the Saragosa, Thunnus Bait Runner and Spheros. All of these reels feature the Shimano smoothness, as well as the strength and power to battle big fish.

Other brands of spinning reels popular in our area include the Fin Nor offshore reel, Van Staal reels and the Quantum Cabo 60. Again, all these big reels will do the job, depending on how much you want to spend.

Now that you’ve got a tarpon combo, it’s time to add line, leader and hooks. For line, 50- to 65-pound braid is best. Remember, you want something strong, but you have to be able to cast it, too. You need to pack on 250-300 yards of braid on your reel, so plan accordingly. PowerPro and Berkley Fireline are popular brands.

When picking out leader, always put on fluorocarbon over straight mono. Fluorocarbon disappears in the water, which helps when the fish are being finicky. It’s best to start with at least 50-pound test, although you can go higher or lower depending on your preference. Generally, when tying your leader on, make it the length of the rod and use a line-to-line knot to make the connection. You can use a double uni-knot or Bimini twist to an Albright.

Lastly, let’s go over hook selection. You can use circle hooks or J-hooks, depending on your preference. Good sizes for both start at 5/0 hook and go up to an 8/0. Remember, there’s going to be a lot of pressure on these hooks, so pick a strong one. Owner makes a number of reputable hooks. You may still break one occasionally, but I’ve had the best luck with them. Other good hooks include Mustad, Eagle Claw and Gamakatsu.

Now you’re ready to fish, so get out there and jump a tarpon.

Happy hunting and don’t forget to be considerate of other boats and anglers around you.

Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says pier fishers using live shrimp are catching a variety of species. Dropping live shrimp under the pier, fishers are catching black drum, sheepshead and redfish. For the reds, live shiners also are getting the bite.

If you’re an early riser, you can catch the Spanish mackerel bite at sunrise. Pier fishers using small white jigs are catching mackerel in the 18-inch range. Remember to carry an ample amount of jigs — you’re sure to get cut off by the mack’s sharp teeth. You can use as little as 30-pound fluorocarbon for leader, although 50-pound will work when the fish are biting.

On a final note, Malfese says pier fishers are awaiting the arrival of mangrove snapper. “We’re seeing the hatch bait show up,” says Malfese, “hich generally signals the arrival of the mangoes.”

To target these tasty fish, you’ll want to use some 20-pound fluorocarbon tied to a No. 2 live-bait hook. Pinch on a split-shot about 12 inches from the hook and bait up with a small shiner or live shrimp. Little pieces of frozen sardine will work, too.

Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle says the tarpon craze was in full force up until the west wind started blowing from Tropical Storm Beryl. Anglers were hooking up silver kings around the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, in the passes north and south of Anna Maria Island and in the Gulf of Mexico within a mile of the beach.

For bait, a variety of presentations are producing. When targeting tarpon on the move, live baits such as threadfin herring, shiners, pinfish and crabs are working. While the fish are staged up in the passes, under the Sunshine Skyway Bridge or on the beaches, dead baits, such as threadfin herring or large menhaden (shad) work well.

Pier fishers frequenting the tackle shop are reporting a descent Spanish mackerel bite at both piers at the north end of Anna Maria. Small white jigs, such as crappie jigs or speck rigs, are the lure of choice, although silver spoons will suffice. Average size of the macks caught is 18-inches to the fork of the tail.

Finally, flats fishers are still reporting good numbers of spotted seatrout, especially fish more than 20 inches in length. Whether fishing live bait or artificials, seatrout are finding their way to the hook. For live bait, shiners or live shrimp under a cork are working. For artificials, Keyes suggests using suspending twitch baits, such as the MirrOlure MirrOdine.

Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime fishing charters says the wind played a major role in dictating where he took charters this past week.

Due to high winds Tuesday and Wednesday, Howard fished the inshore areas of Tampa Bay and had success with spotted seatrout and some slot-sized catch-and-release snook. Shiners were Howard’s bait of choice.

The heat of the summer has driven the spotted seatrout out of shallow water and into water 4-10 feet deep. Howard suggests looking for grass beds to find schools of these tasty treats.

Snook are getting ready to spawn and making their move to the beaches and passes. Howard was able to catch and release two fish in the 30-inch-plus club.

Strong west winds and rough surf played havoc on the beach, effectively shutting down tarpon fishing for the first part of the week, Howard reported.

