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Obituaries – 06-19-2013

Floyd E. Harnage Sr.

Floyd E. Harnage Sr., 92, Bradenton, died June 9. He was born in Valdosta, Ga., and moved to Bradenton in 1994 from Port Charlotte.

Mr. Harnage was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a volunteer at Freedom Village, former president of the resident council of Freedom Village and a member of the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, Holmes Beach.

A committal service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72, Sarasota. Memorial donations may be made to the Freedom Village Scholarship Fund, 6501 17th Ave. W., Bradenton FL 34209. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made online at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.

Mr. Harnage is survived by his son, Floyd E. Jr., and wife Kathy of Indianapolis, Ind.; daughter Linda E. and husband Francis Myers of Lake Alfred, Fla.; sister Jenett Albritton of Wauchula, Fla.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.


Steven Daniel Kaluza

Steven Daniel Kaluza, 58, of Anna Maria Island, died June 10. He was born May 5, 1955, in Superior, Wis.

He was a local building contractor with Paradise Improvements since 2000. He was an eclectic artist and candle sculptor. He was a loving husband, father and uncle.

A celebration of life was held June 15, at Shannon Funeral Home, Westview Chapel, Bradenton. Memorial donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity at Manateehabitat.org. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.

He is survived by wife Frannie “Fancy Pants”; step-children Luke Andrews of Bradenton and Lane Andrews of Santa Monica, Calif.; father Dan of Superior, Wis.; sister Sondra and husband Dan Hirssig of Bradenton; brother Mike and wife Julie of Superior, Wis.; nieces Amber, Alicia, Jennifer and Ashley; nephew Richard; great-niece Larissa; and many extended family members.


Local couple killed in Panhandle vehicle crash

Moose Lodge members are among the many saddened by the deaths of a Tidy Island couple who were killed June 13 in a six-vehicle crash in the small town of Mary Esther near Fort Walton Beach in the Florida Panhandle.

Kurt Graetzer, 66, and Pamela Graetzer, 63, died after their Honda Element was rammed from the rear while waiting in traffic on U.S. Highway 98 near the entrance to Eglin Air Force Base.

Moose Lodge 2188 administrator Ernie Casali Jr. sent lodge members an email about the loss.

Casali wrote: “It is with very deep sorrow, that I have to announce that our last year’s senior regent Pam Graetzer and her husband Kurt, who also was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, were both killed in an accident in the Panhandle of Florida yesterday.

“God Bless them both. Our thoughts and prayers are with them and their family.”

Kurt Graetzer was head of the National Fluid Milk Processor Education Program and directed the “Got Milk” celebrity campaign.

Kurt Graetzer gave the gift of life three years ago as a liver donor for his brother, Anthony Graetzer, of Bradenton.

Pam Graetzer operated Graetzer Communications, a public relations agency, for many years before taking up a career in real estate. She was an agent with Keller Williams of Bradenton.

They both were board members of Children’s Academy of Southwest Florida, and Pam Graetzer had organized the Island Run academy benefit in May in Anna Maria. Both were board members for United Way, and Kurt Graetzer was involved with the guardian ad litem program, advocating for children involved in court cases.

The couple is survived by Kurt’s brothers, Peter of Ridgewood, N.J.; Eric of Richmond, Va; and Anthony; and Pam’s son Jesse Pennant of Ringwood, N.J.


Richard Manders Ross Jr.

Richard Manders Ross Jr., 94, of Bradenton and formerly Holmes Beach, died June 2. He was born Nov. 21, 1918, in Indianapolis, where he spent his childhood.

He was a member there of Fairfax Christian Church and attended Arsenal Technical High School. He attended Indiana University for a short period, where he met and married Alice Jeanette Grandstaff in 1940. They moved to North Manchester, Ind.

Mr. Ross enlisted in the U.S. Army in August 1944 and was assigned to the 30th Division. He was discharged after the war on Dec. 20, 1945.

He was the owner of several laundries, was a commission agent for the former Railway Express Co., owned a gas station/newsstands and ran a Montgomery Ward catalog store.

After many visits to Anna Maria Island, in 1983 the couple became members of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and, in 1984, moved permanently to Holmes Beach. He then worked part time for Christie’s Plumbing Co.

He enjoyed traveling with his wife all over the Indiana Territories, Hawaii, Seattle and Europe.  He flew on the Concorde to Europe.

Mr. Ross was a member of Kiwanis International and the American Legion Deming Lodge No. 88, York Rite No. 1845, North Masonic Jurisdiction; Fort Wayne Order of Eastern Star, and the Gulf Shrine Club.  He was a volunteer for the North Manchester Fire Department.

He moved to Freedom Village in 2005.

He will be missed by his family and friends and all who knew him.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. The Rev. Rosemary Backer will officiate.

Mr. Ross is survived by his children, Jeanette Ann Piott of Puyallup, Wash.; James Richard of Shelbyville, Ind.; and George Manders of Fitchburg, Wis.; five grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; 12 nieces and nephews; and several cousins and friends.

Good luck grads

The 2013 graduating class of preschoolers at School For Constructive Play, 302 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, sing together during an outdoor ceremony in the school playground. Graduation was delayed a week by Tropical Storm Andrea, but the kids were excited, no matter the day. Before heading off to kindergarten, each student takes one last slide on the jungle gym to receive a certificate from their teachers. Islander Photo: Jo Ann Meilner

Sports – 06-19-2013

Gator Man wins basketball title, soccer heads to cup


Gator Man Pools won its third straight basketball title in the Anna Maria Island Community Center adult coed league June 14 by defeating second-seeded Bowes Imaging 60-54 behind the hot shooting of Aaron Dudukes. Dudukes nailed five 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 23 points to go along with six rebounds and three assists. Matt Dwyer added 13 points, while Cody Sullivan finished with 6 points and three rebounds in the victory.

Jason Mickan scored 15 points and grabbed five rebounds and Matt Ray added 13 points and six rebounds to lead Bowes Imaging, which also received 5 points from Brandon Kern in the loss.


Adult soccer playoffs kick off

And then there were two — teams that is. The center’s adult coed soccer league playoffs were whittled to Wash Family Construction and Island Pest Control after playoff games June 13 and June 14 on the center field.

The action began with Island Pest Control’s workman-like 3-0 victory over Pink & Navy Boutique. Lindsey Weaver and Greg Ross each had a goal and an assist to lead Island Pest Control. Max Gazzo added a single goal and Frank Agnelli made 10 saves in goal.

Goalies Mark Rudacille made 8 saves, while brother Scott Rudacille finished with 5 saves in the loss.

Slim’s Place and Sato Real Estate battled to a 3-3 tie in regulation before deciding the outcome in a penalty-kick shootout won 4-2 by Sato Real Estate. Josh Sato, Paul Heyward, Lexi Braxton and Josh Petit all made their penalty kicks, while only Nick LeDuc and Austin Wash were able to convert for Wash Construction.

Braxton scored two goals and Robert McLaughlin added a goal and an assist to lead the way for Sato. Goalie Jason Sato finished with 15 saves in the victory.

LeDuc scored twice and Omar Polar added one goal in regulation play to lead Slim’s, which received 12 saves from goalie Ryan Moss and 11 saves from goalie Josh Rio in the loss.

1st USA Plumbing and Wash Family Construction also went to penalty kicks to determine a winner after battling to a 2-2 tie in regulation time. Aaron Parkin had a goal and an assist and BJ Grant scored once to lead Wash Family Construction, which also received seven saves from goalie Mark Pennell.

Matt Kretzman and Brian Piha scored a goal each and Pedro Gonzalez made 11 saves in goal to lead 1st USA.

In the shootout, Parkin, Grant and Wash made their kicks for Wash Family Construction, while only Rico Beissert and Tony Frudakis were able to convert for 1st USA in the loss.

The last game of the evening saw Discount Signs & Wraps edge Beach to Bay Construction 1-0 on a goal by Jeff Christianson.

Semifinal action on June 14 saw Wash Family Construction defeat Sato Real Estate in the first game to advance to the finals, while Island Pest Control outlasted Discount Signs & Wraps 5-3 in the second game. Danny Anderson scored two goals to lead Island Pest Control, which also received goals from Sean Sanders, Lindsey Weaver and Greg Ross in the victory.

Damir Glavan, Kim Christianson and Jeff Christianson scored the goals for Discount Signs in the loss.


Key Royale golf news

The Key Royale men played a two-best-balls-of-foursome match on the morning of June 10. The team of Vince Mercadante, Earl Huntzinger and Chris Collins combined on a 12-under-par 52 to tie the team of Fred Meyers, Charlie Knopp and Jim Dunne for first place.

Later in the day, the men played a nine-hole modified-Stableford system or quota points game. Dennis Schavey and Art McMillan tied for first place with matching scores of plus-4.

McMillan also was part of the team title, helping Quentin Talbert, Ray Lammi and Tom Nelson to a plus-4 and first place for the day.

The women got out for a nine-hole individual-low-net golf match June 11. Tootie Wagner grabbed first place in Flight A with a 3-under-par 29, one shot better than second-place finishers Helen Pollock and Kris Landkammer. Sue Hookem and Penny Williams tied for third place at 1-under-par 31.