On Thursday, as the winds died down, Howard took daughter Sarah Howard and sister, Cindy McClure, out for a morning of tarpon fishing. “The fish were on a chew and we were able to put seven silver kings in the air and released three,” Howard said.

“Remember to put maximum pressure on these fish with your rod and reel combo to ensure a quick battle and successful release,” Howard adds.

Jeff Medley at the south bait shop on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge Fishing Piers is seeing bonito and Spanish mackerel dominate the bite. Pier fishers using fresh-cut greenbacks under a popping cork are catching Spanish mackerel in the 20-inch range. For the bonito, the same technique is working, or, he says, you can cast small white jigs or silver spoons to get the bite.

Pier fishers using live shrimp are having good results bottom fishing under and around the structure. Flounder in the 18-inch range are being reeled up daily. For good results, Medley says to try casting toward the artificial reefs around the pier and slowly drag your shrimp along the bottom. Sometimes when the flounder hit, you may only feel a little resistance, so it may take a few tries before you get the knack.

If you fish around the pilings of the pier with shrimp, there’s a good chance you’ll hook a pompano. You can also use a Love’s lures pompano jig to catch these golden nuggets.

Last, but not least, tarpon are still being caught around the pier and near the main span of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Live pinfish, threadfin herring and shiners are working for bait.

Capt. Warren Girle is fishing tarpon on the beach. “Up until Monday, we were catching up to 10 tarpon per day,” says Girle. “With an average of two to four being brought to the boat. Our biggest fish came in at 175 pounds,” he added.

Girle is using live crabs, threadfin herring or shiners to hook up the silver kings. For rigging, Girle says he likes to use 50-pound braided line tied to a 5/0 J hook.

Girle is fishing the backwaters of Sarasota Bay and in the Intracoastal Waterway for spotted seatrout, redfish and snook. Girle is using live shiners for bait and free-lining them behind the boat to get the bite.

On a final note, Bill Partridge of Anna Maria and Sarasota says the tarpon are so thick, they’re jumping into the boat. He came by The Islander office last week to report he boated the catch of the week … year … century.

Partridge said he was fishing offshore of the Sandbar Restaurant with a friend when a tarpon leaped from the water, hit him in the back of the head, and landed on the boat deck. They estimated it to be 160 pounds before returning it to the water. What a tale!

        Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

Islander Calendar – 06-06-2012

Thursday, June 7

        6-7:30 p.m. — Mote Marine Laboratory Science Cafe, dolphin and human nutrition seminar, Half Shell Oyster House, 1991 Main St., Sarasota. Information: 941-388-4441, ext. 172.

 

Friday, June 8

        8 a.m.-4 p.m. — Senior Adventures Book Sale, Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-962-8835.

• 5:30-7 p.m. — Artist reception, “Fishing for Life,” photography exhibit, Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6120.

 

Saturday, June 9

Saturday, June 9

        9 a.m.-1 p.m. — Dog Run Yard Sale, common area behind 430 62nd St., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-567-5737.

        6-9 p.m. 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: 941-488-4009

 

Sunday, June 10

        11 a.m.-4 p.m. —Gavon Sutphin car wash, cookout fundraiser, WMFR Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-345-6028.

 

Off Island

 

Saturday June 9

6 p.m., Scallopalooza, Sarasota Yacht Club, 1100 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-953-5333.

 

Ongoing:

• Through June 25, Cecy Richardson print exhibit, Solo Gallery of the Manatee County Cultural Alliance, 926 12th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-2223.

• 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.

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

 

Coming Up:

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

• June 18, deadline to register for North End Merchants Organization third annual post-Fourth of July cleanup. Information: 941-778-3316 or 248-568-2160.

• 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.

• June 29, Chamber of Commerce of Longboat Key, Lido Key, St. Armand’s Key, Longboat Key Invitational, Longboat Key Club Islandside Golf Tournament, 301 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-383-2466.

 

Save the Date:

        • July 4, Anna Maria Island Privateers, Fourth of July Parade, 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.

• July 5, North End Merchants Organization third annual post-July Fourth cleanup, Pine Avenue General Store, 307 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-3316 or 248-568-2160.

• Sept. 24, 13th annual Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Lucky 13 Golf Outing for Scholarships, Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-224-1337 or 941-284-2523.