Liz Lang fired a 7-under-par 25 to win Flight B by one stroke over Roxanne Koche. Luanne Collins and Erma McMullen tied for third at 2-under-par 30.

Kris Landkammer birdied the sixth hole, while Ginny Upshaw had a chip in on hole two.


Horseshoe news

Four teams advanced to the knockout round during June 15 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City hall horseshoe pits. Sam Samuels made a triumphant return from his golf foray to help Jerry Disbrow defeat John Johnson and John King 22-15 to advance to the finals.

Walker Norm Good won the other semifinal in easy fashion, defeating Tim Sofran and Bob Heiger 21-2. In a tight final, Samuels and Disbrow prevailed 23-19 to earn bragging rights for the day.

Only two teams advanced from pool play during June 12 action. Steve Doyle and Jerry Disbrow edged Tim Sofran and Ron Pepka 22-18 to win the day’s proceedings.

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 fee and everyone is welcome.

Calendar – 06-19-2013

Wednesday, June 19

8:29 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Thursday, June 20

10 a.m. — Indian dance drama, “Mahabharata” Sea of Milk, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

10:15 a.m. — Friends of the Island Library book club meets to discuss mystery books, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

8:29 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Friday, June 21

Summer begins.

8 a.m.-noon — Feed Your Brain Book Sale, Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-962-8835.

5:30-7:30 p.m. — Reinvent Your Art opening reception, Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. 941-778-2099.

8:29 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Saturday, June 22

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.

8 a.m.-noon — Feed Your Brain Book Sale, Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-962-8835.

8:29 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Sunday, June 23

8:30 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Monday, June 24

8:30 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Tuesday, June 25

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

8:30 p.m. — Official sunset time.


Wednesday, June 26

8:30 p.m. — Official sunset time.



Friday, June 21

1-8 p.m. — Onshore Offshore Boat Show, Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Fee applies. Information: 727-421-7722.

6 p.m. — Outer space flick, “District 9,” South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131.


Saturday, June 22

10 a.m. -7 p.m. — Onshore Offshore Boat Show, Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Fee applies. Information: 727-421-7722.


Sunday, June 23

10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Onshore Offshore Boat Show, Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Fee applies. Information: 727-421-7722.



• Saturdays, through July, 5-9 p.m. Bridge Street Merchants night markets, 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.

• Thursdays, except July and August, 5-10 p.m. – Main Street Live, Old Main Street, Bradenton. Information: 941-932-9440.

• 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.

• Third Mondays, September-June, 7 p.m., U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 81 meets, 5801 33rd Ave. Court Drive W., G.T. Bray Park, Bradenton. Information: 941-779-4476.

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


Coming up

• July 3, fireworks display on the Gulf, presented by the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.

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

• July 4, fireworks display on the Gulf, presented by the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria.


Save the date

• 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 – 06-19-2013

205 36th St., Units 103 & 204, Casa Sierra, Holmes Beach, two 989 sfla / 1,107 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in 1974 were sold 05/22/13, Tapestry LLC to Posiden Adventures II LLC for $1,050,000.

111 and 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, two 50×100 vacant lots were sold 05/29/13, Conch and Shell Holdings Inc. to Bridge Street Bazaar Inc. for $775,000.

526 Kumquat Drive, Anna Maria, a 2,480 sfla / 3,817 sfur 3bed/2½bath canalfront home built in 2000 on a 82×121 lot was sold 05/29/13, Jones to 526 Kumquat LLC for $669,000.

213 70th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,494 sfla / 2,178 sfur 3bed/2bath pool home built in 1959 on a 89×102 lot was sold 05/24/13, Honeywood LLC to RPE LLC for $600,000; list $629,000.

790 North Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 1,787 sfla / 2,419 sfur 3bed/2bath home built in 1930 on a 74×100 lot was sold 05/22/13, Richardson to Minnebo for $589,000; list $589,000.

115 36th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,382 sfla / 2,792 sfur 4bed/3bath home built in 1955 on a 85×100 lot was sold 05/24/13, Murphy to Fowler for $590,000; list $599,900.

881 North Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a vacant 50×150 Gulffront lot was sold 05/30/13, Sullivan to Gulf View Retreat LLC for $550,000.

5608 Gulf Drive, Unit 208, Sun Plaza West, Holmes Beach, a 1,092 sfla / 1,236 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1981 was sold 05/28/13, Chan to Mackillican for $361,000; list $379,997.

5803 Imperiore Ave., Holmes Beach, a 996 sfla / 1,276 sfur 2bed/1bath home built in 1969 on a 50×101 lot was sold 05/22/13, Johnson to Schaffer for $326,000; list $340,000.

3701 East Bay Drive, Unit 2B, Sunbow Bay, Holmes Beach, a 1,320 sfla / 1,949 sfur 2bed/2bath/1car condo with shared pool built in 1977 was sold 05/29/13, Fannie Mae to Bleckinger for $255,000; list $269,900.

2312 Avenue C, Unit 4, Lay Z Liv N, Bradenton Beach, a 651 sfla 2bed/1bath condo with shared pool built in 1979 was sold 06/03/13, Hoyle to Derhake for $150,000; list $169,900.

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

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, June. 19, 2013

TWO SINGLE MATTRESSES with matching box springs, Like new, plastic covers, $100/set. 941-920-1789 or 941-447-7863.
PROFORM TREADMILL: $95. Executive desk chair on rollers, $65. HP printer, $45. All excellent. 779-9781.
FOR SALE: PATIO set includes 39-inch round table, six chairs, $50. 941-685-2847.
LA-Z-BOY RECLINER: Excellent condition, all-leather, hunter green, $100. 941-761-1415.
ROOM AIR CONDITIONER: Feel/see it run! $44. 941-778-3920.
ANTIQUES, ART, and collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5604B 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, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
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, 5604B 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, 5604B 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, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don’t be sorry, be safe.
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.
ESTATE/GARAGE SALE: 10 a.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, June 21, 22, 23. Vintage furniture, 4-drawer filing cabinet, doors, cabinet, chairs, dog beds, kitchen table, books, more. 909 37th St. W., Bradenton. 931-227-7180.
MOVING SALE: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 21-22, 637 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach.
MAROON CAMERA in case. Sentimental pictures. Lost on Anna Maria Island. Please, call 570-406-5891.
LOST: WEDDING RING. Platinum setting with three emerald-cut diamonds. Reward offered. Please return, means so much. 703-608-6871.
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.
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 email resume to mail@annamariabeachcottages.com.
HOUSEKEEPER PART-TIME for Longboat Key resort. Schedule to include Saturdays. Must be reliable with a positive attitude and good people skills. Experienced preferred. Call 941-383-5511.
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.
NICOLE AND HALLIE’S babysitting, pet sitting and pet walking. Red Cross certified, good with animals. Hallie, 941-773-6317, Nicole, 941-370-7981.
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.
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.
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.
AMI COMPUTERS Virus removal, repairs, tutorials, data salvage. On site, at home or office. www.amicomputer.com or 941-962-6560.
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.
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. $900 mo. Call 941-538-8622.
2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo: Fully furnished with views, pools, Jacuzzi, tennis, boat dock. Seasonal, November. Call 818-620-0901.
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.
WATERFRONT 3BR/2BA HOME with garage on canal, boat dock and boatlift. Just two miles from AMI in Coral Shores. Available annually or seasonally. Mike, 443-309-4068. mbcorle@aol.com.
VACATION RENTAL 2BR/2BA furnished townhouse, $550 weekly. Boat dock and pool. Realtor, 941-356-1456.
NORTHWEST BRADENTON 3BR/2BA furnished, $1,200 mo., one to six months. Vacant now. Realtor, 941-356-1456.
TOWNHOUSE ANNUAL RENTAL $950mo. Boat dock, pool, no pets. Realtor, 941-356-1456.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 900 sf, elevated half duplex, turnkey furnished with utilities. 1BR/1BA. Great location for beach life. (1.3 miles to Anna Maria Island) Will consider shorter term. $1,095/month. 941-761-2725.
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.
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.
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: Bradenton Beach 2BR/1BA Beautifully updated, fabulous views. $395,000, by owner. 941-779-0101.
BEACH HOUSE: HOLMES Beach. Block home, 2BR/2BA, one-car garage with wood-burning fireplace. Zoned for weekly rentals. $465,000. Smith & Associates Real Estate, contact Realtor Bonnie Martinez, 727-512-6355, to schedule your appointment.
VILLAGE GREEN HOME 4BR/2BA, double garage, caged pool. Upgrades: windows, roof, kitchen and more. Ten minutes to beach. Move-in ready. No flood zone. Realtor/Owner, 941-356-1456.
BEST PRICE PER foot: Key Royale 3BR/3BA canal, seawall, pool. Call Sharon Hightower, Edgewater Real Estate, 941-330-5054.
PERICO BAY CLUB: Great water views, great price, 2BR/2BA, $169,900. Call Sharon Hightower, Edgewater Real Estate, 941-330-5054.