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.

Obituaries – 06-06-2012

Clara Franks

Clara Franks, 92, of Bradenton, died June 2. She was born in Bethlehem, Pa., and raised in Elizabeth, N.J. She moved to Longboat Key in 1952.

She and husband Walter Franks built their first home and started a business on the key, Frank’s Electric Center.

Mrs. Franks was the office manager and bookkeeper. It was one of the early air conditioning and heating companies in the area. Their company did work for many of the hotels on Longboat Key, and also St. Bernard Catholic Church when it was built. They also built one of the first motels on the key, later known as Holiday Beach.

She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, serving several years as president of the Women’s Guild.

She helped start the church rummage sale program, and was the coordinator for more than 50 years.

She was a religion teacher and in 1956 started teaching classes to children, first in the pastor’s home and in the first parish church.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. A guild luncheon will follow. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bernard Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel is in charge. Online condolences may be made at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.

Mrs. Frank is survived by daughters Carol Bruorton and Barbara Scharold, grandchildren Laurie Burch and Kim Bruns, and three great-grandchildren.

Pauline Middleton Allis

Pauline Middleton Allis of Bradenton died recently. She was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England.

Mrs. Allis earned a degree at Hull University, and a master’s at University of Sheffield. She worked for the city and later for a physician in the fight against child poverty, abuse and sexual exploitation.

After marriage, she moved with her husband to Pittsburgh, and worked as a family therapist at Western Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital.

Following a move to Woonsocket, R.I., Mrs. Allis became director of northern Rhode Island’s visiting nurse hospice program and became a professional speaker. She also began a practice in coaching women. The practice continued for her professional life and found focus in Holmes Beach at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, and Chapel Hill, N.C.

She was a member of the Episcopal Church of Annunciation, Holmes Beach.

A private celebration of life will be held at a future date at Church of Annunciation, Holmes Beach.

Mrs. Allis is survived by her husband, the Rev. Park Allis, retired Episcopal priest of Bradenton; son Ryan of San Francisco; stepson Andrew of New York; father Donald of West Yorkshire; and brothers Alan and Philip of West Yorkshire.

 

Michael A. Pieloch

Michael A. Pieloch, 90, of Bradenton, died May 26. He was born May 11, 1922, in New York City.

Mr. Pieloch wintered on the Islands in Manatee County for 10 years and for the past nine years was a resident of Bradenton, coming from East Northport, N.Y.

Mr. Pieloch served with the U.S. Navy where he was involved in the invasion of the Philippines and was stationed at Pearl Harbor along with several other duty stations during World War II. Following his military service, he worked as a machinist with Republic Aviation in Farmingdale, N.Y., from which he retired. He was a member of St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church on Longboat Key and the Kirby Stewart American Legion Post No. 24 of Bradenton, and served as a volunteer at the De Soto National Memorial, Bradenton.

Visitation was May 31 at Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, Bradenton. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, June 1, at St. Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, with committal services to follow at Sarasota National Cemetery and military honors by the U.S. Navy.

Memorial donations may be made to either St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church or De Soto National Memorial. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.

Mr. Pieloch is survived by his wife of 65 years, Constance of Bradenton; son Mark and wife Joyce of Bentonville, Va.; daughters Virginia Novak of Babylon, N.Y., and Victoria and husband Randal Platts of Cornelius, N.C.; sister Virginia and husband James Pathe of Rocklin, Calif.; grandchildren Michael, Kimberley and Tracy; and four great-grandchildren.

 

Antoinette Scanio

Antoinette Scanio was born to parents Maria Rosa and Salvatore Infantone March 9, 1915, one of five daughters. She was married to Bennie Scanio and moved to Anna Maria in 1946 when the population was under 500. Bennie discovered Anna Maria while delivering for Pepsi. In that day, everyone knew Coca-Cola, so Bennie made it a point to deliver his product to the smaller islands in the Tampa Bay area. During their engagement, Antoinette often accompanied Bennie with his deliveries.

Once settled in Anna Maria, they along with Antoinette’s sister Josephine and her husband Ernie Cagnina, bought a small store that became the IGA. It was extremely difficult for the first few years and many nights they would all work until 3 in the morning. Bennie would make trips to Tampa to restock the shelves. World War II was over but rationing continued and Antoinette recalled ration lines outside the store. Oleo was in high demand, as was pork and bacon. She would take a pound of bacon and slice it up so it would serve more than one family.

Her life revolved around her family and working at the IGA. She knew everyone on the Island. She was known for her cooking, specializing in her heritage, Italian cuisine. Many women learned to cook meatballs from her. In those days, to raise money for community projects, Antoinette and Josephine would spend many hours preparing renowned spaghetti for dinners at the Anna Maria Community Hall, which is now home to the Island Players.

Antoinette was an excellent seamstress who loved sewing beautiful dresses for her daughters. Her personality was of a quiet nature, although she was known for her community involvement and was an active member of the Anna Maria Elementary School PTA. She was a member of Roser Memorial Community Church. She did not sing with the choir, but appreciated music of all kinds. Even in her later years, she recalled and enjoyed music of all kinds, especially ballads of the 1940s and ’50s, and was a fan of Elvis Presley.

The loss of Antoinette represents the end of an era, one of the last of Anna Maria’s pioneers. She will be remembered for her kind manner and love of family, friends and of course her dear Anna Maria Island.

A memorial was held May 19 at Roser Church, where her family and friends were able to say good-bye

 

Harold Sprague Sears

Harold Sprague Sears, 90, of Holmes Beach, died May 28. He was born July 28, 1921, in Rockland, Mass., and lived in Hanover and Marshfield before moving to Florida in 1976. He spent summers in Port Clyde, Maine, for many years.

Mr. Sears was a U.S. Navy salvage diver in World War II. After returning from Europe, he was an instructor at the U.S. Navy Diving School in New York. He was a member of the U.S. Navy Salvage Divers Reunited and a life member of the American Legion “Kinney Melquist” Post 34 in Tenants Harbor, Maine. He recently was honored by the French Government and inducted into the French Legion of Honor as a “Chevalier” and awarded the French Legion of Honor Medal.

Mr. Sears was a general contractor for more than 60 years, owner/president of Harold S. Sears Co. Inc. of Boston and Florida.

He was an accomplished equestrian and a former member of “The Hanover Hunt Club.” He was a former member of Pembroke Country Club, Maine, El Conquistador Country Club of Bradenton, Key Royale Club and Rockland Golf Club in Maine.

No services are planned. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 8355 26th St. W., Bradenton FL 34205, or Alzhiemers Association, 3277 A Fruitville Road, Sarasota FL 34237. Good Earth Crematory was in charge or arrangements.

Mr. Sears is survived by his wife of 44 years, Jean Lee; son Gregory P. and wife Wendy of Scituate, Mass.; daughters Amy Lee Fosciano and husband Mark, and Sue Ann Tobias, both of Marshfield, Mass., Laura Beth of Plymouth, Mass.; grandchildren Cortney Preston, Michael and Matthew Conniff, Bryan and Taylor Sears, Adam Ring and Karli Tobias.; great-grandchildren Chase and Haley Preston, June and Harrison Conniff and Jaxson and Rocco Conniff; and sister Claire Mulvaney.

 

Jacob Peter Wenzlick

Jacob Peter Wenzlick, 86, of Bradenton, died May 27. He was born in Mason, Mich., and moved to Bradenton in 2004 from Saginaw, Mich.

Mr. Wenzlick was a veteran of the U.S. Navy who served during World War II in the Pacific. He retired from the funeral service. He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church and American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24.

Visitation was held May 31 at Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory-43rd Street Chapel, Bradenton. Mass was celebrated June 1 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach. A committal service with military honors was held June 1 at Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota. Memorial donations may be made to St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.

Mr. Wenzlick is survived by wife Helen; son Dennis M. and wife Gloria of Melbourne, Fla.; brother Bernard and wife Donna of Tawas City, Mich.; sisters Connie Warren of Port Huron, Mich., and Betty Fogel of Chesaning, Mich.; grandchildren Shawn and wife Wendy and Kelly; and great-grandchildren A.J. and Shannon.

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, June 6, 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.

EUREKA VICTORY VACUUM cleaner: 12-amp power, $20. Two antique metal floor lamps, $10 each. 941-778-6766.

CELL PHONES: TWO VERIZON LG with chargers and manuals, $20. Call Marion, 941-761-1415.

CLOCK: COLLECTIBLE GE Telechron “The Airlux” #7HA141, post war, $25. Call Marion, 941-761-1415.

ROUND PATIO PVC-pipe table with four chairs, $30 or best offer. 941-567-4203.

COMPUTER MONITOR: Sharp LCD flat panel, VGA & DVI inputs, $40. 941-756-6728.

TWO SCOTT’S  2000 FERTILIZER spreaders, hold 8,500 sf, $15, or broadcast spreader, holds 10,000 sf, $15. 941-779-2801.

BOAT DOCK MOORING fiber pole whip system. Was $160 new, asking $59. 941-778-3920.

MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted prices. Jenifer, 941-224-1760, 941-739-0792.

ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $350. Burl-wood rocker, oak office chairs, collectibles.  View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

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

FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE

Individuals may place one free ad with up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted online. E-mail classifieds@islander.org, fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are welcome to come and worship with us! Please call 941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilutheran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

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.

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: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, June 8. 404 72nd St., Holmes Beach. Sofa, leather recliner, shell display coffee table, hand painted buffet, dinette, chair and ottoman, queen bed, chest, armoire, refrigerators, lamps, rocker, sofa bed, kitchenware, linens, decorative accessories. Sale conducted by Palma Sola Sales. Numbers given out at 8 a.m.

 

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.

OPEN-AIR MARKET: 8 a.m.-? Sunday, June 10. 5500 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

MOVING SALE: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 8-9. Entire house, plus children and baby items. 608 Fern St., Anna Maria.

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

FOUND: BLACK-AND-white male cat, young, not neutered. Found 57th Street, Holmes Beach. Call 617-733-6528.

FOUND: RING, 22nd Street and Avenue B, Bradenton Beach. Call 970-209-0167.

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.

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.

BOAT LIFT FOR rent: 10,000-lb. capacity on 67th Street, Holmes Beach. 508-222-8004.

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.

CAREGIVER: KIND AND patient senior care at reasonable rates. Home Health and CPR certified, excellent references. Call Gayle, 941-704-9615.

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.

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.

CAREGIVER FOR THE ELDERLY: Bathe, cook, shop, appointments, light cleaning. Four hours or more. Top references, 28 years experience. Have family that can also help. Call Diana, 941-545-7114.

LOOKING FOR A babysitter, petsitter or housesitter? Experienced, reliable college student available all summer. 941-932-7229.

BUSY BEE CLEANING and senior service: Reasonable rates and great customer service. Bonded, 22903238. Contact Carin at home 941-727-6780, or cell 941-807-4232.

TRUEBLUE33 COMPUTER REPAIR service: Provides quality computer repair services to all its customers. Certified computer repair technician, COMP 001020324597. Contact Anthony, 941-727-6780 or cell, 941-592-7714.

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.

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.

ANNUAL: 2BR/1BA AND bonus room. Unfurnished, $1,200/month, no pets, no smoking. Call 941-779-9320.

CORTEZ ANNUAL: SMALL quaint 1BR cottage, lanai, washer and dryer, new carpet, no pets. $600/month. Phone, 941-545-9025.

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

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.

1BR/1BA APARTMENT AND 2BR/2BA cottage annual rentals. Available now. No pets. Call Jessica, 941-778-7500. Dolores M. Baker Real Estate.

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.

UPSCALE ANNA MARIA! 215 Chilson Ave. Virtual tour, pop-up floor plan and facts at www.215chilson.com.

HOLMES BEACH HOME, quality built and priced for quick sell. Centrally located, three short blocks to sandy beaches. Price reduced to $499,000! No reasonable offer refused! Questions, 309-642-7370. View virtual tour: www.srqmediaworks2.com/30959thstreet/

OPEN HOUSE: 1-3 p.m. Saturday. 644 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. Gorgeous waterfront 2BR/2BA, pool. James Adkins, 713-0635.

REDUCED IRONWOOD CONDO! $49,999. 1BR/1.5BA. Many upgrades. 55-plus community. Overlooks golf course. HOA fee, $233/month. Pet-friendly building, six miles to Anna Maria Island. 941-524-8969.

FLORIDA, OUT-OF-STATE

LAKE CUMBERLAND IN Kentucky: Like new 3BR/2BA home, $64,900. By owner, 513-417-6688.